National Crab Meat Day

National Crab Meat Day is a holiday that falls on March 9th and gives people the chance to think about and maybe enjoy one of the most popular crustaceans in the United States. The beauty of this holiday is that people can enjoy crab however they like.

It doesn’t matter if the crab is boiled, steamed, smoked, grilled, or roasted; just get out there and enjoy some on this day. Oh, and don’t forget to grab some butter to go with all that crab.

The History of National Crab Meat Day

At this time, no one knows when National Crab Meat Day was invented or who invented it. It’s just one of those holidays that spontaneously arose and continues to be celebrated by people all over the world.

We will continue to try to investigate the origins of this holiday, but it appears to us that it’s lost to the mists of time.

Fun Facts About Crabs

Anyone planning on observing National Crab Meat Day is probably going to want to know a little bit more about the animal celebrated on this day. That’s why we’ve decided to find out some of the more interesting facts about crabs. Facts that we’ve listed below for everyone’s entertainment.

  • There are a lot of different species of crabs—over 6,700 of them.
  • Crabs have ten legs, so they’re known as decapods.
  • Jumbo lump crab meat comes from the crab’s swimming legs.
  • The crab’s dark meat is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids.
  • The world’s largest crab is the Japanese Spider Crab.
  • The Japanese Spider Crab can measure up to 13 feet across.
  • The smallest crabs in the world are Pea Crabs.
  • Pea crabs have a maximum size of only 0.60 inch.
  • Female crabs can release up to 2,000 eggs at one time.

A Quick List of Crab Recipes

As we researched for this holiday, we noticed that there are a ton of different crab recipes out there. So many that it would be impossible to list even a few of them. That’s why we’ve decided to list some of our favorite crab recipes that people can make if they want to look them up.

  • Crab Bisque
  • Chili Crab
  • Deviled Crab
  • West Indies Salad
  • Crab in Oyster Sauce
  • Crab Cakes
  • Crab Rangoon
  • Corn Crab Soup
  • Halabos
  • Kakuluwo Curry

Observing National Crab Meat Day

National Crab Meat Day can be observed by serving up your favorite type of crab, cooked by your preferred method. Crab can be cooked in a variety of ways, including roasting, steaming, boiling, and smoking.

It can also be turned into crab cakes or some other delicious recipe. And if you’re not a fan of eating crab, you can always buy imitation crab meat that is made from pulverized white fish. Just make sure that no matter how you prepare your crab, you share a picture of it on social media using the hashtag #NationalCrabMeatDay.

When is it?
This year (2024)
March 9 Saturday
Next year (2025)
March 9 Sunday
Last year (2023)
March 9 Thursday
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