Every day is a day designated for something to be recognized, honored, and celebrated. The first Saturday in August is National mustard Day. Who would have thought that a condiment would have its own day? Some people understand how mustard would have its own day because they love it, and they put it on almost everything they eat.

Some people don't realize that mustard comes from seeds that are mixed with water, lemon juice, vinegar, or other liquids, salt, and flavoring to make a paste that comes in a bottle or jar that we see in the grocery store or on tables in restaurants.

All mustards are not created equal because they come in bright yellow, dark brown, white and black depending on the area where they are used. The taste of the paste is different depending on its color. It can be either sweet or spicy. The kind you use on your Chinese food is usually hot and spicy.

About the condiment

The condiment is commonly used on meats and cheeses, and it flavors hamburgers, hot dogs, and pretzels. Not only is mustard used alone where people can see it on food, but the condiment is also used as an ingredient in foods where you can't see it, but you can taste its flavor.

Because it is so widely used in other foods, it has become the most popular condiment in the world. Cooks know that mustard will enhance their sauces, glazes, dressings, soups, creams, and marinades.

Mustard is so versatile that it can be used in other condiments such as mayonnaise and barbecue sauce.

How it is celebrated

Every year on the first Saturday in August, mustard lovers come together for their own special events. The condiment is so popular that Horeb, Wisconsin has an annual National Mustard Day Parade that is sponsored by the Mustard Museum where a wide collection of mustards is housed.

On its national day, mustard lovers gather in Wisconsin for the parade and a have fun-filled day. They visit the museum and sample various types of mustard. In 2016, thousands of people from around the world got together to celebrate the special day.

You don't have to participate in a parade to celebrate National Mustard Day.

Simply use your favorite kind of mustard to enhance your food at lunch and dinner.

People often wonder what it means when someone says, "He can't cut the mustard." The expression is usually a negative one that originated from the mustard making process after something no longer meets the standards and is no longer useful.