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National Southern Fried Chicken Day

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About National Fried Chicken Day

When is National Fried Chicken Day? This holiday is always celebrated on July 6

 You are awoken at dawn with a rooster crowing. Then as you get out of bed, you hear a persistent clucking sound. You wonder what all the chatter is about. Then you realize that it’s National Fried Chicken Day. Now, you jump out of bed anxious for this July 6 holiday to begin so you can enjoy crisp and tasty, finger-licking good southern fried chicken.

Fried chicken is one of America’s favorite meals. Sure, we all know that fried foods are not good for us. But, southern fried chicken tastes ohhhhh so good. We just can’t resist having it on a regular basis.

The debate rages on as to who makes the very best fried chicken. We know the answer without even conducting a survey. It’s Mom!

There’s just one thing you need to do to celebrate this day: Eat some fried chicken. You can have it for lunch, dinner, or cold leftovers as a snack. Better still, have it for lunch, dinner, AND a snack.

Chicken Trivia

  • When it was first cooked and served, Southern Fried Chicken was a sign of wealth.
  • The chicken came before the egg. At least, we’re pretty sure it did.
  • There are 26 people in the U.S. listed on with the last name “Chicken”. None have the first name “Fried”.
  • The fear of chickens is called Alektorophobia.
  • Modern domesticated chickens are descendants of the red jungle fowl of India and Southeast.
  • More than half of all chicken entrees ordered in restaurants are for fried chicken.
  • KFC was first known as “Sanders Court and Buffet”.
  • Chickens were originally domesticated and bred for cockfighting, not for food.
  • Waste made by a chicken in its lifetime can make enough electricity to run a 100 watt bulb for five hours!
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How to Celebrate and Participate in National Fried Chicken Day

We see two opposite ways to celebrate National Fried Chicken Day. Here are a few ideas:

  • The main goal of this day is to eat fried chicken.
  • Make it homemade.
  • Create a survey of who makes the best southern fried chicken.
  • Bring some to work to share with co-workers. You will be very popular, if only for today.

Today's Cluckle (That's right, "Cluckle")

“Why did the chicken cross the playground? …To get to the other slide!

Japanese Proverb: It’s better to be the head of a chicken and the rear end of an ox.

History and Origin of National Fried Chicken Day

Our research did not find the creator or the origin of this day.

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 is so important to distinguish and identify true national days.

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