Food Holidays Index

This Food Index was designed to be an easy to use way of see the many food holidays that are celebrated throughout the year.  Click on the month to time travel.

January  |  February  |  March  |  April  |  May  |  June  |  July  |  August  |  September  |  October  |  November  |  December

January

 

Monthly Observances

Bread Machine Baking Month

Fat Free Living Month

International Coffee Gourmet Month

National Book Month

National Dried Plum Breakfast Month

National Fiber Focus Month

National Hot Tea Month

National Mail Order Gardening Month

National Retail Bakers Month

National Soup Month

Oatmeal Month

Wheat Bread Month

 

Variable Day and Weekly Holidays

National Pizza Week  (2nd Week)

National Meat Week  (4th Week)

National Irish Coffee Week  (4th Week)

Canada – Icewine Festival

Diet Resolution Week

Florida Citrus Festival

National Coffee Break Day

National Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice Week

UK – Farmhouse Breakfast Week

UK – Food Intolerance Week

 

Daily Observances

January 1 –  National Bloody Mary Day

January 2 – National Cream Puff Day

January 3 – National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day

January 4 – National Spaghetti Day

January 5 – National Whipped Cream Day

January 6 – National Shortbread Day

January 6 – National Bean Day

January 7 – National Tempura Day

January 7 – Fruitcake Toss Day

January 8 – National English Toffee Day

January 9 – National Apricot Day

January 10 – National Bittersweet Chocolate Day

January 11 – National Hot Toddy Day

January 12 – National Marzipan Day

January 13 – National Peach Melba Day

January 14 – National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day

January 15 – National Strawberry Ice Cream Day

January 15 – National Fresh Squeezed Juice Day

January 16 – National Fig Newton Day

January 16 – International Hot and Spicy Food Day

January 17 – National Hot Buttered Rum Day

January 18 – National Peking Duck Day

January 19 – National Popcorn Day

January 20 – National Buttercrunch Day

January 21 – National Granola Bar Day

January 22 – National Blonde Brownie Day

January 22 – National Soup Swap Day

January 23 – National Rhubarb Pie Day

January 23 – National Pie Day

January 24 – National Peanut Butter Day

January 25 – National Irish Coffee Day

January 26 – National Peanut Brittle Day

January 27 – National Chocolate Cake Day

January 28 – National Blueberry Pancake Day

January 29 – National Corn Chip Day

January 30 – National Croissant Day

January 31 – National Brandy Alexander Day


 

February

 

Monthly Observances

Bake for Family Fun Month

Berry Fresh in the Sunshine State Month

Canned Food Month

Celebration of Chocolate

Chocolate Month

Great American Pies Month

National Cherry Month

National Dental Month

National Grapefruit Month

National Hot Breakfast Month

National Potato Month

National Snack Food Month

North Carolina Sweet Potato Month

Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month

 

Variable Day and Weekly Holidays

Bubble Gum Day (1st Friday)

Shape Up With Pickles Time  (1st Week)

Great American Pizza Bake  (2nd Week)

Jell-O® Week  (2nd Week)

Kraut and Frankfurter Week  (2nd Week)

National Pancake Week  (4th Week)

Food Checkout Week   (4th Week)

International Pancake Day/ Shrove Tuesday (4th Week or March)

Oatmeal Monday (2nd Monday)

UK – Bramley Apple Week

UK – National Honey Week

UK – Oatmeal Monday (UK Universities)

 

