Soup Swap Day

A soup swap is a kind of party where friends get together, and each brings their favorite type of soup—usually several quarts of it at a time. One person might decide to bring a nice chicken noodle soup, while another might choose to bring a nice homemade Italian wedding soup.

This gives everyone a chance to try out different types of soup and to take home some different soups that they can then add to their freezer. If this sounds like an interesting idea, then the third Saturday in January is the perfect day to get started on organizing your own soup swap. That’s because this day is Soup Swap Day, and it’s a holiday that has become increasingly popular over the last few years.

Interesting Facts About Soup

Since you’ve probably been busy making soup for Soup Swap Day, we thought we’d give you some interesting soup facts that you can read during your “soup party.” Below are the facts we’ve uncovered and would like to now share with soup lovers all over the world.

  • The first recorded soup ever made was hippopotamus soup over 8,000 years ago.
  • New England’s favorite type of soup is clam chowder.
  • The most popular soup in the U.S. is chicken noodle soup.
  • A strange Nebraska law requires that establishments that sell beer also have to sell soup.
  • 11% of Americans eat soup on Sundays to combat a hangover at least once a year.

Observing Soup Swap Day

By now, we all know the best way to observe this holiday, and that way is by hosting your own soup swap party. Make a few quarts of soup, gather some of your closest friends, and swap soups and soup recipes with one another.

It’s also a good day to take a picture of your homemade soup and add it to social media using the hashtag #SoupSwapDay. Let us all see what type of soup you’ve crafted.

When is it?
This year (2024)
January 20 Saturday
Next year (2025)
January 18 Saturday
Last year (2023)
January 21 Saturday
Food & Drinks