When is this holiday celebrated?
This holiday is observed & celebrated on November 17, every year.
Are there other bread holidays? Yes
November is National Raisin Bread Month.
Bread Machine Baking Month which falls in the month of January.
National Wheat Bread Month which also falls in the month of January.
What is this holiday about?
This holiday is about enjoying and appreciating fresh homemade bread. There's nothing like walking in the house after a hard day at work and smelling fresh bread baking. So on this special day take time out to bake your own homemade bread for your family and create lasting memories.
Origin of this Holiday
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
This holiday is referred to as a "National" day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate. So have fun with it and celebrate it!
From our research, we did find reference to this special day being sponsored by the Homemade Bread Day Committee of Montague, Mi. We did a search and could not find any futher information on their website so we have no other information about this holiday except to say that it does exist and is celebrated on November 17th.
We found refrence to this holiday at several greeting card sites.
Bread is one of the oldest prepared foods, dating back to the Neolithic era. The first breads produced were probably cooked versions of a grain-paste, made from ground cereal grains and water, and may have been developed by accidental cooking or deliberate experimentation with water and grain flour. Descendants of these early breads are still commonly made from various grains worldwide, including the Iranian (Persian) lavashs, tabuns, sangaks, Mexican tortilla, Indian chapatis, rotis and naans, Scottish oatcake, North American jonnycake, Middle Eastern pita, and Ethiopian injera. The basic flat breads of this type also formed a staple in the diet of many early civilizations with the Sumerians eating a type of barley flat cake, and the 12th century BC Egyptians being able to purchase a flat bread called ta from stalls in the village streets.
The development of leavened bread can probably also be traced to prehistoric times. Yeast spores occur everywhere, including the surface of cereal grains, so any dough left to rest will become naturally leavened. Although leavening is likely of prehistoric origin, the earliest archaeological evidence is from ancient Egypt. Scanning electron microscopy has detected yeast cells in some ancient Egyptian loaves. However, ancient Egyptian bread was made from emmer wheat and has a dense crumb. In cases where yeast cells are not visible, it is difficult, by visual examination, to determine whether the bread was leavened. As a result, the extent to which bread was leavened in ancient Egypt remains uncertain.
What type of holiday is this?
Other November Holidays around the world
How can I Celebrate this holiday?
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