Sidewalk Egg Frying Day

We’ve all seen it demonstrated before. Someone wants to prove just how hot it is, so they crack open an egg on the sidewalk. Most of the time, many of us are amazed by this experiment as the eggs cook right there in the sun.

Other times, we’re horrified that it’s so hot outside that a person could use the asphalt as a frying pan. Of course, if this stunt is performed on Sidewalk Egg Frying Day—a holiday that falls on the 4th of July—we’re bound to invite some friends and family members over to watch the egg cook.

The History of Sidewalk Egg Frying Day

No one really knows when this holiday was invented. Apparently, people have been trying to cook eggs on sidewalks for a long time during the summer months. It’s been done so many times; it’s a common anecdote that people use when they’re trying to talk about how hot it is outside. And we’re not really sure why someone decided to set this holiday on Independence Day in the United States. We guess people just needed to do something while they were waiting to set off fireworks.

Quick Egg Facts

Want to know a few facts about eggs? If you do, then check out the following fun egg facts.

  • It takes a hen anywhere from 24 to 26 hours to develop an egg.
  • Some chicken breeds lay eggs every day, while other breeds lay eggs every few days.
  • Older eggs are easier to peel due to having larger air cells.

Observing Sidewalk Egg Frying Day

It appears to us that the best way to observe this holiday is by taking the time to fry an egg on a sidewalk. Of course, this will only take a few minutes, so you might also want to make sure that you plan other activities around this egg stunt. Maybe plan a picnic or a tailgate party. And while you’re doing all of that, you might as well use the hashtag #SidewalkEggFryingDay as well.

When is it?
This year (2024)
July 4 Thursday
Next year (2025)
July 4 Friday
Last year (2023)
July 4 Tuesday
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