Food Holidays

Food Holidays, or Food Observances, focus on different types of foods throughout the year.  Here is a summary page listing of all the ones we have found so far - we'll look at each in depth and include recipes! You can now share YOUR Holiday Recipes on our new Holiday Recipes page!

Unfortunately, not all of the food days are for healthy foods, with many of them focused on desserts, cakes, candy, pies, cookies etc.  If there is a way to lighten things, Kerry from Healthy Diet Habits, will be providing tips for doing so!

Be sure to also check out our Holiday Drinks page and our Holiday Food Tips!


Food Holidays Information from Holidays and Observances

Food Holidays

Below, listed by month are the Food Holidays and Observances, that we are aware of so far. There may a few duplicates or incorrect dates, there may be some that we have left off that we will add as we find them, and there are some that are similar, but have different Sponsor Organizations that started the Observances, that may have different approaches and info. As we delve into all the details, we will fix any issues.

Ultimately, there will be a devoted page done for each of the different Food Holidays and Observances.  As pages are completed, they will be linked up below, as well as in our Daily Holiday pages, our Holidays by Month pages, and our Holidays and Observances Alphabetical Listing (page for each Letter of the Alphabet)


January Food Holidays

January Monthly Holidays: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Apple and Apricots Month
  • Artichoke and Asparagus Month
  • Be Kind to Food Servers Month
  • Bread Machine Baking Month
  • California Dried Plum Digestive Health Month
  • California Restaurant Month
  • National Candy Month
  • National Egg Month
  • National Fiber Focus Month
  • National Meat Month
  • National Oatmeal Month
  • National Slow Cooking Month
  • National Soup Month
  • National Wheat Bread Month
  • Oatmeal Month
  • Prune Breakfast Month
  • Tubers and Dried Fruit Month

January 2021 Weekly Holidays and Observances: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Diet Resolution Week - January 1-7
  • Healthy Weight Week - January 17-23, 2021 (Third Week in January)
  • National Lose Weight - Feel Great Week - January 3-9, 2021 (Starts First Sunday in January)
  • National Bean Day - January 16-17, 2020 (2021 TBD)
  • National Meat Week - January 24-31, 2021 (Begins on last Sunday of January)
  • National Pizza Week - January 10-16, 2021 (Second Full Week of January)
  • Sugar Awareness Week - January 20-24, 2020 (Third Work Week in January) (2021 TBD)

January 2021 Daily Holidays: (Sorted by Date)


Food Holidays - Information from Holidays and Observances

Curried Chicken Day  is on  January 12 - The picture above is Kerry's Quick Chicken Curry Recipe, which is a great choice for this day!  You can get the recipe on Kerry's, Healthy Diet Habits website.


February Food Holidays

February Monthly Holidays: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Avocado and Banana Month
  • Bake for Family Fun Month
  • Beans Month
  • Berry Fresh Month
  • Canned Food Month
  • Celebration of Chocolate Month
  • Exotic Vegetables and Star Fruit Month
  • February is Fabulous Florida Strawberry Month
  • Great American Pies Month
  • National Cherry Month
  • National Fasting February
  • National Fiber Focus Month
  • National Fondue Month
  • National Grapefruit Month
  • National Hot Breakfast Month
  • National Macadamia Nut Month
  • National Snack Food Month
  • National Sweet Potato Month
  • Potato Lovers Month
  • Vegan Cuisine Month

February 2021 Weekly Holidays: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Dry Bean Day - February 6-8, 2021
  • Girl Scout Cookie Weekend - February 26-28, 2021
  • Great American Pizza Bake - February 14-20, 2021  (Second Week of February)
  • Jell-O Week - February 14-20, 2021 (Second Full Week of February)
  • Kraut and Frankfurter Week - February 14-20, 2021 (Second Full Week of February)
  • Make Mine Chocolate - February 15 - April 4, 2021 (Campaign kicks off annually on February 15, and ends on Easter which is on April 4, 2021
  • National Eating Disorders Awareness Week - February 21-27, 2021
  • Pickle Time Week - February 14-20, 2021 (Second Full Week of February)
  • Pride in Food Services Week - February 1-5, 2021 (First Full Workweek of February)
  • Shape Up With Pickles Time - First Week of February
  • Solo Diners Eat Out Week - February 1-7

February 2021 Daily Holidays: (Sorted by Date)


March Food Holidays

March Monthly Holidays: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Bell Peppers and Broccoli Month
  • Berries and Cherries Month
  • Exotic Winter Fruit & Leeks and Green Onions Month
  • National Celery Month
  • National Flour Month
  • National Frozen Food Month
  • National Noodle Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • National Peanut Month
  • National Sauce Month

March 2021 Weekly Holidays: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • American Chocolate Week - March 21-27, 2021 (Third Week of March)
  • British Pie Week - March 1-7 (Observed for 7 days starting on March 1st)
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Week - (Second Week of March) 
  • Make Mine Chocolate - February 15 - April 4, 2021 (Campaign kicks off annually on February 15, and ends on Easter which is on April 4, 2021
  • National Agriculture Week - March 21-27, 2021
  • National Pasty Week - February 28 - March 6, 2021
  • National School Breakfast Week - March 8-12, 2021 (First Full Week of March)

