Did you know there was a day dedicated to clams? It always falls on March 31st so today is Clam on the Half Shell Day. Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. But, isn’t it exciting that someone loved clams enough to designate this as a day for to enjoy and savor CLAMS!
And although this is referred to as a "National" day, our research didn’t come across any congressional records or presidential proclamations about it.
So what should you do on National Clam Day? Don’t use it as an excues to hid in your shell or clam up and give your family the silent treatment. Why not relax and celebrate!
Our family enjoys clam chowder. Our youngest son always likes to order clams at Red Lobster. And on the holidays Mother-in-love often fixed oyster dressing. Oops scratch that one.
Have you ever tried clams on the half-shell? As of this date I have not.
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For those of you who don't like clams in any way, shape, or form, perhaps you’d like to know today is Bunsen Burner Day as well.
German chemist Robert Bunsen was born March 31, 1811, and is credited as the inventor of Bunsen Burners.
While some historians deny von Bunsen was the creator but say rather that he was only a refiner of the equipment, nevertheless, all agree that chemistry labs and classrooms around the world today owe thanks for the device to von Bunsen.
Although not a major holiday in any country, on this day scientists will commemorate the birth of Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen.