National French Fry Day is celebrated every year on the second Friday of July by people all over the United States. French fries are one of the most popular snacks not just in America but in many other countries all over the world. The day provides an opportunity to observe the popularity of this snack in an interesting way with celebrations around the nation. This article provides interesting details related to National French Fry Day 2024 such as its history, significance, celebration, and more.
National French Fry Day 2024 Overview
|Event||National French Fry Day 2024|
|Date||July 12, 2024|
|Observed by||United States|
|Purpose of celebration||To observe the popularity of the French Fries in an interesting way.|
National French Fry Day Upcoming Events
Below mentioned are the upcoming dates for National French Fry Day for the next 5 years.
|National French Fry Day 2024||July 12, 2024||Friday|
|National French Fry Day 2025||July 11, 2025||Friday|
|National French Fry Day 2026||July 10, 2026||Friday|
|National French Fry Day 2027||July 9, 2027||Friday|
|National French Fry Day 2028||July 14, 2028||Friday|
History of the French Fries
Both Belgians and French claim to be the originators of French fries with no factual clarification about the same. Both countries have their own story behind how they might have created french fries for the first time.
According to the French people, french fries were invented before the outbreak of the French Revolution. Some street vendors on the Pont Neuf bridge in Paris in 1789 were the first to make french fries. According to another story, the recipe for french fries was almost certainly formulated by the French chef, Honoré Julien.
On the other hand, the Belgian journalist Jo Gérard claimed that according to 1781 family manuscript potatoes were deep-fried prior to 1680 in the Meuse valley. When the villagers couldn’t find fish to make frying fish due to frozen rivers, as a substitute for it they came up with fried potatoes. However, Gérard never produced the manuscript that supports this claim.
In the United States, Thomas Jefferson is cited to bring french fries to the nation but it was the J. R. Simplot Company that successfully commercialized these snacks in frozen form during the 1940s. As of the observation of National French Fry Day, there is no record of when and how the celebration of the day began in the United States.
Celebration of National French Fry Day 2024
What can be the most appropriate way to observe National French Fry Day than by enjoying these snacks with your favorite condiment. Some popular ways to enjoy French Fry is with ketchup, vinegar, mayonnaise, and tomato sauce on the side. To celebrate the day in an out-of-the-box way, you can even try a new seasoning with these snacks. You can go to a restaurant with your family to enjoy a bowl of French Fries. Many popular restaurants such as McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and others offer discounts on fries to celebrate French Fry Day. Other than this, you can also try making french fries in your very own kitchen. There are many different varieties of French Fries that you can prepare at your home and share with friends or neighbors.
Interesting Facts Related to Mathematics
Here are some interesting facts about french fries this National French Fry Day:
- Average American eats around 30 pounds (14 kg) of french fries a year.
- French fries have a lower environmental impact as compared to many other foods.
- McDonald’s McC hoco Potatoes are chocolate-covered french fries that were introduced in Japan in 2016.
- Thomas Jefferson is credited with bringing French fries, or at least their version, to America.
- In 1802, he had potatoes served at a White House dinner in the French manner.
- The name French fries originated in Belgium.
- Belgians consume most French fries in the world, even more than Americans.
- Freemium (Fries museum) is a museum in Belgium dedicated to Belgian fries.
- There are more than 15 different kinds of French fries in the world.
- You can find French fry vending machines in countries like Canada, Australia, etc.
Frequently Asked Questions
July 12, 2024
Although many claim french fries to be unhealthy, eating them occasionally is not a major concern.
No with the right recipe you can easily make tasty french fries at home.
No, there is no international french fry day observed globally.
Cheese Fries might be the most popular type of French fries in the US.