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National Bagel and Lox Day (Jan 15 or Feb 9)

Check out the weird holiday National Bagel Day on .January 15 Learn the history of bagel day, as well as get ideas on how to celebrate.

One weird holiday on January 15 (or February 9) is National Bagel and Lox Day. Check out the other weird January holidays and weird February holidays.

History of National Bagel Day

Originally on February 9, this weird holiday was moved in 2018 by Thomas’ to January 15 in order to avoid competing with National Pizzza Day. This holiday is also known as National Bagel and Lox Day.

Bagels (also spelled beigels) are ring-shaped bread made out of weath dough that is first boiled, then baked, which gives it its unique chewy texture. The hole in the middle serves two purposes: to make it easier to cook, and to allow for easy transport and storage by bakers.

Bagel and Lox is a popular Jewish dish that is common in New York City. The word Lox comes from the Yiddish work laks, which means salmon. Lox is brined and cured salmon that has been thinly sliced, and typically it’s eaten with cream cheese (called schmear, which is the German word for spread) on top of a bagel.

Bagels first originated by Jewish families in Poland in the 1300s, although they became mostly popular in the 1600s, when it became common to give bagels to women soon after childbirth.

An influx of Polish-Jewish immigration in the 1800s to the United States caused bagels to be introduced to New York City. In 1907, the bakers in New York City created the International Beigel Bakers’ Union.

Bagels were made by hand by up to four people to make a single batch until the 1960s until Danile Thompson invented the bagel maker. The bagel became popular across the United States in the 1960s by Harry Lender, his son Murray Lender, and Florence Sender, when they began freezing bagels. Murray also came up with the idea of pre-slicing the bagel.

In 1995, the first Einstein Brothers’ bagel store opened in Ogden, Utah. It eventually became the largest bagel chain in the United States.

In 1999, bagels became more popular than donuts! Americans spent more than $750 million dollars on bagels, while only $500 million dollars on donuts.

In 2018, more than 354 million bagels were sold. There are also dozens of different toppings and flavors for bagels, although plain bagles are still the most popular flavor.

In mathematics, a ring with a hole is called a torus, which is the Latin word for cushion.

Ideas for National Bagel Day

Here are some great ways to celebrate bagel day!

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