Food Holidays

Food Holidays

Behold, the ever-growing, ever-changing list of national (and some international) food holidays!

The food holidays below are for 2020 and were last updated September 30, 2020. (I’ll do my best to keep this list as current as possible!) If you have information on new food holidays, or if you’re a person who celebrates these fun days, give me a shout. Also, if you want to stay updated on food holiday changes and other foodie news, be sure to sign up for the Yumday newsletter here.

DAILY HOLIDAYS
WEEKLY / FLOATING HOLIDAYS
  • National Pizza Week (second week of January)
  • National Meat Week (fourth week of January)
  • National Irish Coffee Week (fourth week of January)
  • National Pork Rind Day / National Pork Rind Appreciation Day (same day as Superbowl Sunday)
MONTHLY HOLIDAYS
  • National Hot Tea Month
  • National Oatmeal Month
  • National Slow Cooking Month
  • National Soup Month
  • National Baking Month
  • National Fat Free Living Month
  • Bread Machine Baking Month
  • National Meat Month
  • National Wheat Bread Month
  • Prune Breakfast Month
  • California Dried Plum Digestive Health Month
  • National Fiber Focus Month
  • Be Kind to Food Servers Month
DAILY
WEEKLY / FLOATING
  • La Poutine Week (Canada, first week of February)
  • Shape Up with Pickles Time (first week of February)
  • National Pisco Sour Day (first Saturday of February)
  • Food Freedom Day (Canada, February 8)
  • Oatmeal Monday (Scotland, second Monday of February)
  • Great American Pizza Bake Week (second week of February)
  • Kraut and Frankfurter Week (second week of February)
  • National Margarita Weekend (third weekend of February)
  • National Pork Rind Day / National Pork Rind Appreciation Day (same day as Superbowl Sunday)
  • National Pancake Week (49 days before Easter)
  • International Pancake Day, Shrove Tuesday (February or March, 47 days before Easter)
  • National CSA Day (last Friday of February)
  • National Chili Day (fourth Thursday of February)
MONTHLY
  • Canned Food Month
  • National Chocolate Lovers Month / Celebration of Chocolate Month
  • National Cherry Month
  • National Grapefruit Month
  • National Snack Food Month
  • National Potato Lover’s Month
  • Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month
  • National Hot Breakfast Month
  • Great American Pie Month
  • National Bake for Family Fun Month
  • Berry Fresh Month
  • National Heart Healthy Month
  • National Sweet Potato Month
DAILY
WEEKLY /FLOATING
  • Maple Syrup Saturday (third Saturday of March)
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Week (second week of March)
  • International Pancake Day, Shrove Tuesday (the day before Ash Wednesday, same day as Mardi Gras)
  • National Baked Ham with Pineapple Day (same day as Easter, March or April)
  • American Chocolate Week (third week of March)
MONTHLY
  • National Celery Month
  • National Noodle Month
  • National Frozen Food Month
  • National Flour Month
  • National Peanut Month
  • National Sauce Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • National Caffeine Awareness Month
DAILY
WEEKLY / FLOATING
  • National Egg Salad Week (second week of April, April 12-18)
  • National Bake Week (begins first Monday of April)
  • Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day (third Saturday of April) (floating)
  • National Hot Cross Bun Day, Good Friday (March or April) (floating)
  • National Baked Ham with Pineapple Day, Easter (March or April) (floating)
MONTHLY
  • National Food Month
  • National Florida Tomato Month
  • National BLT Sandwich Month
  • National Soft Pretzel Month
  • National Soy Foods Month
  • National Grilled Cheese Month
  • National Garlic Month
  • National Pecan Month
  • National Sushi Month
DAILY
WEEKLY / FLOATING
  • National Raisin Week (first week of May)
  • National Herb Week (the week before Mother’s Day)
  • American Craft Beer Week (week of May 11)
MONTHLY
  • National Beef Month
  • National Barbecue Month
  • National Egg Month
  • National Hamburger Month
  • National Salad Month
  • National Salsa Month
  • National Strawberry Month
DAILY
  • June 1: National Hazelnut Cake Day
  • June 2: National Rocky Road Day, National Rotisserie Chicken Day
  • June 3: National Chocolate Macaroon Day, National Egg Day
  • June 4: National Cheese Day
  • June 5: National Ketchup / Catsup Day
  • June 6: National Gingerbread Day
