The holiday is celebrated on September 1st of every year. Even the Greeks have a promotional holiday for their famous creation. According to Wikipedia, by the 1970s, gyros wrapped sandwiches were already a popular fast food in Athens, as well as in Chicago and New York City.
At that time, although vertical rotisseries were starting to be mass-produced in the US by Gyros Inc. of Chicago, the stacks of meat were still hand-made. While our favorite is the Chicago-style gyro that was a staple of Greektown since the 70s, we love just about any gyro known to man. The origins of the holiday are unknown.
When Is National Gyro Day?
Sometimes it is difficult to remember this special Sandwich Holiday, so we have created a table that lists every National Gyro Day for the next 25 years!