National Escargot Day celebrates the famous french dish of land snails. Snails are an excellent form of protein, tasty, and low in fat. Although most people would think the idea of eating the slimy animals is a bit gross, it is still enjoyed by a large portion of Americans and as an important part of French culture, it should not be discounted. Like all things, don’t knock it till you try it!
Although not enjoyed in all parts of the world, escargot is well known for being served in France, which is where the name comes from. In France, it’s even possible to buy snails sold in cans or tins, with a carton of empty shells attached, and specially dimpled plates to serve them on.
The true origin of this holiday is still unknown but what a fun day to try new things!
So get ready to celebrate this bizarre unofficial holiday with your buddies by trying something new!