About National Egg Roll Day
National Egg Roll Day is celebrated on June 10th each year. This day is a celebration of the egg and it is also an opportunity to promote healthy eating.
According to Andrew Coe, author of “Chop Suey: A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the United States,” the modern-day egg roll was most likely invented in New York in the 1930s." Although similar to traditional Chinese spring rolls, the pastry on an egg roll is egg-dipped pastry, making it even tastier and crispier.
The day first started as a local event in San Francisco in the early 1900s. At that time, there was a lot of excitement about new foods and cuisine. The egg was one of the new foods that people were trying out. So, people gathered together and ate eggs from various restaurants. Eventually, this event grew into a national holiday.