Food Holidays

Food Calendar 2013 ~ Food Holidays

Who designates “national” food days?

“National” observances (months, weeks, days) in the USA are determined by three sources:

  1. Presidential proclamation…promoting national interests (Thanksgiving, National School Lunch Week)
  2. Industry/trade associations…promoting member products (National Sandwich Month, National Pie Day)
  3. Source unknown…sounds good, historically feasible, sells copy (National Sandwich Day)

Source: Food Timeline

January | February | March | April | May | June
July | August | September | October | November | December


  • National Bake Week Begins First Monday
  • National Egg Salad Week Second Week
  • National Hot Cross Bun Day Good Friday(March or April)
  • National Baked Ham with Pineapple Day, Easter Sunday (March or April)
  • April 1: National Sourdough Bread Day
  • April 2: National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
  • April 3: National Chocolate Mousse Day
  • April 4: National Cordon Bleu Day
  • April 5: National Caramel Day
  • April 5: National Raisin and Spice Bar Day
  • April 6: National Caramel Popcorn Day
  • April 7: Coffee Cake Day
  • April 8: National Empanada Day
  • April 9: Chinese Almond Cookie Day
  • April 10: National Cinnamon Crescent(Croissant) Day
  • April 11: National Cheese Fondue Day
  • April 12: Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
  • April 12: National Licorice Day
  • April 13: National Peach Cobbler Day
  • April 14: National Pecan Day


  • April 15: National Glazed Spiral Ham Day
  • April 16: National Eggs Benedict Day
  • April 16: Day of the Mushroom
  • April 17: National Cheeseball Day
  • April 17: Healthy Kids Day
  • April 18: Animal Crackers Birthday
  • April 19: Garlic Day
  • April 19: National Amaretto Day
  • April 20: National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day
  • April 20: Lima Bean Respect Day
  • April 21: Chocolate-Covered Cashew Truffle Day
  • April 22: Earth Day
  • April 22: National Jelly Bean Day
  • April 23: National Cherry Cheesecake Day
  • April 23: National Picnic 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 28: National Blueberry Pie Day
  • April 29: National Shrimp Scampi Day
  • April 30: National Raisin Day


  • National BLT Sandwich Month
  • National Florida Tomato Month
  • National Garlic Month
  • National Grilled Cheese Month
  • National Pecan Month
  • National Soft Pretzel Month
  • National Soy Foods Month
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  1. Thank you for sharing love this blog post

  2. Carole Dow says:

    I love to cook and your site provides inspiration. This is great! How about a Gluten-free Day, or did I miss it? Thank you for future fun. Carole

  3. Jeffrey Loucks says:

    I ran across your site while doing a search on what day today was. Each morning my wife and I spend an hour or two first thing in the morning relaxing and surfing the web looking up unusual pieces of trivia and/or news. I don’t remember the last time I actually bookmarked a site though because it was interesting. Thank you! You made our day! Sincerely, Jeff & Renee

  4. It sounds so interesting before this I have no idea about food holidays and I was surprised too. And I think it will help me a lot  because my kids hate vegetables and they avoiding the food which includes vegetable. If I am using this chart I hope my kids also support me. Thanks for sharing this valuable information with us.

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