National Bagel Day
About National Bagel Day
When is National Bagel Day? This holiday is always observed on January 15
There’s a special day to celebrate donuts. So, it only makes sense that there should be a special day to give recognition to Bagels. Fortunately for bagel lovers, that day has thankfully arrived. Why National Bagel Day is so special, that some people refer to it as a “Hole-y Event!” As far as food holidays go, you’re gonna love this January 15 holiday.
Depending upon who you talk to and what you read, the word bagel and the recipe originates in different areas and at different times. In some places, bagels are spelled “biegels”. Some folks say the word “bagel” comes from the German word “Bougel”, dating back to the 16th century. But, it is believed that the recipe for bagels evolved from the ringed Polish bread “Obwarzanek”, which was invented in the late 14th century. In Krakow, Poland, they were given as gifts to women after childbirth.
We don’t care what it is called, or how it came to be. We are just thankful that there are plenty of bagels for all of us! As for flavor choice, I’ll take mine with everything!
Setting the date Straight – The date for this special event was originally February 9. The date was moved to January 15 by bagel manufacturer Thomas Bagels, to avoid sharing the date with National Pizza Day.
The only requirement for this day is that you eat bagels. And, have it your way. You can have them toasted or un-toasted. Add whatever you prefer: lox, cream cheese, butter, or your favorite jelly.
Ways to Participate in National Bagel Day
- Go out and buy a dozen bagels. Don’t forget lox, cream cheese, or your favorite topping.
- Use them in place of regular bread for your lunch sandwich.
- Bring a dozen bagels to your workplace to share with co-workers.
“You’re going to fall down. But, the world doesn’t care how many times you fall down, as long as it’s one fewer than the number of times you get up.” – – Aaron Sorkin
History and Origin of National Bagel Day
Our research did not find the creator of this day or any detailed history of its creation. Interestingly, while Thomas Bagels led the effort to change the date, they do not claim to create this day. It has been celebrated since the early 2000s.
There is no evidence to suggest that this is truly a “National” day, which requires an act of congress. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation about this special day.
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