National Kouign Amann Day

National Kouign Amann Day is a holiday that celebrates a special kind of cake made by the Bretons, which 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 is 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 much flour available, but there was plenty of butter. If this sounds like a cake you would enjoy, then you might want to take a moment to celebrate this holiday on June 20th 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 while for this holiday to catch on at first, it has recently gained popularity as more and more people discover 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 recognize that this might be difficult for some people.

If you don’t feel up to attempting 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, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalKouignAmannDay to spread the word about it all over the world.

When is it?
This year (2024)
June 20 Thursday
Next year (2025)
June 20 Friday
Last year (2023)
June 20 Tuesday
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