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Pretzel DayIt’s National Pretzel Day! Centuries ago, Catholic monks created the first pretzels from scraps of leftover dough. The unique knot shape represented the Holy Trinity, but the significance of this symbol has evolved over the course of history. During the 17th century, pretzels symbolized the bond of marriage. This is where the phrase “tying the knot” originated! Today, traditional soft pretzels are popular at sporting events, carnivals, and festivals.
Whether you like yours sweet, salty, covered in chocolate, or flavored with herbs and spices, Pretzel Day is all about enjoying the humble pretzel in all of its shapes, sizes, flavors and styles.
To celebrate National Pretzel Day, pick up a bag of your favorite type of pretzels to enjoy today!
It's a day to acknowledge the importance of the pretzel to the state's history and economy. National Pretzel Day was declared in 2003 by Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell. A pretzel is a type of baked food made from dough in soft and hard varieties and savory or sweet flavors in a unique knot-like shape, originating in Europe. In the 19th century, southern German and Swiss German immigrants introduced the pretzel to North America. Today, Pennsylvania is the center of American pretzel production for both the hard crispy and the soft bread types of pretzels. The annual United States pretzel industry is worth over $550 million. The average American consumes about 1.5 pounds (0.7 kg) of pretzels per year. (With material from: Wikipedia)