National Food Holidays

Before anything, I cannot thank you all enough for the sincere and supportive comments that you left me on yesterday’s post.Β  It was very relieving for me to put my thoughts into words and I hope y’all learned a bit more about the human digestive system…Β  Totally kidding, I’m not a doctor but I do know how to read [the papers the doctor gave me] πŸ˜‰

I stumble on this picture today and felt the need to share, to lighten the mood ya know… Β True life.

Did y’all hear the rumor that today is National Pancake Day?Β  I could have sworn we just celebrated this holiday?Β  After doing some good old Google research, I was reminded that we certainly did celebrate National Pancake Day on February 5th…

In many countries around the world, Fat Tuesday itself β€” which falls on Feb. 12 this year β€” is just known as Pancake Day. It comes just before the start of Lent, the annual Christian season of penance and fasting, which is as good a reason as any to get out the syrup and chow down. In the U.K., the tradition of making and eating flapjacks on Fat Tuesday goes back to the Middle Ages, when religious folks abstained from dairy, eggs and meat from Ash Wednesday untilΒ Easter. In many other European nations, including Sweden and Poland, the day is celebrated by making the most sugary, fatty pastries possible β€” usually a form of pancakes. [source]

So with oh so many tasty holiday’s occurring on the regular, I took it upon myself to color code a 12-month food calendar for you.Β  Please note that I chose just a few holidays per month based upon a) some of my favorite eats and b) that made me giggle.Β  Plenty more holidays exist.Β  Enjoy!


January 4 National Spaghetti Day

January 5 National Whipped Cream Day

January 23 National Pie Day

January 24 National Peanut Butter Day

January 28 National Blueberry Pancake Day

January 31 National Popcorn Day


February 4 National Homemade Soup Day

February 14 National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day

February 16 National Almond Day

February 19-25 National Pancake Week

February 22 National Cook a Sweet Potato Day

February 23 National Banana Bread Day

February 26 National Pistachio Day

February 27 National Chocolate Cake Day


March 1 National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day

March 5 National Cheese Doodle Day

March 6 National Frozen Food Day

March 7 National Cereal Day

March 11 Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day

March 15 National Peanut Lovers Day

March 21 National French Bread Day

March 23 National Chip and Dip Day

March 24 National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day

March 26 National Waffle Day


April 1 National Sourdough Bread Day

April 2 National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

April 7 National Coffee Cake Day

April 15 National Glazed Ham Day

April 18 National Animal Crackers Day

April 26 National Pretzel Day

April 30 National Oatmeal Cookie Day


May 1-7 National Raisin Week

May 1 National Chocolate Parfait Day

May 4 National Hoagie Day

May 13 National Apple Pie Day

May 14 National Buttermilk Biscuit Day

May 19 National Devil’s Food Cake Day

May 31 National Macaroon day


June 2 National Rocky Road Day

June 5 National Gingerbread Day

June 7 National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

June 12 National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

June 14 National Strawberry Shortcake Day

June 16 National Fudge Day


July 1 National Gingersnap Day

July 4 National Barbecue Day

July 7 National Macaroni Day

July 20 National Ice Cream Day

July 25 National Hot Fudge Sundae Day

July 26 National Bagelfest

July 28 National Hamburger Day

July 29 National Lasagna Day

July 30 National Cheesecake Day


August 2 National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

August 3 National Watermelon Day

August 4 National Chocolate Chip Day

August 5 National Mustard Day

August 6 National Root Beer Float Day

August 10 National S’mores Day

August 19 National Soft Ice Cream Day

August 25 National Banana Split Day

August 31 National Trail Mix Day


September 5 National Cheese Pizza Day

September 12 National Chocolate Milkshake Day

September 16 National Cinnamon-Raisin Bread Day

September 20 National Punch Day


October 4 National Taco Day

October 9 National Dessert Day

October 13 National Pumpkin Festival

October 17 National Pasta Day

October 18 National Chocolate Cupcake Day

October 28 National Chocolate Day

October 29 National Oatmeal Day


November 1-7 – National Fig Week

November 4 National Candy Day

November 5 National Doughnut Day

November 10 National Vanilla Cupcake Day

November 14 National Guacamole Day

November 20 National Peanut Butter Fudge Day

November 25 National Parfait Day

November 26 National Cake Day

November 28 National French Toast Day


December 1 National Pie Day

December 2 National Fritters Day

December 4 National Cookie Day

December 8 National Brownie Day

December 13 National Cocoa Day

December 16 National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

December 24 National Egg Nog Day

December 25 National Pumpkin Pie Day

December 26 National Candy Cane Day

Question:Β  What food holiday[s] are you most looking forward to?

