National French Fried Shrimp Day - December 21
Thu, Dec 21, 2023

National French Fried Shrimp Day

Celebrate National French Fried Shrimp Day by trying out this delicious appetizer! We believe that everyone should try this dish, as you are unlikely to find something tastier. Join in on the holiday and learn about the history and interesting facts about shrimps!


It is not known when the first shrimp appeared on the planet, but archaeologists in Oklahoma have found the imprint of a marine inhabitant that is estimated to be around 360 million years old. In early America, the population ate them, but they did not have much popularity. It wasn’t until after the Civil War that recipes with shrimp began to appear in cookbooks, particularly salads and sea cocktails. As for the French origin of the recipe, there is no reliable data. Shrimps are both marine and freshwater, with the largest number living in the equatorial zone.

Interesting facts

  • Shrimps are mostly hermaphrodites, meaning they can turn into either a female or male during their lifetime.
  • They are rich in protein and calcium, making them an ideal snack for those watching their figure.
  • They shed their shells and grow them again.
  • You cannot cook them for too long as their meat will become like rubber.
  • They have an average lifespan of 6 years, with some long-lived individuals living up to 20 years.
  • They have their heart in their head.
  • The Chinese artist Qi Baishi became famous for his paintings depicting marine life.

How to take part

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

When is National French Fried Shrimp Day celebrated in 2023?

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


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

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