National Gingerbread Cookie Day is today! The key ingredient that separates gingerbread from other baked goods is molasses. Spices include ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Many cultures, including Greece and Egypt, claim to be the originators of the tasty treat.
Grenada celebrates Independence Day. Although it became free of British rule in 1974, it still recognizes King Charles III as its head of state. Carib Indians inhabited the island, located in the Caribbean, in the 1600’s. St. George’s is the capital. The 108,000 inhabitants depend a great deal on tourism. The island is about twice the size of Washington, DC. Nutmeg and mace are leading exports. Idea: Children could learn how nutmeg and mace are grown. Are nutmeg and mace different? Older children could learn more at: Grenada.