National Seafood Bisque Day

Deepthi Reddy
Dec 22, 2023 By Deepthi Reddy
Originally Published on Apr 26, 2022
National Seafood Bisque Day honors this creamy, decadent meal that can be considered the king of cream-based soups.

Where is National Seafood Bisque Day celebrated?

 The National Seafood Bisque Day is celebrated in the U.S.

Who is National Seafood Bisque Day celebrated by?

 This interesting day can, and should, be celebrated by anyone who loves seafood!

When did National Seafood Bisque Day first start?

 There is no particular information available about the origins of this day.

Who started National Seafood Bisque Day?

 There is no information available regarding who started National Seafood Bisque Day.

A bisque is often thickened by puree-ing the shells of the seafood instead of any external means.

History And Timeline

Seafood bisque has an interesting trajectory. While originally it was considered a poor man’s food, with the decrease in the availability of fresh shellfish, it soon rose the ranks to be considered ‘elite’ and fine dining. Here’s a look at how that came about.


In this century, the word bisque was first used in recorded history. 


Abundance Of Lobsters

Two feet high walls of lobsters used to be washed over onto shores, which were eaten by poor people, thus stigmatizing the food.


Lobster Fisheries

In Maine, U.S, the first commercial lobster fisheries were established, which led to a rise in consumption and demand.


Canned Seafood

With the advent of industrialization and canning, packaged lobster became more common. Restaurants lobbied for fresh lobster, especially for high-end patrons. 


Internet Regulation

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Committee on Fisheries (COFI) is formed to protect the interests of seafood and regulate its farming worldwide.


Traditions And Customs

While there are no particular traditions attached to this day, in keeping with the theme, the best way to celebrate National Seafood Bisque Day is to whip up a bisque for yourself and your loved ones.

Grab some seafood- any kind that’s available, be it shrimp, lobster, or crab- and follow one of the many recipes available online, and you’ve got yourself a wonderful home-cooked meal in no time!

Ways To Observe Or Celebrate National Seafood Bisque Day

 While making your own seafood bisque is the best way to go, it’s not the only option available if you’re craving some soup. You can order in from your nearest restaurant or even go and visit one to get the freshest spread possible.

Make sure to take a picture and upload it with the hashtags given further ahead in the article!

Facts And Stats

There are two theories behind how the name bisque came to be: first, it comes from the French term ‘bis cuites,’ which means twice cooked since most recipes for this also follow a two-step cooking process. Second, it originates from the Bay of Biscay along the West France coast, which has similar dishes and spices.

The soup is based on a seafood broth, where the shrimp, crab, or lobster is sautéed in its shell before being cooked further with cooking alcohol to create a flavorful base.

The first bowl of shellfish has been traced back to 165,000 years ago in South Africa.

What is the significance of National Seafood Bisque Day?

National Seafood Bisque Day is dedicated to this rich, hearty, creamy soup that is beloved across the world.

How is National Seafood Bisque Day different from National Lobster Day?

While lobster is a particular type of seafood, bisque refers to a type of dish (or even technique); therefore, the two days celebrate two different things.

Who invented seafood bisque?

It is theorized that seafood bisque was a dish developed by fishermen who lived on the coasts of France as an easy and cheap meal they could prepare with the resources available to them.

What is the history and origin of National Seafood Bisque Day?

There is no information available on the origins of this day.

Is it ethical to celebrate this day?

Yes, it is ethical to celebrate this day.

When Is This Day Celebrated

  • Monday, October 19, 2020
  • Tuesday, October 19, 2021
  • Wednesday, October 19, 2022
  • Thursday, October 19, 2023
  • Saturday, October 19, 2024

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Written by Deepthi Reddy

Master of Business Administration

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Deepthi ReddyMaster of Business Administration

With an MBA under her belt, Deepthi has discovered her true calling in content writing. Her writing repertoire is diverse, covering travel, movies, pet care, parenting, animals and birds, and more. Her joy of learning and creating has helped her craft well-written and engaging articles. When she isn't writing, Deepthi enjoys exploring new cultures, trying different foods, and spending quality time with her two children aged 7 and 12.

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