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National Food Holidays – Food Days Calendar

Celebrating National Food Days and other Food Holidays is a great way to honor our favorite foods. Our food calendar is the most up to date list of food days.

Food holidays are days or weeks that are dedicated to celebrating a specific food or type of cuisine. These holidays can be officially recognized by governments or organizations, or they can be informally celebrated by individuals or communities.

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The history of food holidays can be traced back to ancient civilizations, where specific foods and drinks were associated with religious and cultural celebrations. For example, in ancient Rome, the festival of Saturnalia was a week-long celebration that included feasts and the exchange of gifts, including food and drink.

In more recent history, food holidays have often been used as a way to promote specific foods or industries. For example, National Chocolate Day in the United States was created by the Chocolate Manufacturers Association in the 1990s as a way to promote chocolate sales. Similarly, National Pizza Day, which is celebrated in the United States and other countries, was created by pizza chains and other organizations as a way to promote their products.

Today, food holidays are celebrated all over the world and are often used as a way to bring people together and celebrate cultural and culinary traditions. Many food holidays are also used as a way to raise awareness about important issues related to food, such as sustainability and food waste.





Bread Machine Baking Month
National Candy Month
National Egg Month
National Hot Tea Month
National Meat Month
National Oatmeal Month
National Soup Month
National Wheat Bread Month
Prune Breakfast Month
National Pizza Week Second Week
National Meat Week Fourth Week
National Irish Coffee Week Fourth Week
Bloody Mary Day January 1
Apple Gifting Day January 1
National Cream Puff Day January 2
Chocolate-Covered Cherry Day January 3
National Spaghetti Day January 4
National Braille Day January 4
National Whipped Cream Day January 5
Bean Day January 6
National Shortbread Day January 6
National Tempura Day January 7
English Toffee Day January 8
National Apricot Day January 9
Bittersweet Chocolate Day January 10
Milk Day January 11
Hot Toddy Day January 11
Curried Chicken Day January 12
National Peach Melba Day January 13
National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day January 14
Strawberry Ice Cream Day January 15
National Fig Newton Day January 16
International Hot & Spicy Food Day January 16
Hot-Buttered Rum Day January 17
Peking Duck Day January 18
National Popcorn Day January 19
National Buttercrunch Day January 20
National Cheese Lover’s Day January 20
National Granola Bar Day January 20
New England Clam Chowder Day January 21
National Blonde Brownie Day January 22
National Rhubarb Pie Day January 23
National Peanut Butter Day January 24
Lobster Thermidor Day January 24
National Irish Coffee Day January 25
National Pistachio Day January 26
Chocolate Cake Day January 27
National Blueberry Pancake Day January 28
National Corn Chip Day January 29
National Croissant Day January 30
Brandy Alexander Day January 31
Amy Day 28


Berry Fresh Month
Celebration of Chocolate Month
Great American Pies Month
National Cherry Month
National Fiber Focus Month
National Hot Breakfast Month
National Grapefruit Month
National Snack Food Month
Potato Lover’s Month
Sweet Potato Month
Shape Up With Pickles Time First Week
Great American Pizza Bake Second Week
Jell-O® Week Second Week
Kraut and Frankfurter Week Second Week
National Pancake Week Fourth Week
Food Checkout Week Fourth Week
International Pancake Day Shrove Tuesday (February or March)
Oatmeal Monday Second Monday
National Baked Alaska Day February 1
Heavenly Hash Day February 2
Crepes Day (France) February 2
National Carrot Cake Day February 3
Homemade Soup Day February 4
National Stuffed Mushroom Day February 4
National Chocolate Fondue Day February 5
Nutella Day February 6
National Fettucini Alfredo Day February 7
Molasses Bar Day February 8
National Bagels and Lox Day February 9
Pizza Pie Day February 9
Cream Cheese Brownie Day February 10
Peppermint Patty Day February 11
National Plum Pudding Day February 12
National Tortellini Day February 13
National Creme-Filled Chocolates Day February 14
National Gumdrop Day February 15
National Almond Day February 16
National Indian Pudding Day February 17
National Café Au Lait Day February 17
National Cabbage Day February 17
Crab-Stuffed Flounder Day February 18
Drink Wine Day February 18
National Chocolate Mint Day February 19
National Margarita Day February 22
National Sticky Bun Day February 21
National Margarita Day February 22
National Cherry Pie Day February 22
National Banana Bread Day February 23
Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day February 23
National Tortilla Chip Day February 24
National Clam Chowder Day February 25
National Chocolate-Covered Nuts Day February 25
National Pistachio Day February 26
National Chili Day February 26
National Strawberry Day February 27
National Kahlua Day February 27
National Chocolate Souffle Day February 28
Surf and Turf Day February 29 [Leap Day]


