National Salami Day

Salami is a cured sausage made from fermented and air-dried meats such as pork or beef. It was popular among many Eastern, Southern, and Central European peasants because it can be stored at room temperature for over a month after being cut, allowing the peasants to supplement a diet that traditionally had a low supply of fresh meat.

Salami then spread from Europe to other countries around the world, such as the United States. Salami has since become the fifth most popular deli meat in America and is extremely popular in other countries as well. That’s probably why someone went ahead and made September 7th National Salami Day—a day to enjoy salami and dishes made with salami.

The History of National Salami Day

National Salami Day was created by the Salami Appreciation Society—an organization based in Henrico, Virginia. It’s a holiday that has since been celebrated all over the U.S. and is now even being celebrated in other parts of the world.

Some Tasty Salami Facts

Let’s go over some tasty facts about salami that we’ve discovered while researching National Salami Day. We’ve placed the most interesting facts about this meat product below.

  • Salami typically contains minced fat, garlic, various herbs and spices, vinegar, wine, and salt.
  • Salami is usually made with pork but can also be made with beef, venison, turkey, geese, and even horse meat.
  • Salami has been made for over 2,000 years.

Observing National Salami Day

National Salami Day can be observed simply by taking a few moments to enjoy salami on this day. And that doesn’t mean just making sandwiches with salami either. Few people realize that there are a variety of dishes that can be made with this deli meat.

You can make Eggs in Purgatory with Salami, Penne with Salami, Salami Carbonara, Salami and Potato Frittatas, and a whole lot of other dishes. When making one of these dishes, just be sure to share the recipe with all of us using the internet and the hashtag #NationalSalamiDay.

When is it?
This year (2024)
September 7 Saturday
Next year (2025)
September 7 Sunday
Last year (2023)
September 7 Thursday
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