Celebrated on May 5th. Once again, National Hoagie Day seems like a holiday for restaurant promotions. It's even more confusing because "National Eat A Hoagie Day" is on September 14th. So, it appears that there are two different holidays for the same sandwich. The origins of the holiday are unknown.
What is a Hoagie?
Wikipedia defines a Hoagie as a Submarine Sandwich, "A submarine sandwich, commonly known as a sub (North American English), hoagie (Philadelphia metropolitan area and Western Pennsylvania English), hero (New York City English), Italian sandwich (Maine English) or grinder (New England English), is a type of cold or hot sandwich made from a cylindrical bread roll split lengthwise and filled with meats, cheeses, vegetables, and condiments. It has many different names."
However, there are many who claim a Hoagie is clearly a different size, while others claim that it's made differently. It's really all quite confusing.
Here is the best definition we could find, "With a sub, the bread is a softer roll cut all the way through and the top is separated from the bottom of the roll. With a hoagie, a harder roll is preferred and the roll is split and the contents (generally the same) are stuffed into the roll and folded closed at the completion."
When Is National Hoagie Day?
Sometimes it is difficult to remember this special Sandwich Holiday, so we have created a table that lists every National Hoagie Day for the next 25 years!