July 5 – Lobster Carnival in Nova Scotia

Posted on July 5, 2013

Today is the start of the 79th Annual Pictou Lobster Carnival!

Lobster boat races.

A lobster banding competition.

Two parades and a couple of pageants.

Fishing events and a “Run for the Lobster.”

More races, a dog show, a treasure hunt, and more.

And of course yummy food (lots of lobster!), entertainment, and a midway full of fun for the whole family.

Did you know...?

  • Many people consider lobster dipped in drawn butter delicious, and restaurants often offer lobster as the most expensive dish on the menu. However, it wasn't always that way. The sorts of lobster that we eat used to be so common in northern-latitude coastal towns, it was considered a food for the poor. Some people would use the meat as fertilizer for crops rather than as a prized delicacy. There were even laws prohibiting people from feeding their servants lobster more than twice a week!
  • Lobsters are bottom-dwellers who eat just about anything. They mostly eat fish and mollusks, but they will also eat algae, other plants, and even other lobsters!
  • Lobsters can live up to 50 years, growing larger and larger the whole time. When they get too big for their shell, lobsters molt, or shed their shell and grow a new one. During the time that they are soft and fragile, before the new shell has hardened, lobsters bury themselves in the mud so they don't get eaten.
  • Lobsters are usually dark green or greenish brown (although they are sometimes other colors such as blue, white, yellow, orange, red, or black). The reason we think of lobsters as red is because they all turn bright red when they are cooked.

Also on this date:

Plan ahead:

Check out my Pinterest pages on July holidayshistorical anniversaries in July, and July birthdays.

And here are my Pinterest pages on August holidayshistorical anniversaries in August, and August birthdays.

No comments:

Post a Comment