Daily Observances

February 1 – Baked Alaska

February 2 – Heavenly Hash

February 3 – Carrot Cake Day

February 4 – Homemade Soup Day

February 5 – National Chocolate Fondue Day

February 6 – National Frozen Yogurt Day

February 7 – National Fettucine Alfredo Day

February 8 – National Molasses Bar Day

February 9 – National Bagels and Lox Day

February 10 – National Cream Cheese Brownie Day

February 11 – National Peppermint Patty Day

February 12 – National Plum Pudding Day

February 13 – National Tortini Day

February 14 – National Cream Filled Chocolates Day

February 15 – International Gumdrop Day

February 16 – National Almond Day

February 17 – National Cafe Au Lait Day

February 18 – National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day

February 19 – National Chocolate Mint Day

February 20 – National Cherry Pie Day

February 21 – National Sticky Bun Day

February 22 – National Margarita Day

February 23 – National Banana Bread Day

February 24 – National Tortilla Chip Day

February 25 – National Chocolate Covered Peanuts Day

February 26 – National Pistachio Day

February 27 – National Kahlua Day

February 28 – National Chocolate Souffle Day


March

 

Monthly Observances

National Caffeine Awareness Month

National Flour Month

National Frozen Food Month

National Noodle Month

National Nutrition Month

National Peanut Month

National Sauce Month

UK – National Veggie Month

 

Variable Day and Weekly Holidays

American Chocolate Week (3rd week)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Week (2nd Week)

Bubble Gum Week

Egg Salad Week

Florida Strawberry Festivals

Garden Book Week

Great American Meatout – Don’t eat meat today.

Maple Festivals at various locations

National ‘Ag’ Day

National Agriculture Week

National Poison Prevention Week

National School Breakfast Week

Pancake Week

UK – National SPAM Appreciation Week

 

Daily Observances

March 1 – National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day

March 1 – National Fruit Compote Day

March 2 – National Banana Creme Pie Day

March 3 – National Cold Cuts Day

March 3 – National Mulled Wine Day

March 4 – National Pound Cake Day

March 5 – National Cheese Doodle Day

March 5 – National Absinthe Day

March 6 – National Frozen Food Day

March 6 – National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day

March 7 – National Crown Roast Of Pork Day

March 7 – National Cereal Day

March 8 – National Peanut Cluster Day

March 9 – National Crabmeat Day

March 9 – National Meatball Day

March 10 – National Blueberry Popover Day

March 10 – National Pack Your Lunch Day

March 11 – Oatmeal-Nut Waffles Day

March 12 – National Baked Scallops Day

March 13 – Coconut Torte Day

March 14 – National Potato Chip Day

March 14 – Pi Day in Math Circles (Pi is (3.14…)

March 15 – National Pears Hélène Day

March 15 – Ag Day, Celebrating Our Bountiful Food Supply

March 16 – National Artichoke Hearts Day

March 17 – Corned Beef And Cabbage Day

March 18 – Oatmeal Cookie Day

March 19 – Poultry Day

March 19 – National Chocolate Caramel Day

March 20 – Bock Beer Day

March 20 – National Ravioli Day

March 21 – California Strawberry Day

March 21 – National French Bread Day

March 22 – Coq Au Vin Day

March 22 – National Water Day

March 23 – National Chip and Dip Day

March 23 – National Melba Toast Day

March 24 – National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day

March 25 – National Lobster Newburg Day

March 25 – National Pecan Day

March 25 – National Waffle Day

March 26 – Make Up Your OwnHoliday Day

March 26 – Spinach Day

March 27 – National Spanish Paella Day

March 28 – Something On A Stick Day

March 28 – National Black Forest Cake Day

March 29 – National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day

March 30 – Turkey Neck Soup Day

March 31 – Tater Day

March 31 – National Clams On The Half Shell Day

March 31 – Oranges and Lemons Day

 


 

April

 

Monthly Observances

Fresh Florida Tomato Month

National Food Month

National Grilled Cheese Month

National Pecan Month

National Soft Pretzel Month

National Soyfoods Month

 

Variable Day and Weekly Holidays

National Bake Week  (1st Monday)

National Egg Salad Week  (2nd Week)

National Hot Cross Bun Day  (Good Friday)

National Baked Ham with Pineapple Day (Easter)

