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National Poutine Day

Get your poutine fix on National Poutine Day - indulge in the perfect combination of crispy fries, savory gravy, and gooey cheese curds!
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April 11
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Introduction

Get your taste buds ready for the ultimate indulgence on April 11 because it's National Poutine Day! This delicious Canadian dish has been satisfying cravings since the late 1950s, when a restaurant owner in Quebec put together fries, cheese curds, and gravy to create this iconic comfort food. Since then, poutine has become a beloved national dish in Canada and is enjoyed all around the world. Whether you like it traditional or with unique toppings, there's no denying that poutine is worth celebrating on this special day!

History of National Poutine Day

National Poutine Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Poutine's Inception</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first recorded serving of poutine originates in rural Quebec, Canada, where it quickly gained local popularity as a comfort dish.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Poutine Conquers Canada</div><div class='timeline-text'>Poutine's popularity soared across the country, becoming a staple in diners, pubs, and fast-food chains throughout Canada.</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 Poutine Evolution</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the late 1990s, poutine began transforming from comfort food to a gourmet dish, with upscale versions appearing in top-tier restaurants.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2005</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Poutine Festival</div><div class='timeline-text'>The town of Drummondville, Quebec hosts the inaugural "Poutine Festival", officially recognizing the significance of the dish in Canadian culture.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Poutine Goes International</div><div class='timeline-text'>Poutine starts to appear on menus across the globe, expanding its reach to the United States, Europe, and beyond.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Poutine Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Poutine Day was first celebrated in Canada and quickly spread internationally, marking April 11 as a day to appreciate this iconic dish.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Poutine 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'>Create your own poutine dish</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Put a creative spin on the classic poutine dish by adding your own unique toppings and flavors. Get experimental and have fun with it!</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'>Visit a local poutine shop</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Support small businesses and try out a new poutine spot in your area. You never know, you may find your new favorite go-to spot for poutine.</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 on a poutine tour</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather a group of friends and go on a poutine tour, trying out different poutine dishes from various restaurants. Rate and rank each one to determine the ultimate best poutine in town.</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'>Organize a poutine cook-off</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends and family to participate in a poutine cook-off. Everyone can bring their own homemade poutine dish and the group can vote on the winner.</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'>Have a poutine movie night</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather some friends, make some poutine, and have a cozy movie night in. Pick a movie that features poutine or is set in Canada for an extra festive touch.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Poutine 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'>Poutine is a delicious and indulgent treat</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Originating from Canada, poutine is a dish made of fries topped with cheese curds and gravy. It's the perfect combination of salty, savory, and rich flavors - making it a favorite comfort food for many.</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'>There are endless variations to try</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>While traditional poutine is delicious on its own, there are countless ways to experiment and add your own twist! You can try different types of cheese or toppings like pulled pork or bacon. The possibilities are endless!</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'>It's a fun way to celebrate Canadian culture</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Poutine is so beloved in Canada that it even has its own national day! Celebrating National Poutine Day is a great way to show appreciation for Canadian cuisine and culture - plus you get to enjoy some delicious food along the way!</p></div></div>

5 Mouthwatering Facts for National Poutine Day

National Poutine Day FAQs

When is National Poutine Day?

National Poutine Day is celebrated on April 11 every year. In 2024 National Poutine Day will occur on a Thursday.

National Poutine Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Apr 11

Tuesday

2024

Apr 11

Thursday

2025

Apr 11

Friday

2026

Apr 11

Saturday

2027

Apr 11

Sunday

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