Complete Listing of National Food Days

national food days and food holidaysHas it ever happened to you? It did with me a few weeks ago. It was National Taco Day (October 4th) and I didn’t find out until late that night before going to bed. If I’d-a-known about that fact in the morning, I would have prepared a righteous taco feast for my two boys and I.

Well, maybe not, but it’s still cool to have prior knowledge of some sentimental favorites just in case you wish to partake in celebrating your favorite oddball food item. For your own convenience, I’ve compiled a full list of national (American) food days, along with some select special food weeks and food months. Enjoy!

January

National Oatmeal Month

National Hot Tea Month

National Soup Month

National Soup Swap Month

Bread Machine Baking Month

National Wheat Bread Month

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 / National Bean Day

January 7 – National Tempura Day / 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 / National Fresh Squeezed Juice Day

January 16 – National Fig Newton Day / 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 / National Soup Swap Day – date may vary

January 23 – National Rhubarb Pie Day / 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

National Hot Breakfast Month

Canned Food Month

National Cherry Month

National Snack Food Month

Great American Pies Month

National Grapefruit Month

National Potato Lovers Month

National Hot Breakfast Month

Fourth Thursday of the Month – National Chili Day

February 1 – Baked Alaska Day

February 2 – Heavenly Hash Day

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

Maple Sugar Month

National Nutrition Month

National Frozen Food Month

Great American Meatout Month

National Peanut Month

National Sauce Month

National Flour Month

National Noodle Month

International Hamburger & Pickle Month

March 1 – National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day

March 2 – National Banana Cream Pie Day

March 3 – National Mulled Wine Day

March 4 – National Pound Cake Day

March 5 – National Cheese Doodle Day

March 6 – National Frozen Food Day

March 7 – National Crown Roast of Pork Day

March 8 – National Peanut Cluster Day

March 9 – National Crabmeat Day

March 10 – National Blueberry Popover Day

March 11 – National Oatmeal-Nut Waffle Day

March 12 – National Baked Scallops Day

March 13 – National Coconut Torte Day

March 14 – National Potato Chip Day

March 15 – National Pears Helene Day

March 16 – National Artichoke Hearts Day

March 17 – National Green Beer Day

March 18 – National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day

March 19 – National Chocolate Carmel Day

March 20 – National Ravioli Day

March 21 – National French Bread Day

March 22 – National Bavarian Crepes Day

March 23 – National Chip and Dip Day

March 24 – National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day

March 25 – National Lobster Newburg Day

March 26 – National Nougat Day

March 27 – National Spanish Paella Day

March 28 – National Black Forest Cake Day / Something On A Stick Day

March 29 – National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day

March 30 – Turkey Neck Soup Day

March 31 – National Clams on the Half Shell Day / Oranges and Lemons Day / Tater Day

April

National BLT Sandwich Month

National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month

National Food Month

National Pecan Month

National Soyfoods Month

National Soft Pretzel Month

National Garden Month

Fresh Florida Tomato Month

National Public Health Week – 1st week in April

National Bake Week (begins 1st Monday) – 1st week in April

National Bubblegum Week – 3rd week in April

National Week of the Ocean – 3rd week in April

Egg Salad Week (movable holiday) – Last week in April

April 1 – National Sourdough Bread Day

April 2 – National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day

April 3 – National Chocolate Moose Day

April 4 – Chocolate Milk Powder Day (Debut 1828) / National Cordon Bleu Day

April 5 – Dandelion day – Dandelions are edible / National Caramel Day & Raisin and Spice Bar Day

April 6 – Fresh Tomato Day / National Caramel Popcorn Day

April 7 – National Coffee Cake Day

April 8 – Milk in Glass Bottles Day 1879 / National Empanada Day

April 9 – National Chinese Almond Cookie Day

April 10 – Cinnamon Crescent Day

April 11 – National Cheese Fondue Day

April 12 – National Licorice Day / Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

April 13 – National Peach Cobbler Day

April 14 – National Pecan Day

April 15 – Glazed Spiral Ham Day

April 16 – National Eggs Benedict Day / Day of the Mushroom

April 17 – National Cheese Ball Day

April 18 – National Animal Cracker Day

April 19 – Garlic Day / Amaretto Day

April 20 – Food Day / Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day / Lima Bean Respect Day

