National Poultry Day - March 19
Tue, Mar 19, 2024

National Poultry Day

National Poultry Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to poultry. This term usually refers to chicken, which is the most popular representative of this category. Many people also raise geese or turkeys, but they have never been able to beat her. It is celebrated on March 19.


Chicken meat is the most consumed meat among Americans. Its main advantages are sufficient protein content, good nutrition and easy absorption by the body. Also chicken meat is attractive in price, so we just can not refuse to buy it!

People began breeding chickens more than 10,000 years ago. It occurred in the territories of modern China and neighboring Asian countries. Researchers say that much attention was paid to roosters, which were bred for cockfighting. Fragments of bird battles are often found in the ruins of ancient cultures.

The active use of chicken meat for food began much later and already in the territory of Europe and, according to some evidence, Israel – in the first century BC. Initially chicken meat was roasted over a fire, but later it was boiled in water to produce a nutritious broth. Since then, chicken has become an indispensable foodstuff in the human diet and has always been around for centuries to come.

Interesting facts

  • The average American consumes about 100 kilograms of chicken meat per year.
  • The term “poultry” comes from “pullus” (Latin), which translates to “animal of small size. This once again confirms that it was chickens, which are not distinguished by their large size, that became the poultry.
  • Chicken meat is often prescribed by nutritionists (especially breast). It is quite nutritious, but contains fewer calories and fat compared to other types of meat.

How to celebrate

Learn more information about chickens, various interesting facts, and more. You can celebrate this holiday in a delicious way – prepare your favorite poultry dish or visit a restaurant/café to enjoy it performed by professional chefs.

Spread the word on social media. Ask other users how often they eat chicken meat.

When is National Poultry Day celebrated in 2024?

National Poultry Day is observed on March 19 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday March 19 2024
Wednesday March 19 2025