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National Animal Crackers Day

Celebrate National Animal Crackers Day with the perfect snack - get creative and use animal crackers to make art, desserts, or just enjoy them plain!
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April 18
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Get ready to celebrate National Animal Crackers Day on April 18 with a tasty treat! Animal crackers have been around since the early 1800s and are still enjoyed by people of all ages. They come in various shapes, sizes and flavors, from classic honey-flavored ones to more exotic varieties like peanut butter or chocolate. Whether you eat them straight out of the box or use them for fun recipes, these delicious snacks are sure to bring a smile to your face!

History of National Animal Crackers Day

National Animal Crackers Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Animal Crackers' Origins</div><div class='timeline-text'>Animal crackers originated in the United Kingdom during the 19th century, originally known as "Animals."</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1902</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Barnum's Animals</div><div class='timeline-text'>The National Biscuit Company (currently known as Nabisco) launched "Barnum's Animals," designed as a Christmas novelty, sold in a small box that resembled a circus cage with a string to hang on a Christmas tree.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1979</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Stauffer's Animal Crackers</div><div class='timeline-text'>Stauffer's, a company originally from York, Pennsylvania, started producing their version of animal crackers, a product which is still popular today.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1989</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Variety Shapes Introduced</div><div class='timeline-text'>Nabisco added a variety of new shapes to "Barnum's Animals," including zebras, koalas, kangaroos, and others.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2009</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First National Animal Crackers Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first National Animal Crackers Day is celebrated on April 18, honoring one of America's favorite treats.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Animal Crackers Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make your own animal crackers</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Making your own animal crackers is easier than you think. With a few simple ingredients, you can make delicious homemade animal crackers in no time.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit the zoo</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Not only will you get to see some amazing animals, but you may even find animal crackers for sale at the concession stand. It's a win-win!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Throw an animal cracker party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite all your friends and family over for an evening of fun with animal crackers. Serve up some of your homemade treats, or pick up some store bought ones, and have a blast.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Play an animal cracker game</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Test your knowledge of animals by playing a game with your friends and family with animal crackers as the prize. You could play something like “Guess the Animal” or “Name That Animal”.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Donate to an animal shelter</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Show your support for animals by donating money or supplies to a local animal shelter in honor of National Animal Crackers Day.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Animal Crackers Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Animal crackers are nostalgic</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Animal crackers bring back fond memories of childhood. Whether we enjoyed them as a snack at school, or as an after meal treat, animal crackers always make us smile.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Animal crackers are cute</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>It's no wonder that kids (and adults!) love animal crackers; their fun shapes and bright colors just scream fun! Plus, they come in all sorts of different animals like elephants, monkeys and bears, so there's something for everyone!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Animal crackers can be used in recipes</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>You don't have to limit animal cracker consumption to snacking - these cookies can also be used in recipes! Try crushing them up and using them as a topping on ice cream sundaes or sprinkle them over your favorite yogurt parfait for an added crunch. With animal crackers, the possibilities are endless!</p></div></div>

5 Little Known Facts on Animal Crackers

National Animal Crackers Day FAQs

When is National Animal Crackers Day?

National Animal Crackers Day is celebrated on April 18 every year. In 2024 National Animal Crackers Day will occur on a Thursday.

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