National Egg Day

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Well, isn't this egg-citing? Welcome to our delightful and (we promise) eggs-traordinarily fun guide about National Egg Day. Get ready to 'crack' the true story behind this delicious day.

When is Egg Day?

It's national egg day on the 4th June.

A History of the Humble Egg

Do you remember that morning, on June 4, 2015, when you scrambled your brain trying to understand why everyone on social media was suddenly so egg-static about eggs? Well, that day saw National Egg Day egg-ceeding 8477 mentions online, marking the most 'egg-citing day for the egg. Hold on to your hens, because we're diving into the gooey middle of this online egg-stravaganza.

Eggs-actly what is National Egg Day?

National Egg Day is a grand celebration of the noble, nutritious and notably versatile egg. The day is designated to honor these little packages of protein that not only scramble seamlessly into our breakfasts but also sneak their way into our favorite dinner dishes.

The Eggs-traordinary Rise

The egg-plosion of National Egg Day was a result of the internet's love for the mixture of humor and wholesome food content, allowing the people of the world to connect over a shared, simple love: eggs!

The Internet's Influence

From a crack of dawn post of sunny-side-up eggs, to DIY Egg mask tutorial at midnight, the internet loves the egg in every form. And due to this egg-stensive love, on 'the most mentioned' day, the web got saturated with yolks, albumen, and lots of fun recipes; establishing National Egg Day as an annual crowd-pleaser.

History behind the term 'Egg'

15th century

The word originates from the Old Norse language

The term 'egg' finds its roots in the Old Norse language, a North Germanic language spoken by the inhabitants of Scandinavia during the Viking Age. The Old Norse word 'egg' meant 'egg' as we know it today. This term eventually made its way into the English language.

14th century

The term enters the English language

In the 14th century, the Old Norse term 'egg' was incorporated into the English language. This was during a period when English experienced significant changes due to influences from other languages, including the Old Norse spoken by the Vikings. As a result, 'egg' became the commonly used word for the oval reproductive body found in birds, reptiles, fish, and certain mammals.

19th century

The term evolves in the field of embryology

In the 19th century, the term 'egg' started to be used more extensively in the field of embryology. Scientists and researchers began to use the term to refer specifically to the reproductive structure found in animals, which contains the developing offspring. This usage further solidified the association of the word 'egg' with embryonic development.

20th century

Symbolism and Easter traditions

In the 20th century, 'egg' gained symbolic significance and became deeply rooted in various cultural traditions. Eggs have long been associated with fertility, new beginnings, and rebirth. They play a significant role in Easter celebrations, where decorated eggs are exchanged and used in egg hunts. Furthermore, the egg has become a symbol of life, transformation, and the cycle of seasons in many cultures around the world.

Did you know?

Did you know that nearly 1.2 trillion eggs are produced globally every year? That’s a lot of omelettes!


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First identified

5th April 2015

Most mentioned on

4th June 2015

Total mentions


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