National Lobster DayJune 15

National Celery Month
National Flour Month
National Frozen Food Month
National Nutrition Month
National Noodle Month
National Peanut Month
National Sauce Month
National Caffeine Awareness Month
National Veggie Month (United Kingdom)
Chocolate Chip Cookie Week Second Week
National School Breakfast Week Second Week
American Chocolate Week Third Week
International Pancake Day Shrove Tuesday (February or March)
Maple Syrup Saturday 3rd Saturday
National Hot Cross Bun Day Good Friday (March or April)
National Baked Ham with Pineapple Day Easter (March or April)
National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day March 1
National Fruit Compote Day March 1
National Banana Creme Pie Day March 2
National Cold Cuts Day March 3
National Mulled Wine Day March 3
National Pound Cake Day March 4
National Cheese Doodle Day March 5
National Frozen Food Day March 6
National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day March 6
National Crown Roast of Pork Day March 7
National Peanut Cluster Day March 8
National Crabmeat Day March 9
National Blueberry Popover Day March 10
Oatmeal-Nut Waffles Day March 11
National Baked Scallops Day March 12
Coconut Torte Day March 13
National Potato Chip Day March 14
National Pears Helene Day March 15
National Artichoke Hearts Day March 16
Corned Beef and Cabbage Day March 17
Oatmeal Cookie Day March 18
Poultry Day March 19
National Chocolate Caramel Day March 19
Bock Beer Day March 20
National Ravioli Day March 20
California Strawberry Day March 21
Coq Au Vin Day March 22
World Water Day March 22
National Chip and Dip Day March 23
National Melba Toast Day March 23
National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day March 24
Pecan Day March 25
Waffle Day March 25
National Lobster Newburg Day March 25
Spinach Day March 26
National Spanish Paella Day March 27
Something on a Stick Day March 28
National Black Forest Cake Day March 28
National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day March 29
Turkey Neck Soup Day March 30
Tater Day March 31
National Clams on the Halfshell Day March 31
Oranges and Lemons Day March 31
National Florida Tomato Month
National Food Month
National Soft Pretzel Month
National Soy Foods Month
National Bake Week Begins First Monday
National Egg Salad Week Second Week
National Hot Cross Bun Day Good Friday (March or April)
National Baked Ham with Pineapple Day Easter (March or April)
National Sourdough Bread Day April 1
National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day April 2
National Chocolate Mousse Day April 3
National Cordon Bleu Day April 4
National Caramel Day April 5
National Raisin and Spice Bar Day April 5
National Caramel Popcorn Day April 6
Coffee Cake Day April 7
National Empañada Day April 8
Chinese Almond Cookie Day April 9
National Cinnamon Crescent Day April 10
National Cheese Fondue Day April 11
Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day April 12
National Licorice Day April 12
National Peach Cobbler Day April 13
National Pecan Day April 14
National Glazed-Spiral Ham Day April 15
National Eggs Benedict Day April 16
Day of the Mushroom April 16
National Cheeseball Day April 17
Animal Crackers Birthday April 18
Garlic Day April 19
National Amaretto Day April 19
National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day April 20
Lima Bean Respect Day April 20
Chocolate-Covered Cashew Truffle Day April 21
National Jelly Bean Day April 22
National Cherry Cheesecake Day April 23
National Picnic Day April 23
National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day April 24
National Zucchini Bread Day April 25
National Garage Day April 26
National Pretzel Day April 26
National Prime Rib Day April 27
National Blueberry Pie Day April 28
National Shrimp Scampi Day April 29
National Raisin Day April 30
National Asparagus Month
National Barbeque Month
National Chocolate Custard Month
National Egg Month
National Gazpacho Aficionado Month
National Hamburger Month
National Salad Month
National Salsa Month
National Strawberry Month
National Raisin Week First Week
National Hamburger Week Second Week
International Pickles Week Third Week
National Frozen Yogurt Week Fourth Week
American Beer Week Fourth Week
National Barbecue Day Memorial Day Monday
National Hamburger/ Cheeseburger Day Memorial Day Monday
National Chocolate Parfait Day May 1
National Truffles Day May 2
National Raspberry Tart Day May 3
National Homebrew Day May 4
National Orange Juice Day May 4
National Candied Orange Peel Day May 4
National Chocolate Custard Day May 5
Cinco de Mayo Recipes May 5
National Hoagie Day May 5
Oyster Day May 5
National Crepes Suzette Day May 6
International No Diet Day May 6
National Roast Leg of Lamb Day May 7
National Empañada Day May 8
National Butterscotch Brownie Day May 9
National Shrimp Day May 10
Eat What You Want Day May 11
National Nutty Fudge Day May 12
National Fruit Cocktail Day May 13
National Buttermilk Biscuit Day May 14
National Chocolate Chip Day May 15
National Coquilles St. Jacques Day May 16
National Real Estate Day May 17
National Cherry Cobbler Day May 17
National Cheese Souffle Day May 18
National Devil’s Food Cake Day May 19
National Quiche Lorraine Day May 20
Pick Strawberries Day May 20
National Strawberries and Cream Day May 21
National Vanilla Pudding Day May 22
National Taffy Day May 23
National Escargot Day May 24
National Wine Day May 25
National Blueberry Cheesecake Day May 26
National Cherry Dessert Day May 26
National Grape Popsicle Day May 27
National Brisket Day May 28
National Coq Au Vin Day May 29
National Mint Julep Day May 30
National Macaroon Day May 31
National Candy Month
National Dairy Month
