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


  • June 1: National Doughnut Day
  • June 1: National Hazelnut Cake Day
  • June 2: National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day
  • June 3: National Egg Day
  • June 4: National Cheese Day
  • June 4: National Frozen Yogurt Day
  • June 4: National Cognac Day
  • June 5: National Gingerbread Day
  • June 6: National Applesauce Cake Day
  • June 7: National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
  • June 8: Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day
  • June 8: World Oceans Day (Sustainable Seafood)
  • June 9: National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day
  • June 10: Herbs & Spices Day
  • June 10: National Iced Tea Day
  • June 10: National Black Cow Day (root beer float)
  • June 11: National German Chocolate Cake Day
  • June 12: International Cachaça Day
  • June 12: National Peanut Butter Cookie Day
  • June 13: Kitchen Klutzes of America Day
  • June 14: National Strawberry Shortcake Day
  • June 15: National Lobster Day
  • June 16: National Fudge Day
  • June 17: Eat All Your Veggies Day


  • June 17: National Apple Strudel Day
  • June 18: National Cherry Tart Day
  • June 18: International Picnic Day
  • June 19: National Dry Martini Day
  • June 20: National Vanilla Milkshake Day
  • June 21: National Peaches and Cream Day
  • June 22: National Chocolate Éclair Day
  • June 22: National Onion Rings Day
  • June 23: National Pecan Sandy Day
  • June 24: National Pralines Day
  • June 25: National Catfish Day
  • June 25: National Strawberry Parfait Day
  • June 26: National Chocolate Pudding Day
  • June 27: National Indian Pudding Day
  • June 27: National Orange Blossom Day
  • June 28: National Ceviche Day
  • June 28: National Tapioca Day
  • June 29: National Almond Buttercrunch Day
  • June 30: National Ice Cream Soda Day


  • National Soul Food Month
  • National Candy Month
  • National Dairy Month
  • National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month
  • National Iced Tea Month
  • National Papaya Month
  • National Seafood Month
  • National Steakhouse Month
  • National Turkey Lover’s Month
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  1. I often search for food holiday calendars. Thanks for printing this.
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  2. I work at a food pantry and this website is terrific for the social media posts for our center. When we are in need of something there, I can use a food holiday for ideas on what is needed here at our pantry. Thank you so much!

  3. Thank you for sharing love this blog post

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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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