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Spring weather is conducive to having picnic, invite friends and enjoy taste of favorite meat dish on National Barbecue Day on May 16. Get out grill, go to backyard. Americans loved holiday ready to celebrate it not only in May.

The History

At the end of XVII century, word «barbecue» appeared, first introduced by adventurous Briton William Dampier. Tradition of having barbecue dates back to colonial era. After gaining independence, custom strengthened, became ubiquitous.

Interesting facts

Barbecue is cooking of meat, divided into pieces, over open fire.

  1. Barbecue holidays can be massive, last for several days! The longest celebration took place in Georgia, it took 4 days. In Mexico, 45 thousand people took part in event.
  2. Most Americans prefer to grill traditional treat — hamburgers.
  3. Having picnics, eating in nature is affordable pleasant entertainment become part of American identity.

For change, organize contest, winner eats more. Competition can be arranged at home or in favorite restaurant. Experiment with additives. There are variations on theme of cooking sauces for meat — in American, Italian, Mexican, Oriental, Scandinavian style. Combine ingredients, create own signature recipe!

When is National Barbecue Day celebrated in 2022?

National Barbecue Day is observed on May 16 each year.