National Bagel Day
(Also known as Bagel and Lox Day, National Bagels and Lox Day)
National Bagel Day is observed next on Monday, January 15th, 2024 (111 days from today).
Bagels are cakes consisting of rolls with holes in the middle and made from tough, thick dough. Historically, National Bread Day is celebrated on February 9, which coincides with National Pizza Day. But thanks to an initiative started by Thomas' Breads in 2014, bagels now have a date of their own on January 15.
Origin of National Bagel Day
National Bagel Day is for bagels, and bakeries and shops often offer discounted or free bagels on this day. Not sure exactly how the bagels started. One story says they were invented in Krakow, Poland, where they appeared in the city's community ordinances in 1610. This account states that they were given as gifts to women when they gave birth. Another story tells that a baker in Vienna created bagels to commemorate the victory of Polish King Jan III Sobieski over the Turks in 1683. This account says that the bread was made into the shape of a "buegel" - or tripod - because the liberated Austrians had clung to the king's stirrup when he had ridden in the past.
Bagels have become part of the Polish menu. In the mid-19th century, bagels appeared in London, and were first mentioned in English print, in 1892, as "beuglich." They were able to find their way to the United States through Jewish immigrants from Poland, and were eaten by them especially for Sunday breakfast. They were first mentioned in American newspapers as "bagels" in 1916. The production and sale of bagels played an important role in New York City.
Automated production of bagels — introduced in 1962 at Lender's Bagel Bakery in New Haven, Connecticut — helped make them nationally popular. Bagels flourished in the late 20th century; Sales increased in the 1980s and doubled in 1993. However, there was a small decline in their popularity in the early twenty-first century. However, they are still very popular around the world, especially in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
A baguette is a leavened cake made of light or dark colored flour with a hole in the middle. They were boiled - although many are now steamed - and then baked, bringing out their flavor and character; they are crispy, shiny on the outside and chewy on the inside. They are dense, which is why they are nicknamed "cement donuts".
Two of the most popular types of bagels are the Montreal and New York styles. Montreal has malt and sugar, but no salt; it is boiled in honey sweetened water, and is always baked in a wood-burning oven. It's not as sweet as Montreal, and it has a smaller hole. Plain bagels are the most common type of bagels, followed by sesame bagels. Other popular varieties feature onions, poppy seeds, or fruit like blueberries or raisins.
Traditional bagels topped with salmon lox or Nova Scotia, sometimes with cream cheese. Cream cheese can also be spread on bagels, and many other toppings and toppings, such as peanut butter or jam, can also be used. Bagels are not only used for breakfast but can be used to make bread at any time of the day.
How to celebrate National Bagel Day
Celebrate this day by eating a bagel…or some bagels. Head to the bakery or coffee shop to pick up some or make your own. Eat them with cream cheese or get creative with toppings. Use bagels to make sandwiches or to make mini pizzas — in general, National Bagel Day was once celebrated on the same day as Pizza Day! There are endless possibilities for the types of bagels you can eat and what you can put on them, so there's no shortage of ways to celebrate the day.
In addition, you can organize small contests on making bagels to enjoy delicious sandwiches together.
ObservedNational Bagel Day has been observed annually on February 9th (until 2018) | annually on January 15th (since 2019).
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