Cinnamon Roll Day
|Cinnamon Roll Day|
Homemade cinnamon rolls
|Official name||Kanelbullens dag|
|Observed by||Sweden, Finland|
|Celebrations||Baking and eating homemade cinnamon rolls|
|Next time||4 October 2020|
Cinnamon Roll Day (Kanelbullens dag) falls on October 4th each year. It is an annual secular holiday in Sweden and Finland that was instituted in 1999 by Kaeth Gardestedt. At the time, she was a project manager for Hembakningsrådet (Home Baking Council), which was historically a trade group supported by yeast manufacturers, flour producers, sugar manufacturers, and margarine manufacturers, and is now supported by the Dansukker brand of sugar.
The purpose of the celebration is to increase attention on Swedish baking traditions, with a particular focus on cinnamon buns, and to increase the consumption of yeast, flour, sugar and margarine.
Most official celebrations of food are minor events that receive little attention, but the Swedish adoption of Cinnamon Roll Day has been unusually popular. According to Swedish ethnologist Jonas Engman, the popularity is due in part to a crisis of national identity, which has caused people to value things that remind them of positive features from past years.
Cinnamon Roll Day is celebrated on October 4 because Kaeth Gardestedt and the Home Baking Council did not want the day to compete with other food traditions, such as sweet semla buns, which are served in Sweden on Shrove Monday, crayfish, or fermented herring.
- Fika (coffee break) – a Scandinavian practice that frequently features cinnamon rolls
- Alla dessa dagar Dagens Nyheter
- Med hembakat skänker vi varandra glädje och omtanke Archived 2010-10-06 at the Wayback Machine
- Nyhetsbrev från Hembakningsrådet: Nr 1 april 2010
- Kanelbullens Dag för 9:e året! arkiverad 21 oktober 2007 från originalet
- "Why Cinnamon Bun Day is an enduring Swedish success". The Local. 2016-10-04. Retrieved 2018-10-08.
- Högtider: Varför är kanelbullens dag den 4 oktober?