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In the United States of America, shrimp is much beloved seafood, so National Shrimp Day is popular and relevant here. Americans argue this holiday is worthy to be held several times a year.


Initiator of National Shrimp Day is unknown. There’s evidence holiday has been celebrated since 2004. On this day, Americans love eating shrimp dishes: fried, boiled, baked, sauced.

Shrimps are considered unique seafood: healthy, useful, low-calorie product containing lots of calcium, iodine, vitamins, protein, omega-3. Health organizations claim Americans eat shrimp on average 2 times a week.

Interesting Facts

It’s interesting to know!

  1. From all varieties of shrimp the largest is black tiger shrimp, which can reach 36 cm in length and weigh up to 650 g.
  2. The shrimp is constantly in motion, which explains its meat density.
  3. Protein contained in shrimp meat is involved in formation of collagen fibers, which means it affects skin health and youth.
  4. Pigment contained in shrimp heads has beneficial effect on the heart.
  5. Cooking shrimp takes a few minutes.
  6. There are lots of shrimp dishes: soup, barbecue, rolls, spaghetti, risotto, salads. Taste something. It’s delicious!

When is National Shrimp Day celebrated in 2022?

National Shrimp Day is observed on May 10 each year.