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National Bagelfest Day

July 26

When is National Bagelfest Day?

National Bagelfest Day happens on Friday July 26, 2024.

Celebrate National Bagelfest Day with Us!

Today is National Bagelfest Day! A day to celebrate all things bagel. Whether you like your bagels plain, toasted, with cream cheese, or loaded up with toppings, there’s a bagel out there for everyone. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and celebrate!

But before you do, let’s take a quick minute to learn a little bit about these delicious treats. After all, knowledge is power!

A Brief History of the Bagel

The first known mention of the word “bagel” was in 1610, in Jewish community regulations from Krakow, Poland. The regulations stated that bagels should be given as a gift to women in childbirth. These early bagels were quite different from the ones we know today; they were made without malt and thus were not as sweet. It wasn’t until the late 1800s that malt was added to the dough, giving us the bagels we know and love today.

Bagels arrived in America in the late 19th century with Polish immigrants. At first, they were only popular in immigrant communities but eventually caught on with the general public. In the mid-20th century, mass production and distribution methods helped further increase the popularity of bagels across America. And now we have an entire day dedicated to celebrating these delicious treats!

How to Celebrate National Bagelfest Day

There are lots of ways to celebrate National Bagelfest Day. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Have a picnic breakfast or lunch with friends and family and include plenty of bagels!
  • Make your own bagels at home using this recipe.
  • Stop by your local bakery or bagel shop and treat yourself to a few of your favorites. (Pro tip: many bakeries offer discounts on National Bagelfest Day!)
  • Go out for brunch at a restaurant that offers great bagel dishes.

No matter how you choose to celebrate National Bagelfest Day, make sure to enjoy every bite! These pillowy soft carbs are only around for one day a year, so make sure to savor them while you can. Happy eating!

When does National Bagelfest Day happen next year?

National Bagelfest Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Saturday July 26, 2025
  • Sunday July 26, 2026
  • Monday July 26, 2027
  • Wednesday July 26, 2028
  • Thursday July 26, 2029


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