National Cabbage Day

We believe that cabbage is a vegetable that doesn’t get enough attention. The only time people think about cabbage is maybe when they’re having a side of coleslaw or perhaps cabbage and corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day.

We want to change that by highlighting a holiday that celebrates it in all its forms. This holiday is called National Cabbage Day, and it falls every year on February 17th. This is a holiday that’s perfect for breaking out those cabbage recipes and giving yourself and your family a tasty treat.

Facts About Cabbage

Cabbage is a vegetable that has been successfully cultivated by humans for over 4,000 years. It was a vegetable that the Celts brought from Asia to Europe around the year 600 AD. Because cabbage grows easily and stores well during the winter months, it soon became a staple crop all over Europe. Around the beginning of the sixteenth century, French navigator Jacques Cartier brought this vegetable to the Americas.

For those of you who might not know, cabbage is in the same family as Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale, and broccoli. It’s a vegetable that can be cooked in a variety of different ways, including boiling, baking, steaming, or even sautéing. And it can also be eaten raw if a person wants to do so.

Some Other Fun Facts About Cabbage

Below are some other facts we’d like to share about cabbage.

  • Uncooked cabbage is good for intestinal health.
  • Cabbage is Russia’s national food.
  • Russians eat seven times more cabbage than North Americans.
  • Cabbage only requires about 90 days to grow.

Some Great Cabbage Recipes

We don’t think that we can talk about National Cabbage Day without taking the time to at least mention some of the recipes that use cabbage in them. There are recipes from all around the globe that feature cabbage as a central ingredient, and all of them are pretty good. So without further ado, below are some cabbage recipes we think people are going to love.

  • Cabbage Rolls
  • Lion’s Head
  • Maple Slaw
  • Bigos
  • Wedding Cabbage
  • Kimchi
  • Coleslaw
  • Colcannon
  • Cabbage Stew

Observing National Cabbage Day

All a person has to do to celebrate National Cabbage Day is to spend the day eating one or more meals that feature cabbage as the central component. There are a ton of different cabbage dishes, and each of them has its own appeal, so people should choose the one they like the most. They might also want to use the hashtag #NationalCabbageDay on their social media accounts to spread the word far and wide about this special holiday.

When is it?
This year (2024)
February 17 Saturday
Next year (2025)
February 17 Monday
Last year (2023)
February 17 Friday
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