National Roast Leg of Lamb Day

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National Roast Leg of Lamb Day
United States
National Roast Leg of Lamb Day

Celebrated annually on May 7th, National Roast Leg of Lamb Day recognizes the enduring role of lamb in human history, spanning over 10,000 years. Beyond being a source of food, lamb has served various purposes, including providing wool for clothing. Its prominence as a farm animal grew, and during the Middle Ages, farmers utilized lambs for meat, butter, cheese, wool, and parchment.

While lamb may not rival the popularity of beef, pork, or chicken in contemporary cuisine, many people worldwide still relish its flavor. Typically, a leg of lamb is generously coated with butter and rosemary before being roasted for several hours until tender. The resulting dish is so delicious that it's no surprise someone established this holiday to celebrate its culinary delight.