National Barbecued Spareribs Day - July 4
Thu, Jul 4, 2024

National Barbecued Spareribs Day

National Barbecued Spareribs Day is celebrated annually on July 4th. This is one of the most popular days to go out into the backyard and have a barbecue with pork or beef ribs, heavily seasoned with sauces and spices. On this summer holiday, delicious food can complement the fun of family, friends, and colleagues.


The origin of this national day remains a mystery, but it is assumed it came to America from County Cork, Ireland. There is a long tradition of cooking ribs and serving them with potatoes and turnips. The locals call this dish ‘leaf’. In America, ribs are prepared in different ways: some use only pork, some take smoked meat. The Cantonese add salty-sweet sauce to the ribs in char siu, after stringing them onto long forks.

Interesting facts

  • William Shakespeare praised the barbecue in one of his works, arguing that it is better to burn and die than never try the barbecue;
  • There are 4 types of slicing ribs: when the ribs remain intact, when the back, tips of the ribs and St. Louise are used;
  • Ribs are always grilled, because they are not meant to be boiled.

How to take part

On the 4th of July, people get together and share their favorite rib recipes. There are a huge variety of ways to cook meat deliciously, so you can season it with various sauces and spices, and add a good side dish. However, the most important aspect during this holiday is communication between people, which can lead to strong and long-term relationships on National Barbecued Spareribs Day.

When is National Barbecued Spareribs Day Celebrated in 2024?

National Barbecued Spareribs Day is associated with the anticipation of happiness and joy. It is observed on July the 4th each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday July 4 2024
Friday July 4 2025
Saturday July 4 2026

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