Today is National Pretzel Day!!

I know, you OBVIOUSLY already had that on your calendar because you're always counting down the days until it happens again. But did you know...

The exact origin of pretzels is unclear, but it is believed that they were first created by European monks in the early Middle Ages according to Wikipedia. One popular legend attributes the invention of pretzels to a monk in southern France or northern Italy in the year 610. According to the story, the monk baked strips of dough in a twisted shape to resemble arms folded in prayer, and gave them to children as a reward for learning their prayers.

April 26th is National Pretzel Day (canva)
April 26th is National Pretzel Day (canva)

Another theory suggests that pretzels originated in Germany in the early 1400s. German bakers in the town of Hard and other nearby cities created the pretzel as a symbol of good luck and prosperity. The shape of the pretzel was said to resemble a person crossing their arms in prayer, and it was believed to bring good luck to anyone who ate it.

There aren't many pretzel places in Southern Utah to get incentives. However, the few we have are offering something:

Wetzel's Pretzels is offering customers a FREE Original Pretzel today . . . nationwide . . . from 3:00 P.M. local time until close.

PretzelMaker is offering a FREE small order of pretzel bites today . . . either the salted or unsalted ones.

The Milwaukee Pretzel Company will ship your pretzels for 25% off when you use the code 'NPD25' at checkout . . . today only.

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