National Deviled Egg Day features a favorite hors-d’oeuvre or side dish for parties, holidays, family reunions and potluck dinners. Deviled eggs are the star of the show each year on November 2nd.

This well-loved food wows guests during the holidays. Designers have even created specially designed carrying dishes and plates. The deli section of the grocery store prepares packaged deviled eggs, and they can be found in some convenience stores, too.

Other names for this devilish dish include eggs mimosa, stuffed egg, salad eggs, or dressed egg. To make them, shell hard-boiled eggs, cut them in half, and scoop out the yolk. The yolk is mixed with other ingredients such as mayonnaise and mustard and then added back into the white. The possibilities are endless!

Eggs are quite versatile when it comes to making simple dishes elegant. The deviled egg is another example of taking the humble egg and transforming it with one or two simple ingredients. The final result steals the show. Colorful relishes, spicy peppers, pimentos or savory herbs, elevate deviled eggs to a spectacular and tasty morsel. Additionally, the variety offers entirely new flavor profiles demonstrating just how delicious this family favorite can be.

Adding Variety

Other approaches make them a little more creamy with sour cream. Or, a bit more tart with added vinegar. Depending on how you make them, it may be possible to satisfy just about every palate. From the traditional paprika garnish to crunchy bacon, or a little caviar, anchovy or herring, there is some devilish experimenting any cook can do.

The first known print reference referring to the term “deviled” about food, appeared in 1786. It was in the 19th century that it came to be used when referring to spicy or zesty food, including eggs prepared with mustard, pepper or other ingredients stuffed in the yolk cavity.


Make up your favorite recipe or try something new. Try a fancy recipe. Serve them for guests or just for you. Surprise your family with several kinds of deviled eggs to choose from.

Enjoy this Basic Deviled Eggs recipe.

Use #DeviledEggDay to post on social media.

Do you need more devilish ways to celebrate the egg? Well, we’ve got Eggs 11 Ways for you explore.


National Day Calendar® continues researching the origins of this popular holiday food.

There are over 1,500 national days. Don’t miss a single one. Celebrate Every Day® with National Day Calendar®!

November 2nd History


For several reasons, the 1920 election is notable. Since the passing of the 19th amendment, it was the first presidential election where women voted. Of the 100 signers of the Declaration of Sentiments at the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention, only one lived to see the day – Charlotte Woodward Pierce. Warren G. Harding is elected. The KDKA radio station in Pittsburgh becomes one of the first to broadcast voting returns. 


At a meeting of the American Chemical Society in Akron, OH, Dupont announced the development of synthetic rubber. Notre Dame priest, Rev Julius Arthur Nieuwland, is credited with the discovery of the process.


For the first and only time, Howard Hughes pilots the Spruce Goose on its only flight. Designated the H-4, the entirely wooden plane was larger than any other aircraft at the time. 


Harry S. Truman wins re-election in an upset against Thomas E. Dewey. Pollsters were so certain of Dewey’s win that the Chicago Daily Tribune published its paper with the headline “Dewey Defeats Truman!”


American William Shepherd and Russians Sergei Krikalev and Yuri Gidzenko become the first International Space Station residents when their Soyuz spacecraft links up. 

November 2 Birthdays

Daniel Boone – 1734

The American frontiersman became one of the country’s first legendary folk heroes.

James Knox Polk – 1795

James Polk was the 11th United States president. He ran on the Manifest Destiny platform and served one term.

Warren G. Harding – 1865

The former newspaper publisher was elected as the 29th President of the United States. During his short tenure, Harding and Congress made a lot of progress. However, in 1923, Harding suffered a heart attack and died.

Amar Bose – 1929

The engineer’s research into hi-fi sound led him to launch the Bose Corporation in 1964.

Rose Bird – 1936

The jurist was the first woman named Justice and the first woman Chief Justice in the United States.

Willie McGee – 1958

Throughout his 18 seasons playing in Major League Baseball, the four-time All-Star earned two batting titles, three Gold Gloves Awards, and helped win the 1982 World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals.

k.d. lang – 1961

The award-winning singer-songwriter is best known for her hits “Constant Craving” and “Wonderful World.”

David Schwimmer – 1966

The Emmy Award-nominated actor rose to fame as Dr. Ross Geller in the ensemble comedy series Friends.