National French Fried Shrimp Day - December 21
Wed, Dec 21, 2022

National French Fried Shrimp Day

At National French Fried Shrimp Day, we have a delicious appetizer that will make you salivate! We believe that everyone should try the dish, but be prepared for the fact that you are unlikely to find something tastier after it. Join the holiday!


It is not known when the first shrimp appeared on the planet. However, archaeologists in Oklahoma have found the imprint of a marine inhabitant – its approximate age is 360 million years. In early America, the population ate them, they did not have much popularity, but after the Civil War, everything changed. Recipes appeared in cookbooks, especially salads and sea cocktails. As for the French origin of the recipe, there are no reliable data.

Shrimps are marine and freshwater: the largest number lives in the equatorial zone. Perhaps they once appeared in these places! National Day is not intended to tell stories about them (although it is interesting!) – we encourage today to try frying them according to the French recipe, which is famous all over the world!

Interesting facts

Did you know that shrimp:

  • mostly hermaphrodites – during their lives they can turn into females or males;
  • rich in protein and calcium – perfect for everyone who follows the figure;
  • shed the shell and grow it again;
  • you can’t cook for a long time – their meat will become like rubber;
  • live on average up to 6 years, but there are long-lived individuals that exist for 20 years;
  • have a heart in their head;
  • there is also in painting – the artist from China Qi Baishi became famous thanks to paintings depicting marine life.

How to celebrate

Spend time in the kitchen on National French Fried Shrimp Day and make a crunchy snack. Invite your friends for a delicious dinner, buy your favorite drinks. Try the chef’s dish if you want to learn how to cook even tastier and identify what is missing in your recipe.

When is National French Fried Shrimp Day celebrated in 2022?

National French Fried Shrimp Day is observed on December 21 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday December 21 2022
Thursday December 21 2023
Saturday December 21 2024
Sunday December 21 2025
Monday December 21 2026