It’s National Egg Month

In the United States of America, and in other parts of the world, May is celebrated as the annual National Egg Month, a month dedicated to celebrating Chicken Eggs and their value in the world.

 Eggs are a nutritious and affordable food, one that is critical for the diets of people around the world. Read on to discover why we celebrate National Egg Month, as well as some suggestions on how to celebrate this event.

 How did National Egg Month Originate?

 The exact origins of National Egg Month are somewhat murky, but it is believed that this celebration started in the 1920’s or the 1930’s, and today it is celebrated with events including egg parades, egg day festivals and more!

 National Egg Month was originally not allocated to one specific month, but was celebrated in a haphazard fashion, depending on its popularity at the time. In the 1990’s, the American Egg Board finally determined that National Egg Month should be celebrated in May of each year,  the period just after the Easter rush for eggs.

 National Egg Month serves as an excellent reminder that eggs aren’t just reserved for Easter, and are a versatile and delicious part of our diets for any time of year. People have relied on eggs as a valued source of protein and a crucial component of their diets for thousands of years, with different cultures creating their own delicious methods to enjoy eggs in various forms.

 How to Celebrate National Egg Month

There are many ways to enjoy and honour National Egg Month; from learning more about your local egg suppliers, creating new recipes, playing egg-centred games or educating yourself about the numerous nutritional benefits of eggs.


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