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National Croissant Day

Celebrate National Croissant Day with a warm, buttery pastry - the perfect way to start your day!
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January 30
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Celebrate National Croissant Day on January 30 and enjoy one of the most beloved pastries in the world! The croissant is a flaky pastry that has been around since the 18th century when it was invented by an Austrian baker. It's now enjoyed all over the world in various shapes, sizes, flavors, and fillings. From almond to chocolate-filled croissants to savory ham-and-cheese options - there's something for everyone to love about National Croissant Day!

History of National Croissant Day

National Croissant Day Dates

National Croissant Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1683</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Birth of the Croissant</div><div class='timeline-text'>According to legend, the croissant was first created in Vienna, Austria, to celebrate the defeat of the Ottoman Turks in the Siege of Vienna, with the shape representing the crescents seen on the Turkish flags.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1837</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Croissant Arrives in France</div><div class='timeline-text'>The croissant was brought to France by August Zang, an Austrian artillery officer, who opened a Viennese bakery in Paris.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1920</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Butter Croissant Recipe Perfected</div><div class='timeline-text'>French bakers perfected the recipe of butter croissant, making it a staple in French bakeries and a symbol of French gastronomy.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rise of the Croissant in the US</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the 1970s, the croissant gained popularity in the United States, becoming a common offering at bakeries and coffee shops.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1981</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Croissan’wich by Burger King</div><div class='timeline-text'>Fast food chain, Burger King, introduced the Croissan'wich, marking a variation of the traditional croissant in fast food history.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Croissant 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'>Bake your own croissants</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Making croissants from scratch may sound intimidating, but with a few basic ingredients and some patience, you can make the perfect croissant. Start by making a yeast dough and rolling it out into thin layers. Then fold the dough into thirds, roll it out again and repeat. Finally, bake in an oven until golden brown.</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'>Go out for croissants</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Head to your favorite bakery or cafe on National Croissant Day and enjoy their special recipes of croissants. From almond to chocolate to savory flavors like ham & cheese, you're sure to find something delicious.</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'>Try different fillings</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you're feeling adventurous, try some creative fillings for your homemade croissants. Try combinations like cheddar & bacon, brie & fig jam, or ricotta & honey for sweet treats.</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'>Host a croissant party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends together and host a croissant party. Ask each person to bring a different filling or topping so everyone can sample all the different flavors of croissants.</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'>Enjoy with coffee or tea</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>You can't go wrong when pairing coffee or tea with a freshly made croissant. Enjoy the combination of flaky pastry and hot beverage as part of your celebration.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Croissant 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'>Croissants are delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Nothing beats the crispy, buttery taste of a freshly baked croissant. Whether it's dipped in coffee or used as the base for french toast, croissants make every meal special thanks to their light and airy texture. Plus, the variety of flavors available means there's sure to be something for everyone!</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'>Croissants can be healthy too</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Croissants don't have to be loaded with unhealthy fats and carbs. You can choose low-fat versions that are made with whole wheat flour or even gluten-free options! Plus, you can add more nutritious ingredients like nuts, seeds and dried fruit to boost the healthiness of your croissants.</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'>Croissants are fun to make</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Making croissants takes time and patience but it's definitely worth it! It's a fun activity that also teaches valuable kitchen skills such as proper dough rolling techniques and efficient egg washes. Plus, you get plenty of delicious treats at the end - what could be better than that?</p></div></div>

5 Fascinating Facts About Croissants

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Croissants didn't originate in France</h3><p class='facts-content'>Despite their strong association with French cuisine, croissants actually originated in Austria, where they were first made as a celebratory bread.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Croissants were inspired by the Islamic Crescent</h3><p class='facts-content'>It's believed that the croissant's distinctive crescent shape was inspired by the Islamic crescent moon symbol after the defeat of the Ottoman Turks in Europe.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>It takes time to make a perfect croissant</h3><p class='facts-content'>Making a perfect croissant is not simple. The process of making the dough, layering it with butter, folding, resting, and baking can take up to three days.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Croissants have many variations</h3><p class='facts-content'>A traditional croissant is a buttery, flaky pastry. However, there are many variations now, such as almond croissants, chocolate croissants, and ham and cheese croissants.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Croissant's name means 'crescent'</h3><p class='facts-content'>The word croissant comes from the French word for 'crescent,' reflecting the pastry's iconic shape.</p></div></div>

National Croissant Day FAQs

When is National Croissant Day?

National Croissant Day is celebrated on January 30th every year. In 2024, National Croissant Day falls on a Tuesday.

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