March 2021 Daily Holidays: (Sorted by Date)

  • National Fruit Compote Day - March 1
  • National Peanut Butter Lover's Day - March 1
  • National Banana Cream Pie Day - March 2
  • 33 Flavors Day - March 3
  • National Cold Cuts Day - March 3
  • Soup it Forward Day - March 3
  • National Pound Cake Day - March 4
  • National Snack Day - March 4
  • National Cheese Doodle Day - March 5
  • National Frozen Food Day - March 6
  • National Oreo Cookie Day - March 6
  • National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day - March 6
  • National Cereal Day - March 7
  • National Crown Roast of Pork Day - March 7
  • National Peanut Cluster Day - March 8
  • National Crabmeat Day - March 9
  • National Meatball Day - March 9
  • National Blueberry Popover Day - March 10
  • National Pack Your Lunch Day - March 10
  • Registered Dietitian Day - March 10, 2021 (Second Wednesday in March)
  • Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day - March 11
  • Popcorn Lover's Day - March 11, 2021 (Second Thursday in March)
  • National Baked Scallops Day - March 12
  • Coconut Torte Day - March 13
  • Bake a Pie in Solidarity Day - March 14
  • National Potato Chip Day - March 14
  • Ag Day, Celebrating Our Bountiful Food Supply - March 15
  • International Eat an Animal for PETA Day - March 15
  • National Peanut Lovers Day - March 15
  • National Pears Helene Day - March 15
  • National Artichoke Hearts Day - March 16
  • Corned Beef and Cabbage Day - March 17
  • National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day - March 18
  • National Sloppy Joe Day - March 18
  • Oatmeal Cookie Day - March 18
  • Oranges and Lemons Day - March 18, 2021 (Third Thursday in March)
  • National Chocolate Caramel Day - March 19
  • National Poultry Day - March 19
  • Great American MEAT-OUT - March 20
  • Maple Syrup Saturday - March 20, 2021 (Third Saturday of March)
  • National Corndog Day - March 20, 2021 (Third Saturday of March)
  • National Ravioli Day - March 20
  • California Strawberry Day - March 21
  • National Crunchy Taco Day - March 21
  • National French Bread Day - March 21
  • National Healthy Fats Day - March 21
  • National Bavarian Crepes Day - March 22
  • National Agriculture Day - March 23, 2021 (Falls During National Ag Week Each Year)
  • National Chia Day - March 23
  • National Chip and Dip Day - March 23
  • National Melba Toast Day - March 23
  • National Tamale Day - March 23
  • National Cheesesteak Day - March 24
  • National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day - March 24
  • International Waffle Day - March 25
  • National Lobster Newberg Day - March 25
  • National Pecan Day - March 25
  • National Nougat Day - March 26
  • Spinach Day - March 26
  • National Spanish Paella Day - March 27
  • Eat an Eskimo Pie Day - March 28
  • National Black Forest Cake Day - March 28
  • Something on a Stick Day - March 28
  • National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day - March 29
  • Tater Day - March 31
  • Turkey Neck Soup Day - March 30
  • National Clams on the Half Shell Day - March 31
  • Tater Day - March 31
  • Whole Grain Sampling Day - March 31, 2021


Food Holidays Information from Holidays and Observances

International Waffle Day  is on March 25 - Kerry's Healthy Waffle Recipe from her Healthy Diet Habits Website is a great choice!

April Food Holidays

April Monthly Holidays: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Brussels Sprouts and Cabbage Month
  • Cranberries and Gooseberries Month
  • Emotional Overeating Awareness Month
  • Fresh Florida Tomato Month
  • Global Child Nutrition Month
  • National BLT Sandwich Month
  • National Florida Tomato Month
  • National Food Month
  • National Fresh Celery Month 
  • National Garlic Month
  • National Grilled Cheese Month
  • National Pecan Month
  • National Soft Pretzel Month
  • National Soy Foods Month
  • Tomatillo and Asian Pear Month

April 2021 Weekly Holidays: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Make Mine Chocolate - February 15 - April 4, 2021 (Campaign kicks off annually on February 15, and ends on Easter which is on April 4, 2021
  • National Bake Week - April 5-11, 2021 (Begins First Monday of April)
  • National Egg Salad Week - April 5-11, 2021 (Week Observed starting the Monday after Easter)
  • National Pie Day - April 23-25, 2020 (2021 TBA)

April 2021 Daily Holidays: (Sorted by Date)

