Food Celebration Days in the U.S.

The U.S. has over 175 days related to celebration and awareness of food or drink. None of these are federal holidays.

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Date Event Origin
January 1 National Bloody Mary Day
January 2 National Creampuff Day
January 3 National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
January 5 National Whipped Cream Day
January 9 National Cassoulet Day
January 19 National Popcorn Day
January 22 National Hot Sauce Day
January 23 National Pie Day American Pie Council
January 24 National Peanut Butter Day National Peanut Board
January 27 National Chocolate Cake Day


Date Event Origin
February 2 National Tater Tot Day
First Saturday of February Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
First Monday of February National Frozen Yogurt Day
February 7 National Patty Melt Day
February 9 National Pizza Day (at least two slices)[2]
February 9 National Bagel Day
February 15 National I Want Butterscotch Day
February 16 National Almond Day
February 22 National Margarita Day
February 23 National Banana Bread Day
February 29 National Frog Legs Day (celebration for Leap Day)


Date Event Origin
March 1 National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day National Peanut Board
March 2 National Banana Creme Pie Day
March 3 National Canadian Bacon Day Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival
March 5 National Cheez Doodle Day
March 7 National Crown Roast of Pork Day
March 8 National Potato Salad Day
March 8 National Peanut Cluster Day National Peanut Board
March 9 National Crabmeat Day
March 9 National Meatball Day
March 10 National Blueberry Popover Day
March 11 Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day
March 11 Johnny Appleseed Day
March 12 National Baked Scallops Day
March 14 National Steak Day
Movable National Corndog Day
March 23 National Chips and Dip Day
March 27 International Whiskey Day
March 31 National Clams on the Half Shell Day


Date Event Origin
April 2 National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
April 5 National Caramel Day
April 6 National Burrito Day
April 7 National Beer Day
April 11 National Cheese Fondue Day
April 12 National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
April 15 National Banana Day
April 17 National Cheeseball Day
April 18 National Garlic Day
April 19 National Bacon Soup Day
April 19 National Rice Ball Day
April 22 National Jellybean Day
April 24 National Pigs in a Blanket Day
April 25 National Zucchini Bread Day
April 26 National Pretzel Day
April 27 National Prime Rib Day
April 29 National Shrimp Scampi Day


Date Event Origin
May 4 National Candied Orange Peel Day
May 5 National Hoagie Day
May 11 National Eat What You Want Day Thomas Roy
Third Friday of May National Pizza Party Day
May 16 National BBQ Day
May 16 National Chicken Fried Steak Day
May 16 National Strawberry Milkshake Day
May 17 National Walnut Day 1949, Walnut Marketing Board; 1958 presidential proclamation, Dwight Eisenhower
May 19 National Chicken Nugget Day
May 23 National Taffy Day
May 24 National Escargot Day
May 24 National Schlumpia Day
May 25 National Wine Day
May 26 National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
May 27 National Italian Beef Day
May 28 National Brisket Day
May 28 National Burger Day


Date Event Origin
First Friday of June National Donut/Doughnut Day 1938, The Salvation Army
June 2 National Rotisserie Chicken Day
June 2 National Rocky Road Day
June 3 National Chocolate Macaron Day
June 3 National Egg Day
June 4 National Cheese Day
June 4 National Cognac Day
June 5 National Gingerbread Day
June 5 National Moonshine Day
June 6 National Applesauce Cake Day
June 7 Chocolate Ice Cream Day
June 9 International Lemon Drizzle Cake Day
June 10 National Iced Tea Day
June 11 National Corn on the cob day
June 11 National German chocolate cake day
June 12 National Peanut Butter Cookie Day National Peanut Board
June 15 National Lobster Day
June 16 National Fudge Day
June 17 National Eat Your Vegetables Day
June 20 National Vanilla Milkshake Day
June 20 National Ice Cream Soda Day
June 20 National Kouign Amann Day A San Francisco bakery, to acknowledge the day they opened
June 21 National Peaches ‘N’ Cream Day Unknown
June 25 National Catfish Day Presidential proclamation by President Ronald Reagan on June 25, 1987[59]
June 26 National Chocolate Pudding Day
June 27 National Orange Blossom Day
June 27 National Egg Sandwich Day
June 28 National Ceviche Day
June 28 National Tapioca Day
Last Thursday of June National Bomb Pop Day


