Today’s zany holiday honors an item shrouded in mystery. The exact contents are often a source of whispers, speculation and outrageous claim, but to the authorities are known as “specially selected meat trimmings” which come wrapped in cellulose, or, sometimes more traditionally, animal intestines. You know this item better as the Hot Dog, making today’s weird holiday National Hot Dog Day!
If you were totally grossed out by the above description of today’s outrageous holiday’s focus, don’t frankenfret (ha!), thanks to the FDA ingredients used are much improved and hot dogs are made from much leaner cuts when compared to the contents of yore. However, if hot dogs aren’t your thing either because A, you’re still not 100 percent comfortable with the ingredients, or B, you’re a vegetarian, there’s an alternative whacky holiday sponsored by Compassion over Killing, National Veggie Dog Day.
Whether you’re a carnivore, omnivore, or herbivore there’s something for everyone to celebrate today. Try jazzing up your hot dogs and veggie dogs today using interesting condiments, spices and sauces. Make the weirdest or most delicious dog combo you can!