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NJ New Years Eve

Today in NJ: New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2016, is New Year’s Eve. Today celebrates the final day of the year and is usually observed by getting together with friends and family to toast the incoming year. People attend parties and get-togethers to watch the Times Square…

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Today in NJ: National Bicarbonate of Soda Day

December 30, 2016, is National Bicarbonate of Soda Day, otherwise known as Baking Soda Day. This day observes the various uses of baking soda, of which there are many; some of these uses include healing burns, household cleaning, melting ice,…

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Today in NJ: Tick Tock Day

December 29, 2016, is Tick Tock Day. Tick Tock Day serves as a reminder that there are only two days left in the year. People are encouraged to complete any tasks that they’ve been putting off so that they can…

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Today in NJ: National Chocolate Candy Day

December 28, 2016, is National Chocolate Candy Day. Chocolate candy is a molded form of chocolate that can be mixed with various ingredients, such as caramel and nuts. Chocolate has been around in drinkable form for centuries, but it wasn’t…

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nj fruit cake day

Today in NJ: National Fruitcake Day

December 27, 2016, is National Fruitcake Day. It is believed that fruitcake was created in Rome. One of the earliest recipes includes pomegranate seeds, pine nuts and raisins. Traditional recipes often included liqueurs or brandy, and covered the cake with…

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NJ Boxing Day

Today in NJ: Boxing Day

December 26, 2016, is Boxing Day. Boxing Day is celebrated in the United Kingdom. In Britain, the tradespeople would collect “Christmas boxes” of money or presents as a thank you for good service throughout the year (source). Now the holiday is…

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NJ Christmas Day

Today in NJ: Christmas Day

December 25, 2016 is Christmas Day. It is observed across the world, and holds many traditions for those who celebrate. Special decorations, including Christmas trees and Nativity scenes, are displayed in the weeks leading up to December 25, and a large…

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Today in NJ: Christmas Eve

December 24, 2016, is Christmas Eve. Christmas Eve is the night before Christmas Day and it holds many of its own traditions. One of the most widely practiced Christmas Eve traditions is the act of attending Midnight Mass at a…

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NJ Pfeffernusse Day

Today in NJ: National Pfeffernusse Day

December 23, 2016, is National Pfeffernusse Day. Pfeffernusse are German spice cookies that are very popular during the holiday season. Their hard and crunchy texture makes them similar to biscuits. There are many different recipes but all of them contain…

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NJ Cookie Exchange Day

Today in NJ: National Cookie Exchange Day

December 22, 2016, is National Cookie Exchange Day. A cookie exchange is a party to share your favorite cookies and recipes; each guest brings their own cookies and the recipe that they used. The parties include a sampling area, swapping…

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