April 21 – Chocolate-Covered Cashew Truffle Day

April 22 – Jelly Bean Day

April 23 – Picnic Da

April 24 – Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day

April 25 – National Zucchini Bread Day

April 26 – National Pretzel Day

April 27 – Prime Rib Day

April 28 – National Blueberry Pie Day

April 29 – National Shrimp Scampi Day

April 30 – National Oatmeal Cookie Day / Mr. Potato Head Day / Raisin Day

May

National Barbecue Month

National Hamburger Month

National Salad Month

National Salsa Month

National Strawberry Month

National Egg Month

National Asparagus Month

National Chocolate Custard Month

National Beef Month

National Raisin Week – First Week of May

National Herb Week – First Week of May

National Hamburger Week – Second Week of May

International Pickles Week – Third Week of May

National Frozen Yogurt Week – Fourth Week of May

American Beer Week – Fourth Week of May

May 1 – National Chocolate Parfait Day

May 2 – National Truffles Day

May 3 – National Raspberry Tart Day

May 4 – National Orange Juice Day / National Homebrew Day / National Candied Orange Peel Day

May 5 – National Chocolate Custard Day / Totally Chipotle Day / National Hoagie Day

May 6 – National Crepes Suzette Day / International No Diet Day / National Beverage Day

May 7 – National Roast Leg of Lamb Day

May 8 – National Coconut Cream Pie Day / National Empanada Day / Have A Coke Day

May 9 – National Butterscotch Brownie Day

May 10 – National Shrimp Day

May 11 – National Mocha Torte Day

May 11 – Eat What You Want Day

May 12 – National Nutty Fudge Day

May 13 – National Apple Pie Day / 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 / Pick Strawberries Day

May 21 – National Strawberries & Cream Day

May 22 – National Vanilla Pudding Day

May 23 – National Taffy Day

May 24 – National Escargot Day

May 25 – National Wine Day / National Brown Bag it Day

May 26 – National Blueberry Cheesecake Day / National Cherry Dessert Day

May 27 – National Grape Popsicle Day

May 28 – National Brisket Day / National Hamburger Day

May 29 – National Coq Au Vin Day

May 30 – National Mint Julep Day / National Macaroon Day

June

National Dairy Month

Turkey Lovers Month

National Papaya Month

National Seafood Month

National Iced Tea Month

National Beef Steak Month

National Frozen Yogurt Month

National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month

Movable Holiday: 1st Friday of July – National Doughnut Day

June 1 – National Hazelnut Cake Day

June 2 – National Chocolate Macaroon Day

June 3 – National Rocky Road Day

June 4 – National Frozen Yogurt Day

June 5 – National Gingerbread Day

June 6 – National Applesauce Cake Day

June 7 – National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

June 9 – National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day

June 10 – National Black Cow Day

June 11 – National German Chocolate Day

June 12 – National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

June 13 – National Lobster Day

June 14 – National Strawberry Shortcake Day

June 15 – National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day

June 16 – National Fudge Day

June 17 – National Apple Streudel Day

June 18 – National Cherry Tart Day

June 19 – National Martini Day

June 20 – National Vanilla Milkshake Day

June 21 – National Peaches & Cream Day

June 22 – National Chocolate Eclair Day

June 23 – National Pecan Sandy Day

June 24 – National Creamy Pralines Day

June 25 – National Strawberry Parfait Day

June 26 – National Chocolate Pudding Day

June 27 – National Orange Blossom Day

June 28 – National Tapioca Day

June 29 – National Almond Butter Crunch Day

June 30 – National Ice Cream Soda Day

July

National Watermelon Month

July Belongs To Berries Month

National Grilling Month

National Ice Cream Month

National Baked Bean Month

National Hot Dog Month

National Pickle Month

National Picnic Month

National Bison Month

National Canned Luncheon Meat Week – 1st Week of July

Movable Holiday: 3rd Sunday in July – National Ice Cream Day

July 1 – Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day / National Gingersnap Day

July 2 – National Anisette Day

July 3 – National Chocolate Wafer Day / Eat Beans Day

July 4 – National Barbecued Spareribs Day / Caesar Salad Birthday / Sidewalk Egg Frying Day

July 5 – National Apple Turnover Day / Graham Cracker Day

July 6 – National Fried Chicken Day

July 7 – National Strawberry Sundae Day / National Chocolate Day / Macaroni Day / Ice Cream Cone Day

