National Hoagie Day - May 5
Fri, May 5, 2023

National Hoagie Day

National Hoagie Day is a great holiday for those who love good food but dislike long cooking times. The hoagie is a great alternative to the usual burgers, chips, nuggets, and French fries.

The History

There are several versions of the hoagie. With 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 slices. This sandwich was nicknamed Hog Island. Then the name was changed to Hoagie.

According to another version, a 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 took root almost immediately.

In 1992, Hoagie was proclaimed the official Philadelphia sandwich.

How to take part

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

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

When is National Hoagie Day celebrated in 2023?

National Hoagie Day is observed on May 5 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday May 5 2023
Sunday May 5 2024
Monday May 5 2025