Salami Day - September 7
Sat, Sep 7, 2024

Salami Day

Salami Day is celebrated annually on September 7th and is a great excuse to enjoy your favorite snack. Salami is versatile and wonderful in any dish—whether in a sandwich, on a pizza, or as simple cuts for a buffet. Millions of people love salami for its variety of flavors, different types of meat, and diverse cooking and processing methods.


Salami holds a firm leadership position in butcher shops and grocery stores worldwide. This spicy sausage is prepared mainly from pork, but beyond the traditional recipe, there are countless variations including beef, wild boar, and duck. The diversity ensures that even the most demanding gourmet can find their favorite flavor. Since curing is one of the oldest methods of processing meat, salami has been around for thousands of years, and its detailed history is difficult to trace. Nevertheless, the holiday is celebrated with great enthusiasm by millions.

Interesting Facts

  • Initially, salami was considered a peasant’s food in Europe, but it is widely accepted that it originated in Italy.
  • Salami can be stored at room temperature for up to 40 days.
  • The name ‘salami’ has Italian roots, which translates to ‘salted’.
  • There are numerous methods and recipes for preparing salami, incorporating various spices, wine, and vinegar. Preparation times can vary from 30 to 90 days.

How to take part

Savor the taste of salami, cook various dishes, and join the vast community of fans of this snack. Organize a party; surely among your friends there are many connoisseurs of this sausage who would want to join the celebration. If the weather permits, consider having a picnic. Share the event on social media to let your followers know about this amazing day. Visit museums dedicated to salami: there are two in Italy and one in Hungary.

When is Salami Day in 2024?

Salami Day is observed on September 7 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday September 7 2024
Sunday September 7 2025
Monday September 7 2026
Tuesday September 7 2027
Thursday September 7 2028
Friday September 7 2029