National Clams On The Half Shell Day
National Clams on the Half Shell Day is a holiday that’s observed on the 31st of March and allows people to enjoy a dish that can be served in a variety of different ways. One popular way of serving clams on the half shell is with breadcrumbs and bacon-a dish that’s called Clams Casino and was first invented in Rhode Island.
Of course, there are other ways to serve up clams on the half shell, so we’re sure people are going to have a lot of fun discovering their favorites on this holiday. How do you like your clams on the half shell and how do you plan on observing this holiday?
Interesting Facts About Clams
While we’re serving some clams on the half shell, we’ve decided to also serve up some facts about clams. Although most people don’t think much about clams beyond what’s on their plate, these creatures are actually quite fascinating. Let’s look at some of the interesting facts about clams below.
- It takes about 28-months for clam larvae to reach the size of a mature clam.
- A clam that is 3-inches is likely anywhere from 3-5 years old.
- A giant clam can grow up to four feet in size.
- July 3rd is National Fried Clam Day.
- November 1st is National Deep Fried Clams Day.
Observing National Clams On The Half Shell Day
Do you have a favorite restaurant that serves clams on the half shell? If you do, then you’re halfway to celebrating this holiday in style. On the other hand, if you don’t know of a restaurant that serves these clams, then you’re going to have to make your own.
Don’t worry, it’s not that difficult. Just choose a recipe you like, find some high-quality clams and then make them. When you’ve made this dish, don’t forget to use the hashtag #NationalClamsOnTheHalfShellDay with a picture of it and post it online.