National Cinnamon Crescent Day

National Cinnamon Crescent Day is a holiday that’s observed annually on the 10th of April and celebrates a dessert that has brought millions of people satisfaction over the last 5+ decades.

These little treats are butter, flaky, and have a cinnamon glaze that few people can turn away from. This is a sweet pastry that can be enjoyed any time of the day.

Although no one will ever confuse a cinnamon crescent for healthy food, it is worth mentioning that cinnamon does have some trace amounts of potassium, phosphorus, iron, and calcium. Okay, that’s not the reason anyone is eating these delicious pastries, but it is worth mentioning in honor of this holiday.

The History Of National Cinnamon Crescent Day

Crescents are the modern-day interpretation of croissants, so we’re going to begin our history there. This type of pastry dates back to the 13th century in Vienna, Austria. Of course, they weren’t called croissants but were instead known as kipferi.

It was a yeast bread that was rolled and formed into a crescent before it was baked. It would be enjoyed in this form for a couple of centuries before it began to use a different dough and would become closer to the croissant-style pastry that we have all come to know and love.

In 1965, Pillsbury would launch a refrigerated crescent roll and the rest would become history. We’re not exactly sure when people started adding cinnamon to these rolls, but we’re sure it didn’t take very long.

All we know is that at some point, cinnamon crescents were born. At this time, we’re unaware of when National Cinnamon Crescent Day was created to honor these delicious pastries.

Observing National Cinnamon Crescent Day

Of any of the holidays on our calendar, we feel that National Cinnamon Crescent Day is probably the easiest one for us to observe. After all, who doesn’t love cinnamon crescents? This is especially true since there are about a hundred different cinnamon crescent recipes on the Internet that a person can find by using the hashtag #CinnamonCrescentDay.

When is it?
This year (2023)
April 10 Monday
Next year (2024)
April 10 Wednesday
Last year (2022)
April 10 Sunday
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