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National Hot Dog Day

Celebrate National Hot Dog Day in style - fire up the grill and serve delicious hot dogs, complete with all your favorite toppings!
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It's time to break out the buns and condiments! Get ready for National Hot Dog Day on the third Wednesday in July. This day is a celebration of one of America's favorite summertime treats - the hot dog! Hot dogs have been around since the late 19th century and have become a staple at baseball games, picnics, barbecues, and all sorts of outdoor events. So gather your friends and family and celebrate this special day with some delicious grilled hot dogs!

History of National Hot Dog Day

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National Hot Dog Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Hot Dog Origins</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the late 1800s, German immigrants brought hot dogs, originally known as frankfurters, to America setting the groundwork for a fast food favorite.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1893</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Baseball and Hot Dogs</div><div class='timeline-text'>Hot dogs became a staple at baseball parks starting in 1893 when Chris Von de Ahe, a German immigrant and owner of the St. Louis Browns, introduced them.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1939</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>World's Fair Feature</div><div class='timeline-text'>Hot dogs were prominently featured at the World's Fair in New York City in 1939, further cementing their popularity across America.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1966</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Creation of the Chili Dog</div><div class='timeline-text'>The chili dog, a popular variation, was created in 1966 adding a new dimension to hot dog enjoyment and versatility.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1972</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Hot Dog Eating Contest</div><div class='timeline-text'>Nathan's Famous hosted the first Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, New York, promoting hot dog culture and consumption.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1991</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inaugural National Hot Dog Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council in the USA established National Hot Dog Day to honor this iconic American food.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Hot Dog 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'>Grill your own hot dog</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather up your favorite hot dogs, buns, and condiments and get ready to grill. Make sure you have plenty of toppings for everyone, like ketchup, mustard, onions, relish, sauerkraut, and chili. Invite friends over and have a backyard cookout.</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'>Go to a hot dog eating contest</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Nothing celebrates National Hot Dog Day better than a hot dog eating contest. Search for a local contest, or even try your hand at competing in one. Just don't forget to bring the antacid afterwards.</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'>Visit a hot dog stand</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>What better way to celebrate National Hot Dog Day than by visiting the local hot dog stand? Try out some new toppings or go for the classic with ketchup and mustard. Be sure to pick up extra napkins!</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'>Host a hot dog party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Why not throw an event for National Hot Dog Day? Invite friends over for dinner and let everyone build their own hot dog creations from the toppings you provide. Don't forget the sides like potato salad and coleslaw.</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'>Try a unique recipe</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take your love of hot dogs to the next level by trying out a unique recipe. Whether it's a macaroni and cheese stuffed dog or a gourmet version with bacon and avocado, you're sure to find something delicious.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Hot Dog 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'>Hot Dogs are Delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There's something about a hot dog that just makes it irresistible. Whether it's loaded with chili, kraut, and onions or served on a bun with just some cheese, a hot dog is always sure to bring a smile to your face. Plus, they're quick and easy to prepare - perfect for summer barbecues!</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'>Hot dogs are universal</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>No matter what culture you come from or which country you call home, everyone loves a good hot dog! From New York City to Tokyo and beyond, hot dogs can be found in almost any city around the world. So whether you like yours topped with sauerkraut or kimchi, there's something for everyone.</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'>Hot Dogs are an affordable treat</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>One of the best things about hot dogs is that they're an affordable treat. You don't have to break the bank to enjoy a delicious hot dog - just pick one up at your local grocery store and you're all set! Plus, you can make them even more budget friendly by picking up discounted packs of buns and wieners during special sales.</p></div></div>

5 Intriguing Facts about National Hot Dog Day

<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'>Americans Consume Around 150 Million Hot Dogs on 4th July</h3><p class='facts-content'>Such is the love for hot dogs in America that this staggering amount is reportedly consumed on the Independence Day alone, emphasizing the cultural significance of hot dogs in America.</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'>Hot Dog Buns Were Invented by a Salesman</h3><p class='facts-content'>The concept of hot dog buns was introduced by a salesman who observed his customers were having difficulty holding and eating their hot dogs while shopping. The buns helped solve this problem.</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'>Frankfurter Sausages were Known as “Dachshund Sausages”</h3><p class='facts-content'>Before getting their famous "Hot Dog" moniker, frankfurter sausages were often referred to as "Dachshund Sausages," due to their resemblance to the long-bodied breed of dog.</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'>"Kosher Style" and Kosher Hot Dogs Are Not Always the Same</h3><p class='facts-content'>"Kosher Style" hot dogs do not necessarily mean they meet all the regulations to be considered Kosher. True Kosher hot dogs are made from kosher-slaughtered beef and are void of certain parts of the cow.</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'>Hot Dogs have Traveled to Space</h3><p class='facts-content'>Yes, astronauts actually took vacuum-packed hot dogs on the Apollo moon missions. Therefore, you can say that hot dogs are literally out of this world!</p></div></div>

National Hot Dog Day FAQs

When is National Hot Dog Day?

National Hot Dog Day Dates

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2023

Jul 19

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2024

Jul 17

Wednesday

2025

Jul 16

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2026

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2027

Jul 21

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