  • June 7: National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
  • June 8: National Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day
  • June 9: National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day
  • June 10: National Iced Tea Day
  • June 11: National Corn on the Cob Day, National German Chocolate Cake Day
  • June 12: National Peanut Butter Cookie Day, International Falafel Day
  • June 13: Cupcake Lover’s Day
  • June 14: National Strawberry Shortcake Day
  • June 15: Lobster Day
  • June 16: National Fudge Day
  • June 17: National “Eat Your Vegetables” Day, National Apple Strudel Day, National Cherry Tart Day
  • June 18: International Picnic Day, National Cheesemakers Day
  • June 19: National Martini Day
  • June 20: National Vanilla Milkshake Day
  • June 21: National Peaches & Cream Day
  • June 22: National Chocolate Eclair Day, National Onion Ring Day
  • June 23: National Pecan Sandies Day
  • June 24: National Pralines Day
  • June 25: Bourdain Day, National Strawberry Parfait Day, National Catfish Day
  • June 26: National Chocolate Pudding Day
  • June 27: National Orange Blossom Day
  • June 28: National Tapioca Day
  • June 29: National Almond Buttercrunch Day
  • June 30: National Mai Tai Day
WEEKLY / FLOATING
  • National Donut Day (first Friday in June)
  • National Rosé Day (second Saturday in June)
MONTHLY
  • National Candy Month
  • National Dairy Month
  • National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month
  • National Iced Tea Month
DAILY
  • July 1: National Gingersnap Day
  • July 2: National Anisette Day
  • July 3: National Chocolate Wafer Day
  • July 4: National Barbecue Day, Caesar Salad Day
  • July 5: National Apple Turnover Day
  • July 6: National Fried Chicken Day
  • July 7: National Strawberry Sundae Day, National Macaroni Day
  • July 8: National Chocolate with Almonds Day
  • July 9: National Sugar Cookie Day
  • July 10: National Pina Colada Day, Pick Blueberries Day
  • July 11: National Blueberry Muffin Day, National Mojito Day
  • July 12: National Pecan Pie Day
  • July 13: National French Fry Day
  • July 14: National Grand Marnier Day
  • July 15: National Tapioca Pudding Day, National Gummy Worm Day
  • July 16: National Ice Cream Day, National Corn Fritter Day
  • July 17: National Peach Ice Cream Day
  • July 18: National Caviar Day
  • July 19: National Daiquiri Day
  • July 20: National Ice Cream Sundae Day, National Lollipop Day, Fortune Cookie Day
  • July 21: National Creme Brûlée Day, National Junk Food Day
  • July 22: National Penuche Day
  • July 23: National Vanilla Ice Cream Day, National Hot Dog Day
  • July 24: National Tequila Day
  • July 25: National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
  • July 26: National Bagelfest, National Coffee Milkshake Day
  • July 27: National Scotch Day
  • July 28: National Milk Chocolate Day, National Hamburger Day
  • July 29: National Lasagna Day, National Chicken Wing Day
  • July 30: National Cheesecake Day
  • July 31: National Raspberry Cake Day, National Cotton Candy Day
MONTHLY
  • National Baked Bean Month
  • National Culinary Arts Month
  • National Hot Dog Month
  • National Ice Cream Month
  • National Peach Month
  • National Picnic Month
  • National Pickle Month
DAILY
  • August 1: National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
  • August 2: National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
  • August 3: National Watermelon Day, National IPA Day
  • August 4: National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
  • August 5: National Oyster Day
  • August 6: National Root Beer Float Day
  • August 7: Raspberries and Cream Day
  • August 8: National Frozen Custard Day, National Zucchini Day, International Beer Day
  • August 9: National Rice Pudding Day
  • August 10: National S’mores Day, National Banana Split Day
  • August 11: National Panini Day, National Raspberry Tart Day
  • August 12: National Julienne Fries Day
  • August 13: National Filet Mignon Day
  • August 14: National Creamsicle Day
  • August 15: National Lemon Meringue Pie Day, (Julia Child’s Birthday)
  • August 16: National Rum Day, National Bratwurst Day
  • August 17: National Vanilla Custard Day
  • August 18: National Ice Cream Pie Day
  • August 19: National Soft-Serve Ice Cream Day, National Hot & Spicy Food Day
  • August 20: National Bacon Lovers Day, National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day
