June 18th is International Sushi Day. This day was first celebrated in 2009. The day was created for one simple reason, to encourage people around the world to eat more sushi.
Sushi really has nothing to do with raw fish. It refers to the vinegar-seasoned rice used in making what we refer to as sushi. There are many types of this dish that are often wrongly called sushi. Sashimi is simply slices of raw fish. Nigiri is made from forming a handful of rice into a mound and a piece of seafood is placed over the top. Maki rolls are made from wrapping sushi rice and various fillings inside a seaweed wrapper.
Now you know a little more about what folks call sushi why not try some for yourself.