Apple Blossom Festivals

Avocado Festivals

Cherry Blossom Festivals

Egg Salad Week

Feast of the Ramson

Interstate Mullet Toss

National Arbor Day

National Bake Week

National Garden Week

Seafood Festivals in Florida

Strawberry Festivals

National BLT Sandwich Month

National Florida Tomato Month

National Garlic Month

National Grilled Cheese Month

World Grits Festival

National Procrastination Week was last month   :)

 

Daily Observances

April 1 – National Sourdough Bread Day

April 2 – National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

April 3 – National Chocolate Mousse Day

April 4 – National Cordon Bleu Day

April 5 – National Caramel Day

April 5 – National Raisin and Spice Bar Day

April 6 – National Caramel Popcorn Day

April 7 – Coffee Cake Day

April 8 – National Empanada Day

April 9 – Chinese Almond Cookie Day

April 10 – National Cinnamon Crescent (Croissant) Day

April 11 – National Cheese Fondue Day

April 12 – Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

April 12 – National Licorice Day

April 13 – National Peach Cobbler Day

April 14 – National Pecan Day

April 15 – National Glazed Spiral Ham Day

April 16 – National Eggs Benedict Day

April 16 – Day of the Mushroom

April 17 – National Cheeseball Day

April 17 – Healthy Kids Day

April 18 – Animal Crackers Birthday

April 19 – Garlic Day

April 19 – National Amaretto Day

April 20 – National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day

April 20 – Lima Bean Respect Day

April 21 – Chocolate-Covered Cashew Truffle Day

April 22 – Earth Day

April 22 – National Jelly Bean Day

April 23 – National Cherry Cheesecake Day

April 23 – National Picnic Day

April 24 – National Pigs-In-A-Blanket Day

April 25 – National Zucchini Bread Day

April 26 – National Pretzel Day

April 27 – National Prime Rib Day

April 28 – National Blueberry Pie Day

April 29 – National Shrimp Scampi Day

April 30 – National Raisin Day

 


May

 

Monthly Observances

National Artisan Gelato Month

National Asparagus Month

National Barbecue Month

Celiac Disease Awareness Month (US & Canada)

National Gazpacho Aficionado Month

National Chocolate Custard Month

National Egg Month

National Mediterranean Diet Month

National Salad Month

National Hamburger Month

National Home Brew Day (1st Saturday)

National Salad Month

National Salsa Month

National Strawberry Month

Tavern Month

UK: National Restaurant Month

 

Variable Day and Weekly Holidays

National Raisin Week  (1st Week)

National Hamburger Week  (2nd Week)

International Pickles Week  (3rd Week)

National Frozen Yogurt Week  (4th Week)

American Craft Beer Week  (4th Week)

National Barbecue Day  (Memorial Day Monday)

National Hamburger/ Cheeseburger Day  (Memorial Day Monday)

Alaska: Potato Day

Apple Blossom Festivals

Crawfish, Shrimp and Lobster Festivals

Ice Cream Festivals at various locations

International Pickle Week

National Emu Week

National Herb Week

Poke Salad Festival

Rhubarb Festivals

UK: British Sandwich Week

UK: National BBQ Week (4th Week)

UK: National Bread Week

UK: National Vegetarian Week (3rd Week)

Wine Festivals at various locations around the world

 

