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National Pastry Day is celebrated each year on December 9. Pastry is a name given to a large variety of various baked goods which are typically made up of ingredients such as flour, sugar, milk, butter, shortening, baking powder and eggs.
Some people refer to the dough from which these baked products are made as “pastry”. Pastry dough is rolled out very thin and then used as a base for different baked products. A few of the more common pastry items include pies, tarts, quiches and pasties.
This holiday was named for the character made famous by Emmett Kelly, who was born on this day in 1898. This is a day to appreciate the art of clowning and the impact that it has had on our lives.
Weary Willie was a unique character to the art of clowning. Kelly had developed Weary Willy at a time when the white faced, goofy clown was the norm, and selling the idea for a sad, down-on-his-luck clown did not fit the formula most circuses were looking for. For the time being, Kelly put back on the the white face and the brightly colored costume.
So happy 9th of December to you!!