Got an idea for a new holiday? Let us know!
Submit Holiday

National Glazed Spiral Ham Day

Indulge in a scrumptious glazed spiral ham today and celebrate National Glazed Spiral Ham Day with friends and family!
Weekly And Monthly Reports - Techcloud X Webflow Template
When it is?
April 15
Location Icon
United States

Get ready to indulge in a delicious glazed spiral ham on April 15 for National Glazed Spiral Ham Day! This mouthwatering holiday celebrates the tasty tradition of cooking and enjoying a spiral-cut ham with a sweet glaze. The history of this holiday can be traced back to the early 1900s when spiral-cut hams became popular thanks to their convenient and easy-to-serve shape. Whether you prefer your ham sweet or savory, this day is the perfect excuse to gather with loved ones and savor every bite of this delectable dish. So mark your calendars and get ready to celebrate!

History of National Glazed Spiral Ham Day

National Glazed Spiral Ham Day Dates

National Glazed Spiral Ham Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1910s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Spiral Ham Origin</div><div class='timeline-text'>The technique of spiral slicing ham was developed in the early 20th century, making it easier to serve and increasing its popularity.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1957</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Harry J. Hoenselaar's Invention</div><div class='timeline-text'>Harry Hoenselaar invents the "Hickory Smoked Spiral Sliced Ham", along with a machine for spiral slicing ham, immensely popularising this dish.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1960s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Ham Glaze Introduction</div><div class='timeline-text'>The trend of glazing hams with sweet ingredients spread across America during the sixties, leading to the "glazed" part of National Glazed Spiral Ham Day.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Gourmet Glazes Emergence</div><div class='timeline-text'>Gourmet glazes, involving ingredients like brown sugar, honey, fruit preserves, and various spices, started trending in the '90s, adding more complexity to the traditional glazed ham.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Glazed Spiral Ham Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Glazed Spiral Ham Day begins to be celebrated as a way to appreciate this culinary creation, encouraging people to indulge in its flavors.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Glazed Spiral Ham Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a glazed spiral ham feast</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends and family over for a delicious glazed spiral ham feast. Set up a buffet style meal with various side dishes and desserts to accompany the main event.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a glazed spiral ham recipe</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Put your cooking skills to the test and come up with your own unique glazed spiral ham recipe. You can even have a taste testing party with friends to see which recipe is the crowd favorite.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go out for glazed spiral ham</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Don't feel like cooking? Look for restaurants in your area that serve glazed spiral ham and treat yourself to a delicious meal without any of the prep or clean up.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Watch cooking shows featuring glazed spiral ham</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Celebrate National Glazed Spiral Ham Day by watching cooking shows that feature glazed spiral ham. You may even pick up some new tips and tricks for your own glazed spiral ham recipes.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a glazed spiral ham potluck</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather friends and family together for a glazed spiral ham potluck. Everyone can bring their own take on this delicious dish and share their recipes with each other.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Glazed Spiral Ham Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a delicious and flavorful option for any meal</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Spiral ham is a classic dish that never disappoints. Whether it's for a holiday dinner, weekend brunch, or weekday lunch, glazed spiral ham always hits the spot. Its sweet and savory flavor makes it a crowd-pleaser and perfect for any occasion.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's easy to prepare</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Glazed spiral ham may seem like an intricate dish, but it's actually quite easy to prepare. All you need is a pre-cooked spiral ham, some glaze ingredients, and an oven - making it a stress-free option for any meal. Plus, the leftovers can be used in various dishes for days to come!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>There are endless ways to enjoy glazed spiral ham</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Not only is glazed spiral ham delicious on its own, but there are also countless ways to incorporate it into other dishes. Add it to a breakfast casserole, use it as a filling for sandwiches or wraps, or dice it up and add it to mac and cheese - the options are endless and always satisfying!</p></div></div>

5 Juicy Secrets of Glazed Spiral Ham

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Glazes Can Vary Based on Region and Preferences</h3><p class='facts-content'>While the most common glaze for spiral ham involves brown sugar and honey, various regions and cultures may adopt different flavor profiles. Some may use maple syrup, mustard, fruit preserves, or even cola.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Spiral Ham is a Significant Source of Protein</h3><p class='facts-content'>A single serving of glazed spiral ham can provide a significant portion of the recommended daily protein intake, making it not only delicious but also nutritious.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Spiral Ham Machine is in the Smithsonian</h3><p class='facts-content'>Harry Hoenselaar's invention, the spiral ham machine, is so iconic that it is displayed in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, showcasing its impact on American cuisine.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Spiral Cut Creates a Flavorful Eating Experience</h3><p class='facts-content'>The spiral cut not only simplifies the process of serving ham but also allows the glaze to seep into the cuts, enhancing the flavor of each slice.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Glazed Spiral Ham is Widely Consumed During Holiday Seasons</h3><p class='facts-content'>As a classic holiday dish, glazed spiral ham sees spikes in consumption during Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter, bringing families together over a shared meal.</p></div></div>

National Glazed Spiral Ham Day FAQs

When is National Glazed Spiral Ham Day?

National Glazed Spiral Ham Day is celebrated on April 15th every year. In 2024 National Glazed Spiral Ham Day will occur on a Monday.

National Glazed Spiral Ham Day Dates



Apr 15



Apr 15



Apr 15



Apr 15



Apr 15


Food & Beverage Holidays