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National Wagyu Day

National Wagyu Day is held on June 21st of every year across the United States. It was declared in the United States by Steve Haddadin, an avid steak connoisseur. This holiday corresponds to National Steak Day, observed on March 14th. [1]



Gradually, Wagyu made its way across various restaurants and eating outlets in the United States. However, no National Wagyu Day was dedicated to celebrating Wagyu's delicacy. This is when Steve Haddadin, an avid steak connoisseur, dedicated his birthday, June 21st, to celebrating National Wagyu Day across the country. Haddadin took this initiative in 2022 with the aim of educating consumers about the specific cut of Wagyu, its origin, including how it is raised, and the rigorous authentication process. [2]


Observed on June 21 every year, the purpose of National Wagyu Day is to increase the public’s accessibility to the Wagyu experience and their information on the authentication process. Users can authenticate the Wagyu on their plate through the Japanese carcass verification bureau website. They can also determine whether the Wagyu beef on their plate is genuine by using the 10-digit cattle ID number on the certificate. Non-Japanese users can use the Google Translate plug-in to navigate through the website. When dining, users can request the chef to provide a copy of the authentication certificate to obtain the 10-digit cattle ID. [1]



1. ↑ {{Cite web | date= June 22, 2022 |title= Celebrating National Wagyu Day on June 21st |url= "Celebrating National Wagyu Day on June 21st" |access-date=June 22, 2022 |website=London Post |language=en |}

2.  {{Cite web | date=July 6, 2023 |title=Steve Haddadin’s Birthday X Wagyu Day Celebration |url= |access-date=July 6, 2023 |website=OK Magazine |language=en |}

National Wagyu Day

Wagyu Miyazaki

Observed by       United States

Observance        Wagyu


Observed on      June 21st


First time             June 21st, 2022


Frequency           Annually


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