About Poultry Day
When is Poultry Day? This holiday is always celebrated on March 19
Poultry Day celebrates chicken, turkey, and other birds we commonly consume. Chicken, turkey, and many other fowl are lower in fats, and cholesterol than other meats. So, eating them is better for your health. They also give you your breakfast eggs.
One way to celebrate Poultry Day is to eat eggs for breakfast, a chicken sandwich for lunch, and barbecue chicken for dinner. Don’t forget to cook up some chicken fingers for the kids.
On November 17, 1989, then-President George H.W. Bush gave a presidential pardon to a turkey. It immediately became an annual tradition. Start your own annual tradition by giving all poultry a one-day reprieve on Poultry Day.
Most famous Chicken: Looney Tune’s Foghorn Leghorn.
Chicken Philosophy: Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
Favorite Dance: The Chicken Dance
What is Poultry?
Poultry is any birds or fowl that are used by humans for meat, eggs, or feathers.
The most common poultry is:
Cornish Game Hens
There are several less-common fowl that are also poultry. They include:
Pigeon, yes pigeon
Ca you think of any others?
How to Celebrate Poultry Day
Here are some ideas on how to celebrate Poultry Day:
- Give poultry a reprieve. Eat beef or pork today.
- Watch a Looney Tunes episode with Foghorn Leghorn in it.
- Do the Chicken Dance.
- Buy a goose-down pillow and have a great night’s sleep. Pleasant dreams?
- Is the price of eggs high at the grocery store? Buy some chickens to raisr for their eggs.
“It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken.” – – Frank Perdue
History and Origin of Poultry Day
Our research did not find the creator or the origin of this day. The most likely candidate for Poultry Day creator is the poultry industry. We see no reason for the creator to be chicken about taking credit for this day, or to duck the responsibility to document it.
This holiday originally was called Poultry Day. Somewhere around 2018, a few websites began to incorrectly call it National Poultry Day. The creator did not make this change. We found no documentation in congressional records to confirm that this is truly a national day. Nor, did we find a presidential proclamation.
Definition of “National” Days – and why it is important to distinguish true National days.
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