NATIONAL OYSTER DAY is celebrated August 5th and is enjoyed by many people across the world.

There are over a hundred completely different species of oysters, apparently, oysters tend to require on the characteristics of the water within which they live. due to this, they’re generally named when the body of water within which they’re grow

While many fancy fresh Oysters raw, the shellfish can be savored in multiple ways that, examples as a side dish, they also make flavorful stews, soups, and chowders. its can also be bake, grill or broil the oysters with or without the shell.

Since oysters offer a high quantity of vitamins B12 and A, they’ll benefit  heart, skin, and brain health. These vitamins additionally support lung and kidney perform. In addition, oysters benefit the atmosphere since their valves are capable of cleansing an ecosystem of pollutants.

Here are some other exciting oyster facts:

  • The Chesapeake Bay produces more oysters in the world than any other body of water. 
  • The world loves oysters! We consume almost two billion pounds of oysters each year around the world.
  • Illustrating how the body of water influences the flavor of the oysters, the east and west coast U.S. oysters taste very different from each other. On the east coast, oysters tend to be smaller, milder and saltier. However, west coast oysters take on a creamy texture and a sweet flavor.  
  • Only one out of every 10,000 oysters will produce a pearl.


Make or order a dish that uses oyster as one of its main ingredients. Share a recipe with friends and family and use #NationalOysterDay to post on social media.


The origins of National Oyster Day have not been determined.

Other National celebration happening today include:

  • National Underwear Day
  • National Work Like A Dog Day