According to the LA Times, the holiday originated 30 yeas ago when Pennsylvania Rep. Robert S. Walker declared April 26 would be a commemorative day for pretzels. Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell re-declared the holiday in 2003.
To celebrate this important holiday Pretzelmaker will be handing out free -- salted and unsalted -- pretzels in select locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware and Florida. Customers only have to tell a joke to get their treat.
Happy National Pretzel Day!!