National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month
National Iced Tea Month
National Papaya Month
National Seafood Month
National Turkey Lover’s Month
National Doughnut Day First Friday
Donut Days (Salvation Army) First Friday & Saturday
National Hazelnut Cake Day June 1
National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day June 2
National Egg Day June 3
Applesauce Cake Day June 4
National Cheese Day June 4
National Frozen Yogurt Day June 4
National Cognac Day June 4
National Gingerbread Day June 5
National Day June 6
National Chocolate Ice Cream Day June 7
Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day June 8
National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day June 9
Herbs & Spice Day June 10
National Iced Tea Day June 10
National Black Cow Day June 10
National German Chocolate Cake Day June 11
National Peanut Butter Cookie Day June 12
Kitchen Klutzes of America Day June 13
National Strawberry Shortcake Day June 14
National Barn League Day June 15
National Fudge Day June 16
Fresh Veggies Day June 17
National Apple Streudel Day June 17
National Cherry Tart Day June 18
International Picnic Day June 18
International Sushi Day June 18
National Dry Martini Day June 19
National Vanilla Milkshake Day June 20
National Peaches and Cream Day June 21
National Chocolate Eclair Day June 22
National Onion Rings Day June 22
National Pecan Sandy Day June 23
National Pralines Day June 24
National Strawberry Parfait Day June 25
National Catfish Day June 25
National Chocolate Pudding Day June 26
National Indian Pudding Day June 27
National Orange Blossom Day June 27
National Tapioca Day June 28
National Almond Butter Crunch Day June 29
National Ice Cream Soda Day June 30
National Baked Bean Month
National Culinary Arts Month
National Hot Dog Month
National Ice Cream Month
National July Belongs to Blueberries Month
National Canned Luncheon Meat Week First Week
Sundae Sunday Third Sunday
National Ice Cream Day Third Sunday
National Hot Dog Day Third Wednesday
Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day July 1
National Gingersnap Day July 1
National Anisette Day July 2
National Chocolate Wafer Day July 3
National Eat Beans Day July 3
National Barbecued Spareribs Day July 4
Caesar Salad Day July 4
National Apple Turnover Day July 5
National Fried Chicken Day July 6
National Strawberry Sundae Day July 7
National Chocolate with Almonds Day July 8
Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Omelette Day July 8
National Sugar Cookie Day July 9
National Piña Colada Day July 10
National Blueberry Muffin Day July 11
National Pecan Pie Day July 12
National French Fries Day July 13
Beans ‘n’ Franks Day July 13
Macaroni Day July 14
National Grand Marnier Day July 14
Pick Blueberries Day July 14
National Tapioca Pudding Day July 15
National Corn Fritters Day July 16
Air Conditioning Day July 17
Air Conditioner Repair Day July 17
National Peach Ice Cream Day July 17
National Caviar Day July 18
National Daiquiri Day July 19
National Lollipop Day July 20
National Ice Cream Soda Day July 20
Fortune Cookie Day July 20
National Junk Food Day July 21
National Penuche Fudge Day July 22
National Vanilla Ice Cream Day July 23
National Tequila Day July 24
National Hot Fudge Sundae Day July 25
National Coffee Milkshake Day July 26
National Crème Brûlée Day July 27
National Scotch Day July 27
National Milk Chocolate Day July 28
Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day July 29
National Cheesecake Day July 30
National Raspberry Cake Day July 31
Cotton Candy Day July 31
Jump for Jelly Beans Day July 31
National Catfish Month
National Peach Month
National Brownies at Brunch Month
National Apple Week Second Week
National Mustard Day First Saturday
National Raspberry Cream Pie Day August 1
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day August 2
National Watermelon Day August 3
Grab Some Nuts Day August 3
National Lasagne Day August 4
National Waffle Day August 5
National Oyster Day August 5
National Root Beer Float Day August 6
National Raspberries in Cream Day August 7
National Zucchini Day August 8
National Frozen Custard Day August 8
National Rice Pudding Day August 9
National Banana Split Day August 10
National S’mores Day August 10
National Align Your Teeth Day August 11
National Raspberry Tart Day August 11
Julliene Fries Day August 12
National Filet Mignon Day August 13
National Creamsicle Day August 14
Lemon Meringue Pie Day August 15
Bratwurst Day August 16
National Rum Day August 16
National Vanilla Custard Day August 17
National Soft Ice Cream Day August 18
Potato Day August 19
Hot & Spicy Food Day August 19
Lemonade Day August 20
National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day August 20
National Pecan Torte Day August 21
National Spumoni Day August 22
Eat a Peach Day August 22
National Sponge Cake Day August 23
National Peach Pie Day August 24
Whiskey Sour Day August 25
National Cherry Popsicle Day August 26
National Pots de Creme Day August 27
Banana Lover’s Day August 27
National Cherry Turnover Day August 28
More Herbs, Less Salt Day August 29
Whiskey Sour Day August 29
Swiss Winegrowers Day August 29
Chop Suey Day August 29
Lemon Juice Day August 29
National Toasted Marshmallow Day August 30
Eat Outside Day August 31
National Trail Mix Day August 31
National Biscuit Month
Better Breakfast Month
National Chicken Month
National Cholesterol Education Month
National Honey Month
National Mushroom Month
National Organic Harvest Month
National Papaya Month
National Potato Month
National Rice Month
National Waffle Week First Week
Biscuit and Gravy Week Second Week
Vegetarian Awareness Week Second Week
National Wild Rice Week Fourth Week
National Cherry Popover Day September 1
