Did you know there are over 5,000 types of crabs and that they can live up to 100 years? That is, of course, if they do not become a dinner for someone first. Crabs are considered one of the sweetest meats of the sea and are always in demand. Some 1.5 million are consumed a year so it’s a good thing they lay 2,000 eggs at a time. With 10 limbs they are known as the spider of the sea. Today was created by Bob Matthews of Holiday Insights in 2018.
How to celebrate – Have some crab. Watch crabs in their natural habitat. Throw a sea food party.
September 25th National Lobster Day
Today is not a good day to be a lobster. (Is any day a good day to be a lobster?) There was a time when lobster in the northeast was actually pretty cheap to come by… then the world invented butter and the prices went up. It is quite a treat, in some cases a feast, and while I think most lobsters would rather be thought of as tasteless I don’t see that happening any time soon. It’s sort of funny to think that a creature that dwells on the bottom of the ocean is among those things on the top of the menu.
How to celebrate – Have a lobster today. Free a lobster today. Dress like a lobster today.
March 9th National Crab Meat Day
I can honestly say I never thought I would be celebrating National Crab Meat day… or any meat day as far as that goes. However, unless you are allergic to it, if you are going to celebrate a meat day crab meat is a pretty good one.
They make great treats, supplement other fish meals and go well with just about anything. Apparently, most American’s agree as we eat 1.5 million tons of crab meat a year.
How to celebrate – Boil or steam some crab today. Make up your own crab dish. Leave your crabbiness on the plate.