Daily Observances

May 1 – National Chocolate Parfait Day

May 2 – National Truffles Day

May 3 – National Raspberry Tart Day

May 4 – National Homebrew Day

May 4 – National Orange Juice Day

May 4 – National Candied Orange Peel Day

May 5 – National Chocolate Custard Day

May 5 – Cinco de Mayo

May 5 – National Hoagie Day

May 6 – National Crêpes Suzette Day

May 6 – International No Diet Day

May 7 – National Roast Leg of Lamb Day

May 8 National Coconut Cream Pie Day

May 8 – National Empanada Day

May 8 – Have A Coke Day

May 9 – National Butterscotch Brownie Day

May 9 – National Moscato Day

May 10 – National Shrimp Day

May 11 – Eat What You Want Day

May 12 – National Nutty Fudge Day

May 13 National Apple Pie Day

May 13 – National Fruit Cocktail Day

May 14 – National Buttermilk Biscuit Day

May 15 – National Chocolate Chip Day

May 16 – National Coquilles St. Jacques Day

May 17 – National Cherry Cobbler Day

May 18 – National Cheese Soufflé Day

May 19 – National Devil’s Food Cake Day

May 20 – National Quiche Lorraine Day

May 20 – Pick Strawberries Day

May 21 – National Strawberries and Cream Day

May 22 – National Vanilla Pudding Day

May 23 – National Taffy Day

May 24 – National Escargot Day

May 25 – National Brown-Bag-It Day

May 25 – National Wine Day

May 26 – National Blueberry Cheesecake Day

May 26 – National Cherry Dessert Day

May 27 – National Grape Popsicle Day

May 28 – National Brisket Day

May 28 – National Hamburger Day

May 29 – National Coq Au Vin Day

May 30 – National Mint Julep Day

May 31 – National Macaroon Day


June

 

Monthly Observances

California Avocado Month

National Candy Month

National Dairy Month

National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month

National Hunger Awareness Month

National Iced Tea Month

National Papaya Month

National Seafood Month (also October)

National Soul Food Month

Turkey Lovers’ Month

 

Variable Day and Weekly Holidays

Father’s Day. Cook your father his favorite meal today  (3rd Sunday)

Bayou Boogaloo and Cajun Food Festival

Chicken Festivals at various location

Chicken and Egg Festival, Prescott, Arizona

Donut Day (1st Friday)

Denmark: Eel Festival. Jyllinge, Denmark. Every restaurant in town serves fried eel

Harvard Milk Days Festival

Horseradish Festival

Japan: Day of the Rice God

Mississippi Broiler Festival

National Carp Week

Peach Festivals at various locations

Strawberry Festivals at various locations

UK: National Food Safety Week

UK: National Men’s Health Week

World Pork Expo

 

Daily Observances

June 1 – National Doughnut Day

June 1 – National Hazelnut Cake Day

June 2 – National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day

June 3 – National Egg Day

June 4 – National Cheese Day

June 4 – National Frozen Yogurt Day

June 4 – National Cognac Day

June 5 – National Gingerbread Day

June 6 – National Applesauce Cake Day

June 7 – National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

June 8 – Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day

June 8 – World Oceans Day (Sustainable Seafood)

June 9 – National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day

June 10 – Herbs & Spices Day

June 10 – National Iced Tea Day

June 10 – National Black Cow* Day
*A root beer float

June 11 – National German Chocolate Cake Day

June 12 – International Cachaça Day

June 12 – National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

June 13 – Kitchen Klutzes of America Day

June 14 – National Strawberry Shortcake Day

June 15 – National Lobster Day

June 16 – National Fudge Day

June 17 – Eat All Your Veggies Day

June 17 – National Apple Strudel Day

June 18 – National Cherry Tart Day

June 18 – International Picnic Day

June 19 – National Dry Martini Day

June 20 – National Vanilla Milkshake Day

June 21 – National Peaches and Cream Day

June 22 – National Chocolate Éclair Day

June 22 – National Onion Rings  Day

June 23 – National Pecan Sandy Day

June 24: National Pralines Day

June 25: National Catfish Day

June 25: National Strawberry Parfait Day

June 26: National Chocolate Pudding Day

June 27: National Indian Pudding Day

June 27: National Orange Blossom Day

June 28: National Ceviche Day

June 28: National Tapioca Day

June 29: National Almond Butter-crunch Day

June 30: National Ice Cream Soda Day

 


 

July

 

Monthly Observances

Lasagna Awareness Month

National Baked Bean Month

National Culinary Arts Month

National Horseradish Month

National Hot Dog Month

National Bison Month

National Ice Cream Month

National Picnic Month

National Grilling Month

National Pickle Month

 

