It’s National Croissant Day in the United States – a day to celebrate the tasty pastry that originated in Austria and made its way to France when Marie Antionette married into the French royal family.

The croissant consists of flaky, yeast-raised dough rolled together in layers. Its crescent shape is said to have been created by Austrian bakers when Ottoman conquerors ruled the country and resembles the crescent found in the Turkish flag.

Celebrated annually on January 30th.

Enjoy National Croissant Day!