National Homemade Bread Day

Making bread is something that humans have been doing since the dawn of civilization. Many historians believe that bread was central to the success of these early human societies. It’s an art form that goes back at least 15,000 years and might even be older than that.

Unfortunately, most people don’t make their own bread nowadays and instead rely on the bread sold at the local grocery store. And we think that’s a shame. More people should be making their own bread. Evidently, we’re not the only ones who think that way.

Others have had that idea as well. How do we know? Because there’s not only a National Homemade Bread Committee, but there is also a holiday celebrated on November 17th known as National Homemade Bread Day. A day on which everyone is encouraged to make some bread.

The History of National Homemade Bread Day

National Homemade Bread Day was created by the National Homemade Bread Committee in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This holiday was founded by that organization to encourage more people to bake bread at home and rely less on store-bought bread. It’s a holiday that has been observed for at least the past 35+ years.

Tasty Facts About Bread

We thought that all of you might want to know a little bit more about bread, and that’s why we’ve included this section. Below are some of the facts we’ve uncovered about bread that we feel will be interesting to just about anyone who enjoys bread.

  • It takes a combine approximately 9 seconds to harvest enough wheat to make 70+ loaves of wheat bread.
  • An average slice of packaged bread contains only a gram of fat and approximately 70 to 80 calories.
  • Typically, farmers receive less than 5 cents from each loaf of bread sold.
  • Steam creates the pocket in the middle of pita bread.
  • September 16th is National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day.
  • December 22nd is National Date Nut Bread Day.

Observing National Homemade Bread Day

If you want to observe this holiday, then take the time to find a bread recipe that you like and make that bread in the privacy of your kitchen. There are all kinds of different types of bread you can make, with some of the more popular types being French bread and sourdough bread. While you’re baking, don’t forget to use the hashtag #NationalHomemadeBreadDay to spread the word about this holiday.

When is it?
This year (2024)
November 17 Sunday
Next year (2025)
November 17 Monday
Last year (2023)
November 17 Friday
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