National Chicken Boy’s Day

National Chicken Boy Day is a holiday observed on September 1st that honors the birthday of a particular statue visible along Route 66, 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 stored it until 2007, when she moved it to its current location. It is now celebrated with a holiday.

Some Facts About Chicken Boy

As we researched this holiday, we came across some interesting facts about Chicken Boy, which we would like to share with everyone below.

  • Chicken Boy is 22 feet tall and is made of fiberglass.
  • It has 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 for 2009-2010.
  • Chicken Boy acquired a Paul Bunyan statue from the International Fiberglass Company and had it customized by an artist.
  • The Chicken Boy statue was preserved thanks to donated funds and community effort.

Observing National Chicken Boy Day

People wishing to observe this holiday can do so by visiting the Chicken Boy Statue. Alternatively, if that’s not possible, you can wish Chicken Boy a Happy Birthday by using the hashtag #ChickenBoyDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
September 1 Sunday
Next year (2025)
September 1 Monday
Last year (2023)
September 1 Friday
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