National Breadstick Day - October
Fri, Oct 28, 2022

National Breadstick Day

National Breadstick Day is celebrated on the last Friday of October. This day is not to be missed! It is dedicated to a delicious snack that makes up the bulk of our breakfast or dinner. Cheesy or classic, soft or crispy, with or without sauce – the choice is yours!


The origin of the snack is not unequivocally said. Some believe that they were first prepared in the 17th century in the Italian city of Turin. Others claim that it happened in Piedmont. Legend has it that the young Duke Vittorio Amedeo Francesco di Savoi had intestinal problems. The mother did not know how to help him, so she called the doctor.

A doctor suffering from the same disorder advised me to replace the usual pastries with homemade bread with good sourdough. He ordered the baker to bake such a product. The duke ate the dish with pleasure and soon recovered. In the Savoi family, the appetizer has become a real symbol. The duke became king, but he did not forget his preference. There was a huge demand for crispy sticks in the area, so officials even had to set a certain price.

It is unknown if this story is true or not. Perhaps the products were eaten before that time. But this does not change things – we are still joining this tradition.

Interesting facts

Did you know that:

  • Napoleon treated the appetizer with great love and called it “little sticks of Turin”;
  • the main task of cooks in the 14th century was to make sticks crispy, but not burnt;
  • the sticks contain cholesterol, so people who follow the figure should not get involved in their use;
  • people with celiac disease should not eat due to the presence of gluten;
  • are called grissini sticks.

How to celebrate

Taste delicious products – do not deny yourself the pleasure! Try baking your own sticks or order from a restaurant. It is ideal to go to Italy on National Day and try a classic recipe. Arrange duels on sticks – have fun with your friends!

When is National Breadstick Day Celebrated in 2022?

National Breadstick Day is devoted to celebrating cheerfulness and fun. It is celebrated annually on the last Friday of October.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday October 28 2022
Friday October 27 2023
Friday October 25 2024
Friday October 31 2025
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