National Kouign Amann Day

National Kouign Amann Day is a holiday that’s used to celebrate a special kind of cake that was made by the Bretons and has been called one of the fattiest pastries in all of Europe. Its name is a combination of the Breton words for cake (kouign) and butter (amann).

It’s similar in style to a puff pastry with layers of sugar and butter folded into this multi-layer cake. This cake originated in 1860 when there wasn’t a lot of flour available, but there was plenty of butter. If this sounds like a cake that you want to enjoy, then you might want to take a moment and celebrate this holiday on the 20th of June each year.

The History Of National Kouign Amann Day

This holiday was created in 2015 by a San Francisco bakery known as b. patisserie. Although it took a little while for this holiday to catch on at first, it has recently picked up a bit of steam as more and more people are turned on to the culinary delight that is kouign amann.

Observing National Kouign Amann Day

We feel that the best way to observe this holiday is by taking the time to make your own kouign amann, although we do recognize that might be difficult for some people.

If you don’t feel like attempting your hand at this dessert, then you can try to find a bakery that makes it and have them make one for you. While you’re enjoying this very decadent cake, just be sure to use the hashtag #NationalKouignAmannDay to spread the word about it all over the world.

When is it?
This year (2023)
June 20 Tuesday
Next year (2024)
June 20 Thursday
Last year (2022)
June 20 Monday
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