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National Gumbo Day

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About National Gumbo Day

When is National Gumbo Day Celebrated: This holiday is always observed on October 12

National Gumbo Day, an October 12 holiday, is today. It’s a great opportunity, to enjoy a little Louisiana Cajun cooking.  For those of us in the south, that is easy, as Gumbo is on almost all restaurant menus. You can’t walk into a restaurant in New Orleans, that does not offer it. For Northerners, it may take a little research, to find restaurants in your area that serve Gumbo. Or, you may want to look for a Gumbo recipe online and make it yourself.

Gumbo is a thick stew, with chicken, beef, or seafood. It is heavily seasoned with Cajun spices. And, it absolutely must contain Okra.

Did You Know? Gumbo is the African word for Okra

 To celebrate National Gumbo Day, just have a dish of it. The day is extra special if you make it yourself.

Have a Happy National Gumbo Day.

How to Celebrate National Gumbo Day

It is easy to participate in this special day. Simply eat some Gumbo. You can buy it at a restaurant. Or, try your hand a Cajun cooking and make it from scratch. Making it yourself sounds like much more fun.

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History and Origin of National Gumbo Day

Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. The recipe dates back to 1802-1803, where it was first made in Louisiana.  

We did not find any documentation confirming this to be a “National” day. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.

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