Happy Lobster Day: Welcome to the Most Famous celebration day of National Lobster Day. We have days of the year dedicated to everything. From special occasions to national holidays and those dedicated to specific events of historical significance. But did you know that the world’s uniquely crowd-pleasing, impressible delectable, and most interesting crustacean, the lobster, has its very own National Day? That’s right! Your favorite buttery-sweet seafood has an entire day on the calendar each year dedicated to this interesting crustacean, practically begging for celebration.
This guide will take you through the history of Lobster Day, uncover interesting facts about your favorite shelled seafood, and provide you with fun, creative, and exciting things you can do to celebrate this day.
National Lobster Day History:
In 2015, Senator Angus King and Susan Collins of Maine co-sponsored a bill that changed the date from its original June 15th designation to September 25th. However, an interesting fact is that the bill has not officially passed, meaning that each year a new resolution needs to be renewed to proclaim the new Sept. 25th date as the day of observance. The good news is that lobster fans technically now get TWO DAYS to celebrate these scrumptious crustaceans.
Fun Facts About Lobsters:
- In the ocean, lobsters aren’t typically read. Rather they come in a wide range of colors from blue, to yellow and green, turning red only after being cooked.
- In Colonial times lobster wasn’t so glamorous and was often fed to livestock such as goats and pigs
- On a “no carb” or “low carb” diet? You’ll be excited to know that lobster tails contain zero carbohydrates and pack a whopping 27.55 grams of protein per cup
- Historically, lobster was once fed to prisoners in New England due to their perceived low value and the generous lobster population at the time
- Lobster is a great source of omega-3 healthy fatty acids, calcium, vitamin A and selenium
What is National Lobster Day?
- Lobster Day was established not only to celebrate this funky-looking crustacean but to celebrate and recognize the men and women who work in the industry, as well as the rich and storied history of the lobster’s ‘rags to riches’ heritage.
- Held on September 25theach year, this holiday celebrates what was once considered “trash” food fed to prisoners. You read that right. Once upon a time ago, lobster was NOT considered the savory delicacy it is celebrated as today.