Every 4th of October! That is the day when the whole of Sweden (and Finland) celebrates cinnamon bun day — a tradition that you can easily do in your part of the world!
What is kanelbullens dag?
In Swedish, kanelbulle = cinnamon bun and dag = day.
So, its literal translation is cinnamon bun day.
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History of kanelbullar
Swedish cinnamon buns first appeared in bakeries in the 1920s — right after the first world war when sugar, flour, butter, and spices were starting to become available again.
But during the 1950s, when the economy picked up and superior ovens were available, the locals decided to bake these kanelbullar in the comfort of their homes.
From that point on, cinnamon buns became Sweden’s favorite pastry.
National cinnamon roll day
So, who came up with the idea for national cinnamon roll day?
The Home Baking Council (Hembakningsrådet) started this yearly celebration in 1999 to mark its 40th anniversary.
They intended to promote Sweden’s baking traditions and encourage baking by highlighting the country’s favorite fika pastry —- the cinnamon bun.
Having this national day in a year does not mean we can only eat buns at that time, though.
On the contrary, it’s even easier to eat it for 365 days because it’s so easy nowadays to make them at home.
And the best part? You can enjoy it anytime as well!
Try this authentic Swedish cinnamon buns recipe and celebrate national cinnamon roll day with a cup of coffee or tea — exactly like the locals. 🙂