A bagel is a canvas for endless possibilities. This kosher carbohydrate is one of the most popular breakfast items in the United States. Whether you add schmear and salmon, bacon and eggs, or anything else your heart desires, is totally up to you. The important thing is that you toast it to give it that crunchy outside and chewy center. Let’s celebrate the wide variety of bagels throughout the world on July 26, National Bagelfest Day!
A History of National Bagelfest Day
The bagel was introduced to the United States by Polish-Jewish Immigrants. This is New York is still one of the best places in the United States to get an authentic bagel. By 1907, the Local 338 Bagel Bakers Union had formed, contracting all of the bagel bakeries in the region.
It wasn’t until 1960 that famed bagel maker Daniel Thompson invented the Bagel Maker, ridding the need of bagel handcraft. Nowadays, there are thousands of bagel shops across the nation. You can find bagels in pre-sliced and frozen form in a wide variety of flavors.
National Bagelfest Day originates from the owner of Lender’s Bagels, Murray Lender. In 1986, he decided to throw a massive festival next to the world’s largest bagel factory in Mattoon, Illinois. He was also the man who invented the pre-sliced bagel, making it far more convenient for us Americans to enjoy the tasty treat!
How To Celebrate National Bagelfest Day
Of course, the best way to celebrate National Bagelfest Day is to get your hands on some delicious bagels. Find a local bagel shop in your area and be a patron for a day. Get a variety of different bagels for the entire family!
If you’re fond of baking or just want a fun activity for the day, you can make some bagels at home. Make sure to go on social media and use the hashtag #NationalBagelFestDay so that others know to celebrate!
“I’ve said this before and I say it again. Bagels can be an enormous power for good or evil. It is up to us to decide how we use them.”
- Daniel Pinkwater
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National Aunts And Uncles Day
Most of us have an aunt or uncle that we’ve looked up to all of our lives. From holidays to family get-togethers, to life in general, aunts and uncles are there to show us love, teach us about life, and be role models for us. The best way to celebrate National Aunts and Uncles Day is to get in contact with your aunt and uncle. Try and make a plan to meet up with them. Take them to dinner and create some new memories to cherish forever!
National All Or Nothing Day
No matter how much you have accomplished in your life, there was probably a point where you held back. Whether it was because you were scared of the outcome or because you were unsure of the first step, you might regret leaving that piece of your life incomplete. National All Or Nothing Day is the day to take that step and do it! Apply for that job you’ve been after, make that delicious dinner you’ve been talking about making forever, or go on that vacation that you’ve been dreaming of. Don’t let anything hold you back on this wonderful day!