Date Event Origin
Third Sunday of July National Ice Cream Day 1984, presidential proclamation
Fourth Thursday of July National Chili Dog Day
July 1 National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day
July 1 National Gingersnap Day
July 2 National Anisette Day
July 3 Eat Beans Day
July 3 National Chocolate Wafer Day
July 4 National Caesar Salad Day
July 4 National Spareribs Day
July 4 National Barbecue Day
July 5 National Apple Turnover Day
July 6 Take Your Compliance Coworker to Lunch Day
July 6 National Fried Chicken Day
July 7 Macaroni Day
July 7 National Strawberry Sundae Day
July 8 National Chocolate with Almonds Day
July 9 National Sugar Cookie Day
July 10 National Piña colada Day
July 11 National Blueberry Muffin Day
July 12 National Pecan Pie Day
July 13 National French Fries Day
July 14 National Grand Marnier Day
July 15 National Orange Chicken Day
July 15 National Tapioca Pudding Day
July 15 Gummi Worm Day
July 16 Fresh Spinach Day
July 16 National Corn Fritter Day
July 17 National Peach Ice Cream Day
July 18 National Caviar Day
July 19 National Daiquiri Day
July 20 National Fortune Cookie Day
July 20 National Lollipop Day
July 21 National Junk Food Day
July 22 National Penuche Fudge Day
July 23 National Peanut Butter and Chocolate Day
July 23 National Vanilla Ice Cream Day
July 23 National Hot Dog Day
July 24 National Tequila Day
July 24 National Drive-Thru Day
July 25 National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
July 26 National Coffee Milkshake Day
July 27 National Creme Brulee Day
July 27 National Scotch Day
July 28 Hamburger Day
July 28 National Milk Chocolate Day
July 29 National Lasagna Day
July 29 National Chicken Wing Day
July 30 National Cheesecake Day
July 31 National Raspberry Cake Day


Date Event Origin
First Saturday of August National Mustard Day Mount Horeb Mustard Museum
August 1 National Milkshake Day
August 3 National Watermelon Day
August 3 National White Wine Day
August 10 National S’more 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
August 18 National Pinot Noir Day
August 19 National Potato Day
August 21 National Spumoni Day
August 22 National Pecan Torte Day
August 22 National Eat A Peach Day
August 23 National Sponge Cake Day
August 24 National Peach Pie Day
August 24 National Waffle Day
August 25 National Banana Split Day
August 25 National Whiskey Sour Day
August 26 National Cherry Popsicle Day
August 27 National Pots De Creme Day
August 27 National Banana Lovers Day
August 28 National Cherry Turnover Day
August 28 Crackers Over The Keyboard Day Thomas Roy
August 29 More Herbs, Less Salt Day Thomas Roy
August 29 National Lemon Juice Day
August 29 National Chop Suey Day
August 30 National Toasted Marshmallow Day
August 31 Trail Mix Day


Date Event Origin
September 1 National Cherry Popover Day
September 2 National Blueberry Popsicle Day
September 3 National Welsh Rarebit Day
September 4 National Macademia Nut Day
September 5 National Cheese Pizza Day
September 6 National Coffee Ice Cream Day
September 7 National Beer Lover’s Day
September 7 National Acorn Squash Day
September 7 National Salami Day
September 9 Wienerschnitzel Day
September 9 National Steak Au Poivre Day
September 10 National TV Dinner Day
September 11 National Hot Cross Bun Day
September 12 National Chocolate Milkshake Day
September 13 National Peanut Day
September 13 International Chocolate Day
September 14 National Eat a Hoagie Day
September 14 National Cream Filled Donut Day
September 15 National Crème de Menthe Day
September 15 National Double Cheeseburger Day
September 15 National Linguine Day
September 15 National Cheese Toast Day
September 15 National Butterscotch Cinnamon Pie Day
September 16 National Guacamole Day
September 16 National Cinnamon-Raisin Bread Day
September 17 National Apple Dumpling Day
September 17 National Monte Cristo sandwich Day
September 18 National Cheeseburger Day
September 19 National Butterscotch Pudding Day
September 20 National Pepperoni Pizza Day
September 20 National Punch Day
September 20 National Rum Punch Day
September 21 National Pecan Cookie Day
September 25 National Lobster Day
September 26 National Better Breakfast Day
September 26 National Pancake Day
September 26 National Dumpling Day
September 26 Johnny Appleseed Day John Chapman
September 27 National Chocolate Milk Day
September 27 National Corned Beef Hash Day
September 28 Family Day – A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children
September 28 National Strawberry Cream Pie Day
September 28 National Drink Beer Day
September 29 National Coffee Day
September 29 National Biscotti Day Biscotti Goddess
September 30 National Hot Mulled Cider Day


