1 September

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Chicken Boy Appreciation Day

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The Salty Bird

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This unofficial national day celebrates a well-known landmark on Route 66 that has been described as “the Statue of Liberty of Los Angeles”. Chicken Boy is a fibreglass statue of a chicken-headed boy grasping a bucket of chicken.

He stands 6.7 metres (22 feet) tall and is named after the 1960s restaurant he first graced. When the restaurant closed, he went into storage until a Los Angeles art director found a suitable location. In 2010, California's then-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger recognised him with a Governor's Historic Preservation Award. Today, let's salute him with a bittersweet, fruity sipper, the Salty Bird.

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photo by Marilyn Nix

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