NATIONAL HOT DOG DAY
When is National Hot Dog Day in 2024?
National Hot Dog Day in 2024 is on the Wednesday, 17th of Jul (7/17/2024).
National Hot Dog Day is on the 199th day of 2024. There are 167 days left in the year.
National Hot Dog Day Facts
- Date: Jul 17, 2024
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- Celebrations: Celebrations; homemade hot dogs
Americans love hot dogs, whether meaty or with assorted veggies. The National Hot Dog Day was created to celebrate one of the American cuisines. The National Hot Dog Day is observed in the United States as an informal holiday. The dates change every year as the annual hot dog lunch event determines them.
What is the history of Hot Dogs Day?
German immigrants to America brought with them the first hot dogs back in the 18th century. In 1870, a German named Charles Feltman sold over 3600 hot dogs on a stand in Coney Island. The popularity of hot dogs soon spread very fast due to their affordability. Later, hot dogs were linked to the sport baseball, and hundreds of the delicacy would be sold anytime there was a baseball match. In 1991, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council declared National Hot Dog Day to be observed every year in July.
When is National Hot Dog Day?
National Hot Dog Day is observed every year on the third Wednesday in July. The date is determined by when the annual hot dog lunch on capitol hill is held since the two events should coincide. The dates are, therefore, subject to change every year.
Although hot dogs have their origin in Frankfurt, Germany, Americans embraced the delicacy making it one of its cuisines. The American hot dog is loaded with beef and a variety of toppings. National Hot Dog Day is even more worth celebrating, considering that anybody can cook a hot dog at home.
Things to do on National Hot Dog Day
As the name suggests, National Hot Dog Day is a time to indulge in hot dogs of all kinds. Head to your preferred restaurant or street vendor and order your favorite hotdog. So, it’s time to enjoy an old classic chili dog with toppings of your choice.
Better still, invite your friends over and hold a hot dog party. Ask them to bring their favorite hot dogs with them and spend the evening sharing the delicacy among yourselves. You could also spend the time sharing interesting facts about hot dogs or any memories you have about this awesome treat.
In some towns, a hot dog eating contest is often organized, and the public encouraged to participate. Do you want to challenge yourself on how many hot dogs you can eat at a specified time? Then this contest is for you. It’s not only fun but a chance for you to eat some delicious hot dogs.
Another activity would be to make your own homemade hot dogs. You will have fun creating tasty toppings that do not have to be meaty. You may include crumbled gorgonzola, grilled pineapples, caramelized onions, baked beans, or even pickled green beans. So, get into the kitchen and unveil your creative side.