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National Oyster Day

August 5

When is National Oyster Day?

National Oyster Day happens on Monday August 5, 2024.

All You Need to Know About National Oyster Day

National Oyster Day is celebrated every year on the 5th of August. This day is all about honoring this amazing seafood delicacy. Whether you like them fried, baked, or raw, oysters are a delicious treat that everyone can enjoy. But what exactly are oysters? And most importantly, how can you celebrate this special day? Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about National Oyster Day.

Types of Oysters

There are many different types of oysters available, each with its own unique flavor. Here are some of the most popular ones:

  • Blue Point oysters are named after Blue Point, New York and are known for their briny flavor.
  • Chesapeake Bay oysters are collected from the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland and Virginia. These oysters have a slightly sweet taste with a hint of melon.
  • Kumamoto oysters originated in Kumamoto, Japan and have a delicate and sweet flavor.
  • Olympia oysters are native to the Northwest United States and have a very small size. They are known for their creamy texture and delicate flavor.

How to Cook Oysters

If you’re not sure how to cook oysters, don’t worry! There are many different ways to enjoy them. Here are some of the most popular methods:

  • Raw: The best way to eat an oyster is raw! Simply open up the shell and slurp it down. It’s that easy! Add a squeeze of lemon juice or hot sauce for an extra zing.
  • Fried: dredge your shucked oysters in seasoned flour, then fry them in hot oil until they’re golden brown and crispy. Serve with tartar sauce or cocktail sauce for dipping.
  • Baked: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Place your prepared (shucked) oysters on a baking sheet and top with your favorite toppings (we recommend Parmesan cheese and bacon). Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges of the oysters begin to curl up. Serve immediately.

Celebrate National Oyster Day in style by enjoying some delicious oysters! Whether you like them raw, fried, or baked, there’s an option for everyone to enjoy. So get out there and slurp up some deliciousness this August 5th!

When does National Oyster Day happen next year?

National Oyster Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Tuesday August 5, 2025
  • Wednesday August 5, 2026
  • Thursday August 5, 2027
  • Saturday August 5, 2028
  • Sunday August 5, 2029


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