Shop our 2024 calendars. Now available for purchase!
Image for National Mincemeat Day

National Mincemeat Day

National Mincemeat Day is a day for mincemeat, a mixture made with minced meats, suet, and fruits, and with spices, and distilled spirits such as brandy. Many modern recipes for mincemeat no longer contain meat, and many times suet—a raw, hard fat—is replaced with vegetable shortening. Recipes for mincemeat date back to medieval times. Mincemeat is most often used in pies, and is popular around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

How to Observe National Mincemeat Day

Celebrate the day by making mincemeat or mincemeat pie. Here are a few recipe ideas:

Exclusive Content

Enjoying Checkiday? It takes a lot of support from fans like you to run a free website. For exclusive content and other perks, please consider supporting us on Patreon. Thank you!


This event does not currently have a sponsor. If you'd like to increase visibility for this event while gaining exposure for yourself or your brand, you can learn more here!

Something Wrong or Missing?

We would love to hear from you! Please contact us using this form.

Observation Notifications

Would you like to be notified before the next observation? Add this event directly to your calendar with this link. You may also sign up here to be told when other notifications are available!

Also on this date…