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FAQ Subject: Which is the largest BBQ holiday
My brother and I have been having a debate as to which is the bigger BBQ holiday. He states that fourth of July must be the largest day for BBQing, I retorted with labor day. Could you help us if you can? Which day is considered the "bigger' BBQ day!
Probably neither of the above, but if I had to choose, then the 4th of July would win hands down. Most likely 90% of people cooking on grills on either date are broiling, not barbecuing. (Click into "According to Smoky" at www.barbecuen.com and read the "Glossary" to discover the difference.) However, in the South, where barbecuing is a family tradition on the 4th of July a lot of folk gather for and take the time to barbecue. Labor Day was sort of created as the last day to grill by the Northern media and the idea is long passe. People as far north as Canada never put their grills away and cook on them year round, snow or no snow.
Keep that grill warm.