National Mustard Day - August
Sat, Aug 5, 2023

National Mustard Day

National Mustard Day celebrates a versatile savory condiment that adds a unique flavor to even the simplest dishes. Mustard is loved in many countries of the world, although everywhere it is prepared differently. The American variety has a relatively mild taste and liquid texture, so it is very popular.


Mustard first appeared in ancient Egypt. Ancient Greece and Rome also used it. In medieval Europe, mustard plants were grown by French monks – its sales brought a lot of money to these enterprising servants of the Lord. It was here that the original spicy additive gained the greatest popularity.

American mustard dates back to the beginning of the 20th century – its home is the city of Rochester.

The holiday of this spice was established at the initiative of the National Mustard Museum – if possible, be sure to visit it on this day.

Interesting facts

  • In ancient times, mustard was used as a medicine to relieve severe pain, including toothache.
  • The most famous condiment lover was King Louis XI.
  • Mustard owes its bright yellow color not to the main raw material – mustard seed – but to the natural dye turmeric.

How to take part

Enjoy your favorite spice with meat and vegetable dishes. Go beyond the familiar American variety: try spicy French, sweet German, or vigorous Russian ones.

Mustard goes well with other sauces: in a hot dog, it harmoniously coexists with ketchup, and if you mix it with honey, you get an excellent sauce for meat or hard cheeses. Do not be afraid to experiment: it was as a result of experiments that most of the world’s culinary masterpieces appeared.

When is National Mustard Day celebrated in 2023?

National Mustard Day is observed on the first Saturday of August each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday August 5 2023
Saturday August 3 2024
Saturday August 2 2025
Saturday August 1 2026