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National Cinnamon Crescent Day – April 10

April 10 is celebrated as National Cinnamon Crescent Day. Keep reading to learn more about crescent rolls and fun ways to celebrate the national day.

I’ve also compiled a list of crescent roll recipes for you. Why not bake up a batch of crescent rolls to honor this tasty national day?

April is a month full of national days devoted to all sorts of food. Check out the full list of April national food days here.National Cinnamon Crescent Day written in a brown box over a photo of seven cinnamon crescent rolls on a tray.

What are crescent rolls?

Crescent rolls are dough which is filled with sugar, and butter and then rolled and shaped into a crescent shape and baked until golden brown. Four crescent rolls arranged on a red and white checked picnic basket liner.

Adding cinnamon to the dough gives you an extra good source of fiber, iron, calcium, vitamin K and manganese.  See more benefits of using cinnamon in your cooking here.

When were crescent rolls invented?

In 1965, the Pillsbury company launched a refrigerated crescent roll. This was also when the Pillsbury Doughboy first came on the scene.

The Pillsbury Doughboy was also known as “Poppin’ Fresh” and still represents Pillsbury’s refrigerated dough products today.

Before Pillsbury came out with their products, the croissant (which has the same shape) was made in Austria. So, those of you who think that France came up with the famous pastry, are a few countries away. 

What is the difference between croissants and crescent rolls?

Both baked foods have layers of butter which makes the dough flaky when it is baked.

The main difference between a croissant and a crescent roll is the amount of time required to make it. Croissants are much richer in taste and flakier than crescent rolls. 

If you’re a fan of cinnamon pastries, you might enjoy king cakes. This cinnamon flavored dessert is served during Mardi Gras.

Five croissants on a plain white counter, one of the croissants is cut in half.

How to celebrate National Cinnamon Crescent Day

  • The best way to celebrate any food day is to get cooking with some new recipes. Check out some at the bottom of this page.
  • Use the hashtag #nationalcinnamoncrescentday on social media to spread word about this tasty food day. Here is a tweet to get you started.
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More national food days in April

Cinnamon crescent day is not the only national food day in April. There are lots of others, as well. Check out these tasty days:

Recipes for National Cinnamon Crescent DayA collage of three different preparations of cinnamon crescent rolls with a text overlay reading "cinnamon crescent roll recipes".

These cinnamon crescent recipes will let you treat your family to all sorts of crescent rolls. Why not experiment with a new one today?

Cinnamon Crescent Recipes

Cinnamon crescent rolls are sweet and warm with a toasty and crunchy outside. They puff up to a lovely crescent shape and are great for breakfast, dessert or a sweet snack.

There are close to 2000 national days in the year, and over 150 of them happen in April. See the full list of April national days here, and be sure to check back often to see which day we are celebrating today.

You can also watch this YouTube video to learn about more national food days in April.

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