30 August – Toasted Marshmallow Day
Today is Toasted Marshmallow Day! Invite friends and family to gather around a fire and toast up some marshmallows.
The history of the marshmallow dates all the way back to Ancient Egypt. The Egyptians harvested the sweet gooey extract of the mallow plant and used it to make candy. It was a very special treat reserved exclusively for gods and royalty. The modern-day marshmallows we know and love today emerged during the 19th century.
For a double-celebration, sneak in a work-day trip to the beach before you light your fires. It’s Beach Day too!