  • National Burrito Day - April 1, 2021 (First Thursday in April)
  • National Sourdough Bread Day - April 1
  • National Hot Cross Bun Day - April 2, 2021 - same day as Good Friday (movable day) and September 11
  • National Love Your Produce Manager Day - April 2
  • National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day - April 2
  • Fish Fingers and Custard Day - April 3
  • National Chocolate Mousse Day - April 3
  • International Carrot Cake - April 4
  • National Baked Ham with Pineapple Day - April 4, 2021 (Same Day as Easter)
  • National Cordon Bleu Day - April 4
  • Plum Pudding Day - April 4, 2021
  • National Caramel Day - April 5
  • National Deep Dish Pizza Day - April 5
  • National Raisin and Spice Bar Day - April 5
  • Peeps Day - April 5, 2021 (The Monday after Easter)
  • Tater Day (Sweet Potatoes) - April 5, 2021 (First Monday in April)
  • Fresh Tomato Day - April 6
  • Hostess Twinkie Day - April 6
  • National Caramel Popcorn Day - April 6
  • Coffee Cake Day - April 7
  • National Empanada Day - April 8
  • Chinese Almond Cookie Day - April 9 
  • National Cinnamon Crescent Day - April 10
  • National Cheese Fondue Day - April 11
  • National Poutine Day - April 11
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day - April 12
  • National Licorice Day - April 12
  • Free Cone Day (Ben & Jerry's) - April 13, 2021 (Second Tuesday in April)
  • Make Lunch Count Day - April 13
  • National Peach Cobbler Day - April 13
  • National Pecan Day - April 14
  • International Pizza Cake Day - April 15, 2021 (Third Thursday in April)
  • McDonald's Day - April 15
  • National Glazed Spiral Ham Day - April 15
  • Day of the Mushroom - April 16
  • National Eggs Benedict Day - April 16
  • Herbalist Day - April 17
  • International Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day - April 17, 2021
  • National Cheeseball Day - April 17
  • Animal Crackers Birthday - April 18
  • Garlic Day - April 19
  • Rice Ball Day - April 19
  • Lima Bean Respect Day - April 20
  • National Cheddar Fries Day - April 20
  • National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day - April 20
  • Banana Day - April 21, 2021 (Third Wednesday in April)
  • National Chocolate Covered Cashews Truffle Day - April 21
  • National Jelly Bean Day - April 22
  • National Cherry Cheesecake Day - April 23
  • National English Muffin Day - April 23
  • National Picnic Day - April 23
  • National Herb Day - April 24, 2021 (Last Saturday in April)
  • National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day - April 24
  • National Zucchini Bread Day - April 25
  • National Pretzel Day - April 26
  • National Devil Dog Cakes Day - April 27
  • National Prime Rib Day - April 27
  • National Blueberry Pie Day - April 28
  • Stop Food Waste Day - April 28, 2021
  • National Shrimp Scampi Day - April 29
  • National Oatmeal Cookie Day - April 30
  • National Raisin Day - April 30

May Food Holidays

May Monthly Holidays: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • American Cheese Month
  • Food Allergy Awareness Month
  • Gifts from the Garden Month
  • National Asparagus Month
  • National Barbeque Month
  • National Chocolate Custard Month
  • National Egg Month
  • National Gazpacho Aficionado Month
  • National Hamburger Month
  • National Mediterranean Diet Month
  • National Salad Month
  • National Salsa Month
  • National Strawberry Month
  • National Sweet Vidalia Onion Month
  • National Vinegar Month

May 2021 Weekly Holidays: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Food Allergy Awareness Week - May 9-15, 2021
  • International Pickles Week - Third Week in May
  • National Frozen Yogurt Week - Fourth Week in May
  • National Hamburger Week - Second Week in May
  • National Herb Week - May 2-8, 2021 (Week Prior to Mother's Day)
  • National Morel Mushroom Festival - May 15-16, 2021
  • National Raisin Week - May 2-8, 2021 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Vegetarian Awareness Week - May 10-16, 2021

May 2021 Daily Holidays: (Sorted by Date)

