National Pretzel Day – An Annual Holiday for Pretzel. A day to celebrate the wonderful treat we love … Pretzels … Whether it be a soft pretzel or a hard pretzel. Plus find out how to score a free pretzel or two.
National Pretzel Day
Celebrated Annually on April 26th of each year, National Pretzel Day.
Do you like your Pretzels from the bag hard and salty? Maybe you like them soft and in various flavors like Auntie Anne’s?
Did you know the Pretzel has a form of Christian roots? According to The History of Science and Technology, in 610 AD, “an Italian monk invents pretzels as a reward to children who learn their prayers. He calls the strips of baked dough, folded to resemble arms crossing the chest, pretiola (little rewards).” Another place mentioned it got its roots in France from a monastery and they twisted their communion bread then.
It was also reported that the Soft Pretzel got started in the 19th Century by Pennsylvania. It wasn’t until 2003 that National Pretzel Day came into being.
I love pretzels. My favorite bagged kind is cheddar hard pretzels. From Auntie Anne’s pretzels, I like the Original, Sweet Almond, Roasted Garlic and Parmesan, and the Pepperoni. I have never ate at Philly Pretzel Factory, so I am not sure which flavors I would like. I am sure I would like their original pretzel too. Looking at their menu, I think I would like the Pepperoni Pretzel Melts.
I am not sure about any other Pretzel joints to add. If you know of any, please feel free to share in the comments.
Philly Pretzel Factory – Get a free soft pretzel Thursday, no purchase necessary. Plus, the first 100 customers at locations get an extra treat — a coupon for a free pretzel each day in May.
Auntie Anne’s – My Pretzel Perks members get a free classic pretzel when they purchase any pretzel Thursday through Sunday. The offer will be available in the rewards section of the app.
Ben’s Soft Pretzels – With a $1 minimum donation to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, get a free jumbo soft pretzel Thursday. One traditional pretzel per person.
Pretzelmaker – To get a free pretzel Thursday at participating locations, customers need to show they follow the brand on Facebook or Instagram on their phone. Limit one free salted or unsalted pretzel per person.
Wetzel’s Pretzels – Thursday also is the fourth annual National Wetzel Day and all locations are giving away free original pretzels, no purchase necessary. To get a second free pretzel, follow Wetzel’s on Instagram and post a picture of your free pretzel using the hashtag #nationalwetzelday. For showing pretzel love, the company will send a code for a free original pretzel to redeem on the smartphone app through May 31.
- National Holiday Calendar
- Penn Live
- Auntie Anne’s
- Philly Pretzel Factory
- Ben’s Soft Pretzels
- Wetzel’s Pretzels
These offers are subject to change without notice. Based on availability and participating locations. Other restrictions may apply. See each locations for their details.