July 26, 2021 – National All Or Nothing Day | National Bagelfest Day

Welcome to July 26th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate taking a risk and a courtly carb. 

Taking a big risk usually helps us move forward with our careers or relationships. Not many people can claim their leap of faith changed the course of Western civilization. But not everyone is Alexander the Great. In one major battle with the mighty Persian Empire, Alexander’s army was outnumbered nearly 5 to 1. If his troops were defeated, the Persians would spread their influence across the Mediterranean and make their culture the dominant force in the world. Against the advice of his generals, Alexander led his army straight into the Persian ranks…and somehow he came out on top. Big risks, big rewards. On National All Or Nothing Day, you may not be shaping the world, but as Yoda says, “Do or do not, there is no try.” 

In the 17th Century an Austrian baker presented the King of Poland with a new creation. Based on the king’s love of horses, the baker made a circular, doughy bread shaped like a stirrup, or “boogel.”  Rumor has it that bagels have been a favorite in Poland ever since. And when Polish immigrants set up bakeries in New York’s Lower East Side, people in the United States started celebrating  bagels with a generous schmear of cream cheese. Thanks to the Lender family, bagels rolled out across the nation with their automated process for manufacturing, freezing and shipping our favorite kosher carb.  On National Bagelfest Day, stop by your local bakery or coffee shop and enjoy a breakfast fit for a king. 

I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.


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