Question:Β  If you could create your own food holiday, when and what would it be?

— Allison


Whatcha Think?

  1. There are SO MANY FOOD HOLIDAYS! I’m glad pancake week is coming up pretty soon because I totally missed the boat on today. I would say s’mores or milkshake day but… oh wait… they’re already created. I guess I’m not as original as I thought. But I’d say all of my favorite foods should be a national holiday every day πŸ˜‰

  2. This is brilliant…I’m in for anything involving pumpkin, chocate, pancakes or pasta :)

  3. Who on earth comes up with those holidays!? Best. Job. Ever. Definitely most excited about national cheesecake day :)

  4. What a fun list that you compiled! My favorite days are definitely any of the days that involve peanut butter. It is my FAV! Also, I cannot believe that I missed National Popcorn Day! This makes me a little sad :(.

  5. I am writing all these on the calender. And I can’t help but notice that 1. the boyfriend and mine’s 20-month dating anniversary falls on chocolate cake day. And my birthday is 4 days before national chocolate day. Coincidence? I think not. πŸ˜€

    Only question: why do figs get an entire week? I mean, I like figs, but I think chocolate should get that honour.

  6. I totally just saved this whole post! I’m really looking forward to pancake week :) :)

  7. I think that it would be a great challenge for me to celebrate each and every one of these for a full year … hm. I’m giving it some serious thought …

  8. I cannot narrow it down to one day I’d be excited about. I’m a foodie, for crying out loud!!! I get all excited just reading through that list. :)

  9. why the hell do raisins get a whole week? seriously – i am all for raisins (i’m not actually – don’t really like them) but why a whole week? also national punch day makes me think of violence instead of food. i’m going to walk around punching people that day and say i didn’t understand the holiday. oh and for some reason thursday being “cream filled chocolate” day cracked me up. i don’t know why that just seems so random to me though.

    • Haha oye! I totally agree that dried fruit probably doesn’t deserve a wholeee week but I’m not sure I can get on board with punch day – you’re gonna have to fly solo on that one girly πŸ˜›

  10. Oh that is interesting, thanks for sharing (I see you Waffle Day in March). It’s funny how much time and effort is spent creating these days. I agree with Molly about punch. I think I’m still going to use it as more of violence related…bahaha not that I’ll be punching anyone…

  11. Thank you for this! I always seem to miss out on food holidays because I never knew when they are. πŸ˜›

    I’m excited for National Cheesecake Day, National Oatmeal Day, and National Fig Week!

  12. haha omg so many holidays!

  13. You should totally make it a goal to celebrate each and every food holiday. Really you should. And then send me food. I like that idea – genius. haha

  14. It’s National Pancake Week?! That’s all the reason I need to make it a breakfast for dinner kind of day :)

  15. I knew yesterday was Pancake Day, but that’s pretty much only because of Lent… all of the other foodie holidays usually go completely unnoticed by me. I like to think that that’s because I celebrate my favorite foods on a daily basis, though πŸ˜‰ But seriously… how cool would it be to celebrate each and every foodie holiday? Definitely an interesting thought…

    • We celebrate Lent but I never knew about pancake day – I’ll have to ask my momma about that. We oftentimes had breakfast for dinner, but I can’t say that I remember having it any more often during Lent…

  16. March 1st (peanut butter day) and October 28th (chocolate day)! A day where the two are combined would be even better! Or a chocolate, peanut butter and banana day! Who thinks of these things!?!

  17. I’m kinda excited for Feb 23rd – banana bread day. :) and March 1st of course! I love these food holidays!

  18. When did all these ‘days’ comes into play! Holy moly lol

  19. Definitely looking forward to national cookie day πŸ˜€

  20. Some of those food days are a bit specific: National Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day. Really? A specific variety of waffles gets its own day?? haha so funny :)

  21. yes. yes. yes. thank you for this list! august 5: national mustard is my fave! i find it ironic that christmas is national pumpkin day and the day AFTER is candy cane day. shouldn’t pumpkins be done in october or november?? candy canes should be december 25! who do i call about this?!?

  22. all of these food holidays are ridiculous! i mean if a restaurant like iHop is gonna give me free pancakes on pancake day then that’s fine, i’ll take them haha. but the days all have lost their meaning because they are just so random and in some case multiples apparently, like the pancake day.

  23. This is so funny! I love how pancakes get their own WEEK.


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