Wine Season Begins September 1
Oyster Season Begins September 1
National Blueberry Popsicle Day September 2
National Welsh Rarebit Day September 3
National Macadamia Nut Day September 4
National Cheese Pizza Day September 5
National Coffee Ice Cream Day September 6
National Acorn Squash Day September 7
National Date Nut Bread Day September 8
Weinerschnitzel Day September 9
TV Dinner Day September 10
National Hot Cross Bun Day September 11
National Chocolate Milkshake Day September 12
National Peanut Day September 13
Snack a Pickle Time September 13
National Cream Filled Donut Day September 14
Eat a Hoagie Day September 14
National Linguini Day September 15
National Guacamole Day September 16
National Apple Dumpling Day September 17
National Cheeseburger Day September 18
National Butterscotch Pudding Day September 19
National Rum Punch Day September 20
International Banana Festival September 21
National Pecan Cookie Day September 21
National Ice Cream Cone Day September 22
National White Chocolate Day September 23
National Cherries Jubilee Day September 24
Crab Meat Newburg Day September 25
National Food Service Employees Day September 25
Pancake Lovers Day September 26
National Chocolate Milk Day September 27
National Corned Beef Hash Day September 27
Strawberry Cream Pie Day September 28
Drink Beer Day September 28
National Coffee Day September 29
National Hot Mulled Cider Day September 30
Eat Better, Eat Healthier Month
Eat Country Ham Month
National Apple Month
National Applejack Month
National Caramel Month
National Chili Month
National Cookie Month
National Dessert Month
National Pickled Peppers Month
National Pizza Festival Month
National Popcorn Poppin’ Month
National Pork Month
National Pretzel Month
National Seafood Month
Vegetarian Awareness Month
No Salt Week 1st Week
National Chili Week 1st Week
American Beer Week 2nd Week
National Food Bank Week 2nd Week
National School Lunch Week 2nd Week
National Pasta Week 2nd Week
National Kraut Sandwich Week 3rd Week
Pickled Peppers Week 3rd Week
Chicken Soup for the Soul Week 4th Week
National Desert Day Second Thursday
Sweetest Day Third Saturday
World Vegetarian Day October 1
Pudding Season Begins October 1
Homemade Cookies Day October 1
National Fried Scallops Day October 2
National Caramel Custard Day October 3
National Taco Day October 4
National Vodka Day October 4
Cinnamon Roll Day [Sweden] October 4
National Apple Betty Day October 5
National Noodle Day October 6
National Frappe Day October 7
National Fluffernutter Day October 8
Moldy Cheese Day October 9
Submarine-Hoagy-Hero-Grinder Day October 9
National Angel Food Cake Day October 10
National Sausage Pizza Day October 11
World Egg Day October 11
National Gumbo Day October 12
National Yorkshire Pudding Day October 13
National Dessert Day October 14
National Chicken Cacciatore Day October 15
National Roast Pheasant Day October 15
World Food Day October 16
National Pasta Day October 17
Four Prunes Day October 17
National Chocolate Cupcake Day October 18
National Seafood Bisque Day October 19
Oatmeal Muffin Day October 19
National Brandied Fruit Day October 20
Apple Day October 21
National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day October 21
Caramel Apple Day October 21
International Day of the Nacho October 21
National Nut Day October 22
National Boston Cream Pie Day October 23
National Canning Day October 23
National Bologna Day October 24
Good and Plenty Day October 24
National Greasy Foods Day October 25
Pumpkin Day October 26
Pretzel Day October 26
Mince Meat Pie Day October 26
National Potato Day October 27
National Chocolate Day October 28
Wild Foods Day October 28
National Oatmeal Day October 29
National Candy Corn Day October 30
Buy a Doughnut Day October 30
National Candy Apple Day October 31
Trick or Treat for UNICEF Day October 31
Georgia Pecan Month
Good Nutrition Month
National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month
National Pepper Month
Raisin Bread Month
Vegan Month
National Fig Week First Week
National Split Pea Soup Week 2nd Week
National Turkey Day 4th Thursday
National Stuffing Day 4th Thursday
National Leftovers Day 4th Friday
National Deep Fried Clams Day November 1
National Vinegar Day November 1
National Deviled Egg Day November 2
National Sandwich Day November 3
National Candy Day November 4
Doughnut Appreciation Day November 5
National Nachos Day November 6
Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day November 7
National Cappuccino Day November 8
National Harvey Wallbanger Day November 8
Cook Something Bold Day November 8
National Scrapple Day November 9
Cook Something Bold & Pungent Day November 9
National Vanilla Cupcake Day November 10
National Sundae Day November 11
Chicken Soup for the Soul Day November 12
National Pizza With Everything Day (Except Anchovies) November 12
National Indian Pudding Day November 13
National Guacamole Day November 14
National Pickle Day November 14
National Raisin Bran Cereal Day November 15
National Bundt Day November 15
National Fast Food Day November 16
National Baklava Day November 17
Homemade Bread Day November 17
National Vichyssoise Day November 18
Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day November 19
National Peanut Butter Fudge Day November 20
Noveau Beaujolais Day November 20
Gingerbread Day November 21
National Cashew Day November 22
National Espresso Day November 23
Eat a Cranberry Day November 23
National Sardines Day November 24
National Parfait Day November 25
National Cake Day November 26
National Bavarian Cream Pie Day November 27
National French Toast Day November 28
Chocolates Day November 29
National Lemon Creme Pie Day November 29
National Mousse Day November 30



