National Gingerbread House Day

National Gingerbread House Day

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Fourth graders in Matthew Weimer’s class decorate a gingerbread characters in a nativity scene in honor of National Gingerbread House Day, Dec. 12.

Matthew Weimer’s fourth grade class assembles and decorates a gingerbread nativity in honor of National Gingerbread House Day, Dec. 12.

Decorating gingerbread houses during the holiday season is a reasonably common Christmas activity in today’s day and age. However, gingerbread houses were not popular until after 1812 when the Brothers Grimm wrote their famous fairy tale, ‘Hansel and Gretel’.

Gingerbread was introduced to Europe in 992 AD by an Armenian Monk. However, the concept of a gingerbread house was not popular until after the Brothers Grimm published their children’s book. All across the world, people decorate these edible structures during the holidays.

Did you know, that some English women even believed that if they ate a gingerbread man they would have better luck in finding a husband?

Fun facts about gingerbread houses:

The word ‘gingerbread’ is derived from the French word ‘gingebras’ which is preserved ginger.

Queen Elizabeth invented gingerbread men as gifts to her visitors that resembled them.

The largest gingerbread house made was in Bryan, Texas, covering an astonishing 2,520 square feet.

The ‘Gingerbread Capital of the World’ is in Nuremberg, Germany.

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For more on Christmas fun at Fresno Christian visit, Countdown to Christmas: Local fun stuff to do by Avery Jones.

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Lindsay Weimer
When most people climb into the ring or step on a battlefield they have trained for the fight of their life. Lindsay Weimer, ‘20, never thought her sophomore year would entail facing cancer, overcoming hip replacement and pelvic reconstruction, all while never losing hope. One year out from this courageous fight Lindsay is taking on new challenges as a photojournalist on The Feather. Weimer aspires to improve upon her photography skills in order to start her own business, photographing people with disabilities. After completing high school, Weimer anticipates attending university to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse anesthetist. Alongside caring for people, Lindsay enjoys singing and is a member of the campus women’s Bellezza ensemble, the student led worship team, Sister to Sister, a student mentoring program, CSF and looks forward to re-joining school sports.

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