National Egg Month

Even though it’s our personal opinion that April should have been made into National Egg Month, in reality, May is the month that celebrates the round object laid by a female bird — usually a chicken. The egg is an item that’s on the breakfast plate of millions of people, yet we still don’t give it the respect it deserves.

Through the years, it’s been called everything from boring to being bad for a person’s cholesterol, and we think that’s just a shame. Fortunately, this month attempts to rectify this miscarriage of justice and bring the egg back into the public’s good graces.

The History of National Egg Month

National Egg Month has been around for quite some time. Maybe not as long as eggs have been around, but it has been observed for the past 60+ years. It was first created in the 1960s and was widely promoted, but that changed for a while in the 1990s.

During this period, eggs were being vilified as villains that raised people’s cholesterol and contributed to heart disease. However, additional research came out about eggs during the early 2010s that showed eggs weren’t as bad for people’s health as they were made out to be. That is when this month became popular again.

Fun Facts About Eggs

We just couldn’t resist looking up some hard-boiled facts about eggs that we think would go well with National Egg Month. The following facts are what we uncovered and would like to now serve up to everyone enjoying this month.

  • The average hen lays approximately 320 eggs per year.
  • The word “yolk” comes from the Medieval word for “yellow.”
  • Eggs are high in choline—an ingredient that’s necessary for cell activity.
  • Studies have shown that eating an egg a day won’t raise a person’s cholesterol.
  • It usually takes a hen about 24 to 26 hours to produce one egg.
  • Some chicken breeds only produce eggs every 48 hours or even just once a week.
  • An eggshell has over 17,000 pores.

Observing National Egg Month

We don’t really think that we need to tell people how they should celebrate this holiday, but we will anyway. Obviously, the best way to observe National Egg Month is to work eggs into your diet.

And it doesn’t just have to be eaten for breakfast. People can also enjoy eggs for lunch and dinner as well. No matter how a person enjoys their eggs, however, they should take the time to use the hashtag #NationalEggMonth on social media to let us all know what’s on the menu.

When is it?
This year (2024)
May 1 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
May 1 Thursday
Last year (2023)
May 1 Monday
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