Date Event Origin
October 4 National Vodka Day
October 4 National Taco Day
October 6 National Noodle Day
October 8 National Fluffernutter Day
October 11 National Sausage Pizza Day
October 14 National Dessert Day
October 18 National Chocolate Cupcake Day
October 20 National Brandied Fruit Day
October 20 National Office Chocolate Day
October 23 National Boston Creme Pie Day
October 24 National Bologna Day
October 24 National Food Day Center for Science in the Public Interest
October 25 National Greasy Food Day
October 28 National Chocolate day
October 29 National Oatmeal Day
October 30 Haunted Refrigerator Night Thomas Roy
October 30 National Candy Corn Day
October 31 National Candy Apple Day
October 31 National Caramel Apple Day


Date Event Origin
First Thursday of November National Men Make Dinner Day 1998, Sandy Sharkey
Fourth Thursday of November Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving Sinkie Day
First Wednesday of November National Eating Healthy Day American Heart Association
November 1 National Vinegar Day
November 1 National French Fried Clam Day
November 1 National Cook For Your Pets Day
November 2 National Deviled Egg Day
November 3 National Sandwich Day
November 4 National Candy Day
November 6 National Nachos Day
November 7 National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
November 8 National Harvey Wallbanger Day
November 8 Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day Thomas Roy
November 8 National Cappuccino Day
November 8 National Shot Day
November 9 National Scrapple Day
November 10 National Vanilla Cupcake Day
November 11 National Sundae Day
November 12 National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day
November 12 Chicken Soup for the Soul Day Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises Inc.
November 12 National Happy Hour Day
November 13 National Indian Pudding Day
November 14 National Pickle Day
November 14 National Spicy Guacamole Day
November 15 National Bundt Day
November 15 National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day
November 15 National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day
November 16 National Fast Food Day
November 17 National Baklava Day
November 17 Homemade Bread Day
November 18 National Vichyssoise Day
November 18 National Apple Cider Day
November 19 Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day
November 20 National Peanut Butter Fudge Day National Peanut Board
November 21 National Stuffing Day
November 23 National Cashew Day
November 23 National Eat A Cranberry Day
November 23 National Espresso Day
November 25 National Parfait Day
November 26 National Cake Day
November 28 National French Toast Day
November 29 Throw Out Your Leftovers Day
November 29 National Lemon Cream Pie Day
November 29 National Chocolates Day
November 30 National Mousse Day


Date Event Origin
December 1 Eat a Red Apple Day
December 2 National Fritters Day
December 4 National Cookie Day 1987, Blue Chip Cookie Company
December 8 National Brownie Day
December 9 National Pastry Day
December 10 National Lager Day
December 11 National Noodle Ring Day
December 11 National Have a Bagel Day
December 13 National Hot Cocoa Day
December 15 National Cupcake Day
December 16 National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day
December 17 National Maple Syrup Day
December 20 National Sangria Day
December 21 National Hamburger Day
December 22 National Date Nut Bread Day
December 24 National Eggnog Day
December 25 National Pumpkin Pie Day
December 27 National Fruitcake Day
December 30 National Bicarbonate of Soda Day
December 31 National Champagne Day


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