National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day
When is National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day? This holiday is always celebrated on March 17
If it is Saint Patrick’s Day, then it must certainly also be National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day. This is no coincidence. Here in America, you can’t have one without the other. So today, let’s celebrate both of these March 17 holidays.
It may surprise you to learn that Corned Beef and Cabbage is as American as Apple pie. A traditional recipe in Ireland was salt pork or a bacon joint with cabbage and/or potatoes. Irish stew and shepherd’s pie are more traditional meals in Ireland. Beef is not popular in cooking in Ireland. as the ancient Celtic culture considered cows sacred. Cows were most often used as work animals on farms. In the mid-1800s, Irish immigrants to America found their Jewish neighbors had corned beef, which was similar in taste, but much cheaper. So, the American version of this easy-to-make Irish dish became Corned Beef and Cabbage.
Recognizing that Corned Beef and Cabbage actually originated in America, you may wonder if you can truly call it “Irish”? Well, of course, it is! Irish people created it. They just happened to be immigrants to the U.S.
It is usually made from brisket or round roast, cured in seasoned brine. Corned beef and cabbage recipes are easy to make. It includes corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, and carrots, slowly stewed in water. Find a recipe
You can add a variety of other herbs and spices. Feel free to experiment.
We hope you enjoy your dinner tonight… It’s corned beef and cabbage.
Irish Saying: When Irish eyes are smiling…. they are probably up to something.
How to Celebrate National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day
- Begin the day with a “wearing of the green”. Enjoy a great meal of corned beef and cabbage.
- Have a big second helping.
- Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day to the max.
“An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.” – – H.K. Menchken
History and Origin of National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day
We did not find the creator of this day. Nor, the date of creation. We are certain it was an Irishman…. or woman.
This special day is referred to as a “National” day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations making this a true “National” day.
Definition of “National” Days – and why it is important to distinguish true National days.
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