Celebrate Swedish Cinnamon Bun Day with Visit Sweden! Today 4 October 2021!
Every year on October 4th, the Swedes celebrate Cinnamon Bun Day. Cafes, restaurants, and convenience stores across the country sell the spiced Swedish buns.
Since the 1920s, cinnamon buns or kanelbullar have been a popular sight on coffee tables and at fikas across Sweden. Cinnamon Bun Day was created in 1999 by The Swedish Home Baking Council as an event to celebrate the organisation’s 40th Anniversary. Swedes happily embraced the new day of celebration and now, nearly 20 years later, there is a holiday feel all over the country each year on 4 October. Now, each year on 4 October alone, 7 million cinnamon buns will be munched in Sweden. This counts toward the 316 buns the average Swede eats per year!
We’ve also worked with a bakery Ekstedt’s in Alingsås to create the video and a recipe that I’ve attached, which can be used on social media should you wish to. Ekstedts Bageri & Café is one of Sweden’s best cafés according to the White Guide. Good quality raw materials and time are the main ingredients here, and everything is baked with a traditional approach that goes back to 1886. You’ll find Ekstedts Bageri & Café in the centre of Alingsås, the Capital of Fika, situated just outside Gothenburg in West Sweden.
Cinnamon buns are the best-loved pastry among the pastry-loving Swedes. Sweet and moreish, they are also an important feature of a “fika” – or Swedish coffee break.
Don't miss the to include a stop at Café Husaren in Gothenburg for tasting the giant cinnamon buns known as 'Hagabullen'. The buns are not only tasty, they are also vegan and apparently the biggest in the world. Here you’ll find out where to get the best cinnamon buns in Sweden.
Why not check out the Cinnamon Bun Day podcast, which you can listen to at your leisure here: https://play.acast.com/s/f8ef050d-e2cd-5801-9175-4d7c8626145a/615312b6c28ad2001383b045