  • National Chocolate Parfait Day - May 1
  • National Herb Day - May 1, 2021 (First Saturday in May)
  • National Truffles Day - May 2
  • Take a Baby to Lunch Day - May 2
  • World Tuna Day - May 2
  • National Chocolate Custard Day - May 3
  • National Raspberry Popover Day - May 3
  • National Candied Orange Peel Day - May 4
  • National Hoagie Day - May 5
  • Oyster Day - May 5
  • Totally Chipotle Day - May 5
  • International No Diet Day - May 6
  • National Crepes Suzette Day - May 6
  • National Roast Leg of Lamb Day - May 7
  • School Lunch Hero Day - May 7, 2021 (First Friday in May)
  • Brunch for Lunch Day - May 8, 2021 (Day Before Mother's Day)
  • Letter Carrier's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day - May 8, 2021 (Second Saturday in May)
  • National Coconut Cream Pie Day - May 8
  • National Empanada Day - May 8
  • National Give Someone a Cupcake Day - May 8
  • National Butterscotch Brownie Day - May 9
  • National Veal Ban Action Day - May 9, 2021 (Second Sunday in May)
  • National Shrimp Day - May 10
  • Eat What You Want Day - May 11
  • Hostess Cupcake Day - May 11
  • Free Cone Day (Haagen-Dazs) - May 12, 2020 (2021 TBA)
  • National Nutty Fudge Day - May 12
  • National Apple Pie Day - May 13
  • National Fruit Cocktail Day - May 13
  • National Buttermilk Biscuit Day - May 14
  • National Chocolate Chip Day - May 15
  • Plant a Lemon Tree Day - May 15, 2021 (Third Saturday in May)
  • International Pickle Day - May 16
  • National Coquilles St. Jacques Day - May 16
  • World Baking Day - May 16, 2021
  • National Cherry Cobbler Day - May 17
  • National Mushroom Hunting Day - May 17
  • National Walnut Day - May 17
  • I Love Reese's Day - May 18
  • National Cheese Souffle Day - May 18
  • National Devil's Food Cake Day - May 19
  • Brown Bag It Thursday - May 20, 2021 (Third Thursday in May)
  • International Hummus Day - May 20, 2021
  • National Aperitif Day - May 20, 2021 (Third Thursday in May)
  • National Quiche Lorraine Day - May 20
  • Pick Strawberries Day - May 20
  • National Pizza Party Day - May 21, 2021 (Third Friday in May)
  • National Strawberries and Cream Day - May 21
  • National Waiters and Waitresses Day - May 21
  • Bitcoin Pizza Day - May 22
  • National Italian Beef Day - May 22, 2021 (Fourth Saturday in May)
  • National Vanilla Pudding Day - May 22
  • National Taffy Day - May 23
  • Asparagus Day - May 24
  • National Escargot Day - May 24
  • National Brown-Bag-It Day - May 25
  • National Blueberry Cheesecake Day - May 26
  • National Cherry Dessert Day - May 26
  • Eat More Fruits & Vegetables Day - May 27, 20210 (Thursday before Memorial Day Week)
  • National Grape Popsicle Day - May 27
  • International Hamburger Day - May 28
  • National Brisket Day - May 28
  • National Biscuit Day - May 29
  • National Coq Au Vin Day - May 29
  • National Hamburger Day (May 31, 2021, July 28 and also December 21)
  • National Macaroon Day - May 31


June Food Holidays

June Monthly Holidays: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Corn Month
  • Country Cooking Month
  • Cucumber Month
  • Dairy Alternatives Month
  • Dairy Month
  • Georgia Blueberry Month
  • June Dairy Month
  • June is Turkey Lovers Month
  • Lemon Month
  • Mango Month
  • National Candy Month
  • National Dairy Month
  • National Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Month
  • National Frozen Yogurt Month
  • National Papaya Month
  • National Seafood Month
  • National Soul Food Month
  • National Steakhouse Month
  • National Turkey Lover's Month
  • Okra Month
  • Pluot & Aprium Month

June 2021 Weekly Holidays: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Fish are Friends, Not Food Week! - June 20-26, 2021 (Last week of June)
  • National Banana Split Day - June 4-5, 2021
  • Poultry Days - June 11-13, 2021
  • Watermelon Seed Spitting Week - June 24-27, 2021

June 2021 Daily Holidays: (Sorted by Date)

  • National Hazelnut Cake Day - June 1
  • National Olive Day - June 1
  • National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day - June 2
  • National Rotisserie Chicken Day - June 2
  • National Chocolate Macaroon Day - June 3
  • National Egg Day - June 3
  • National Cheese Day - June 4
  • National Donut Day - June 4, 2021 (First Friday in June)
  • National Gingerbread Day - June 5
  • National Pineapple Day - June 5, 2021 (First Saturday in June)
  • National Veggie Burger Day - June 5
  • Sausage Roll Day - June 5
  • National Applesauce Cake Day - June 6
  • National Frozen Yogurt Day - June 6, 2021 (First Sunday in June)
  • National Hunger Awareness Day - June 6
  • National Chocolate Ice Cream Day - June 7
  • Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day - June 8
  • National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day - June 9
  • Herbs & Spices Day - June 10
  • Corn on the Cob Day - June 11
  • National Cotton Candy Day - June 11 (was December 7)
  • National German Chocolate Cake Day - June 11
  • National Jerky Day - June 12
  • National Peanut Butter Cookie Day - June 12
  • Poultry Day - June 12
  • Kitchen Klutzes of America Day - June 13
  • National Strawberry Shortcake Day - June 14
  • National Lobster Day - June 15
  • Fresh Veggies Day - June 16
  • National Fudge Day - June 16
  • Eat All Your Veggies Day - June 17
  • National Apple Strudel Day - June 17
  • International Picnic Day - June 18
  • International Sushi Day - June 18
  • National Cheesemaker's Day - June 18
  • National Cherry Tart Day - June 18
  • Take Back the Lunch Break Day - June 18, 2021
  • National Eat an Oreo Day - June 19
  • National Ice Cream Soda Day - June 20
  • National Smoothie Day - June 20, 2021 (First Day of Summer)
  • Plain Yogurt Day - June 20
  • Turkey Lovers' Day - June 20, 2021 (Third Sunday in June)
  • National Peaches and Cream Day - June 21
  • National Chocolate Eclair Day - June 22
  • National Onion Rings Day - June 22
  • National Pecan Sandies Day - June 23
  • National Pralines Day - June 24
  • National Catfish Day - June 25
  • National Eat at a Food Truck Day - June 25, 2021 (Fourth Friday in June)
  • National Food Truck Day - June 25, 2021 (Last Friday in June)
  • National Strawberry Parfait Day - June 25
  • Great American Picnic Day - June 26, 2021 (Last Saturday in June)
  • National Chocolate Pudding Day - June 26
  • National Haskap Berry Day - June 26, 2021 (Last Saturday in June)
  • National Ice Cream Cake Day - June 27
  • National Indian Pudding Day - June 27
  • National Ceviche Day - June 28
  • National Tapioca Day - June 28
  • National Almond Buttercrunch Day - June 29
  • Waffle Iron Day - June 29
  • National Ice Cream Soda Day - June 30
  • National Parchment Cooking Day - June 30, 2021


