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National Barbecue Day - May 16
Thu, May 16, 2024

National Barbecue Day

Spring weather is conducive to having a picnic. Invite friends and enjoy the best meat dish on May 16, National Barbecue Day. Get out the grill and go to your backyard. Americans often celebrate this holiday not only in May.

The History

Barbecue was introduced by the adventurous Briton William Dampier at the end of the XVII century. The tradition of having a barbecue dates back to the colonial era. This custom strengthened and became ubiquitous after the United States gained independence.

Interesting facts

Barbecue is meat is divided into pieces, and usually cooked on an open fire.

  1. Barbecue holidays can be massive. They can last for several days! The longest celebration took place in Georgia over 4 days. In Mexico, 45 thousand people took part in the event.
  2. Most Americans prefer to grill hamburgers.
  3. Having picnics and eating outside is affordable, pleasant entertainment that has become a part of the American identity.

For example, it is great to organize a contest where the winner eats a lot of food. The competition can be arranged at home or in a favorite restaurant. Experiment with additives. There are variations on sauces for meat, in American, Italian, Mexican, Oriental, and Scandinavian styles. Combine ingredients and create your own signature recipe!

When is National Barbecue Day celebrated in 2024?

National Barbecue Day is observed on May 16 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday May 16 2024
Friday May 16 2025

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