World Kebab Day 2022: Everything You Need To Know
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Kebab Day is observed annually on the second Friday of July (July 8 this year) to commemorate the kebab and its various varieties. Kebabs are extremely popular due to their meaty texture and an incredible array of spices and aromas. There are many types of kebabs, each prepared differently in each region or family. So it won't be wrong to say that kebab is a dish that deserves a whole day to celebrate. 

A kebab is a dish of roasted or grilled meat, fish, or vegetables on a skewer or spit. Sometimes they can also be pan-fried.  While there are many kinds of kebabs popular all over the world, two take prominence: shish kebab and doner kebab.

Whereas Shish Kebab is most popular in Asia, Doner Kebab is most popular in the West today as a result of Turkish immigrants who brought it with them to Europe and the Americas.

Kebabs are typically made with lamb or beef, but chicken and fish kebabs are also popular today. If you are a vegetarian, you can still make Kebas with substitutes such as tofu, cheese, or various vegetables.

History Of Kebab Day

Although World Kebab Day is not officially recognised by any International body, it has grown in popularity since 2019, particularly on social media thanks to fans, you can see various people posting about eating kebabs on this day. This makes it a relatively new phenomenon, which is understandable given the recent popularity of kebabs.

The day might not be that old, but kebabs sure were a delicacy even a thousand years ago. We all know that it is an ancient Middle Eastern dish that has now become popular worldwide, particularly in Europe, the Americas, and Asia.

The origins of this popular dish are unknown, but it is thought to have originated in Turkey because soldiers at the time used to grill chunks of freshly hunted animals skewered on swords over open-field fires.

Over the last two decades, global interest in Middle Eastern cuisine and culture has grown. People are becoming more aware of Middle Eastern fast food as a result of the rapid commercial growth of Middle Eastern restaurants in small and large cities across countries. With new kebab shops and restaurants springing up all over the place, it's no surprise that people began demanding an official Kebab Day to commemorate this popular food.

Today, Kebab Day is a way to recognise the popularity of this food, which can be eaten in a variety of ways, with a variety of bread, spices, and condiments.

How To Celebrate Kebab Day?

There are many ways to celebrate World Kebab Day, all of which include a kebab treat, but how you treat yourself can be interesting.

The first and most obvious is to go to a good Kebab restaurant, either alone or with family and friends.

Otherwise, you can learn new recipes and try to make your own Kebabs at home, and the most common way is to organise a barbecue feast.

Finally, you can make more people aware of it by posting World Kebab Day-related content on social media, such as this post, to your family and friends.