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National Wagyu Day

Celebrate National Wagyu Day with an unforgettable feast of succulent, juicy Wagyu steaks - the perfect way to mark this special day!
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On June 21st, let's all celebrate National Wagyu Day! This day was created to recognize the history and heritage of the Japanese Wagyu breed of cattle. The name “Wagyu” translates to “Japanese Cow” and this beef is renowned for its marbling characteristics and flavor profile. It has been said that Japanese Wagyu is so tender and flavorful that it literally melts in your mouth. So get ready to savor some of the best beef in the world on June 21st.

History of National Wagyu Day

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1615</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Wagyu Origins</div><div class='timeline-text'>In 1615, Japan officially classified the native cattle breeds that would later be known as Wagyu.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1868</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Cattle Cross Breeding</div><div class='timeline-text'>In Japan, during the Meiji Restoration period, crossbreeding between native Japanese cattle and foreign breeds began, enhancing the Wagyu breed's characteristics.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1910</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Wagyu Breed Improvement</div><div class='timeline-text'>By 1910, the Japanese government officially recognized four Wagyu breeds, investing heavily in breeding programs to further refine their traits.</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'>Wagyu in America</div><div class='timeline-text'>Wagyu cattle were first imported to the United States in 1991, where breeders began to raise them for U.S. consumption.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2009</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Wagyu Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>In 2009, Wagyu beef officially became a recognized product of Geographical Indication in Japan, safeguarding its quality and authenticity.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Wagyu Day Creation</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Wagyu Day was established in 2015 to celebrate the unique history and global impact of Wagyu beef.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Wagyu 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'>Research the history of Wagyu</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Learn the history of Wagyu cattle and how it has become one of the most sought-after beef in the world. Find out about the different types of Wagyu and where it is raised.</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'>Eat at a Wagyu restaurant</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a trip to a local restaurant that specializes in Wagyu beef. Try out some of their signature dishes to see why this type of beef is so popular.</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'>Make your own Wagyu burger</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Head to your local market and pick up some Wagyu ground beef. Then grab some fresh buns, your favorite toppings, and get cooking!</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 Wagyu BBQ</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite some friends over and fire up the grill! Make sure to have plenty of Wagyu steaks, burgers, hot dogs, and other delicious foods to enjoy.</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'>Visit a local ranch</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Reach out to a local ranch that raises Wagyu cattle and ask if you can tour the facility. You'll get to see first hand how these cows are cared for and learn more about this special breed of cattle.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Wagyu 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'>Wagyu is Delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Wagyu beef is known for its intense flavor and tenderness, making it a favorite among meat lovers everywhere. The marbling of fat distributed throughout the cut gives it an unmistakably rich flavor that can't be found in other cuts of beef.</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'>Wagyu Supports Local Farmers & Ranchers</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>When you purchase Wagyu beef, you are not only supporting small local farms and ranches, but you are also helping to ensure humane animal welfare practices as well. If you want to make sure that you are getting quality ingredients with a conscience, look no further than Wagyu!</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'>Wagyu is Versatile</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether you are grilling steaks or slow cooking a pot roast, Wagyu is an excellent choice for any occasion. Its high fat content makes it ideal for adding flavor without drying out the meat, and the intense marbling gives dishes a unique depth of flavor that will have people coming back for more!</p></div></div>

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When is National Wagyu Day?

National Wagyu Day is celebrated on June 21 every year. In 2024 National Wagyu Day will occur on a Friday.

National Wagyu Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Jun 21

Wednesday

2024

Jun 21

Friday

2025

Jun 21

Saturday

2026

Jun 21

Sunday

2027

Jun 21

Monday

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