International Chicken Wing Day

International Chicken Wing Day is a holiday that’s observed annually in July every year. Chicken wings have become somewhat of a global sensation and are especially popular in countries such as the United States where it’s most commonly associated with sporting events. What makes chicken wings so great?

Well, it’s a combination of different things. First of all, chicken wings have a higher ratio of skin to meat than other cuts of chicken and this allows them to cook up crispier. It also makes them the perfect conveyor of sweet, hot, or savory sauces to a person’s taste buds. And that’s why chicken wings have earned their position as one of the most popular finger foods in the world.

The History Of International Chicken Wing Day

Even though chicken wings have been eaten since chickens were domesticated some 4,000+ years ago, the modern chicken wing as we know it only goes back to the 1960s. What we mean by that are deep-fried wings that are cooked in a hot sauce. This practice didn’t begin until 1964 when the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York created the first-ever Buffalo Wings.

They were originally made using leftover wings and hot sauce for the owners of the bar, but they liked them so much that they placed them on the menu the following day. Buffalo Wings served with slices of celery and bleu cheese sauce would immediately wow customers and it became an instant hit.

On July 29th, 1977, the city of Buffalo, New York proclaimed the day to be National Chicken Wing Day. A decade later, this holiday would come onto the scene to proclaim the 1st of July as International Chicken Wing Day. After all, Buffalo Wings aren’t the only type of wings that are enjoyed nowadays.

There are Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wings, Korean Fried Chicken Wings, Chinese Salt and Pepper Wings, Indian Tandoori Chicken Wings, and even Vietnamese Fish Sauce Chicken Wings. That just goes to show people that chicken wings are enjoyed not only in the U.S. but around the world as well.

Observing International Chicken Wing Day

It doesn’t matter how a person celebrates this holiday, as long as they prepare their chicken wings the way they like to prepare them. Some of the most popular chicken wing recipes out there (besides Buffalo Wings) include Cajun Wings, Peri-Peri Wings, Indian Butter Chicken Wings, Mexican Adobo Wings, Teriyaki Wings, and Honey Mustard Wings.

Of course, that’s only a small sampling of the chicken wings recipes that exist. A search on the Internet will provide people with about 1,000 more recipes. Anyone who finds a recipe they like should use the hashtag #InternationalChickenWingDay to spread the word about it online.

When is it?
This year (2023)
July 1 Saturday
Next year (2024)
July 1 Monday
Last year (2022)
July 1 Friday
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