National Hot Dog Day
annually on September 10th (since 1978)
National Hot Dog Day celebrates the popular cooked sausage, which many times is eaten in a bun. Hot dogs gained in popularity in the United States in the early 20th century, and are similar to frankfurters and wieners, which take their names from Frankfurt, Germany, and Vienna, Austria. In the United States, hot dogs were traditionally sold at hot dog stands and carts, and were prominent in New York City, as well as Chicago. They have become a prominent part of American culture, and have been closely associated with baseball. Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest and the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile have also become cultural icons.
How to Observe
The day should be spent eating hot dogs! There are many types of hot dogs you can try, as well as various types of condiments that can be put on them. Maybe today you can try a style of hot dog you've never had before! If you don't want to make your own, there are plenty of good restaurants you can buy some at.