Lagos, the bubbling city, known for its colorful festivals and lively celebrations, surprisingly seems to be indifferent towards one rather unconventional holiday – National Hotdog Day. Why do Lagosians have mixed feelings about this food holiday? Well, you are about to find out.
In a recent Twitter poll, the question “Is celebrating hotdogs in Lagos a thing?” was posed, and results were intriguing. Seventeen percent of respondents showed excitement, claiming that they do, in fact, celebrate this unique day. On the other hand, a significant 52% seemed to brush it off, disinterested in joining the global hotdog fiesta. And to add a little spice to the mix, a curious 29% admitted that they don’t particularly fancy hotdogs.
Is celebrating Hotdog Day a thing in Lagos?
— Foodie in Lagos ™ ® (@Foodieinlagos) July 18, 2023
Amidst the dry response, one Twitter user with the handle @misundastudent, offered a glimmer of hope for hotdog enthusiasts in Lagos. They commented, “If Jay Diner celebrates it for us, we move.” This show of support signifies that there might still be a few people excited about the National Hotdog Day after all.
While Lagosians have not fully embraced this international event, it’s important to understand that local culinary preferences often dictate the popularity of such celebrations. Lagos have abundance of food events, from Bole festival to GTCO Food & Drink Festival, captivating people’s taste buds and attention. With such an abundance of sweet event options, it’s no surprise that hotdogs might not have made their way to the top of the city’s foodie list.
However, let’s not dismiss the charm of National Hotdog Day entirely. Having a day dedicated to these tasty sausages in soft buns is a really great idea. For many, hotdogs evoke memories of summer picnics, friends hangout, and family barbecues.
Perhaps the key to garnering more enthusiasm lies in infusing the celebration with a unique Lagosian twist. Local eateries could experiment with Nigerian-inspired toppings, using suya spices or adding other traditional condiments. By blending global traditions with local tastes, National Hotdog Day could find a cozy spot in Lagosians’ hearts.
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