National Ceviche Day celebrates the most popular cuisine of Peruvian, i.e., ceviche. This seafood dish is considered a nation’s identity and pride that is made from fresh raw fish marinated in lime juice. This dish has been made by the people of Peru for over 500 years and plays a major role in their culture. Ceviche contains a unique combination of spice, tanginess, and fresh fish flavor. According to traditional Peruvian ceviche, the dish must include fresh fish, onion, chili peppers, lime juice, and salt and is complemented with corn and sweet potato. By varying one of the five ingredients or by changing one ingredient, many different varieties can be made in ceviche. The possible variation in this dish is endless. It is often termed the summer dish, and it is ideal for a hot day with a cold beer.
“It is almost as if happiness is an acquired taste, like coconut cordial or ceviche, to which you can eventually become accustomed, but despair is something surprising each time you encounter it.” – Daniel Handler
History of National Ceviche Day
National Ceviche Day was proclaimed by the Ministry of Production of Peru in 2008 to celebrate and honor the country’s national dish. It was assigned on June 28, and it is a national holiday. This day is celebrated in Peru every year as this dish is deep-rooted in the nation’s heritage. This dish is now famous all around America and has been on menus in the United States since 1980. Whereas each country has its variation of this dish. This seafood dish also holds the credit of making the Peruvian dish famous all over the world.
Other Celebrations on June 28
June 28 is also celebrated as
- National Paul Bunyan Day
- International Body Piercing Day
- Insurance Awareness Day
- National Tapioca Day
How to Celebrate National Ceviche Day
National Ceviche Day can be celebrated by enjoying Peruvian food. Ceviche is easy to make, so go ahead a try it out at your home. You can also visit your nearby restaurant that may have this dish. This dish is usually had as a snack or as an appetizer, and even as the main course. Enjoy the day with some ceviche, accompanied by a cold beer. Post pictures and share your National Ceviche Day celebrations on social media by using the hashtag #CevicheDay.
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