National Egg Day
National Egg Day is observed next on Saturday, June 3rd, 2023 (74 days from today).
National Egg Day on June 3rd is a chance to find eggs finally breaking out of their shell.
Believed to be one of the oldest foods known to man, eggs have played an important role in human life and health since time immemorial. These cupcakes are chock full of protein, and also form the basis of some of the most amazing breakfast dishes and culinary additions, including the most perfect condiment for bread, mayonnaise.
National Egg Day celebrates these delightful little packages and their hugely important role in the everyday lives of people around the planet.
History of National Egg Day
Usually, when most tend to consider eggs, they think of the white or brown shell waste that comes from common chickens. Containing a small treasure with a golden yolk, and the ability to become so many things that it transcends the boundaries of human imagination, the Chicken's Egg has become apparent when the word 'egg' is spoken.
But this is not the only type of egg that humanity finds valuable, consider caviar, a symbol of wealth in its own right. Of course, these are the eggs of many different fish species, and World Eggs Day also shows how important they are.
The history of the egg extends far beyond merely culinary concerns and in fact is of great importance in many cultures for both decorative and religious reasons. In many cultures around the world, eggs are a sign of fertility and represent life, renewal and rebirth.
Consider a little about Easter Eggs, where kids hunt for brightly colored or plastic eggs shaped like eggs each year, which include treats like chocolate, marshmallows or money. In fact, decorated Easter Eggs are one of the oldest forms of decorative art in the world.
And what about Faberge Eggs? Those beautiful luxury artworks were created by Peter Carl Faberge from St.Petersburg, Russia. These are so beautiful that they have been appreciated by the Czars!
National Egg Day reminds you to explore the corridors of history and the places where eggs occupy. It's time to celebrate National Egg Day!
How to celebrate National Egg Day
- Try eating a non-chicken egg
Although Americans mostly eat eggs, that's not true in all cultures. Pheasant, quail, goose, gull and turkey eggs are all commonly eaten around the world, giving them a slightly different flavor than chicken eggs. Consider trying the duck eggs, which are more orange and green. Do you need more food at breakfast? An emu egg is equal to about 12 chicken eggs, while an ostrich egg is about 24 chicken eggs.
- Try a new recipe with eggs
Don't let National Egg Day go by without cooking up a new egg recipe. Consider trying an egg recipe from another culture, such as huevos Mexicana, oyakodon (from Japan), or French "omelet au boudin de Nancy". (Every French recipe sounds great, of course.)
- Emphasize eggs in your day activities
Eggs are not only eaten on this day. Consider visiting your local zoo and see if you can learn more about birds and eggs in the wild. Build an aviary with a clear plastic backing so you can see the eggs and chicks as they grow. And since it is June, consider playing Mythbusters at home and check it's hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk.
Why National Egg Day is loved
- Art & eggs
Although most people crack an eggshell through a frying pan and don't think about it any further, shell less eggshells are great for crafting. Of course, many people paint and decorate hard-boiled eggs on in Easter. However, you can also use eggs in arts and crafts at other times. Hollow eggs of all sizes - from ostriches to roosters - are used in crafts and home decorations. Just make sure you empty the egg first.
- They are comfortable to prepare in many ways
We feel pretty confident in saying that, no matter how much you love egg dishes, you haven't tried every possible way to cook eggs. (And if you're sure you do, you should apply to be the permanent Executive Director of National Egg Day.) Eggs can be cooked on your own way or placed in other dishes. Because nearly every culture incorporates eggs into their cuisine, the number of egg recipes around the world is endless.
- They are good for the brain
Not only have nutritionists discovered that the nutritional value of eggs outweighs cholesterol levels, but eggs also have positive effects on brain development and memory enhancement. The nutrient choline, similar to the family of B vitamins, plays a role in the development of signaling molecules in the brain. This means that moms should hide sugary breakfast cereals when it's exam day at school for their kids; go with egg substitute!
ObservedNational Egg Day has been observed annually on June 3rd.
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