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National Oyster Day

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About National Oyster Day

When is National Oyster Day? This holiday is always observed on August 5

Today is a pearl of a day. That’s because today is National Oyster Day is today, an August 5 holiday. What a perfect day to learn about this delicious mollusk, and to enjoy an oyster recipe, or two, or three, or……

There are five varieties of oysters, and over 100 species. Many of these bivalve mollusks are edible. Are you hoping to find a lucky pearl in the oysters you are eating!? don’t hold your breath, as the varieties that produce pearls, are not the edible ones you find on your plate.

Have it your way. People either love oysters or hate them. There’s no in-between. If you are one of the lucky ones who love them, there are countless ways to eat them. Recipes abound. You can eat them raw or cooked. Try them in stews, chowders, soups, grilled, broiled, or baked. Oysters are even popular in Thanksgiving recipes.  One of the favorites is raw oysters on the half shell, served with champagne or absinthe. And, don’t forget Oysters Rockefeller….yum!  

Did You Know? Oysters taste better when they come from cold water in the winter months.

Are you a gardener? Then, don’t throw away the oyster shells. They are high in calcium which is beneficial for plant and soil health. Smash or crush them, and work them into the soil or mix them into your compost pile for later use.

Don’t let another minute go by without celebrating National Oysters Day with a plate of oysters any way you want them. 

Oysters and Your Health

Now, here is the great news… oysters are good for you in many ways, including:

  • Boosts your sex drive. I’m all for that!

  • High in vitamin A and B12, as well as zinc.

  • Aids the immune system

  • Gets rid of acne

  • Eases rashes

  • strengthens bones

Do you need any more reasons to consume them? 

How to Celebrate National Oyster Day

Here are some ideas on how you can celebrate National Oyster Day:

  • Celebrate by eating oysters.
  • Buy some pearls for yourself or that special someone.
  • Donate to organizations working toward improving and restoring their habitat.

Today's Quote

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – – Mahatma Gandhi

History and Origin of National Oyster Day

Oyster Day

Our research did not uncover the creator of this day, or when it was created. We suspect it was either someone in the fishing industry looking to promote oysters, or a chef who wanted everyone to enjoy this culinary seafood treat. It appears to have been created around 2010 or a little earlier.

We did not find any documentation confirming this to be a “National” day. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.

Definition of “National” Days – and why it so important to distinguish and identify true national days.

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