National Pretzel Day, April 26, USA

In 2003, National Pretzel Day was declared by Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell. Unique knot shaped doughy food traditionally tastes salty but people coat it with seasonings like cheese, sugar, cinnamon, sweet glazings, sweets, and nuts.

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Pretzel History

There are numerous unreliable accounts regarding the origin of pretzels, as well as the origin of the name; most assume that they have Christian backgrounds and were invented by European monks. Another source locates the invention in a monastery in southern France.In Germany, there are stories that pretzels were the invention of desperate bakers held hostage by local dignitaries.

Pretzel Facts

  • $550 Million Dollars of Pretzels Are Sold in The United States Annually
  • The Largest Pretzel on Record is 26.8-Feet Long and Weighed Over 840 Pounds
  • The Average American Eats 2-Pounds of Pretzels Each Year
  • The Average Pennsylvanian Eats Over 12-Pounds Each Year
  • Pretzels Without Salt are Called Baldies

How to celebrate National Pretzel Day?

Since, 2020 is a year of Corona Pandemic people are in Quarantine. One can celebrate National Pretzel Day by making pretzels at home or ordering it from the restaurants if home delivery is available.

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