January 3rd is National Fruitcake Toss Day

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(CNN) -- Did you receive fruitcake as a Christmas gift?

Well whether you are a fan of the holiday dessert or not, you can choose how to observe January 3rd which is, National Fruitcake Toss Day.

Some people take it as an opportunity to toss out that much-maligned loaf of fruit and chopped nuts -- right in the trash.

But others take Fruitcake Toss Day even more literally and actually hurl their fruitcake as far as they can.

That's right, in places like Manitou Springs, Colorado, you can make those fruitcakes fly.

The Great Fruitcake Toss has been an annual event in the small town for more than 22 years.