  • August 21: National Sweet Tea Day
  • August 22: National Pecan Torte Day, National “Eat a Peach” Day
  • August 23: National Cuban Sandwich Day, National Spongecake Day
  • August 24: National Peach Pie Day
  • August 25: National Whiskey Sour Day
  • August 26: National Cherry Popsicle Day
  • August 27: National Pots de Creme Day, National Burger Day
  • August 28: National Cherry Turnovers Day
  • August 29: National Chop Suey
  • August 30: National Toasted Marshmallow Day
  • August 31: National Trail Mix Day
MONTHLY
  • National Catfish Month
  • National Panini Month
  • National Sandwich Month
DAILY
  • September 1: National Gyro Day
  • September 2: National “Grits for Breakfast” Day, International Bacon Day
  • September 3: National Welsh Rarebit Day, National Baby Back Ribs Day
  • September 4: National Macadamia Nut Day
  • September 5: National Cheese Pizza Day
  • September 6: National Coffee Ice Cream Day
  • September 7: National Salami Day, National Beer Lovers Day
  • September 8: National Date-Nut Bread Day
  • September 9: National “I Love Food” Day
  • September 10: National Hot Dog Day
  • September 11: National Hot Cross Bun Day
  • September 12: National Chocolate Milkshake Day
  • September 13: National Peanut Day
  • September 14: National Cream-Filled Doughnut Day
  • September 15: National Double Cheeseburger Day, National Creme de Menthe Day, National Linguini Day
  • September 16: National Cinnamon-Raisin Bread Day
  • September 17: National Apple Dumpling Day, National Monte Cristo Day
  • September 18: National Play-Dough Day, National Cheeseburger Day
  • September 19: National Butterscotch Pudding Day
  • September 20: National Punch Day / Rum Punch Day
  • 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: National Lobster Day, National Food Service Workers Day
  • September 26: National Key Lime Pie Day
  • September 27: National Chocolate Milk Day
  • September 28: National Strawberry Cream Pie Day, National Drink a Beer Day
  • September 29: National Coffee Day, National Biscotti Day, National Mocha Day
  • September 30: National Mulled Cider Day
MONTHLY
  • National Chicken Month
  • National Honey Month
  • National Mushroom Month
  • National Papaya Month
  • National Potato Month
  • National Rice Month
DAILY
WEEKLY / FLOATING
  • National Fruit At Work Day (first Tuesday in October)
  • National Kale Day (first Wednesday in October)
  • National Chili Week (first week of October)
  • World Chicken Day (second Thursday of October)
  • World Egg Day (second Friday of October)
  • National Food Bank Week (second week of October)
  • National School Lunch Week (mid-October)
  • National Kegger Weekend (second weekend of October)
  • National Bulk Foods Week (third week of October)
  • National Kraut Sandwich Week (third week of October)
  • Pickled Peppers Week (third week of October)
MONTHLY
  • National Pumpkin Month
  • National Apple Month
  • National Applejack Month
  • National Caramel Month
  • National Chili Month
  • National Cookbook Month
  • National Cookie Month
  • National Dessert Month
  • National Pasta Month
  • National Pickled Peppers Month
  • National Pizza Month
  • National Popcorn Poppin’ Month
  • National Pork Month
  • National Pretzel Month
  • National Seafood Month
  • Eat Country Ham Month
  • Fair Trade Month
  • Vegetarian Awareness Month
DAILY
WEEKLY / FLOATING
  • National Fig Week (first week of November)
  • National Eating Healthy Day (first Wednesday of November)
  • International Stout Day (first Thursday of November)
  • National Men Make Dinner Day (first Thursday of November)
  • National Bison Day (first Saturday of November)
  • National Split Pea Soup Week (second week of November)
  • Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday of November)
  • Sinkie Day (the day after Thanksgiving Day)
MONTHLY
  • National Fun with Fondue Month
  • National Georgia Pecan Month
  • National Peanut Butter Lovers Month
  • National Pepper Month
  • National Stuffing Month
  • National Raisin Bread Month
  • National Banana Pudding Lovers Month
  • National Pomegranate Month
  • World Vegan Month
DAILY
WEEKLY / FLOATING
  • National Cookie Cutter Week (first week of December)
  • National Lager Beer Week (second week of December)
MONTHLY
  • National Pear Month
  • National Eggnog Month
  • National Fruitcake Month
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