National Shrimp Day - May 10
Fri, May 10, 2024

National Shrimp Day

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 of being celebrated several times a year.

The History

The founder of National Shrimp Day is unknown. There is evidence the holiday has been celebrated since 2004. On this day, Americans love eating shrimp dishes: fried, boiled, baked, and with sauce.

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

Interesting Facts

These facts are 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. The protein in shrimp meat is involved in the formation of collagen fibers, which means it affects skin health and youth.
  4. The pigment in shrimp heads has a beneficial effect on the heart.
  5. Cooking shrimp only takes a few minutes.
  6. There are lots of shrimp dishes: soup, barbecue, rolls, spaghetti, risotto, and salads. Taste something. It is delicious!

When is National Shrimp Day celebrated in 2024?

National Shrimp Day is observed on May 10 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday May 10 2024
Saturday May 10 2025

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