Leave it to Sweden to come up with an official day like “Cinnamon Bun Day”, which is celebrated every year on 4 October in Sweden.
Sweden’s Home Baking Council started the tradition – called . is referred to as Cannelbulance DAG – in 1999 as a way to honor domestic traditions.
Officials in the northern Washington County city of Scandia, founded by Swedish immigrants, will mark the special day on Monday by passing out free cinnamon buns on the Olinda Trail and Oakhill Road from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. This is the fifth year that the day has been celebrated with bun gifts in the city; The event was the brainchild of Gamelgarden Museum director Lynn Moratzka.
Patti Ray, a city council member helping organize the event, said volunteers will spend Sunday baking 500 buns and then frosting and packaging them individually at the Scandia Community Center.
“It’s a lovely way to honor our Swedish roots,” Ray said.
Sponsors of the event include Gamelgarden, the Skandia-Marine Lions Club and the City of Scandia.
Scandia City Council recently declared Monday as “Cinnamon Bread Day”. According to the official proclamation, the honor is to recognize the city’s “historical and current cultural ties” to Sweden and celebrate “Sweden’s rich tradition of buns”.