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When is National Caviar Day? National Caviar Day is celebrated annually on July 18th

What is National Caviar Day? To answer this question we must first answer, what is caviar? defines caviar this way: “Caviar is the processed and salted roe of fish. Roe is the mass of eggs contained in the ovaries of a female fish or shellfish. While people use the word caviar to describe any fish egg, true caviar comes from the sturgeon, which lives in the Caspian or Black Sea.” That’s probably more than either of us wanted to know about caviar, but we can’t undo what’s been done. And if you want more, well, you can visit this site to learn all you’ve ever wanted to know about delectable fish eggs.

Fun fact about National Caviar Day! At one point the U.S. was the biggest supplier of caviar in the world — producing up to 600 tons per year! The reason caviar is considered such a delicacy today is due to the scarcity that was created during the mass consumption and exportation of caviar. (Perhaps that’s more of a sobering fact than a fun one…)

How to celebrate National Caviar Day: The absolute best way to celebrate National Caviar Day is to get out there and try a variety of caviar samples. Sure, beluga sturgeon may be beyond most of our financial means, but second-rate caviar is no poor choice! Look into Salmon, trout, carp, and lumpfish to get yourself started!

What is the hashtag for National Caviar Day? Don’t forget to post pictures of your tasting at #nationalcaviarday!