Variable Day and Weekly Holidays

California: Wine Tastings

Cow Appreciation Day (2nd Friday)

National Animal Agriculture Week

National Canned Luncheon Meat Week

National Ice Cream Day (3rd Sunday)

National Salad Week

Spain: Fiesta de San Fermin begins (Running of the Bulls, Pamplona, Spain)

Ice Cream Festivals, various locations

Lobster Festivals at various locations

Canada: Lobster Festivals at various locations

Blueberry Festivals at various locations

Cherry Festivals at various locations

 

Daily Observances

July 1 – Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day

July 1 – National Gingersnap Day

July 2 – National Anisette Day

July 3 – National Chocolate Wafer Day

July 3 – Eat Beans Day

July 4 – National Barbecued Spareribs Day

July 5 – National Apple Turnover Day

July 6 – National Fried Chicken Day

July 7 – National Strawberry Sundae Day

July 8 – National Chocolate with Almonds Day

July 9 – National Sugar Cookie Day

July 10 – Pick Blueberries Day

July 10 – National Piña Colada Day

July 11 – National Blueberry Muffin Day

July 12 – National Pecan Pie Day

July 13 – National French Fries Day

July 13 – Beans ‘n’ Franks Day

July 14 – Bastille Day

July 14 – Macaroni Day

July 14 – National Grand Marnier Day

July 15 – National Gummy Worm Day

July 15 – National Tapioca Pudding Day

July 16 – National Corn Fritters Day

July 17 – National Peach Ice Cream Day

July 18 – National Caviar Day

July 19 – National Daiquiri Day

July 20 – National Lollipop Day

July 20 – National Hot Dog Day

July 20 – National Ice Cream Soda Day

July 20 – Fortune Cookie Day

July 21 – National Ice Cream Day

July 21 – National Junk Food Day

July 22 – National Penuche Fudge Day

July 23 – National Vanilla Ice Cream Day

July 24 – National Tequila Day

July 25 – National Hot Fudge Sundae Day

July 26 – National Coffee Milkshake Day

July 27 – National Crème Brulee Day

July 27 – National Scotch Day

July 28 – National Milk Chocolate Day

July 29 – Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day

July 29 – National Lasagna Day

July 30 – National Cheesecake Day

July 31 – National Raspberry Cake Day

July 31 – Cotton Candy Day

July 31 – Jump for Jelly Beans Day


August

 

Monthly Observances

Harvest Month

National Catfish Month

National Water Quality Month

Peach Month

National Panini Month

National Sandwich Month
 

Variable Day and Weekly Holidays

Australia – Picnic Day

Braham Pie Day

International Kitchen Garden Day

Kool-Aid Days

National Apple Week (2nd Week)

National Mustard Day & Festival (1st Saturday)

Nut Monday

Spain – ‘La Tomatina’ Tomato Fight  (4th Week) in Bunol, Valencia, Spain. 30,000 people throw 240,000 pounds of tomatoes at each other!

Sweden – Crayfish Premiere

Sweden – Sour Herring Premiere

UK – National Hot Dog Day

Apple Festivals

Barbecue Pig & Rib Festivals

Blueberry Festivals

Corn Festivals

Lobster Festivals

Mint Festival

Oyster Festivals

Peach Festivals

Watermelon Festivals

Wine Tastings and Festivals

Zucchini Festivals

 

Daily Observances

August 1 – National Raspberry Cream Pie Day

August 2 – National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

August 3 – National Watermelon Day

August 3 – Grab Some Nuts Day

August 4 – National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

August 5 – National Waffle Day

August 5 – National Oyster Day

August 6 – National Root Beer Float Day

August 7 – National Raspberries in Cream Day (Fresh Fruit or Raspberry Ice Cream)

