A celebration of meat

What is meatmass?
Started by my grandfather as a day to enjoy a good cut of meat. It's an excuse to eat a nice steak and enjoy those close to you for the short time we are here.

When is meatmass?
Meatmass is celebrated over seven consecutive Fridays during the end of winter and beginning of spring. The final friday, Meatmass Day, is the biggest day of celebration. It always falls on the same weekend as easter.

So when is Meatmass this year? (2023)
Meatmass begins on Friday, February 24th. Meatmass Day is Friday, April 7, 2023.

Is this some kind of religious holiday?
No. Meatmass is celebrated by people of all religions and backgrounds.

What type of meats are celebrated on meatmass?
The traditional meats are beef, pork and lamb, but you can celebrate with any meat as long as it's not fish. It doesn't have to be a steak, either. Burgers and meatloaf are just fine.

How do I celebrate meatmass?
Invite your closest friends to the local meatery or cook together at home. It's a special occasion to splurge on an expensive cut of meat.

Are there any meatmass traditions?
Every year, my grandfather would tell us the traditional story of "fishermen and daylight savings time." It went something like this... once people start doing something, they almost never change. Two examples: DST to conserve coal during war time and eating fish on Fridays during lent.

I'm vegan/vegetarian, can I celebrate meatmass?
Absolutely. There's nothing wrong with eating meat on meatmass, even if you are vegan.

No, I mean: is there a guilt free, vegetarian version of meatmass?