Calendar of National Holidays in December

National Fruit Cake Month
National Egg Nog Month
Cookie Cutter Week First Week
Lager Beer Week Second Week
National Egg Nog Week Fourth Week
National Pie Day December 1
National Fritters Day December 2
National Apple Pie Day December 3
National Cookie Day December 4
National Sacher Torte Day December 5
National Gazpacho Day December 6
Microwave Oven Day December 6
National Cotton Candy Day December 7
National Chocolate Brownie Day December 8
National Pastry Day December 9
National Lager Day December 10
National Noodle Ring Day December 11
National Gingerbread Day December 12
National Cocoa Day December 12
Ice Cream and Violins Day December 13
National Bouilabaisse Day December 14
National Cupcake Day December 15
National Chocolate Covered Anything Day December 16
National Maple Syrup Day December 17
National Roast Suckling Pig Day December 18
National Hard Candy Day December 19
National Fried Shrimp Day December 20
National Sangria Day December 20
National Hamburger Day December 21
Kiwi Fruit Day (California) December 21
National Date Nut Bread Day December 22
National Pfeffernuesse Day December 23
National Egg Nog Day December 24
National Pumpkin Pie Day December 25
National Candy Cane Day December 26
National Fruit Cake Day December 27
National Chocolate Candy Day December 28
Pepper Pot Day December 29
National Bicarbonate of Soda Day December 30
National Champagne Day December 31