National Bagel Day – February 9th
National Bagel Day celebrates the bagel. The origin of the bagel dates back to the 1600’s in Poland, where it was said to have been given as a gift to women who gave birth. The bagel soon became a staple of the Polish diet before showing up in London in the 19th century. The Jewish population is said to have brought the bagel over from Poland to the United States. Bagels became a thriving business in New York City.
When is National Bagel Day?
National Bagel Day is celebrated every year on the 9th day of February.
Type of Holiday?
Unofficial. Fun holiday.
How is National Bagel Day celebrated?
The best way to celebrate National Bagel Day is by bringing bagels to work or having friends over for bagels. You can have it for breakfast with cream cheese, butter, lox or even egg and bacon. It also tastes delicious for lunch with tuna fish, egg salad or chicken salad.
National Bagel Day Trivia/Facts:
- The making of bagels was controlled for years by the Bagel Bakers Local 338 in New York
- There are two styles of bagels; The Montreal style and the New York style
- New York style bagels are said to be puffy on the inside and hard on the outside
- Montreal bagels are said to be sweeter and less dense
- One bagel contains approximately 56 grams of carbohydrates or 300 calories – that’s a plain bagel.
- Bagels are boiled before they are baked
- Some bagels are now being steamed because it is said to be easier to make. The taste is thought to be subpar by bagel connoisseurs
- Bagels have been to outer space
- It’s best to freeze bagels when they are fresh
- Frozen bagels make a good teether for babies suffering from gum pain
- The biggest bagel ever created weighted 868 pounds and was created by Bruegger’s Bagels at the New York State Fair in Syracuse, New York in 2004
Celebrities who celebrate their birthday on February 9th:
- Carole King – Singer
- Joe Pesci – Actor
- Mia Farrow – Actress
- Judith Light – Actress
- Dennis “DT” Thomas – Saxophone Player of Kool and the Gang is 64.
- Michael B. Jordan – Actor
- Rose Leslie – Actress
- William Henry Harrison – 9th president of the United States
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