World Kebab Day

Kebabs are a cooked meat dish that has traditionally been made in the Middle East for centuries. It features cut-up or ground meat, vegetables, and sometimes bread that are placed on skewers and cooked over a fire. This dish has since been picked up and enjoyed by cultures all over the world.

It has even made its way to the United States, where beef kebabs are often well-represented at picnics, barbecues, and other social events. There’s even a holiday observed on the second Friday of July known as World Kebab Day. That should show everyone just how beloved kebabs are and why people should give them a try.

The History of World Kebab Day

It’s believed that kebabs were invented by soldiers in the Middle East. According to this origin story, soldiers would cook meat over an open flame while they were on a campaign by skewering it on their swords.

Over time, some soldiers began to add pieces of vegetables to the kebabs and refine their cooking techniques. This new dish then quickly spread all around the world and is now enjoyed by humans everywhere.

As for the holiday World Kebab Day, it was established in 2016 in Turkey. The purpose of this holiday was to celebrate the cultural significance of this dish, as well as the history of the shish kebab.

Observing World Kebab Day

How should a person observe World Kebab Day? Well, it’s our recommendation that people enjoy this holiday by making their own kebabs. Lamb is the traditional choice for kebabs, but chicken and beef are also popular options.

Of course, if a person doesn’t eat meat, then they can always serve up a vegetarian version of the kebab.

That can be done by using mushrooms, potatoes, and other root vegetables. And while everyone is enjoying their kebabs, they should take the time to spread the love of this holiday by using the hashtag #WorldKebabDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
July 12 Friday
Next year (2025)
July 11 Friday
Last year (2023)
July 14 Friday
Food & Drinks