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National Hoagie Day is a great holiday for those who love good food but don’t like long cooking times. Hoagie is a great alternative to usual burgers, chips, nuggets, french fries.


There are several versions of Hoagie’s appearance. According to one of them, Italians working in Philadelphia in 1953 took lunch to work every day. This meal looked like a big sandwich: different types of meat, sauce, cheese, herbs placed between two bread’s slices. This sandwich was nicknamed «Hog Island». Then name was changed to «Hoagie».

According to another version, sandwich appeared at the beginning of the 20th century in South Philadelphia. Meat and cheese were wrapped in an Italian roll, calling “Hokie”, but the immigrants mispronounced the word “Hoagie”, which more took root in this dish.

In 1992, Hoagie was proclaimed the official Philadelphia sandwich.

How to celebrate?

The celebration involves a good time – cooking and eating delicious sandwiches.

  1. Make several hoagies, experimenting with sauces, meats. Take different rolls, baguettes. You can invite friends, watch comedy with a delicious snack.
  2. Offer the office to bring hoagies and decide the best sandwich.
  3. Try to make the biggest hoagie.

When is National Hoagie Day celebrated in 2022?

National Hoagie Day is observed on May 5 each year.