National Pretzel Day

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2020 DateApril 26, 2020
2021 DateApril 26, 2021
National Pretzel Day

National Pretzel Day History

National Pretzel Day celebrates one of the most eaten snacks in the United States, the Pretzel. It is believed that the origin of pretzels goes all the way back to the seventh century, when pretzels were made to be eaten during lent. A mixture of water, flour and salt, the perfect combination for the occasion. Pretzels were first brought to the United States by Germans around the year of 1710, more specifically to Pennsylvania. The first ever pretzel bakery was started by Julius Sturgis, also in Pennsylvania. The observance occurs every year on April 26th.

National Pretzel Day References and Related Sites

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