National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day - March 17
Sun, Mar 17, 2024

National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day

National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to this dish. It is very simple and does not require any special culinary skills or experience to prepare it. But great taste and fast satiety guaranteed! It is celebrated on March 17.


The history of the holiday begins with the Irish immigrants who moved to the American territories en masse in the mid-19th century. In their homeland, they loved their national dish, pork and potatoes, but their poor financial situation forced them to look for an alternative. There’s a new dish that we’re celebrating this day!

The classic recipe for making corned beef was not unlike what the Irish used to salt pork. So there was no problem with switching to another product. Cabbage was cheaper, so in addition to the meat we chose it. National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day celebrations take place not only in the United States, but also in Ireland itself. There they cook this and other Irish dishes and listen to folk songs.

Interesting facts

  • The classic version of serving the dish involves sour bread or naturally fermented drinks with low alcohol content: beer, for example.
  • The switch to cabbage was also prompted by the Great Famine at the end of the first half of the 19th century, provoked by low potato yields.
  • Corned beef was also actively used in the diet of the Jewish immigrants.

How to celebrate

Visit restaurants or cafes today where you can enjoy this dish in a classic version from professional chefs. Test your culinary skills and make it yourself. Moreover, beef corned beef can not be cooked, and buy it ready-made in the store. Recipes are easily found on the Internet. You can also visit Ireland to get a sense of the local color.

Spread the word on social media. Ask other users if they have tried this dish, what was their impression of it?

When is National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day celebrated in 2024?

National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day is observed on March 17 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday March 17 2024
Monday March 17 2025

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