National Biscuit Day - May 29
Wed, May 29, 2024

National Biscuit Day

National Biscuit Day is an American holiday dedicated to cookies. Today there are so many varieties of this treat, everyone is sure to find their favorite! It is celebrated annually on May 29.


The history of National Biscuit Day is not known. It is worth noting that cookies were invented a long time ago. Researchers say that they began to make them in the ancient world. They were indispensable item in the diet of soldiers in Ancient Greece and Rome, were also common for sea travelers. At that time cookies were made of ground cereals. The resulting flour was combined with water to a dough-like consistency and fried over a fire. There was no sugar in the mix. The result was a nutritious dish that could be stored for a very long time. Such a feature was necessary for long journeys, military and maritime campaigns.

The British company Huntley & Palmers made a major contribution to cookie baking with their cookie mold. Since then, the production of this treat began on an industrial scale. New flavors and types of cookies appeared.

Interesting facts

  • Until about the 17th century, cookies were actively used in medicine to treat stomach problems. At that time, they could really help because they were made from whole grains. Fiber helped normalize digestion and improved gastrointestinal function.
  • The best confection for people on a diet would be a healthy sugar-free oatmeal cookie.
  • The best-selling cookie in the U.S. is Oreo, with several dozen different flavors.

How to celebrate

Buy your favorite cookies at the store and have tea parties with friends, co-workers, or family. You can also make cookies yourself. Recipes can easily be found on the Internet.

Tell people about the holiday on social networks. Find out from users what cookies they like best.

When is National Biscuit Day celebrated in 2024?

National Biscuit Day is observed on May 29 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday May 29 2024
Thursday May 29 2025