National Maple Syrup Day for the year 2024 is celebrated/observed on Saturday, December 17th. There are until the next observance.

The 17th of December is National Maple Syrup Day! This sticky yet delectable sauce is as flexible as it is good; people adore it drizzled over everything: pancakes, eggs, salads, and barbeque. This sweet stuff has more potential than some give it credit for. Pour it away on December 17!

📆 When is National Maple Syrup Day?

This year, National Maple Syrup Day is on December 17th. It is the 3rd Saturday in December; in 2023, it is on Sunday.

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📜 History of National Maple Syrup Day

With the entrance of European colonists, maple syrup was introduced to the Old World, and their enjoyment of the flavor of the arboreal byproduct was matched by their appreciation for its function. Because cane sugar had to be imported from the West Indies region, it was a popular replacement, and its capacity to exist in both liquid and crystalline forms made it a perfect source for concentrated sugar. The extraction methods used by the colonists differed from those used by indigenous peoples, and they would serve as the foundation for multiple later iterations of the process. Some maple trees may have witnessed hundreds of modifications to the extraction processes employed on them since they have been tapped for sap for more than a century!

Maple syrup eating is no longer restricted to chieftains or rare celebration gatherings. It is not only utilized globally, but industrial networks have sprouted up in nations like Japan and South Korea. With total exports of more than $270 million, Canada currently generates the great bulk of the world’s maple syrup supply. It may not have happened as quickly as molasses, but maple syrup is now recognized (and adored) well beyond the northeast.

☑️ National Maple Syrup Day facts

Things to do on National Maple Syrup Day

Make Your Own!
There are several maple syrup tapping and processing kits available online! Get outside, locate a tree, and get that liquid gold!

Taste Test
Pick up a few different varieties of maple syrup from the grocery store, bring them home, and taste each over a silver dollar pancake to see which one is your favorite!

Lap up the local stuff
If you reside in a state that produces maple syrup from native trees, get out there and support your local maple syrup producers by purchasing a great large jug of their best batch!

📅 National Maple Syrup Day Observances

2023 December 17 Sunday
2024 December 17 Tuesday
2025 December 17 Wednesday
2026 December 17 Thursday
2027 December 17 Friday

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