May 31 is...
National Macaroon Day
Not to be confused with the Macaron (top photo)
Of course, the above article is just one source of explanation. As so often happens on the web, its intricate weaving reveals various results. For example, here's another: Although the exact origins have not been proven, it is widely believed that macaroons originated in an Italian monastery many centuries ago. The word macaroon comes from the Italian word, maccarone, which means “paste.” Read this entire article HERE...It's high time we set the record straight: the word "macaron" is not an alternate spelling of macaroon. In fact, the two terms refer to distinctly different things. Both macarons and macaroons are confections, and both names are derived from ammaccare, which is Italian for "to crush" — but that's where the similarities end. Read MORE...
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A big hand of applause for the macaroon!