National Baklava Day - November 17

National Baklava Day – November 17


Each year on November 17, lovers of the delicious flaky pastry that is made with layers of filo pastry and filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with syrup or honey celebrate National Baklava Day.

Believed to have originated by the Turkic people in Central Asian nations, Baklava is a dessert in many countries and prepared in several ways.  The word “Baklava” first appeared in English in 1650.

Preparing this dessert may be somewhat time-consuming. However, it is a treat worth the work and the wait.


Enjoy this Baklava recipe.

Use #NationalBaklavaDay to post on social media.


Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Baklava Day.

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National Baklava Day - Preparing this dessert may be somewhat time-consuming but those sitting around your table are going to appreciate your efforts!