National Cinnamon Crescent Day – April 10, 2022

National Cinnamon Crescent Day is celebrated every year on April 10. Cinnamon crescents are easy to make. When preparing the cinnamon crescent pastry, the dough is filled with ingredients like sugar, cinnamon, and butter. Once the stuffing is inserted, the dough is rolled into a crescent shape and is then put into the oven for baking. After a few minutes of baking, the crescent is ready to be eaten. The pastry is sweet, which makes the cinnamon crescent a widely loved delicacy. You may add icing sugar to the pastry for extra sweetness.

History of National Cinnamon Crescent Day

The history of National Cinnamon Crescent Day is shrouded in mystery. No one is aware of the person or organization that came up with the idea to celebrate cinnamon crescents. Nonetheless, the investigation and research about this day are ongoing and we hope to make a discovery soon.

Cinnamon crescents taste delicious when they are served hot straight from the oven. This does not mean that the crescent cannot be enjoyed cold or even a few days later. Cinnamon crescents are similar to croissants. The only difference is that the surface of a croissant has a light flaky crust with a buttery interior. The secret to making a perfect cinnamon roll is making the dough first and thereafter laminating it with several layers of butter or vegetable oil. The ingredients that are used to make the cinnamon crescent include the crescent-shaped dough, a quarter cup of softened butter, a quarter cup of white sugar, and a half tablespoonful of ground cinnamon. This pastry contains the nutritional value of cinnamon, meaning that it is rich in fiber, magnesium, iron, and calcium.

Cinnamon has been used as an ingredient throughout history. It was originally used in ancient Egypt, where it was rare and valuable. Cinnamon was regarded as a gift for kings. Today, cinnamon is cheap, accessible in every supermarket, and is found as an ingredient in various foods and recipes. Cinnamon is made by cutting the stems of cinnamon trees and removing the inner bark. When it dries, it forms strips that curl into rolls. These strips can be ground to form cinnamon powder. The unique smell and flavor of cinnamon are due to the oily part of the stem, which is very high in the compound cinnamaldehyde.

National Cinnamon Crescent Day timeline

2800 B.C.
Discovery of Cinnamon

Cinnamon is discovered in Sri Lanka.

1st Century A.D.
Cinnamon Becomes Valuable

Pliny the Elder writes that 12 oz of cinnamon holds more value than five two pounds of silver.

17th Century
Cinnamon is Seized

The Dutch seize the island of Ceylon, the biggest supplier of cinnamon.

1833
The Downfall of the Cinnamon Monopoly

Cinnamon harvest begins in Java, Sumatra, Borneo, Mauritius, Réunion, and Guyana.

National Cinnamon Crescent Day FAQs

What is the difference between a croissant and a crescent roll?

The two are very similar, but croissants have more of a puff pastry dough making them extra flaky. Crescent rolls have more of a homemade roll texture. 

When were crescent rolls invented?

Crescent rolls are believed to have originated during the 13th century. They are the modified form of kipferl, which was more basic. Crescent rolls are more of a pastry variety, unlike kipferl. 

What is croissant dough called?

The two most common types of laminated dough are puff pastry and croissants. Puff pastry is the simplest form of laminated dough, with just butter folded into a basic dough of flour, water, and salt. 

How To Celebrate National Cinnamon Crescent Day

  1. Post on social media

    Celebrate by posting photos of your cinnamon crescents and using the hashtag #NationalCinnamonCrescentDay. It will also encourage others to appreciate the day and to post similar photos.

  2. Learn a new recipe

    Another way to celebrate National Cinnamon Crescent Day is by learning a different recipe for cinnamon crescents. You can then make some for your family to try.

  3. Treat your friends to cinnamon crescents

    You can also bring cinnamon crescents to work and share them among your colleagues to celebrate National Cinnamon Crescent Day. Drop off a basket of cinnamon crescents for a friend who loves the delicacy.

5 Facts About Cinnamon That Will Blow Your Mind

  1. There are two types of cinnamon

    Cinnamon is available in two varieties — Ceylon and Cassia.

  2. Cinnamon trees are tall

    An average cinnamon tree grows to a height of 60 feet.

  3. Cinnamon has many uses

    Cinnamon barks or powder can be used in savory dishes, sweet dishes, and even in drinks.

  4. Cinnamon has medicinal properties

    Cinnamon was a common ingredient in ancient medicine.

  5. Cinnamon has beautifying properties

    Cinnamon is regularly used in face and body scrubs as complexion enhancers.

Why We Love National Cinnamon Crescent Day

  1. It is everyone’s favorite

    The best thing about cinnamon crescents is that everyone savors this delicacy. That is why there is an entire day dedicated to the celebration of cinnamon crescents.

  2. You can try something new

    National Cinnamon Crescent Day encourages us to celebrate by trying something new - either tasting a new variety of cinnamon crescents or making it.

  3. A day to celebrate with friends

    Since a big part of National Cinnamon Crescent Day is celebrating with friends, the day brings us closer to our loved ones.

National Cinnamon Crescent Day dates

YearDateDay
2022April 10Sunday
2023April 10Monday
2024April 10Wednesday
2025April 10Thursday
2026April 10Friday

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