National Salmon Day - October 8
Sun, Oct 8, 2023

National Salmon Day

National Salmon Day is celebrated on October 8th every year and is a great opportunity to celebrate the delicious seafood that Americans consume in huge quantities! Salmon is rich in vitamins and fatty acids, which are all essential for a healthy body. Celebrate the day by visiting a fish store or by cooking a delicious and healthy family dinner.


National Salmon Day was first celebrated in 2015 and was initiated by Chicken of the Sea, one of the main suppliers of seafood in the United States. Chicken of the Sea has a close connection to salmon, introducing a recipe for skinless and boneless fish in 1984 to bring attention to proper nutrition. In 2014, they launched a line of flavored salmon sachets. Chicken of the Sea continues to innovate and develop new ideas related to the benefits of fish.

The American Heart Association recommends eating salmon at least twice a week, as it contains Omega-3 fatty acids which help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke, as well as preventing the development of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Interesting facts

  • The fillet of salmon acquires its pinkish hue due to the crustaceans it eats, which contain this pigment.
  • The salmon diet is one of the most famous diets in the world and has been followed by many celebrities.
  • 99% of salmon sold are farm-raised.
  • In Ireland, the locals have a favorite recipe of salmon in beer.
  • Famous chefs of the world prepare seafood with the addition of yogurt.
  • Chinook salmon is the largest fish in the family, with some specimens reaching one and a half meters in length.

How to celebrate

What better way to celebrate National Salmon Day than to cook a delicious and healthy family dinner? Look for some good recipes and prepare your salmon in any way you like. If you don’t want to stay at home, visit a restaurant serving this dish to treat your family. It’s also a good idea to keep an eye out for regional offers and discounts from managers of establishments.

When is National Salmon Day celebrated in 2023?

National Salmon Day is observed on October 8 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday October 8 2023
Tuesday October 8 2024
Wednesday October 8 2025
Thursday October 8 2026