National French Bread Day

National French Bread Day is observed next on Friday, March 21st, 2025 (333 days from today).

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Take a stroll through Paris in the morning and the first thing you see are lines of people coming out of the local bakery to buy breakfast cakes. That's because, across France, the way of life, also the culture of an entire country is getting up early and buying a baguette is not just second nature. Not only in France, but also in the United States, this bread has also become familiar and occupies an indispensable part in daily life. And to celebrate French bread, loved by millions of people, National French Bread Day is celebrated every year on March 21. The holiday is also an opportunity for people to show their love for French bread with the essence of this ethnic dish.

Baguette is the name of French bread, or French baguette, is a loaf of bread that is much longer than it is wide, with a thick and crispy crust, a soft core, with five holes on the body of the cake. A loaf of French bread is usually 5-6cm wide and 3-4cm high but up to 60-70cm long, usually weighing about 250-300g.

Baguette is made from 4 ingredients: flour, yeast, water, and common salt. If other ingredients are added to the basic recipe, the bread will have a different name.

Baguette is a typical French bread but is famous and eaten in many parts of the world.

History of National French Bread Day

The history, origin of the national French Toast day is still being sought. As well as the founder of the national French Bread Day is still in question. However, French bread actually has a different origin than we often think.

A strange thing is that the country that invented the baguette is not France but Austria. In the 18th century, during the reign of King Louis 16, his wife was originally from Austria, when she went to France to become queen, she did not forget the bread of her homeland. The best bakers in the Austrian capital Vienna were summoned to France to serve royal meals. So from there, Austrian bread was introduced to France. At that time, bread was not long, but round, and only for the royal family, not popular. Some time later, the republic replaced the monarchy of France, all citizens were equal. Baguette bread is no longer the prerogative of the royal family, but of everyone.

Today, Baguette bread is found everywhere, popular in supermarkets, large and small, or in French bakeries, which also serve as local bakeries.

From the day it was born, baguette has quickly become a standard dish of the French with the regulation that the cake made must ensure its quality: the cake must be 60-70 cm long, 6-7 cm wide, weighing between 250-300 gr and having five rings on the body, bakeries are only allowed to sell cakes that come out of the oven on the same day, etc. Baguettes are a staple in France. Every day, there are people queuing to buy, everyone wants to enjoy the cake while it is still hot, while walking and gnawing on the bread. No bread, in the oven, no need to dip chili sauce, no need to spread soy sauce, it's delicious.

Baguette bread now has many variations with different flavors, colors and shapes such as white baguette, black baguette, baguette with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, with cereals, cereals, raisins... with brown skin dark and light…

How to celebrate National French Bread Day

Spend some time in the kitchen and fill your home with the aroma of homemade French bread. Although the effort can be time-consuming, the results are worth it. If making your own cakes seems a bit daunting, be sure to visit your local bakery and pick up a loaf or two. If not, you can challenge yourself by making your own French bread at home with recipes that have gone viral on social media. Besides, make some bruschetta or serve it with your favorite pasta dish.

Share your National French Bread Day and your activities to celebrate national French bread Day on social media, besides express your love with French Bread with hashatg #NationalFrenchBreadDay on your post.


National French Bread Day has been observed annually on March 21st.


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