National Sticky Bun Day

National Sticky Bun Day is observed next on Friday, February 21st, 2025 (279 days from today).

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National Sticky Bun Day is celebrated on February 21 every year. The original sticky bun cake was named 'schnecken', and it was very popular in Philadelphia. These delicious dumplings are mainly served for breakfast, or it is served as a dessert. These buns are also sometimes called monkey bread, caramelized bread rolls, or cinnamon rolls. The smell of a piece of vermicelli itself makes you feel attractive, whether you bake at home or get that wonderful smell at the bakery, you will feel like eating immediately.

History of National Sticky Bun Day

The exact origin of sticky rice noodles is still controversial, as is the history of National Sticky Bun Day. While some people consider sticky rice noodles to be an ancient Egyptian dish, others suggest that it originated in Germany. However, one thing is agreed that German settlers brought sticky rice noodles to the US state of Pennsylvania.

Known as "schnecken" which means snail, the sticky rice vermicelli is rolled into a sweet spiral just like its German name. Still considered a Pennsylvania specialty, many believe that the origins of sticky rice noodles in the United States date back to the 19th century. German settlers brought their baking traditions with them when they first settled around Philadelphia.

Usually served for breakfast or a dessert, glutinous rice cakes consist of glazed dough pieces. Most contain brown sugar and sometimes cinnamon. Before the dough is placed in the pan, the pan is lined with sticky sweet ingredients like maple syrup, honey, nuts, sugar, and butter. When the cake is done baking, the baker turns the pan upside down so that the sticky bottom becomes the top layer.

How to celebrate National Sticky Bun Day

On this day, try to bake some of your own sticky rice cakes. There are many sticky rice noodle recipes available on the internet or just find a bakery and enjoy as many sticky rice noodles as you can with your family members and friends. Take a photo while baking or eating Sticky Buns and share it with others on social media using the hashtag # NationalStickyBunDay.


National Sticky Bun Day has been observed annually on February 21st.


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