National Animal Crackers Day

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When Celebrated

Always on April 18th


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About the Holiday

National Animal Crackers Day celebrates these cookie like crackers made in the shape of animals. They originated in England in the late 1800s. Demand in the United States was so strong that companies across the Atlantic started to manufacture them. Stauffer’s Biscuit Company was the first to produce them in 1871 out of York, PA. Later, in 1902, National Biscuit Company (now called Nabisco) started to sell Barnum’s Animal Crackers. The crackers came in a circus themed box. Back then they cost just 5 cents (USD) and since the box came with a string many would string them to their Christmas trees. Some of the animal shapes include lions, tigers, bears, monkeys, and elephants and often kids would chew off a head, leg, or tail first.

Gift Guidelines

  • Box of Animal Crackers

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