National Hot Dog Day: The 10 Best Dogs to Eat Abroad

National Hot Dog Day kicks off tomorrow in the United States, but if you’re a little bored with ketchup and mustard — or even chili and cheese — there are many ways to celebrate it by digging into international cuisine.

National Hot Dog Day is also technically national hot dog month. Although July 23 has been officially selected as the date by the National Hot Dog Council, national hot dog day eating is scattered through the month. In West Virginia, the last Saturday of every July is hot dog day during a festival that aims to raise about $10,000 for local children’s cancer charities, reports The Herald-Dispatch.

In Boston, National Hot Dog Day arrives a month early in June when the Boston Hot Dog Safari is held to raise money for cystic fibrosis. The event has raised up to $150,000 for the cause.

The irony of these national hot dog day charity events is that many health experts advise against eating hot dogs. A billboard appeared in several US cities last year that warned against eating processed meats as they have been linked to colorectal cancer.