Food Holidays - Information from Holidays and Observances

July Food Holidays

July Monthly Holidays:  (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Baked Bean Month
  • Eggplant Month
  • Garlic Month
  • Lasagna Awareness Month
  • Lettuce Month
  • Melon Month
  • National Baked Bean Month
  • National Blueberries Month
  • National Culinary Arts Month
  • National Grilling Month
  • National Horseradish Month
  • National Hot Dog Month
  • National Ice Cream Month
  • National July Belongs to Berries Month
  • National Peach Month
  • National Picnic Month
  • National Watermelon Month
  • Nectarine Month
  • Sandwich Generation Month
  • Wheat Month

July 2021 Weekly Holidays:  (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • National Baby Food Week - July 21-24, 2021
  • National Canned Luncheon Meat Week - First Week of July

July 2021 Daily Holidays: (Sorted by Date)

  • Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day - July 1
  • National Deep Fried Clams Day - July 1 (also November 1)
  • National Gingersnap Day - July 1
  • Eat Beans Day - July 3
  • International Cherry Pit Spitting Day - July 3, 2021 (First Saturday in July)
  • National Chocolate Wafer Day - July 3
  • National Fried Clam Day - July 3
  • Independence from Meat Day - July 4
  • Jackfruit Day - July 4
  • National Barbeque Day - July 4
  • National Barbecued Spareribs Day - July 4
  • National Caesar Salad Day - July 4
  • National Apple Turnover Day - July 5
  • National Graham Cracker Day - July 5
  • National Fried Chicken Day - July 6
  • Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day - July 6
  • Chocolate Day - July 7
  • National Macaroni Day - July 7
  • National Strawberry Sundae Day - July 7
  • National Freezer Pop Day - July 8
  • National Ice Cream Sundae Day - July 8
  • National Milk Chocolate with Almonds Day - July 8
  • National Don't Put All Your Eggs in One Omelet Day - July 9
  • National Sugar Cookie Day - July 9
  • World Kebab Day - July 9, 2021 (Second Friday in July)
  • Pick Blueberries Day - July 10
  • Make Up Your Own Sundae Day - July 11
  • National Blueberry Muffin Day - July 11
  • National Rainier Cherries Day - July 11
  • National Eat Your Jello Day - July 12
  • National Pecan Pie Day - July 12
  • Beans 'n Franks Day - July 13
  • Chick-fil-A's Cow Appreciation Day - July 13, 2021 (Second Tuesday in July)
  • National Beef Tallow Day - July 13
  • National French Fries Day - July 13
  • National Nitrogen Ice Cream Day - July 13
  • National Macaroni and Cheese Day - July 14
  • National Gummi Worm Day - July 15
  • National Tapioca Pudding Day - July 15
  • Orange Chicken Day - July 15
  • Hot Dog Night - July 16
  • National Corn Fritters Day - July 16
  • National Fresh Spinach Day - July 16
  • National Personal Chef's Day - July 16 and February 26
  • National Peach Ice Cream Day - July 17
  • National Caviar Day - July 18
  • National Ice Cream Day - July 18, 2021 (Third Sunday in July)
  • National Sour Candy Day - July 18
  • Sundae Sunday - July 18, 2021 (Third Sunday of July)
  • National Raspberry Cake Day - July 19
  • Fortune Cookie Day - July 20
  • International Cake Day - July 20
  • National Ice Cream Soda Day - July 20
  • National Lollipop Day - July 20
  • National Hot Dog Day - July 21, 2021
  • National Junk Food Day - July 21
  • Take a Monkey to Lunch Day - July 21
  • Mango Day - July 22
  • National Penuche Fudge Day - July 22
  • National Refreshment Day - July 22, 2021 (Fourth Thursday in July)
  • National Vanilla Ice Cream Day - July 23
  • Peanut Butter and Chocolate Day - July 23
  • National Drive-Thru Day - July 24
  • National Culinarians Day - July 25
  • National Hot Fudge Sundae Day - July 25
  • National Wine and Cheese Day - July 25
  • Bagelfest Day - July 26
  • National Coffee Milkshake Day - July 26
  • World Tofu Day - July 26
  • National Chicken Finger Day - July 27
  • National Creme Brulee Day - July 27
  • National Hamburger Day (May 28, July 28 and also December 21)
  • National Milk Chocolate Day - July 28
  • Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day - July 29
  • National Chicken Wing Day - July 29
  • National Chili Dog Day - July 29, 2021 (Last Thursday in July)
  • National Lasagna Day - July 29
  • National Cheesecake Day - July 30
  • National Chicken and Waffles Day - July 30
  • Cotton Candy Day - July 31
  • Jump for Jelly Beans Day - July 31
  • National Avocado Day - July 31
  • Shredded Wheat Day - July 31


