National Poultry Day

March 19

When is National Poultry Day?

National Poultry Day happens on Tuesday March 19, 2024.

National Poultry Day: A Peck-tacular Celebration on March 19th

Why did the chicken cross the road? To join the festivities of National Poultry Day on March 19th, of course! This day is no mere poultry matter; it’s a clucking awesome celebration of all our feathered friends that grace our tables. From the classic roast chicken to the Thanksgiving turkey, poultry is a staple in cuisines worldwide. So, let’s wing it and dive into some fun as we celebrate National Poultry Day!

Egg-citing Poultry Facts:

  • Chickens are the most common type of poultry in the world. They’ve been domesticated for thousands of years, and they come in a variety of breeds, each with its own unique feather pattern and personality.
  • Did you know that turkeys have a unique gobble that can be heard up to a mile away? Talk about a long-distance call!

Ways to Celebrate National Poultry Day:

  1. Host a Poultry Party: Gather your flock and serve an array of poultry dishes. Whether it’s chicken wings, turkey burgers, or duck à l’orange, there’s something for every taste bud.
  2. Visit a Local Farm: Take a peck at where poultry comes from. Many farms offer tours and the opportunity to learn about raising chickens, turkeys, and other birds.
  3. Poultry Recipe Exchange: Share your favorite poultry recipes with friends and family. It’s a great way to spread your wings and try something new.

Fowl Play in the Kitchen:

  1. Get creative with your poultry dishes. How about a chicken pizza with a feather of herbs, or a turkey stew that’s worth gobbling up?
  2. Don’t chicken out on trying new cooking methods. Grilled, roasted, baked, or fried – poultry is incredibly versatile.

Did Someone Say Chicken Jokes?

  • Why did the turkey join the band? Because it had its own drumsticks!
  • What do you call a chicken that’s afraid of the dark? A chicken!

Egg-stra Special Activity:

If you’re feeling crafty, why not create some chicken-themed crafts? Egg carton chicks or paper plate turkeys can be a hit with the little ones.

A Peck of Thoughtfulness:

Remember, poultry farmers work hard to bring these birds to our tables. Take a moment to appreciate their efforts and, if possible, choose to buy from local, ethical sources.

National Poultry Day is about more than just eating; it’s about celebrating the birds that are such an integral part of our daily lives and diets. So, whether you’re hatching plans for a poultry feast or just winging it with a simple dish, let’s give a cluck for our feathered friends and make this National Poultry Day absolutely egg-ceptional!

When does National Poultry Day happen next year?

National Poultry Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Wednesday March 19, 2025
  • Thursday March 19, 2026
  • Friday March 19, 2027
  • Sunday March 19, 2028
  • Monday March 19, 2029


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