National Hot Dog Day in the USA Date in the current year: July 18, 2018

National Hot Dog Day in the USA National Hot Dog Day is an informal holiday in the United States celebrated every July. It was established by the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. Hot Dog Day celebrates hot dogs as one of the staples of American cuisine.

A hot dog is a cooked sausage served in a sliced bun, typically with garnishes and condiments. Sausages (also known as frankfurters) were brought to the United States by German immigrants in the 19th century. Over the years, hot dogs have become one of the most popular street foods in the USA.

The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council was established in 1994 by the American Meat Institute, the largest and oldest trade association that represents the U.S. meat and poultry industry. The Council is dedicated to providing consumers and media with information concerning nutrition, preparation, safety and quality of sausages and hot dogs as iconic American foods.

The Council designated July 23 as National Hot Dog Day and July as National Hot Dog Month. However, the actual date of National Hot Dog Day tends to vary year to year depending on when the North American Meat Institute decides to host its annual Hot Dog Lunch on Capitol Hill. On the occasion of the holiday, the Council organizes and sponsors numerous events held across the United States. The proceedings from the events are often given to charity.

To celebrate National Hot Dog Day, invite your friends over for a cookout and enjoy delicious hot dogs with your favorite condiments and garnishes.

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Unofficial Holidays

Country

USA

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