Fruitcake is commonly known as a gift that people receive throughout the winter holiday season and of course there is usually always leftovers. So this holiday celebrates the tossing of the unwanted remaining fruitcake.
The tradition of tossing fruitcake for a holiday is said to have originated from the first Great Fruitcake Toss which was held in Manitou Springs, Colorado on January 3rd, 1996. Each year the entrants compete to see who can hurl or toss their fruitcakes the farthest. This tradition has since spread nationally and become an annual event across the country.
How to Celebrate
Look into where you can find a local fruitcake toss competition or research the origins of fruitcake. If there are no competitions near you, gather up some friends and family and compete by seeing who can toss a fruitcake the farthest. You could even record your results and post them while using #FruitcakeTossDay on social media.
This holiday brings family and friends together by gathering up the remaining, unwanted fruitcake no one planned on eating and making a fun and competitive activity out of it.
Ways to Share on Social Media
Host your own fruitcake toss competition
Encourage\challenge others to do their own fruitcake toss
Record your fruitcake toss results and post them on social media using #FruitcakeTossDay
Share your Fruitcake Toss Day experiences on social media
“The essence of this competition remains the same. It's to watch people wind up and throw fruitcakes just as far as they can.” - Floyd O'Neil, coordinator for the 2008 Manitou Springs Toss Competition