National French Bread Day is a food feast celebrated on March 21st of each year. There is one thing that can be eaten fresh right from the oven is the bread. The fresh aroma and the soft texture of the bread will never resist your tongue without tasting it. Baguette or the French Bread is one of its kind and is loved by millions of people from all over the world. The long, thin loaf of French bread is now seen by abroad as an iconic symbol of French culture. Indulge yourself in enjoy eating some fresh Baguette as it is the National French Bread Day.
“At the dinner table when I was very little, I would hear people bickering… To escape the bickering, I started modelling the soft bread with my fingers. With the dough of the French bread sometimes it was still warm I would make little figures. And I would line them up on the table and this was really my first sculpture.” -Louise Bourgeois
History of National French Bread Day
There is no record found about the history, origin, and the creator of the National French Bread Day. However, the French Bread has a very long history and is been in existence some 200 years earlier. The French bread is also known as a baguette is a long thin loaf made from the basic lean dough. The bread is defined by its length and its crisp crust and is also called as the French stick or French loaf. France is known for its kinds of bread and they have been baking the long sticks of bread for over two centuries. In 1920, a law was passed in France that prohibited anyone from starting work before 4 a.m. Thus this made it impossible for the French bakers to get done with their traditional bread baked in time and give it to their customers in the morning before they start off with work.
So the bakers have adjusted their time by shaping their loaves of bread which ended up in baking the bread more quickly and evenly. The long, narrow loaves were found to be more convenient for slicing and storing as an outcome. Thus came the birth of the French bread and sooner it has become a part of everyday life. It was only in the year 1920 what we call it a baguette we know and love came into being. It has been an iconic French food from the beginning of the twentieth century although it has been available from the mid-eighteenth century.
Other Celebrations on March 21
March 21 is also celebrated as
- National Corndog Day
- National Quilting Day
- World Down Syndrome Day
- National Common Courtesy Day
- International Day of Forests
- National Single Parents Day
- World Poetry Day
- National Fragrance Day
How To Celebrate National French Bread Day
Celebrating the National French Bread Day can be done in many ways. To start of the celebration Day, you can taste the French Bread by slicing it straight from the oven. You can spread some butter on the bread and place a slice of cheese to eat it. So buy the delicious loaf of fresh French bread from the local pastry shop. If you wanted to make it at home, then you can go with it. Spend some time to know more about the French bread and its making. Serve your family with the fresh loaf of homemade French Bread to make this Day more enjoyable. Share your French Bread Day views and celebrations on the social media using the hashtag #FrenchBreadDay.