July 22, 2021

National Hot Dog Day

The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council has selected July 19 as the day to pay tribute to the hot dog. On National Hot Dog Day, the Council hosts the Annual Hot Dog Lunch on Capitol Hill. During the lunch, which has been celebrated for decades in Washington, lawmakers, Administration officials and Capitol Hill staff gather in a courtyard for one of the biggest hot dog picnics ever held.

National Rat Catcher’s Day

Rat Catcher's Day commemorates the myth of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. According to the poem by Robert Browning, July 22, 1376 is the date the Pied Piper led the children out of the town.

National Hammock Day

A hammock is a sling made of fabric, rope, or netting, suspended between two trees or posts, used for swinging, sleeping, or resting.

National Refreshment Day

National Refreshment Day is observed annually on the fourth Thursday in July. This day is all about celebrating fun and refreshment during the hottest time of the year.