National Fried Chicken Day

Category: Food
National Fried Chicken Day in USA in 2024
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About National Fried Chicken Day

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Dates of National Fried Chicken Day
2025 USA Sunday, July 6thNational Fried Chicken Day
2024 USA Saturday, July 6thNational Fried Chicken Day
2023 USA Thursday, July 6thNational Fried Chicken Day
2022 USA Wednesday, July 6thNational Fried Chicken Day
2021 USA Tuesday, July 6thNational Fried Chicken Day
Summary
Though this day is celebrated in July, fried chicken is a a traditional treat on Christmas Eve in Japan.

Fried chicken is such an indelible part of American culture that it's no wonder there's a National Fried Chicken Day. However, where the holiday got its start is pretty up in the air. In an NPR article on July 6, 2012, the question was asked, "Someone please tell us, because we've searched and can't find the answer: Who decided this is National Fried Chicken Day? It apparently is, judging from all the stories, web posts, and tweets we're seeing."

But despite the holiday's unclear origins, that hasn't stopped it from being recognized every July with lots of fried chicken fun and deals at chains — and beyond. In 2022, Thrillist rounded up some of the fried chicken deals that were being promoted for the holiday and found offerings from 7-Eleven, Hardee's, IHOP, Popeyes, Cracker Barrel, and more. Deals ranged from discounted food to free delivery to free food with an additional purchase.

If pushed, you'd probably say that fried chicken comes from the southern United States as made popular by a certain colonel, but it was actually Scottish immigrants who introduced fried chicken to America.
  • Did you know? Google Street View blurs the face of Colonel Sanders in each KFC logo because ‘he was a real person’.

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