Beef Tallow Day

When people think of beef tallow, they don’t normally think that it’s something that a whole holiday should be built around. After all, it’s really just beef fat. However, there are a number of applications that beef tallow is used for, and it’s actually an important component in a number of different items.

For example, it’s used and cooking for frying crispy fried chicken and fried potatoes. It’s used for making pastries, biscuits, and pie crusts. It’s used for making soaps and candles. And it’s used in cosmetic applications to make moisturizers, lotions, and lip balms. It seems like beef tallow might be more important than people realize and that’s 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, what we do know is that it’s been used all throughout history for a variety of different reasons. During the Middle Ages, it was an important ingredient in the kitchen and was often used in place of butter for baking.

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

That’s because various vegetable-based oils have been used in place of it for some applications. Don’t get us wrong. It’s still used for some applications, it’s just not as popular as it once was. With that being said, we believe that Beef Tallow Day was invented by the Healthy Fats Coalition in 2017. It’s been observed ever since to popularize beef tallow and to 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 nowadays sell beef tallow for various uses, all the consumer has to do is decide whether they want to cook with it or want to use it to make soap or candles. Anyone and everyone observing this holiday are also encouraged to spread the word about it to other people.

This can be done by informing friends, family members, and coworkers of this holiday, or simply by spreading the word about it through social media using the hashtag #BeefTallowDay. Although not everyone is going to 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 (2023)
July 13 Thursday
Next year (2024)
July 13 Saturday
Last year (2022)
July 13 Wednesday
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