National Sardines Day is a food holiday that is celebrated annually on November 24th in the United States. This day is dedicated to the small, oily fish that are commonly canned and sold in supermarkets.
Sardines are a nutrient-dense food that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, and calcium. They are also a sustainable food source, as they are often harvested using methods that minimize harm to other marine life.
The origin of National Sardines Day is unclear, but it is believed to have been started as a way to promote the consumption of sardines and raise awareness of their nutritional benefits. On this day, people may choose to celebrate by incorporating sardines into their meals, such as by making sardine sandwiches, sardine pasta dishes, or simply enjoying them as a snack.
In addition to being a tasty and healthy food, sardines have also played a role in cultural traditions and folklore. In Portugal, for example, it is traditional to eat sardines grilled on St. John’s Day, which falls on June 24th. In some countries, sardines are associated with good luck and prosperity and are often eaten during celebrations and festivals.