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National Food Holidays

Posted Feb 12 2013 9:27pm

Before anything, I cannot thank you all enough for the sincere and supportive comments that you left me on yesterday’s post .  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…  Totally kidding, I’m not a doctor but I do know how to read [the papers the doctor gave me] ;)

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

Did y’all hear the rumor that today is National Pancake Day?  I could have sworn we just celebrated this holiday?  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 — which falls on Feb. 12 this year — 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 until Easter. In many other European nations, including Sweden and Poland, the day is celebrated by making the most sugary, fatty pastries possible — 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.  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.  Plenty more holidays exist.  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:  What food holiday[s] are you most looking forward to?

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

— Allison

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