National Bratwurst Day - August 16
Wed, Aug 16, 2023

National Bratwurst Day

National Bratwurst Day is dedicated to everyone who loves various sausage delicacies! Bratwurst is a sausage for grilling or frying. It comes from Germany, but also from Switzerland, Slovakia, Poland, etc.

The History

Sausage usually comprises beef, pork, or veal, often served with mustard, sauerkraut, or potato salad.

According to historical data, the dish existed as early as 228 BC and was a success. It is not surprising it has survived to our days and is considered a delicious snack.

National Day was founded in 2013 by Johnsonville, the largest sausage company in Wisconsin.

Interesting facts

  • In different parts of Germany, sausages are prepared according to specific recipes;
  • Some are sure hot dog and bratwurst are the same thing, although in fact there are many differences;
  • Traditional recipes use cream or eggs.

Bratwurst is prepared in accordance with the strict rules of the so-called ‘Meat Decree’, which was created back in the 14th century. There used to be a ‘sausage controller’ that carefully checked the meat and qualifications of the butcher. If the inspector did not like the meat, he threw it away without hesitation, not paying attention to the butcher’s appeals.

How to take part

National Bratwurst Day is designed for you to gather with friends in a pub and enjoy a delicious snack! You can pair it with a good beer.

Want to make your own sausage? Surprise your household. You can experiment with other recipes and make your own adjustments to them. Perhaps you will come up with something new?

Visit festivals dedicated to the dish and have fun.

When is National Bratwurst Day celebrated in 2023?

National Bratwurst Day is observed on August 16 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday August 16 2023
Friday August 16 2024
Saturday August 16 2025
Sunday August 16 2026

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