August 8 – National Zucchini Day

August 8 – National Frozen Custard Day

August 9 – National Rice Pudding Day

August 10 – National Banana Split Day

August 10 – National S’mores Day

August 11 – National Raspberry Tart Day

August 12 – Julienne Fries Day

August 13 – National Filet Mignon Day

August 14 – National Creamsicle Day

August 15 – Julia Child’s Birthday

August 15 – Lemon Meringue Pie Day

August 16 – Bratwurst Day

August 16 – National Rum Day

August 17 – National Vanilla Custard Day

August 18 – National Soft Ice Cream Day

August 19 – Potato Day

August 19 – Hot & Spicy Food Day

August 20 – Lemonade Day

August 20 – National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day

August 21 – National Pecan Torte Day

August 22 – National Spumoni Day

August 22 – Eat a Peach Day

August 23 – National Sponge Cake Day

August 24 – National Peach Pie Day

August 25 – Whiskey Sour Day

August 26 – National Cherry Popsicle Day

August 27 – National Pots de Crème Day

August 27 – Banana Lover’s Day

August 28 – National Cherry Turnover Day

August 29 – More Herbs, Less Salt Day

August 29 – Chop Suey Day

August 29 – Lemon Juice Day

August 30 – National Toasted Marshmallow Day

August 31 – Eat Outside Day

August 31 – National Trail Mix Day


 

September

 

Monthly Observances

All-American Breakfast Month

Hug a Texas Chef Month

Mom & Apple Pie Month

Hunger Action Month (Hunger Awareness Month)

National Apple Month (Actually 3 months, Sept, Oct & Nov)

National Biscuit Month

National Chicken Month

National Cholesterol Awareness Month

National Food Safety Month

Fruits & Vegetables Month

National Hazelnut Month

National Honey Month

National Mushroom Month

National Organic Harvest Month

National Papaya Month

National Potato Month

National Rice Month
 

Variable Day and Weekly Holidays

Biscuits and Gravy Week

California Wild Rice Week

International Bacon Day (1st Week)

National Farm Safety Week

National Food Service Workers Week

National Housekeepers Week

National Hunting & Fishing Day

National Pancake Day

National Pickled Pepper Week

National Waffle Week

Seafood & Chowder Cook-Offs

Canada: National Organic Week

UK: British Cheese Week

UK: British Food Fortnight

UK: National Breakfast Day

UK: National Sausage Week

 

Daily Observances

September 1: National Cherry Popover Day

September 2: National Blueberry Popsicle Day

September 3: National Welsh Rarebit Day

September 3: Birthday of Anna, Duchess of Bedford, Creator Of Afternoon Tea

September 4: National Macadamia Nut Day

September 5: National Cheese Pizza Day

September 6: National Coffee Ice Cream Day

September 7: National Acorn Squash Day

September 8: National Date Nut Bread Day

September 9: Wienerschnitzel Day

September 10: TV Dinner Day

September 11: National Hot Cross Bun Day

September 12: National Chocolate Milkshake Day

September 13: National Peanut Day

September 13: Snack A Pickle Time

September 14: National Cream Filled Donut Day

September 14: Eat a Hoagie Day

September 15: National Linguine Day

September 16: National Guacamole Day (and National Mexican Independence Day)

Halfway To St. Patrick’s Day (have some Irish whiskey or Irish coffee)

September 17: National Apple Dumpling Day

September 18: National Cheeseburger Day

September 19: National Butterscotch Pudding Day

September 20: National Rum Punch Day

September 21: International Banana Festival

September 21: National Pecan Cookie Day

September 22: National Ice Cream Cone Day

September 23: National White Chocolate Day

September 24: National Cherries Jubilee Day

September 25: Crab Meat Newburg Day

September 26: National Pancake Day

September 27: National Chocolate Milk Day

September 27: National Corned Beef Hash Day

September 28: Strawberry Cream Pie Day

September 28: Drink Beer Day

September 29: National Coffee Day

September 30: National Hot Mulled Cider Day

 


 

October

 

Monthly Observances

American Cheese Month

Celebrate Sun Dried Tomatoes Month

Cook Book Month

Fair Trade Month

Gourmet Adventures Month

National Apple Month (Actually 3 months, Sept, Oct & Nov!)

