National Chicken Boy Day is a holiday that’s observed on the 1st of September and honors the birthday of a particular statue that can be seen along Route 66 and is located on North Figueroa Street in the Highland Park district of Los Angeles, California.
This 22-foot tall fiberglass statue was originally built in the 1960s for the Chicken Boy Fried Chicken Restaurant. The statue remained in place at the restaurant on Broadway in Downtown L.A. until 1984 when it was given to artist Amy Inouye. She would store it until 2007 when she moved it to its current location. Now it’s celebrated with a holiday.
Some Facts About Chicken Boy
Okay, as we spent some time researching this holiday, we came across some interesting facts about Chicken Boy. Facts that we would like to now share with everyone below.
- Chicken Boy is 22-feet tall and is made out of fiberglass.
- It’s often been referred to as Los Angeles’s Statue of Liberty.
- Chicken Boy won the Governor’s Historic Preservation Award in 2010.
- The Chicken Boy Statue received the Highland Park Heritage Trust Preservation Award 2009-2010.
- Chicken Boy is bought a Paul Bunyan statue from the International Fiberglass Company and had it customized by an artist.
- The Chicken Boy statue was preserved as a result of donated funds and community effort.
Observing National Chicken Boy Day
People wishing to observe this holiday can do so by taking the time to visit the Chicken Boy Statue. Or, if that’s not a possibility, then you can wish Chicken Boy a Happy Birthday by using the hashtag #ChickenBoyDay on social media.