Meat on the Menu Day in Nebraska, US
Meat on the Menu Day in Nebraska, US is held on March 20. This event in the second decade of the month March is annual. Help us
Nebraska’s governor Pete Ricketts railed Monday (15 Mar 2021) against a proclamation by the governor of neighboring Colorado that encourages people to avoid meat for one day a week, calling it a “direct attack on our way of life” and signing a pro-meat declaration of his own.
Steve Wellman, Nebraska’s department of agriculture director, said agriculture supports one out of every four jobs in state and generates $21bn each year. Meat products alone generate about $12bn annually, and the industry has continued to grow, he said.
The day was chosen to coincide with Colorado’s “MeatOut Day”, a non-binding proclamation signed by governor Jared Polis late last month (Feb 2021) and backed by an animal rights group.
“MeatOut Day” was started in 1985 by the Farm Animal Rights Movement and seeks to encourage non-vegetarians to consider a plant-based diet.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
International Without Meat Day on March 20 (This holiday was observed for the first time in 1985 in the USA as Great American Meatout);
International Macaroon Day on March 20 (macaroon is a French confectionery made from egg whites, sugar and ground almonds. Usually made in the form of cookies; put cream or jam between two layers);
Taste Hong Kong on March 21 (A four-day holiday in the open. Real foodies will appreciate the Gastronomic Festival in Hong Kong)