National Roast Leg of Lamb Day - May 7
Tue, May 7, 2024

National Roast Leg of Lamb Day

National Roast Leg of Lamb Day is an American holiday dedicated to this high-calorie, hearty and very tasty dish. Lamb is a unique meat with a special flavor that can be used to make great dishes. Today we are celebrating the day of one of those. A delicious roast leg of lamb with spices and any garnish is an indescribable delight! The feast is celebrated annually on May 7.


The exact history of National Roast Leg of Lamb Day is unknown. Lamb was used as a food thousands of years ago in Southwest Asia. Later, the taste of this meat was appreciated by Europeans, who also included it in their diet.

Researchers believe that the domestication of sheep and their special breeding began around 6000 B.C. They were very valuable animals for humans because they produced milk, meat and hides used to make clothing, bags and other things.

To prepare a leg of lamb is very simple. It can be marinated beforehand, then incisions are made, in which various spicy herbs are inserted: thyme, rosemary and others. Bake the meat for at least 120 minutes at oven temperature of 680 degrees Fahrenheit.

Interesting facts

  • Meat from a young sheep, 10 to 14 months old, is better suited for cooking. Such meat will be as tender and delicious as possible!
  • Lamb can be included in various diets because it is the least fatty red meat of all.
  • In Eastern medicine, lamb meat is recommended for children and the elderly, as it is well digested and has many nutritional properties.

How to celebrate

Study the information about the beneficial properties of lamb. Visit a cafe or restaurant to taste the expertly prepared lamb meat. Cook a roast leg of lamb yourself at home. You can easily find the recipe on the Internet.

Tell about the holiday on social networks. Ask users if they like lamb. If not, what kind of meat do they like?

When is National Roast Leg of Lamb Day celebrated in 2024?

National Roast Leg of Lamb Day is observed on May 7 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday May 7 2024
Wednesday May 7 2025

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