August Food Holidays

August Monthly Holidays:  (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • Celery, Fennel and Cactus Month
  • Family Meals Month
  • Get Acquainted with Kiwi Fruit Month
  • Mushroom Month
  • National Brownies at Brunch Month
  • National Canning Month
  • National Catfish Month
  • National Eat Dessert First Month 
  • National Goat Cheese Month
  • National Panini Month
  • National Peach Month
  • National Sandwich Month
  • Onion Month
  • Orange Month
  • Papaya Month
  • Rye Month
  • Shop Online for Groceries Month

August 2021 Weekly Holidays:  (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • National Apple Week - Second Week of August
  • National Chef's Appreciation Week - August 15-21, 2021 (Third Week in August)
  • National Farmers Market Week - August 1-7, 2021 (Second Week of August)

August 2021 Daily Holidays: (Sorted by Date)


Food Holidays - Information from Holidays and Observances

Above, are Smoked Salmon Rolls that my sister in law Julie makes. Super easy - smoked salmon, cream cheese, thin slice of cucumber, and a fresh piece of dill.

September Food Holidays

September Monthly Holidays: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • All American Breakfast Month
  • Apple Month
  • Chili Peppers Month
  • Eat Chicken Month
  • Ethnic Foods Month
  • Figs Month
  • Food Allergy Awareness Month
  • Fruit & Veggie Month
  • Go Wild During California Wild Rice Month
  • Great American Low-Cholesterol, Low-Fat Pizza Bake Month
  • Hug a Texas Chef Month
  • Hunger Action Month
  • National Biscuit Month
  • National Blueberry Popsicle Month
  • National Breakfast Month
  • National Chicken Month
  • National Family Meals Month
  • National Food Safety Education Month
  • National Fruit and Veggies - More Matters Month
  • National Honey Month
  • National Italian Cheese Month
  • National Mushroom Month
  • National Organic Harvest Month
  • National Papaya Month
  • National Potato Month
  • National Prime Beef Month
  • National Rice Month
  • Organic Harvest Month
  • Passion Fruit Month
  • Peach Month
  • Peas Month
  • Radish Month
  • Whole Grains Month

September 2021 Weekly Holidays: (Sorted Alphabetically)

  • National Biscuit and Gravy Week - September 5-11, 2021 (Second Week of September)
  • National Buffalo Chicken Wings Days - September 4-5, 2021 (Labor Day Weekend)
  • National Food Services Workers Week - Fourth Week of September
  • National Nutrition Week - September 1-7
  • National Sweet Corn Week - September 2-6, 2021
  • National Waffle Week - September 5-11, 2021 (First Full Week of September)
  • National Wild Rice Week - (Fourth Week of September)
  • Popcorn Days - September 10-12, 2021 (First Weekend after Labor Day)

September 2021 Daily Holidays: (Sorted by Date)

  • National Cherry Popover Day - September 1
  • National Tofu Day (UK) - September 1
  • National Blueberry Popsicle Day - September 2
  • World Coconut Day - September 2
  • National Food Bank Day - September 3, 2021 (First Friday in September)
  • National Welsh Rarebit Day - September 3
  • Eat an Extra Dessert Day - September 4
  • International Bacon Day - September 4, 2021 (Saturday before Labor Day)
  • 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
  • Salami Day - September 7
  • National Date Nut Bread Day - September 8
  • National Steak Au Poivre Day - September 9
  • National Hot Dog Day - September 10
  • National Hot Cross Bun Day - April 2, 2021 - same day as Good Friday (movable day) and September 11
  • Fortune Cookie Day - September 13
  • International Chocolate Day - September 13
  • Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day - September 13
  • National Peanut Day - September 13
  • Snack a Pickle Time - September 13
  • Eat a Hoagie Day - September 14
  • Gobstopper Day - September 14
  • National Ants on a Log - September 14, 2021 (Second Tuesday in September)
  • National Cream Filled Donut Day - September 14
  • Butterscotch Cinnamon Pie Day - September 15
  • National Cheese Toast Day - September 15
  • National Double Cheeseburger Day - September 15
  • National Linguine Day - September 15
  • Free Queso Day - September 16, 2021 (Third Thursday in September)
  • National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day - September 16
  • National Guacamole Day - September 16
  • National Apple Dumpling Day - September 17
  • International Eat An Apple Day - September 18, 2021 (Third Saturday in September)
  • National Cheeseburger Day - September 18
  • Rice Krispies Treats Day - September 18
  • National Butterscotch Pudding Day - September 19
  • National Fried Rice Day - September 20
  • National Pepperoni Pizza Day - September 20
  • National String Cheese 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 22
  • National Snack Stick Day - September 23
  • National Cherries Jubilee Day - September 24
  • Crab Meat Newburg Day - September 25
  • German Butterbrot Day - September 25, 2020 (Last Friday in September)
  • Hug a Vegetarian Day - September 24, 2021 (Last Friday in September)
  • National Bakery Day - September 25
  • National Cooking Day - September 25
  • National Food Service Employees Day - September 25
  • National Lobster Day - September 25
  • National Better Breakfast Day - September 26
  • National Pancake Day - September 26
  • Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner With Your Kids - September 27, 2021 (Fourth Monday in September)
  • National Corned Beef Hash Day - September 27
  • Strawberry Cream Pie Day - September 28


