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JULY 6, 2019 | NATIONAL HAND ROLL DAY | NATIONAL HOP-A-PARK DAY | NATIONAL FRIED CHICKEN DAY

National Hand Roll Day - July 6

NATIONAL HAND ROLL DAY 

July 6 ushers in National Hand Roll Day with the freshest flavor and style!

Japanese sushi hand rolls delight the senses with vibrant color, taste, and texture. Every delicate hand roll is masterfully designed and presented as a work of art, while also deliciously dipped in soy for the perfect bite. Whether it’s spicy or sweet, or a combination of both, we delight in eating hand rolls with friends over sake, wine, or a Japanese beer.

The ideal hand roll is eaten right away and consists of the freshest fish, along with specially harvested seaweed, house-made sauces, and warm rice. When everything comes together, the final result is not only beautiful but extremely delicious.

hand·roll /ˈhandrōl/ noun: hand-roll
a type of sushi in the form a cylindrical or conical roll of crisp nori filled with rice, fish, or vegetables

HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL HAND ROLL DAY

If you’ve never had a hand roll, July 6 is the day to try your first. Head out to your favorite sushi restaurant and bring friends too!

Enjoy more than one and use #NationalHandRollDay to share on social media.

HISTORY OF NATIONAL HAND ROLL DAY

Sushi Nozawa Group -the group behind SUGARFISHKazuNori, and Nozawa Bar– founded National Hand Roll Day to celebrate the hand roll. Chef Nozawa introduced the cylindrical-style hand roll to the United States over 40 years ago.

Sushi Nozawa Group opened KazuNori: The Original Hand Roll Bar in 2014 on the belief that the experience of eating hand rolls is truly something special and worthy of its own restaurant. With an unwavering commitment to quality, KazuNori hand rolls are made with only the freshest fish, along with specially harvested seaweed, house-made sauces, and signature warm rice. In each location, guests can dine at the counter while seeing their hand rolls being made, and most importantly enjoy them while the seaweed is at its best.

In 2019, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Hand Roll Day to be observed on July 6th annually.  

 

NATIONAL HOP-A-PARK DAY – First Saturday in July

NATIONAL HOP-A-PARK DAY

National Hop-A-Park Day celebrates the first Saturday in July. The day creates an opportunity to explore the parks in your area and learn more about your community.

Celebrate the nice weather on a holiday week while enjoying the public parks, green spaces and outdoors as much as possible. Another benefit of the day is getting away from the technology, televisions and the tablet. Take a stroll or throw a frisbee around.  Many parks are centerpieces of our communities making it possible for many who don’t have a yard to enjoy time in some outdoor space. While enjoying the space, visit with neighbors, savor a picnic lunch, or read a book you’ve long been wanting to dive into. 

How many parks are in your area? You might be surprised. Urban planners across the country continue to develop green spaces that fit all residential needs. This commitment leads to more parks overall and a healthier society.

Being able to access green grass and hear the birds singing in the trees positively impacts our daily lives. Playing outdoors and expanding our lungs, making human contact in an open space, in nature sweetens life a little every day. Parks bring nature to us.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Celebrate by visiting the different parks in your area. Pack a lunch and bring a friend Post on social media using #NationalHopaParkDay.

HISTORY

We were unable to identify the creator of National Hop-a-Park Day.

NATIONAL FRIED CHICKEN DAY – July 6

NATIONAL FRIED CHICKEN DAY

In the United States, July 6th recognizes National Fried Chicken Day.  On this day, fried chicken lovers across the country celebrate this American favorite at a nearby restaurant, home, or an outdoor picnic.

Scottish immigrants brought their tradition of deep-frying chicken in fat to the southern United States.  After its introduction to the American South, fried chicken soon became a staple. Over time, seasonings and spices were added to enrich the flavor of the chicken.

Fried chicken is a dish that consists of chicken pieces which have been floured or battered then pan-fried, deep-fried or pressure-fried. The breading adds a crisp coating to the exterior of the chicken. Knowing how to get a good crisp on the chicken may seem elusive to some. However, some of the best cooks will tell you the keys to achieving the crispiest fried chicken involves seasoning well and early in the process, adding starch to your flour and frying your chicken at the right temperature. The oil should be 300°F. Finally, let the chicken rest before serving to allow the juices to be absorbed back into the meat. Just like beef and pork, the chicken will be more tender when we allow it to rest. 

Traditionally the chicken is fried in lard. However, corn oil, peanut oil, canola oil, or vegetable oil are also frequently used.

HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL FRIED CHICKEN DAY

Try this fried chicken recipeInvite some friends over, make some fried chicken, and share photos on social media using #NationalFriedChickenDay.

“I know when you think about the South, you think about fried foods, but we eat a tremendous amount of vegetables. I have my own garden, so vegetables have always been a big part of my life. I love broccoli. I love fresh beets. It’s not all about the fried chicken and the biscuits.” ~ Paula Deen

HISTORY OF FRIED CHICKEN DAY

We were unable to find the origin of National Fried Chicken Day.

About National Day Calendar

National Day Calendar® is the authoritative source for fun, unusual and unique National Days! Since our humble beginnings on National Popcorn Day in 2013, we now track nearly 1,500 National Days, National Weeks and National Months.  In addition, our research team continues to uncover the origins of existing National Days as well as discover new, exciting days for everyone to celebrate.
 
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