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National Chopsticks Day

National, Chopsticks, Day, Asian

Date When Celebrated : Always February 6 th

Put away the forks and spoons, for today is National Chopsticks Day. They may or may not be new to you. But, for about 1/4 of the world's population, chopsticks are the eating utensils of choice for every meal. Like western children, Asian children, quickly learn to use chopsticks, and quickly become adept at using it. To them, forks are an odd utensil.

Chopsticks can be made of wood, bamboo, plastic, bone, fine china or metal.

In China they are called "Kuaizi", which means "quick little bamboo fellows".

Chopsticks have been in use for over 5,000 years. They originated in China, and are used in virtually all Asian cultures. How their use spread to other countries is not known.

To participate in National Chopsticks Day, use chopsticks for all of your meals. Chances are, you will eat Chinese or other Asian food with your chopsticks. But, you can eat any foods with chopsticks today.

To make this day really special, use your chopsticks on a homemade made Chinese recipe

Have some fun with chopsticks today. Make a game out of picking up peanuts or jelly beans with them.


Chopsticks Etiquette:

Improper use of chopsticks are in poor taste, and can even be impolite or insulting.

  • Don't insert chopsticks upright into your food, it's an insult.
  • It's okay to stab a piece of food with a chopstick.
  • Don't point at people with them.
  • Don't suck or chew on the ends of your chopsticks.
  • Chopsticks are not drumsticks. Don't drum with them.


Origin of National Chopsticks Day:

In researching this day, the first thing we wondered about, was the word "National" in the title. One wonders what nation it is referring to. China and other Asian countries come to mind. Unless you know some of the Asian languages, research is limited. Here in the U.S., we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day.

We found little historical information on the origin of this day. It's creator is anonymous.

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