National Applejack Month

National Bulk Foods Week

National Caramel Month

National Chili Month

National Cookie Month

National Country Ham Month

National Dessert Month

National Eat Better; Eat Together Month

National Kitchen and Bath Month

National Pasta Month

National Pickled Peppers Month

National Pizza Month

National Popcorn Poppin’ Month

National Pork Month

National Pretzel Month

National Restaurant Hospitality Month

National Rice Month

National Seafood Month (also June)

National Spinach-Lovers’ Month

National Tomato Month

Vegetarian Awareness Month

 

Variable Day and Weekly Holidays

World Egg Day (2nd Friday)

Apple and Apple Butter Festivals

Buffalo Roundup

Canada: Thanksgiving Day

Germany: Erntedankfest – Potato Harvest Festival – (1st Sunday)

Gourmet Club Week

National Chestnut Week

National Dessert Day

National Health Care Food Service Week

National Pasta Week

National School Lunch Week

No Salt Week

National Chili Week (1st Week)

American Beer Week (2nd Week)

National Bulk Foods Week (3rd Week)

National Food Bank Week (2nd Week)

National Kraut Sandwich Week (3rd Week)

Pickled Peppers Week (3rd Week)

Chicken Soup for the Soul Week (4th Week)

Squirrel Awareness Week

Turkey Festivals & Contests

UK: Bramley Apple Week

UK: National School Meals Week

UK: National Seafood Week

UK: Nottingham Goose Fair begins

UK: Vegan Week

 

Daily Observances

October 1: World Vegetarian Day

October 1: Homemade Cookies Day

October 2: National Fried Scallops Day

October 3: National Caramel Custard Day

October 4: National Taco Day

October 4: National Vodka Day

October 5: National Apple Betty Day

October 6: National Noodle Day

October 7: National Frappe Day

October 8: National Fluffernutter Day

October 8: National Pierogi Day

October 9: Moldy Cheese Day

October 9: Submarine-Hoagy-Hero-Grinder Day

October 10: National Angel Food Cake Day

October 11: National Sausage Pizza Day

October 12: National Gumbo Day

October 13: National Yorkshire Pudding Day

October 14: National Chocolate-Covered Insects Day

October 14: National  Dessert Day

October 15: National Chicken Cacciatore Day

October 15: National Roast Pheasant Day

October 16: World Food Day

October 16: National Liqueur Day

October 17: National Pasta Day

October 17: Four Prunes Day

October 18: National Chocolate Cupcake Day

October 19: National Seafood  Bisque Day

October 20: National Brandied Fruit Day

October 21: National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

October 21: Caramel Apple Day

October 22: National Nut Day

October 23: National Boston Cream Pie Day

October 23: National Canning Day

October 24: National Bologna Day

October 24: Good and Plenty Day

October 25: National Greasy Foods Day

October 26: Pumpkin Day

October 26: Pretzel Day

October 26: Mince Meat Pie Day

October 27: National Potato Day

October 27: American Beer Day

October 28: National Chocolate Day

October 28: Wild Foods Day

October 29: National Oatmeal Day

October 30: National Candy Corn Day

October 30: Buy a Doughnut Day

October 31: National Candy Apple Day

October 31: Trick or Treat for UNICEF Day


November

 

Monthly Observances

Good Nutrition Month

National Apple Month (3 months, Sept, Oct & Nov)

National Diabetes Month

National Georgia Pecan Month

National Peanut Butter Lovers’ Month

National Pepper Month

National Raisin Bread Month

Vegan Awareness Month

Variable Day and Weekly Holidays

France: Nouveau Beaujolais wine released – 3rd Thursday

National Bundt Day (Thursday before Thanksgiving)

National Cookie Week

National Culinary Week

National Fig Week

National Men Make Dinner Day (1st Thursday)