July 8 – National Milk Chocolate with Almonds Day

July 9 – National Sugar Cookie Day

July 10 – National Pina Colada Day

July 11 – National Blueberry Muffin Day / Vegetarian Food Day

July 12 – National Pecan Pie Day / Eat Your Jello Day (Bill Cosby’s Birthday)

July 13 – National French Fries Day

July 14 – National Grand Marnier Day

July 15 – National Tapioca Pudding Day / Gummie Worm Day

July 16 – National Corn Fritters Day / Ice Cream Sundae Day / Fresh Spinach Day / National Ice Cream Day

July 17 – National Peach Ice Cream Day

July 18 – National Caviar Day

July 19 – National Daiquiri Day

July 20 – National Lollipop Day / National Ice Cream Soda Day / Fortune Cookie Day

July 21 – National Junk Food Day / National Ice Cream Day / National Creme Brulee Day

July 22 – National Penuche Fudge Day / Maple Syrup 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 Coffee Milkshake Day

July 27 – National Scotch Day / National Cream Brulee Day

July 28 – National Milk Chocolate Day

July 29 – National Lasagna Day / Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day

July 30 – National Cheesecake Day

July 31 – National Raspberry Cake Day / Jump for Jelly Beans Day

August

National Sandwich Month

National Peach Month

National Catfish Month

Goat Cheese Month

Eat Dessert First Month

National Watermelon Month

National Brownies At Brunch Month

National Water Quality Month

Movable Holiday: 1st Saturday in August – National Mustard Day

August 1 – National Raspberry Cream Pie Day

August 2 – National Ice Cream Sandwich Day / See all National Ice Cream Holidays

August 3 – National Watermelon Day

August 4 – National Chocolate Chip Day / National Champagne Day

August 5 – National Chile Pepper Day

August 6 – National Root Beer Float Day

August 7 – National Raspberries & Cream Day

August 8 – National Frozen Custard Day

August 9 – National Rice Pudding Day

August 10 – National S’mores Day

August 11 – National Raspberry Bombe Day

August 12 – National Toasted Almond Bar Day

August 13 – National Filet Mignon Day

August 14 – National Creamsicle Day

August 15 – National Lemon Meringue Pie Day

August 16 – National Rum Day

August 17 – National Vanilla Custard Day / Cup Cake Day for the RSPCA 2010

August 18 – National Ice Cream Pie Day

August 19 – National Soft Ice Cream Day

August 20 – National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day / National Lemonade Day

