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International Chicken Wing Day

Celebrate International Chicken Wing Day with friends and family - get ready for a delicious feast of wings, dips, and sauces!
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It's time to get your wings ready for International Chicken Wing Day on July 1! This day was created in Buffalo, New York in 1977 and has been celebrated ever since. It is a great opportunity to enjoy some tasty chicken wings with friends and family. The classic buffalo wing originated from the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, where it is said that the owner deep fried some leftover chicken wings and served them with a spicy sauce. Nowadays, you can find all sorts of flavors from sweet and sour to honey garlic and even teriyaki. So grab your favorite flavor of wings and let the celebration begin!

History of International Chicken Wing Day

International Chicken Wing Day Dates

International Chicken Wing Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1964</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Invention of Buffalo Wings</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the Anchor Bar, Buffalo, NY, the Buffalo wing was invented when the owner decided to deep-fry leftover chicken wings and coat them with a spicy sauce.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1977</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Creation of Chicken Wing Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>Mayor Stan Makowski of Buffalo proclaimed July 29 as Chicken Wing Day to honor the local creation, starting a yearly tradition.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Chicken Wings National Popularity</div><div class='timeline-text'>During the 1980s, chicken wings became popular nationwide in the USA as restaurants began including them on menus and serving them with a variety of sauces.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2003</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Chicken Wing Shortage</div><div class='timeline-text'>Due to the increased demand, there was a nationwide chicken wing shortage causing prices to skyrocket.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First International Chicken Wing Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The celebration expanded beyond the USA, marking the first International Chicken Wing Day on July 1, 2015.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate International Chicken Wing Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make your own chicken wings</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Making chicken wings is a fun and easy way to celebrate International Chicken Wing Day. You can try different sauces, marinades, and seasonings to create the perfect wing.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go out for wings</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>There are restaurants all over the world that serve amazing wings. Whether you prefer hot and spicy or sweet and tangy, head out and find the best wings in town.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Hold a wing eating contest</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you want to really celebrate International Chicken Wing Day in style, then host a competition to see who can eat the most wings. This is sure to be a fun event that everyone will enjoy.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a wing recipe</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Why not get creative and come up with your own unique wing recipe? Try out different flavors and ingredients to create something truly special.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try a wing challenge</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>For the brave at heart, why not take on a wing challenge? Most restaurants have an option for those who want to take on the ultimate challenge and try to eat the hottest wings on the menu.</p></div></div>

Why We Love International Chicken Wing Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Chicken wings are delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether you go for the classic Buffalo-style or try something new and creative like garlic Parmesan, chicken wings are a great snack that packs a flavorful punch! Plus, they're easy to make and fun to eat - what more could you want?</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Chicken wings are versatile</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>You can serve them as an appetizer at parties or make them the star of the show with entrees such as grilled chicken tacos. With all sorts of seasonings, sauces, and marinades, the possibilities for delicious recipes with chicken wings are endless!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>International Chicken Wing Day is a great excuse to get together</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Not only do chicken wings taste great, but they also make it easy to invite friends over for some good old fashioned fun. Kick back with some cold beers and enjoy your favorite flavors while spending time with your favorite people - there's no better way to celebrate International Chicken Wing Day!</p></div></div>

5 Fun Facts for International Chicken Wing Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The World Record for Eating Chicken Wings is 444 in 26 Minutes</h3><p class='facts-content'>The world record for eating chicken wings is held by competitive eater Molly Schuyler, who consumed 444 wings in just 26 minutes during the 2018 Wing Bowl in Philadelphia.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Chicken Wings Used to be Discarded or Used for Stock</h3><p class='facts-content'>Before the invention of Buffalo wings in the 1960s, chicken wings were considered a less desirable cut of meat, often discarded or used only for stock.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>There are Even Boneless Wing Options</h3><p class='facts-content'>For those who dislike dealing with chicken bones, many places offer boneless wings. Despite their name, they are usually made from the breast meat of the chicken rather than the wing itself.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Super Bowl Sunday is the Biggest Day of the Year for Chicken Wings in the US</h3><p class='facts-content'>More chicken wings are consumed in the US on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day. The National Chicken Council estimated that 1.42 billion wings were eaten during the 2021 Super Bowl weekend.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Chicken Wings are Rich in Protein and Nutrients</h3><p class='facts-content'>Aside from being delicious, chicken wings are also a great source of protein and other important nutrients. They also contain a good amount of niacin, phosphorous, zinc and selenium.</p></div></div>

International Chicken Wing Day FAQs

When is International Chicken Wing Day?

International Chicken Wing Day is celebrated on July 1 every year. In 2024, it falls on a Monday.

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