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Are you celebrating one of the National Food Holiday?  This page will help make all your celebrations a delicious experience; by learning the facts about burgers

When is National Hamburger Month & National Hamburger Day? May!
May is National Hamburger Month and celebrated each and every year by a huge amount        of people!  National BBQ Month is also celebrated this month of May so extremely large                amounts of hamburger is cooked on grills in honor of this holiday-
Now National Hamburger Day is a bit confusing when it comes to the date- We found                   references that claimed December 21, July 28 and May 29th as National Hamburger Day. It      is possible that there's more than one Hamburger Day but it must be noted that the date              mostly publicized in radio and news media is May 28th!
National Hamburger & Pickle Month: Yep our calendar also has a Hamburg & Pickle Month    . Who would of guessed? This holiday is celebrated the month of March!
Are there other related Holidays? Yes! August is National Sandwich Month

Why was this holiday created?
National Hamburger Month is a tried & true commemorative holiday. What is a commemorative holiday? It means it's used by various governments, groups and organizations to raise awareness of an issue, commemorate a group or event, or celebrate something.

Where are you gonna get your burger today? In celebration of a commemorative "DAY,"  many burger joints and restaurants will give away so many free hamburgers on May 28th in honor of this day. Just listen to your local radio station to hear who is participating in your area.

Origin of this Holiday
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We did however find that this holiday has been celebrated for years. There is plenty of documentation to support that this holiday does indeed exist.

This holiday is referred to as a "National" day.  However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate.
So have fun with it and celebrate it!

We found recognition about this holiday from:
Calendar sites and personal Internet sites that blog and share information about this holiday.

How is this holiday celebrated?
This holiday is celebrated by getting in on the free hamburgers being given away in your town. You have to listen to your local tv station or local radio station to find out the times and which restaurants are doing the promotions. If NO restaurants in your area are participating then you can celebrate this holiday by grilling up your own juicy hamburgers for you and your family. Visit our Grilling & Barbecue section to get some great ideas.

Get outside and get to grilling!  Nothing in the world taste like a BBQed hamburger. - Visit          our Grilling & BBQ Directory to learn great grilling tips and recipes too.

Send Free Hamburger E-Greeting!
Hey ! It's Hamburger Time... Celebrate the popularity of Hamburgers as America's
favorite food. So here's a good time for you to beef up the lives of your friends/
loved ones with some yummy and delicious wishes delivered straight to them with
our Hamburger ecards.

It's a Favorite Food
There's no dough that hamburgers make the top 10 food list of Americans young and old.  When I was a kid I craved cheeseburgers and fries all the time. I could never get enough of them. I begged Mother to cook them each week and we ate them each week too. When ever it was Thursday, our shopping day to go to town, we never missed out on stopping at the Dairy Queen or Jacks Hamburgers for some lunch.  And every ball game I went to I had to have a hamburger and a coke.

Now as an adult my favorite way to eat a burger is charred on the grill with lots of BBQ sauce caramelized all over it. Yummmmm! Add melted cheese on top with caramelized onions and I'm in heaven.

My husband is Australian and believe it or not but his favorite way to eat a hamburger is with a slice of beet in the middle with a fried egg on top of that. He said that's the way he grew up eating hamburgers.... it's traditional for him.  So when ever I cook hamburgers I have to make sure we have red beets and fried eggs to build the sandwich with.  see Aussie Burger

It doesn't matter which way you eat hamburgers at all because it still remains a favorite food for everyone. Pam/gone-ta-pott

"Hamburger also refers to the cooked patty of ground meat by itself. The patty alone is also known as a beefburger, or burger. Adding cheese makes it a cheeseburger. Hamburger is actually a distinct product from ground round and other types of ground meat. However, ground beef of any form is often commonly referred to as "hamburger." A recipe calling for 'hamburger' (the non-countable noun) would require ground beef or beef substitute- not a whole sandwich. The word hamburger comes from Hamburg steak, which originated in the German city of Hamburg. Contrary to what folk etymology might lead one to believe, there is no actual 'ham' in a hamburger."

"According to the American Heritage Dictionary, the term "hamburger" comes from Hamburg steak, which was first recorded in English in 1884 but was probably used much earlier. A form of pounded beef called "Hamburg Steak" was common in Hamburg in the middle of the 19th century. The recipe was brought to North America by the large numbers of people immigrating from Germany at the time, many of whom passed through the port of Hamburg. There is indirect evidence for its use on an American menu in 1836. The form hamburger steak first appeared in a Washington state newspaper in 1889. The first recipe close to the current idea of a hamburger, using ground beef mixed with onion and pepper dates from 1902. The Oxford English Dictionary of 1802, on the other hand, defines "Hamburg Steak" simply as cured beef. In a time without refrigerators, when it took weeks to travel from Europe to the USA, cured meat was a standard food for poor US immigrants, who often started from Hamburg (which was and is the biggest German seaport and one of the biggest in the world). In a tween deck, where cooking is nearly impossible, cutting tough cured beef into pieces and putting it between slices of bread may suggest itself."

Burger fun facts
Americans consume 14 billion a year and buy 5 billion hamburgers.
Speedy was the original mascot for McDonald's.
McDonald's is the most popular hamburger restaurant in the U.S.
White Castle is the oldest continuous running hamburger chain.
1945 was the year the first self-serve McDonald's opened.

See also:
Herbs / Spices / Seasoning / Common Herbs & Spices / Indian Spices / Beanburger recipe
Types of Sandwiches / Grilling & BBQ / Types of sauce /

Resources: This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses some material from Wikipedia/article hamburger / barbecue and other related pages. Top Photo by: Jess and Colin/www.flickr.com /
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What is a Hamburger?
"A hamburger (or simply burger) is a sandwich (see National Sandwich Month) that consists of a cooked patty of ground meat and is generally served with various garnish or condiments like ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, onion, relish, pickles and cheese toppings, placed inside a sliced bun, often baked specially for this purpose, or pieces of bread or toast. The meat patty is beef, unless otherwise noted."
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