Anyway, today is Bread Day and I kept seeing these pretzel kits in a craft store and thought, "Pretzels are bread, aren't they?" Yes, in fact, they're considered a flat bread and "the official bread of lent." That story has to do with old Christian customs of giving up certain ingredients like animal products and having to work with what was left. Did you know where the traditional pretzel shape comes from? It was originally meant to symbolize arms folded in prayer. My shapes are also spiritually inspired not to mention delicious.