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International Crab Fest Day
Foods & Beverages
Today we eat Crabs!

When: September 14th

Where: United States

Traditional Celebration Ideas

As many Americans are fond of the idea of the buffet style dining, one of the most coveted items on the menu is crab legs. Tonight you could try and prepare crab to eat for dinner in your home.  One of the easiest ways to prepare and eat, is by buying already prepared legs or crab dip from the supermarket.  You could visit a seafood restaurant and order the crab dish in a variety of formats, and most common way is the crab legs.

Numbers

There are typically 8-9 Snow Crab legs in 1 pound.

Description

Crabs are a delicious food that many people in the United States consume each year.  The popularity of the food has even been showcased in recent years by the reality show "Deadliest Catch." The reality television series seen on the Discovery Channel, shows crab fishermen aboard fishing boats in the Bering Sea during the Alaskan king crab and snow crab fishing seasons and all the trials and triumphs that go with finding, selling and making a living from the crabs. After watching the show, people have been able to understand why the cost to buy and eating the Alaskan King Crab for example is so expensive.

Interesting Facts

  1. Currently the market price in 2021 for 1 pound of Alaskan King Crab is about $58 dollars.
  2. One of the most popular restaurants to eat stone crabs is in Miami at Joe's Stone Crab Restaurant.
  3. About 1.4 million tonnes of crabs are caught for human consumption each year.
  4. Successful crew members can earn up to $50k per a 3 month season about an Alaskan King Crab Vessel.
  5. There are over 6,000 species of crab in the entire world.

Information

Observed:
  • September 14th
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