Friday Fish Fry Day in Wisconsin, USA
Friday Fish Fry Day in Wisconsin, USA is held on February 16. Celebrated on the first Friday of Lent. This event in the second decade of the month February is annual. Help us
The Friday Fish Fry is as much a part of the classic Wisconsin diet as beer, brats, and cheese. The tradition started back when European immigrants flocked to places like Milwaukee and adapted their cooking techniques to the local fish in Lake Michigan. Since many were Catholic and avoided meat on Fridays during Lent, the weekly fish fry became a staple. During prohibition, taverns that chose to follow the law started holding a social fish fry on Fridays to help bring in some money.
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