Beef Tallow Day

When people think of beef tallow, they don’t normally consider it something around which an entire holiday should be built. After all, it’s just beef fat. However, beef tallow has a number of applications and is an important component in various items.

For example, it’s used in cooking for frying crispy fried chicken and potatoes. It’s used for making pastries, biscuits, and pie crusts. It’s used for making soaps and candles, and in cosmetic applications to create moisturizers, lotions, and lip balms. It seems beef tallow might be more important than people realize, which is why Beef Tallow Day is observed annually on July 13th.

The History of Beef Tallow Day

Since beef tallow has been used since the dawn of human civilization, it can be difficult to determine when exactly it was first used. However, we do know it has been utilized throughout history for various reasons. During the Middle Ages, it was an essential ingredient in the kitchen, often used in place of butter for baking.

During the Industrial Revolution, it was also used for making lubricants, candles, and various soap products. It was even important during both World Wars as a source of glycerin for producing explosives. Unfortunately, beef tallow isn’t as important as it once was.

That’s because various vegetable-based oils have replaced it for some applications. Don’t get us wrong; it’s still used for some applications, just not as popular as it once was. With that said, we believe Beef Tallow Day was created by the Healthy Fats Coalition in 2017. It has been observed ever since to popularize beef tallow and highlight its many uses.

Observing Beef Tallow Day

Anyone looking to observe Beef Tallow Day can do so by learning how this product can be useful in their household. Many supermarkets now sell beef tallow for various uses; all the consumer has to do is decide whether they want to cook with it or use it to make soap or candles. Anyone observing this holiday is encouraged to spread the word about it to others.

This can be done by informing friends, family members, and coworkers about this holiday, or simply by spreading the word through social media using the hashtag #BeefTallowDay. Although not everyone will want to try out beef tallow on this day, there are plenty of people who will be curious about this product and what they can do with it.

When is it?
This year (2024)
July 13 Saturday
Next year (2025)
July 13 Sunday
Last year (2023)
July 13 Thursday
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