National Date Nut Bread Day is celebrated on December 22nd of each year. The staff at National Whatever Day were unable to discover the origins of National Date Nut Bread Day.
Date nut bread, a type of cake, is very popular in the United States, especially around holidays. Dates have a high tannin content and are used medicinally as a detersive (having cleansing power) and astringent in intestinal troubles. As an infusion, decoction, syrup, or paste, dates may be administered for sore throat, colds, bronchial catarrh, and taken to relieve fever and a number of other complaints. One traditional belief is that it can counteract alcohol intoxication. The seed powder is also used in some traditional medicines.