National Escargot Day
About National Escargot Day
When is National Escargot Day? This holiday is always celebrated on May 24
It’s National Escargot Day. On this May 24 holiday, let’s go out and eat some snails. It’s considered a delicacy by some. For many others, the thought of feasting on snails is just too yucky. So, you might satisfy your urge to participate in this day by learning more about them.
Escargot Trivia and Fun Facts:
- Snails race around at 0.0004 miles an hour.
- Eating them is good for you. Snails are high in protein and low in fat.
- Growing snails as a food source is called “Heliculture”.
- France is the largest consumers of escargot. They consume over 40,000 metric tons a year.
- The escargot snails we eat are not native to North America. They were brought into the United States in the 1850s.
- Snails are almost blind and do not have hearing organs.
Did You Know? Snails are technically considered mollusks. Therefore, they are classified as seafood.
How to Celebrate National Escargot Day
Here are some ways you can celebrate this slimy holiday:
- The approved way of celebrating National Escargot Day is by eating a plate of Escargots.
- For those who can’t bring themselves and their stomachs to the table, we suggest to you give Escargot gift certificates to family and friends!
- Learn more about them.
“What we seek we shall find. What we flee from flees with us.” – – Ralph Waldo Emerson
History and Origin of National Escargot Day
Our research did not find the creator or the origin of this day.
This is referred to as a “National” day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day.
Definition of “National” Days – and why it so important to distinguish and identify true national days.
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