National Cinnamon Crescent Day

National Cinnamon Crescent Day is a holiday observed annually on April 10th, celebrating a dessert that has brought satisfaction to millions of people over the last five-plus decades.

These little treats are buttery, flaky, and have a cinnamon glaze that few people can resist. This sweet pastry can be enjoyed at any time of the day.

Although no one will ever confuse a cinnamon crescent with health 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 eats these delicious pastries, but it’s 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 kipferl.

It was a yeast bread that was rolled and formed into a crescent shape before being 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 launched a refrigerated crescent roll, and the rest became 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 all 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 (2024)
April 10 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
April 10 Thursday
Last year (2023)
April 10 Monday
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