October Food Holidays

October Monthly Holidays:

  • American Cheese Month
  • Cookbook Month
  • Eat Better, Eat Together Month
  • Eat Country Ham Month
  • Go Hog Wild-Eat Country Ham Month
  • Go Nuts Over Texas Peanuts Month
  • Gourmet Adventures Month
  • Hunger Awareness Month
  • National Apple Month
  • National Bake and Decorate Month
  • National Caramel Month
  • National Chili Month
  • National Cookie Month
  • National Dessert Month
  • National Farm to School Month
  • National Pasta Month
  • National Pickled Peppers Month
  • National Pizza Month
  • National Popcorn Month
  • National Popcorn Poppin' Month
  • National Pork Month
  • National Pretzel Month
  • National Seafood Month
  • Pear and Pineapple Month
  • Persimmons Month
  • Rhizomes Month
  • Rhubarb Month
  • Sausage Month
  • Spinach Lovers Month
  • Tackling Hunger Month
  • Vegetarian Awareness Month
  • Vegetarian Month

October 2021 Weekly Holidays: 

  • Malnutrition Awareness Week - October 4-8, 2021
  • National Bulk Foods Week - Third Week of October
  • National Chili Week - First Week of October
  • National Food Bank Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Week that has Oct. 16th in it - World Food Day)
  • National Healthcare Food Service Workers Week - October 3-9, 2021 
  • National Kraut Sandwich Week - Third Week of October
  • National School Lunch Week - October 11-15, 2021 (Starts on Second Monday in October) 
  • Pickled Peppers Week - October 3-9, 2021 (First Full Week of October)

October 2021 Daily Holidays: (Sorted by Date)

  • Homemade Cookies Day - October 1
  • Pudding Season Begins - October 1
  • World Vegetarian Day - October 1
  • National Fried Scallops Day - October 2
  • Global Smoothie Day - October 3
  • National Caramel Custard Day - October 3
  • Kanelbullens Dag (Cinnamon Bun Day) - October 4
  • National Taco Day - October 4
  • National Apple Betty Day - October 5
  • National Fruit at Work Day - October 5, 2021 (First Tuesday in October)
  • Garlic Lover's Day - October 6
  • National Noodle Day - October 6
  • National Pumpkin Seed Day - October 6, 2021 (First Wednesday in October)
  • National Fluffernutter Day - October 8
  • National Pierogi Day - October 8
  • National Salmon Day - October 8
  • World Egg Day - October 8, 2021 (Second Friday of October)
  • International Beer and Pizza Day - October 9
  • Moldy Cheese Day - October 9
  • Submarine Hoagie Hero Grinder Day - October 9
  • National Angel Food Cake Day - October 10
  • National Cake Decorating Day - October 10
  • National Sausage Pizza Day - October 11
  • Cookbook Launch Day - October 12
  • National Gumbo Day - October 12
  • Pulled Pork Day - October 12
  • National M & M Day - October 13
  • National Yorkshire Pudding Day - October 13
  • National Chocolate Covered Insects Day - October 14
  • National Dessert Day - October 14, 2021 (Second Thursday of October)
  • National Chicken Cacciatore Day - October 15
  • National Mushroom Day - October 15
  • National Roast Pheasant Day - October 15
  • World Food Day - October 16
  • Four Prunes Day - October 17
  • National Pasta Day - October 17
  • Meatloaf Appreciation Day - October 18
  • National Chocolate Cupcake Day - October 18
  • National Seafood Bisque Day - October 19
  • International Chef's Day - October 20
  • National Brandied Fruit Day - October 20
  • Apple Day - October 21
  • Caramel Apple Day - October 21
  • Garbanzo Bean Day - October 21
  • International Day of the Nacho - October 21
  • National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day - October 21
  • Eat a Pretzel Day - October 22
  • National Nut Day - October 22
  • National Boston Cream Pie Day - October 23
  • National Canning Day - October 23
  • Food Day - October 24
  • Good and Plenty Day - October 24
  • National Bologna Day - October 24
  • World Tripe Day - October 24
  • National Greasy Foods Day - October 25
  • Chicken Fried Steak Day - October 26
  • Mince Meat Pie Day - October 26
  • Pretzel Day - October 26
  • Pumpkin Day - October 26
  • National Potato Day - October 27
  • National Chocolate Day - October 28
  • Wild Foods Day - October 28
  • National Oatmeal Day - October 29
  • Buy a Donut Day - October 30
  • National Candy Corn Day - October 30
  • Pumpkin Bread Day - October 30
  • Sugar Addiction Awareness Day - October 30
  • National Caramel Apple Day - October 31
Food Holidays Information from Holidays and Observances

Pumpkin Cheesecake Day is October 21st, and Pumpkin Day is October 26th, and National Candy Corn Day is October 30th. Kerry's Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars, with a side of a few Candy Corn, would work well for any of these days! You can get the recipe at Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website! 