August 21 – National Spumoni Day

August 22 – National Pecan Torte Day

August 23 – National Spongecake Day

August 24 – National Waffle Day / National Peach Pie Day

August 25 – National Banana Split Day / National Waffle Day

August 26 – National Cherry Popsicle Day

August 27 – National Banana Lover’s Day / National Pots du Creme Day

August 28 – National Cherry Turnover Day

August 29 – National Whisky Sour Day / More Herbs Less Salt Day

August 29 – National Lemon Juice Day

August 30 – National Marshmallow Toasting Day

August 31 – National Trail Mix Day / Eat outside day

September

National Breakfast Month

National Biscuit Month

National Honey Month

National Potato Month

National Apple Month

National Chicken Month

National Rice Month

National Papaya Month

California Wine Month

Ethnic Foods Month

National Cholesterol Awareness Month

National Ice Cream Sandwich Month

Food Allergy Awareness Month

National Organic Harvest Month

National Mushroom Month

September 1 – National Cherry Popover Day

September 2 – National Blueberry Popsicle Day

September 3 – National Welsh Rabbit Day

September 4 – National Macadamia Nut Day / Eat an Extra Dessert Day

September 5 – National Cheese Pizza Day

September 6 – National Coffee Ice Cream Day

September 7 – National Napoleon Day

September 8 – National Date-Nut Bread Day

September 9 – National Steak au Poivre Day

September 10 – NONE

September 11 – National Hot Cross Bun Day

September 12 – National Chocolate Milkshake Day

September 13 – National Peanut Day

September 14 – National Cream-Filled Donut Day

September 15 – National Creme de Menthe Day

September 16 – NONE

September 17 – National Apple Dumpling Day

September 18 – NONE

September 19 – National Butterscotch Pudding Day

September 20 – National Rum Punch Day

September 21 – National Pecan Cookie Day

September 22 – National White Chocolate Day

September 23 – National Chocolate Day

September 24 – National Cherries Jubilee Day

September 25 – National Crab Newberg Day

September 26 – National Pancake Day

September 27 – National Chocolate Milk Day / National Corned Beef Hash Day

September 28 – National Strawberry Cream Pie Day

September 29 – National Mocha Day

September 30 – National Mulled Cider Day

October

National Cookie Month

Spinach Lovers Month

Popcorn Poppin’ Month

National Tomato Month

National Seafood Month

National Chili Month

National Pork Month

National Pretzel Month

National Dessert Month

National Apple Month

Eat Country Ham Month

National Pickled Peppers Month

Vegetarian Awareness Month

National Pasta Month

National Chili Week – 1st Week of October

American Beer Week – 2nd Week of October

National Food Bank Week – 2nd Week of October

National School Lunch Week – 2nd Week of October

National Kraut Sandwich Week – 3rd Week of October

Pickled Peppers Week – 3rd Week of October

Chicken Soup for the Soul Week – 4th Week of October

Movable Holiday: 2nd Thursday in October – National Desert Day

October 1 – World Vegetarian Day

October 2 – National French Fried Scallops Day

October 3 – National Carmel Custard Day

October 4 – National Taco Day

October 5 – National Apple Betty Day

October 6 – National Noodle Day

October 7 – National Frappe Day

October 8 – National Fluffernutter Day

October 9 – National Dessert Day

October 10 – National Angel Food Cake Day

October 11 – National Sausage Pizza Day

October 13 – National Yorkshire Pudding Day

October 14 – National Chocolate Covered Insect Day

October 15 – National Roast Pheasant Day / Mushroom Day / Chicken Cacciatory Day

October 16 – World Food Day / Oatmeal Day

October 17 – National Pasta 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 22 – National Nut Day

October 23 – National Boston Cream Pie Day

October 24 – National Bologna Day

October 25 – National Greasy Foods Day

October 26 – National Mincemeat Pie Day

October 27 – National Potato Day

October 28 – National Chocolate Day

October 29 – National Pancake Day / Oatmeal Day

October 30 – National Candy Corn Day

October 31 – National Caramel Apple Day

November

National Pepper Month

National Georgia Pecan Month

National Raisin Bread Month

National Pomegranate Month

National Fun with Fondue Month

National Peanut Butter Lovers’ Month

National Apple Month

National Fig Week is the first week in November.

November 1 – National French Fried Clam Day

November 2 – National Deviled Egg Day

November 3 – 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 Harvey Wallbanger Day

November 9 – National Scrapple Day

November 10 – National Vanilla Cupcake Day

November 11 – National Sundae Day

November 12 – National Pizza with the Works Day

November 13 – National Indian Pudding Day

November 14 – National Guacamole Day

November 15 – Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

November 16 – National Fast Food Day

November 17 – National Baklava Day / Homemade Bread Day

November 18 – National Vichyssoise Day

November 19 – Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day

November 20 – National Peanut Butter Fudge Day

November 21 – National Stuffing Day

November 22 – National Cranberry Relish Day

November 23 – National Cashew Day / National Eat A Cranberry Day

November 24 – National Espresso 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 – National Chocolates Day / Throw Out Your Leftovers Day

November 30 – National Mousse Day

December

National Fruit Cake Month

National Egg Nog Month

Cookie Cutter Week – First Week

Lager Beer Week – Second Week

December 1 – National Pie Day / National Eat a Red Apple Day

December 2 – National Fritters Day

December 3 – National Ice Cream Box Day

December 4 – National Cookie Day

December 5 – National Sacher Torte Day

December 6 – National Gazpacho Day

December 7 – Cotton Candy Day

December 8 – Brownie Day

December 9 – National Pastry Day / Apple Pie Day

December 10 – National Lager Day

December 11 – National Noodle-Ring Day

December 12 – National Ambrosia Day

December 12 – Gingerbread House Day

December 13 – National Cocoa Day

December 14 – National Bouillabaisse Day

December 15 – National Lemon Cupcake Day

December 16 – Chocolate Covered Anything Day

December 17 – National Maple Syrup Day

December 18 – National Roast Suckling Pig Day

December 19 – Oatmeal Muffin Day

December 20 – National Fried Shrimp Day / National Sangria Day

December 21 – National Hamburger Day / Kiwi Fruit Day

December 22 – National Date Nut Bread Day

December 23 – National Pfeffernuesse Day

December 24 – National Egg Nog Day

December 25 – Pumpkin Pie Day

December 26 – National Candy Cane Day / National Coffee Percolator 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

December 31 – National Champagne Day