National Pretzel Day on April 26th recognizes one of America’s favorite snacks. A bag of nice crunchy, salty pretzels or a big, warm, soft, cinnamon pretzel is the question of the day.  Either one is an excellent choice.

There are a few different accounts of the origin of the pretzel.  Most people agree that it does have a Christian background, and they were developed by the monks.  According to The History of Science and Technology, in 610 AD, “an Italian monk invents pretzels as a reward to children who learn their prayers.  He calls the strips of baked dough, folded to resemble arms crossing the chest, pretiola (little rewards).”

That's why here we have created the collection of the Best National Pretzel Day Quotes, History, Facts, Images & Pictures for you to share it on your social media profiles like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest.

National Pretzel Day Quotes, History, Facts, Images, Pictures


National Pretzel Day was declared in 2003 by Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell. A pretzel is a type of baked food made from dough in soft and hard varieties and savory or sweet flavors in a unique knot-like shape, originating in Europe. In the 19th century, southern German and Swiss German immigrants introduced the pretzel to North America.

Today, Pennsylvania is the center of American pretzel production for both the hard crispy and the soft bread types of pretzels. The annual United States pretzel industry is worth over $550 million. The average American consumes about 1.5 pounds (0.7 kg) of pretzels per year.

National Pretzel Day Quotes

1. All food starting with p is comfort food: pasta, potato chips, pretzels, peanut butter, pastrami, Pizza, pastry. - Sara Paretsky

2. Today coming to work, I saw one of those only in New York scenes. It was a rat who had passed out after choking on a pretzel. - David Letterman

3. The church is not going to survive if they are going to tell people that they have to twist their minds into 1st century pretzels. - John Shelby Spong

4. She bought a pretzel from a vendor and. - Jill Alexander Essbaum

5. We stock up on popcorn and candy like we’re crossing the Sierras, don’t we? I’ll have a couple of soft pretzels, a hot dog, Milk Duds, Snocaps... Oh, and a Diet Coke. - Ellen DeGeneres

6. The night was a rush of steaming pasta, wet irises, Italian leathers, swaddled beggars, skulking boys, sulking girls, garbage piles, pretzel vendors. - Francesca Lia Block

7. Love makes intellectual pretzels of us all. - Sarah Bird

8. When my husband Jonas and I started Auntie Annes in 1988, we never expected or anticipated building an international pretzel franchise. It was the farthest thing from our minds. - Anne F. Beiler

9. But you can’t just sit around the fireplace and sip Cokes and eat pretzels and get an attitude of confidence. You have to put in hard work. - Lee Haney

10. We eat all organic at home, so if we're running around and the kids want a hot dog or pretzel, I'll get it for them. - Kelly Rutherford

11. Chocolate covered peanuts, chocolate covered raisins, chocolate covered pretzels… Chocolate. So afraid to be alone. - Dana Gould

12. I have great expectations for our company; pretzels were just the beginning. - Nell Newman

13. My mother always said, ‘When you’re eating pretzels, chew before you swallow’. Always listen to your mother. - George W. Bush

14. He was twisted as a pretzel, he was a tinfoil-halo shitnosed frogstomping king rat asshole, but he wasn't stupid. - Margaret Atwood

Top 5 Facts About National Pretzel Day

- The first pretzel to journey to America is thought to have come over on the Mayflower.

- October is National Pretzel Month.

- The average U.S. citizen consumes up to two pounds of pretzels per year, but Philadelphians snack on about 12 pounds of pretzels per person every year.

- Fitting with its origin, the name pretzel comes from the word “pretiola” or “little rewards.”

- President George W. Bush was munching on a pretzel in the White House when he choked and lost consciousness while watching the 2002 Baltimore-Miami NFL playoff.


Pretzel is a love of every Americans! Let's share these National Pretzel Day Quotes, History, Facts, Images & Pictures with others on this National Pretzel Day!