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National French Fries Day

National French Fries Day, Jully calendar holidays

Date When Celebrated : This holiday is always held on July 13

 National French Fries Day is today. One wonders why it is called a "National" day, as french fries are popular around the world. It should be called an "International" day.

It's name might suggest a French origin. But, French Fries are believed to have originated in Belgium in the 17th century.  Fried potatoes were substituted in the Belgium diet in winter months, when fish were not available to fry. From Europe, their popularity spread literally around the world.

French fries were introduced to the U.S. by President Thomas Jefferson. In the U.S., french fries are the most popular fast food item. Some of us get a burger, while others get a hot dog. Some people choose a chicken sandwich, while others opt for a steak bomber. But, almost every one of these dishes are served with a side order of french fries. 

High in fiber, you can enjoy eating french fries anywhere in the world. When traveling, be prepared to place your order in the native language:

  • In the U.S., they're called french fries.
  • In Belgium, they are known as "Belgium Fries".
  • The French call them "pomme frites".
  • In the UK, ask for an order of "Chips".
  • In Spain, they are called "patatas fritas".
  • Folks in some countries call them "finger chips"
  • They are also known as "Flemish Fries"

Did You Know? Americans consume 30 pounds of potatoes per person per year. 25% of those potatoes are made into french fries.

You can call French Fries by many, many names. Just be certain to order or make French fries today in celebration of National French Fries Day. Despite their name, french fries can be fried, or baked. Depending on where you are, you will likely eat them with ketchup, salt, vinegar, mayonnaise, gravy, cheese, bacon, butter or sugar.  

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The History and Origin of National French Fries Day:

Our research has not revealed who declared this a special holiday, or when it was first celebrated. It appears to have been first celebrated in the early 2000's.

Neither the U.S. Congress, nor the President of the United States has proclaimed today National French Fries Day.

Considering the world-wide popularity of french fries, we believe this day should be considered an "International" day.

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