National Toast Day was created in 2014 at the Tiptree World Bread Awards in the U.K. It has since spread around the world. People everywhere now celebrate this humble holiday dedicated to toasted bread.

Riveting facts about toast can be found on this web page — including toast’s timeline:
• Approximately 75 million Americans are believed to eat toast every day.
• The first electric toaster was invented back in 1905. This toaster was called El Tosto.
• The first automatic toaster was invented in 1926. It was called the Toastmaster One-A-One.
• The word toast comes from the “Tostare” a Latin word that means “To Toast.”
A great poster from last year’s National Toast Day: