National Sticky Bun Day - February 21
Wed, Feb 21, 2024

National Sticky Bun Day

National Sticky Bun Day is an American holiday dedicated to this sticky dessert. It is celebrated annually on February 21. Sticky buns necessarily have cinnamon in their composition, and are also covered with a caramel glaze.


There is no reliable information about the appearance of National Sticky Bun Day. It was probably proposed to be celebrated by big lovers of such baked goods. Among the various theories, it is believed that the country of origin of the buns is Germany. This kind of muffin began to be baked back in the 1500s, when cinnamon began to be actively used in cooking.

Over time, sticky buns originated in Pennsylvania, where they were brought by German natives in the 18th century. It is known that baking was originally called “schnecken.” Today, this dessert is a classic dish in Philadelphia.

Do not identify sticky buns with the usual cinnamon-infused muffins. If you look closely at the recipe, the difference is obvious. The sticky buns are made with nuts as well as caramel icing. Pour a caramel-based glaze mixed with crushed nuts into the baking mold. Then the dough is placed and the buns are sent to the oven. When the dessert is served, the bun is flipped, resulting in its caramel-nutty top being gooey.

Interesting facts

  • You can use honey, maple syrup, or regular brown sugar instead of caramel icing.
  • Sticky Bun is always made with yeast dough.
  • The sticky buns go perfectly with the coffee. So you can have such a delicious breakfast once in a while!

How to celebrate

On National Sticky Bun Day, buy one from your city’s bakery so you can enjoy it to the fullest. If you like cooking, you can use recipes from the Internet to make this dessert yourself. Surprise your family and friends!

Spread the word on social media. Ask other users if they have tried a sticky bun. What impression did the dessert leave? Discuss the peculiarities of baking.

When is National Sticky Bun Day celebrated in 2024?

National Sticky Bun Day is observed on February 21 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday February 21 2024
Friday February 21 2025
Saturday February 21 2026
Sunday February 21 2027