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

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  1. Seems there is a lot of people who wondered where these food holidays come from, thanks for the great list. Wow there is something edible to celebrate every day! I have some from an old google calendar but not all of these.
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  2. Debbie Bolger
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    These are fun, I teach culinary and we can get creative with these.

  3. This is so much fun, I am surprised that there isn’t an app for something like this.

  4. Congratulations, great list!
    Thanks for including World Pasta Day on October 25.

  5. Great website… you have a new follower… please check out my site – foodinspires.com. Btw gonna love celebrating my anniversary on July 14 with my wife and some Grand Marnier… tks! Chris

  6. You have a very interesting blog, I love to visit often …it’s like reading a good informative magazine.

  7. I am definitely looking forward to celebrating National Blueberry Cheesecake Day =)

  8. I wish this post had a like button :) I always love these post of yours.
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  9. Falling into the category of “Other” the Southern Food and Beverage Museum has declared October 14 Southern Food Heritage Day. We have celebrated it for 4 years. On that day we encourage people to prepare and share their favorite southern food or beverage drink.

  10. Great list ! I also heard it was Constipation Awareness Month. I guess it’s not a food related holiday, more health related ! Thanks for posting !
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  11. I love all these days for different foods. I always wondered who proclaims that such and such day is set for a certain food.
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  12. In honor of National Chili Month, I an undertaking a Chili Cooking Adventure and putting together a list of several different kinds of chili. I am going to try and make as many as possible this month!

  13. I must remember the 29th! Can’t love coffee and forget National Coffee Day! Must plan a special post….

    Nazneen
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  14. The Hubs will lov the 28th.
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