National Mincemeat Day
About National Mince Meat Day
Date When Celebrated: National Mincemeat Day is always observed on October 26
National Mincemeat Day, an October 26 holiday, celebrates a sweet and tasty meat treat. For those of us that have had it before, we can revel in the great taste. For those of us who have never heard of mincemeat, don’t you think today would be a good time to try it!?
Mincemeat dates back to medieval times. It was a way to preserve food. It was also a treat, mixed with sweet fruits. Somewhere in the last half of the 1900s, it lost its popularity. A whole generation has grown up, not knowing what it is, or having ever tasted it. Today, it is most often served as Minced Meat Pie. Over the years, the amount of meat in the recipes was reduced. In older recipes, you will find meat and/or suet among the ingredients. In more modern recipes, it contains little or no meat and is largely a fruity pie. It remains a traditional pie at Thanksgiving for many families.
So, just what is mincemeat? It is a mixture of minced (or chopped up) meats, suet, and fruits. The meat is usually beef, either ground up or sirloin. Fruits include raisins, apple pears, and others. Sometimes liquor is added, most commonly brandy or rum.
How to Celebrate National Mincemeat Day
It’s easy to enjoy this October 26 holiday day…… have a slice of mincemeat pie. Then, you will most definitely have a happy National Mincemeat Day !!
“If you can’t convince them, confuse them.” – – President Harry S. Truman
History and Origin of National Mincemeat Day
Our research did not find the creator or the origin of this day. We discovered lots of references to this day on Ecard sites and calendar sites. However, we found no factual information about it.
Almost all food-related holidays and special days are referred to as “National”. We did not find any documentation confirming this holiday to be a “National” day. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.
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