National Peanut Festival

National Pomegranate Month

National Roasting Month

National Split Pea Soup Week

Switzerland: Onion Market (Zibelemarit)

Thanksgiving Day

Tunisia: Tree Festival (National agricultural festival)

UK: British Sausage Week

 

Daily Observances

November 1: National Deep Fried Clams Day

November 1: National Vinegar Day

November 2: National Deviled Egg Day

November 3: National Sandwich Day

November 4: National Candy Day

November 5: National Doughnut Day

November 6: National Nachos Day

November 7: Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

November 8: National Cappuccino Day

November 8: National Harvey Wallbanger Day (Yumm)

November 9: National Scrapple Day

November 9: Cook Something Bold & Pungent Day

November 10: National Vanilla Cupcake Day

November 11: National Sundae Day

November 12: National Pizza With Everything Day (Except Anchovies)

November 13: National Indian Pudding Day

November 14: National Guacamole Day

November 14: National Pickle Day

November 15: National Raisin Bran Cereal Day

November 16: National Fast Food Day

November 17: National Baklava Day

November 17: Homemade Bread Day

November 18: National Vichyssoise Day

November 19: Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day

November 20: National Peanut Butter Fudge Day

November 20: Beaujolais Nouveau Day

November 21: Gingerbread Day

November 22: National Cashew Day

November 23: National Espresso Day

November 23: Eat a Cranberry Day

November 24: National Sardines Day

November 25: National Parfait Day

November 26: National Cake Day

November 27: National Bavarian Cream Pie Day

November 28: National French Toast Day

November 29: Chocolates Day

November 29: National Lemon Creme Pie Day

November 30: National Mousse Day


 

December

 

Monthly Observances

National Egg Nog Month

National Fruit Cake Month

 

Variable Day and Weekly Holidays

Cookie Cutter Week  (1st Week)

Lager Beer Week  (2nd Week)

Belgium: Nuts Fair

Cookie Cutter Week

California Kiwifruit Day

Gingerbread House Day

 

Daily Observances

December 1: National Pie Day

December 1: Eat a Red Apple Day

December 2: National Fritters Day

December 3: National Apple Pie Day

December 4: National Cookie Day

December 5: Repeal (of Prohibition) Day

December 5: National Sacher Torte Day

December 6: National Gazpacho Day

December 6: Microwave Oven Day

December 7: National Cotton Candy Day

December 8: National Chocolate Brownie Day

December 9: National Pastry Day

December 10: National Lager Day

December 11: National Noodle Ring Day

December 12: National Cocoa Day

December 13: Ice Cream and Violins Day

December 14: National Bouillabaisse Day

December 15: National Cupcake Day

December 16: National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day

December 17: National Maple Syrup Day

December 18: National Roast Suckling Pig Day

December 19: National Hard Candy Day

December 20: National Fried Shrimp Day

December 20: National Sangria Day

December 21: National Hamburger Day

December 21: Kiwi Fruit Day (California)

December 22: National Date Nut Bread Day

December 23: National Pfeffernuesse Day

December 24: National Egg Nog Day

December 25: National Pumpkin Pie Day

December 26: National Candy Cane Day

December 27: National Fruit Cake Day

December 28: National Chocolate Candy Day

December 29: Pepper Pot Day

December 30: National Bicarbonate Of Soda Day (Baking Soda)

December 31: National Champagne Day

 

What are the Food Holidays?

The above Food Holidays are mainly celebrated in the US, although foodies throughout the world celebrate many of them.  Food Holidays actually have to go through the US Congress, and are passed and made into official Holidays (although good luck telling your boss you want the day off because it is National Chocolate Mousse Day).

Sources Used:

Foodreference.com – A fantastic resource site of reference materials on everything food.  They also bring us our Today In Food History Section and This Week in Food History portion of our tasty Newsletter.

Information was also gathered from American Food and Drink Days  and TheNibble.com.