National Mincemeat Day

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The National Mincemeat Day is celebrated every 26th of October each year. This day gives recognition to Mincemeat – everyone’s favorite dish. It can be made as itself or it can be used as an ingredient in various dishes and meals. Mincemeat is simply a combination of chopped up or minced meat, fruits, and suet. The meat used is usually ground or sirloin beef. Fruits used can include apples, pear, raisins, and more. There are times when liquor is added (usually rum or brandy). If you are a fan of mincemeat, you definitely should not miss this event.

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About the National Mincemeat DayNational MineMeat Day

During the National Mincemeat Day, people conduct various activities that let them achieve the objectives or purposes of the celebration. For one, people try to make their own version of mincemeat. They do so by following any available recipe online or a cookbook. Other people prefer to buy and eat some mincemeat in a restaurant, food chain, or anywhere else where the dish is available or served.  People also shout out on social media how they are participating in the celebration of the event.


Mincemeat is not a new dish, which is obvious from how easy it is to prepare the dish. However, during the medieval times, people made mincemeat only to preserve food. It was also considered a treat because sweet fruits are sometimes combined in it. During the latter half of the 1900s, mincemeat fell from its popularity. Over the course of the years, the number of recipes created that make use of mincemeat has significantly reduced. However, it remains a traditional dish served in occasions such as Thanksgiving in many families. There are also people who just enjoy and love eating mincemeat and once their cravings for it comes in, they will make or buy one.

With limited knowledge about the origin of mincemeat, even less is known about the history of the National Mincemeat Day. We don’t know when, where, and how it began. We also don’t have a clue as to who founded it. But still, we can make a good guess as to why such event was established in the first place. Perhaps a person or a group of people thought that mincemeat is much loved by the people. They must have then thought that it deserves a spot in the list of food holidays celebrated every year.


As mentioned earlier, the National Mincemeat Day is celebrated every 26th of October each year. This means that the dates of celebration for this event are as follows:National MineMeat Day

  • Monday, October 26,
  • Tuesday, October 26,
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2022
  • Thursday, October 26, 2023
  • Saturday, October 26, 2024
  • Sunday, October 26, 2025

Celebration Ideas and Activities

The following are the best things to do to make your celebration of the National Mincemeat Day as best as it can be:

Make Some Mincemeat

One great idea for your celebration of this day is to indulge yourself into eating delicious mincemeat, most preferably the one that you have done on your own. Just prepare your minced or chopped up beef, fruits, and other ingredients to enhance the flavor of the dish. If you don’t exactly know how to make this dish, you can refer to an online recipe or a cookbook that will teach you how to make some delicious mincemeat.

Order Some from the Restaurant

Another good idea to celebrate this day is to order some mincemeat from a restaurant, food chain, or anywhere else where it is served.  You can ask for referrals from your friends, family, or relatives by asking them if they know any place where you can buy delicious mincemeat.

Celebrate on Social Media

You can also take your celebration of this day on social media. You can, for instance, use the hashtag #NationalMincemeatDay to let your friends and followers know that you are also participating in the celebration of this day. Let them know that such a celebration takes place every year and also how happy you are enjoying your day.

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