National Pretzel Pretzel Day

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Attention all pretzel lovers! Get ready to celebrate National Pretzel Day in all its doughy, salty, twisty glory. This delightful day pays tribute to one of the most iconic snacks in the world - the pretzel. So grab a bag of pretzels, put on your stretchy pants, and join us as we dive into the twisted history of National Pretzel Day!

When is Pretzel Pretzel Day?

It's national pretzel pretzel day on the 26th April.

The Origin Story of National Pretzel Day

Believe it or not, National Pretzel Day has its roots in the humble state of Pennsylvania. It all started back in 1983 when then-Representative Robert S. Walker declared April 26th as National Pretzel Day. But why April 26th? Well, it was chosen to honor the importance of pretzels in the state's history and economy.

Pennsylvania is home to countless pretzel bakeries and has a rich pretzel-making tradition that can be traced back to the 1800s. The unique crunchy-yet-chewy texture of pretzels has captivated the hearts and taste buds of people around the world, making them an essential part of snacking culture.

Did you know?

Did you know that pretzels were originally associated with religion? In the 7th century, Christian monks used to make pretzels as a reward for children who recited their prayers correctly. These twisted treats were shaped to resemble arms crossed over the chest in prayer.


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First identified

24th April 2015

Most mentioned on

26th April 2016

Total mentions


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