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NATIONAL BAGEL And LOX DAY – February 9

NATIONAL BAGEL AND LOX DAY DAY

National Bagel and Lox Day recognizes one of America’s favorite bagel combinations on February 9th.

Bagels are one of the few breads that are boiled then baked. This creates a soft inside while keeping a crisp outside. Bagels originated in Poland in the early 17th century and now sell over a billion dollars worth each year in the United States.

Salmon is cured in a salt brine for several months to make lox. The technique was perfected in Scandinavia. Using the fatty belly of the salmon results in a buttery, silky texture that pairs well with cream cheese and bagels.

Over the years, many flavors and varieties of bagels have sprung up across the USA.  Cream cheese is a favorite topping on bagels. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #BagelAndLoxDay

Enjoy your bagels and lox in several ways. Try an everything bagel with lox and cream cheese topped with spinach. Stop by your favorite bagel shop and give them a shoutout while you’re there. Invite friends to enjoy the day with you.

Try these recipes:

Lox

Bagels II recipe.

Use #NationalBagelLoxDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL BAGEL AND LOX DAY HISTORY

National Day Calendar® continues researching the origins of this tasty food holiday. 


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February 9th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1825

When the 1825 election came to the Electoral College, no candidate held a majority vote. The House of Representatives elected John Quincy Adams who came in second in the popular vote after Andrew Jackson.

1870

President Ulysses S. Grant signs a joint resolution of Congress establishing the U.S. Weather Bureau under the Secretary of War.

1895

William George Morgan of Lockport, New York, invents a game called Mintonette based on the game of badminton. The name would later be changed to volleyball.

1971

National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York elects Satchel Paige as the first Negro League player to be honored.

February 9th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

William Henry Harrison – 1773

In 1841, the 9th President of the United States became the oldest person to be elected to the highest office in the country. Thirty-two days later, he died of pneumonia, serving the shortest term in presidential history.

Amy Lowell – 1874

The award-winning American poet published several collections of poems including A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass and Sword Blades and Poppy Seed.

Carole King – 1942

Since the 1960s, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter has produced a number of hit songs for artists such as Bobby Vee, The Drifters, and Aretha Franklin.

Mia Farrow – 1945

For nearly 6 decades, the award-winning American actress has wowed audiences on stage and screen with her performances.

Honorable Mentions

Gypsy Rose Lee – 1914
Judith Light – 1949
Terry McAuliffe – 1957

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