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National Peking Duck Day – January 18, 2024

Every year, National Peking Duck Day is observed on January 18, aimed at recognizing the national dish of China. The process of making a Peking duck has been rooted in tradition for thousands of years since the Yuan Dynasty was established by Kublai Khan. It can be available in Chinese restaurants across the world. The trademark of the Peking duck is its crispy, flavorful skin.

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National Peking Duck Day – History

No one knows when the first National Peking Duck Day was celebrated or who started it. The recipe is ancient and dates back to the Yuan Dynasty since it was founded by Kublai Khan.

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National Peking Duck Day – Dates

2024January 18Thursday
2025January 18Saturday
2026January 18Sunday
2027January 18Monday
2028January 18Tuesday

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National Peking Duck Day – FAQs

Why is it called Peking duck?

The roasted duck dish is named after Beijing as ‘Peking’ is an old spelling of ‘Beijing.’


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