World Tripe Day Date in the current year: October 24, 2017

World Tripe Day Many countries have designated various days as celebration of certain types of foods and dishes. Some food days have become, or were originally, global celebrations. For example, World Tripe Day is celebrated on October 24.

Tripe is a type of edible lining from the stomachs of various farm animals, primarily cattle. It belongs to offal, along with heart, kidney, liver, spleen, tongue, snout, brain, testicles, pit’s trotters, and some other organs. Tripe is eaten in many parts of the world. Tripe soup, for example, is popular in the Eastern European cuisine. In Italy, tripe fried with wine, herbs and vegetables is called trippa.

World Tripe Day was created by the possibly satirical Tripe Marketing Board. According to the holiday creators, tripe is often treated with contempt by the same people that eat liver, tongue, kidneys, and other organ meats. Oh, how wrong they are! Tripe can be used to cook a lot of delicious and hearty dishes, and World Tripe Day is designed to tell people exactly this.

World Tripe Day is celebrated on October 24 because on this day in 1662, English diarist Samuel Pepys, the author of Britain’s most celebrated diary, in which he recorded events of daily British life, mentioned “a most excellent dish of tripes” he cooked himself to dine with his wife in a diary entry.

If you want to celebrate World Tripe Day, go to your local store, buy some tripe, find a recipe you’d like to try, use it to prepare a tasty tripe dish, and share it with your friends and family.

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Unofficial Holidays

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World Tripe Day, food day, unofficial holiday, Tripe Marketing Board