National Bagel Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to bagels. Celebrated January 15th. These delicious products are popular all over the world. Today, there are many variations of them: with icing, with filling, without filler, and many others.
The history of the appearance of bagels is known for certain. They appeared at the beginning of the 17th century in Poland and were one of the favorite treats of local Jewish families. Although it is far from excluded that in previous centuries such products were not prepared. They just weren’t widely used back then.
Bagels came to the United States in the 1800s, when active immigration of Poles and Jews began. Most of them settled in New York. Already in the first decades of the 20th century, a trade union called “Bagel Bakers Local 338” was created. The Americans were very fond of bagels, and almost every breakfast could not do without their participation.
Until the middle of the 20th century, bagels could only be purchased from private bakeries. Mass production became possible only after the automation of many processes in factories that make bakery products. Despite the emergence of various variations of these delicious products, at their core bagels have remained the same as they were centuries ago.
- In Poland, there is such a tradition that at the birth of a child, they give him a bagel in his hand.
- Bagels are distributed all over the world and in many countries they have their own names.
- More than half of Americans prefer to eat freshly baked bagels, enjoying the aroma and amazing taste of a product recently taken out of the oven.
How to celebrate
On National Bagel Day, visit New York bakeries and enjoy a classic bagel. You can bake this delicacy yourself, surprising your family and friends. Don’t be afraid to experiment with fillings and dough. Only in this way you will be able to cook the perfect version of the bagel to your taste.
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When is National Bagel Day celebrated in 2024?
National Bagel Day is observed on January 15 each year.