November Food Holidays

November Monthly Holidays:

  • Banana Pudding Lovers Month
  • Gluten Free Diet Awareness Month
  • Good Nutrition Month
  • Greens and Plantains Month
  • National Fun with Fondue Month
  • National Georgia Pecan Month
  • National Peanut Butter Lover's Month
  • National Pepper Month
  • National Pomegranate Month
  • National Roasting Month
  • Plum Month
  • Raisin Bread Month
  • Spinach Month
  • Squash Month
  • Sweet Potato Awareness Month
  • Vegan Month


November 2021 Weekly Holidays:

  • National Fig Week - November 1-7 
  • National Split Pea Soup Week - November 7-13, 2021 (Second Week in November)

November 2021 Daily Holidays:

  • National Cinnamon Day - November 1
  • National Deep Fried Clams Day - November 1
  • National Vinegar Day - November 1
  • National Deviled Egg Day - November 2
  • National Eating Healthy Day - November 3, 2021 (First Wednesday in November)
  • National Sandwich Day - November 3
  • National Candy Day - November 4
  • National Donut Day - November 5
  • National Nachos Day - November 6
  • National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day - November 7
  • National Men Make Dinner Day - November 7
  • Cook Something Bold & Pungent Day - November 8
  • National Scrapple Day - November 9
  • National Vanilla Cupcake Day - November 10
  • National Sundae Day - November 11
  • Pocky Day - November 11
  • 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 Bundt Day - November 15
  • National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day - November 15
  • National Raisin Bran Cereal Day - November 15
  • National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day - November 15
  • National Fast Food Day - November 16
  • Homemade Bread Day - November 17
  • National Baklava Day - November 17
  • National Vichyssoise Day - November 18
  • National Peanut Butter Fudge Day - November 20
  • Gingerbread Day - November 21
  • National Stuffing Day - November 21
  • Pumpkin Pie Day - November 21
  • National Cranberry Relish Day - November 22
  • National Cashew 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 Leftovers Day - November 26, 2021 (Day after Thanksgiving)
  • Sinkie Day - November 26, 2021 (Day after Thanksgiving)
  • National Bavarian Cream Pie Day - November 27
  • National French Toast Day - November 28
  • Turkey Leftover Day - November 28
  • Chocolates Day - November 29
  • National Lemon Creme Pie Day - November 29
  • Throw Out Your Leftovers Day - November 29
  • National Mousse Day - November 30


December Food Holidays

December Monthly Holidays:

  • Exotic Fruits Month
  • Farm to Food Bank Month
  • National Fruit Cake Month
  • National Pear Month
  • Quince and Watermelon Month
  • Root Vegetables Month
  • Tomato Month
  • Tropical Fruits Month
  • Winter Squash Month
  • Worldwide Food Service Safety Month

December 2021 Weekly Holidays:

  • Cookie Cutter Week - December 1-7 (First Week of December)
  • Cookie Exchange Week - December 13-17, 2021 (First M-F week before Christmas)
  • Gluten-Free Baking Week - December 12-18, 2021 (Week Before Christmas)
  • Recipe Greetings for the Holidays Week - December 5-10, 2021 (First Full Week of December)

December 2021 Daily Holidays:

  • Eat  Red Apple Day - December 1
  • National Pie Day - December 1
  • Business of Popping Corn Day - December 2
  • National Fritters Day - December 2
  • National Apple Pie Day - December 3
  • National Green Bean Casserole Day - December 3
  • National Cookie Day - December 4
  • World Pear Day - December 4, 2021 (First Saturday in December)
  • National Sacher Torte Day - December 5
  • Microwave Oven Day - December 6
  • National Gazpacho Day - December 6
  • National Cotton Candy Day - December 7
  • National Chocolate Brownie Day - December 8
  • National Lard Day - December 8
  • National Pastry Day - December 9
  • Holiday Food Drive for Needy Animals Day - December 11
  • National Have a Bagel Day - December 11
  • National Noodle Ring Day - December 11
  • National Ambrosia Day - December 12
  • Ice Cream Day - December 13
  • National Cocoa Day - December 13
  • National Bouillabaisse Day - December 14
  • Roast Chestnuts Day - December 14
  • National Cupcake Day - December 15
  • National Lemon Cupcake Day - December 15
  • National Chocolate Covered Anything Day - December 16
  • National Maple Syrup Day - December 17
  • Bake Cookies Day - December 18
  • National Ham Salad Day - December 18
  • National Roast Suckling Pig Day - December 18
  • National Hard Candy Day - December 19
  • National Oatmeal Muffin Day - December 19
  • National Fried Shrimp Day - December 20
  • Kiwi Fruit Day (California) - December 21
  • National French Fried Shrimp Day - December 21
  • National Hamburger Day (May 28, July 28 and also December 21)
  • Ribbon Candy Day - December 21
  • National Cookie Exchange Day - December 22
  • 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 Day - December 28 and December 29
  • Pepper Pot Day - December 29
  • Bacon Day - December 30
  • National Bicarbonate of Soda Day (Baking Soda) - December 30


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