The legend of the Vienna siege by the Turks and the bakers' role in thwarting it.
The bakers created the crescent moon shaped pastry to commemorate the victory.
The croissant traveled from Austria to France and its evolution.
Marie Antoinette popularized the croissant in France.
The croissant's iconic status in France alongside other famous French foods.
Different cultures around the world have embraced and adapted the croissant.
Celebrate by trying different types of croissants and visiting local bakeries.