National French Bread Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to baguette. This is the name of the French bread, which has long been popular in many countries. The baguette is still warm, straight out of the oven, with an expressive aroma, crispy crust and tender flesh. How can you not succumb to such a gastronomic temptation? The holiday is celebrated on March 21.
The history of National French Bread Day is not reliably known. It was probably decided by lovers of this type of bread to introduce even more people to the baguette!
The French have been baking baguette for more than two centuries. However, this bread did not get its modern form until 1920. The fact is that this year there was a law that limited the beginning of working hours to 4 a.m. The bakers often arrived early to bake enough bread for the people going to work to buy.
The solution was found. Bread was made thinner and longer, and the classic baguette was born. Such a mold allowed for significantly shorter baking times, and bakers had time to provide products to people before work.
- Baguette is a French word that means “stick. It fully reflects the appearance of the bread product.
- It is not customary to cut the baguette. It’s just being torn up by hand.
- The baguette is consumed only freshly taken out of the oven. This is why the French buy it twice a day: in the morning, before work, and in the evening, on their way back from work.
How to celebrate
Buy a freshly baked baguette at the bakery to feel like a true Frenchman for a moment. Excellent this bread product combines with pâté. You can also visit France to enjoy the original taste of the baguette.
Spread the word on social media. Ask other users if they like baguette or prefer another type of bread.
When is National French Bread Day celebrated in 2024?
National French Bread Day is observed on March 21 each year.