Food & Beverage Holidays

If you’re looking for an excuse to cheat on your diet, we have just the thing. National Today has 278 food holidays, ranging from National Pie Day (Jan. 23) to National Fried Chicken Day (Jul. 6), and every sweet, savory, and saliva-inducing treat in between.

Date

Holiday

Category

Region

Jan. 4

National Spaghetti DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jan. 5

National Whipped Cream DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jan. 6

National Bean DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jan. 11

National Milk DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jan. 14

National Hot Pastrami Sandwich DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jan. 16

National Fig Newton DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jan. 17

National Hot Buttered Rum DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jan. 19

National Popcorn DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jan. 20

National Cheese Lover's DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jan. 22

National Blonde Brownie DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jan. 23

National Pie DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jan. 24

National Beer Can Appreciation DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jan. 24

National Peanut Butter DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jan. 27

National Chocolate Cake DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jan. 30

National Croissant DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jan. 31

National Hot Chocolate DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Feb. 1

National Dark Chocolate DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Feb. 4

National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Feb. 6

National Frozen Yogurt DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Feb. 7

National Fettuccine Alfredo DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Feb. 9

National Bagel DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Feb. 9

National Pizza DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Feb. 12

National Plum Pudding DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Feb. 13

Mardi GrasFood & Beverage, FunU.S.

Feb. 13

National Tortellini DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Feb. 16

National Almond DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Feb. 18

National Drink Wine DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Feb. 20

National Muffin DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Feb. 21

National Sticky Bun DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Feb. 22

National Margarita DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Feb. 23

National Chili DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Feb. 24

National Tortilla Chip DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Feb. 25

National Clam Chowder DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Feb. 26

National Pistachio DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Feb. 27

National Pancake DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Feb. 28

National Chocolate Souffle DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Mar. 1

National Peanut Butter Lover's DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Mar. 5

National Absinthe DayFood & BeverageU.K.

Mar. 6

National Frozen Food DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Mar. 6

National Oreo Cookie DayBrand, Food & BeverageU.S.

Mar. 7

National Cereal DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Mar. 9

National Meatball DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Mar. 10

National Pack Your Lunch DayFood & Beverage, FunU.S.

Mar. 14

National Potato Chip DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Mar. 16

National Artichoke DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Mar. 17

National Corn Dog DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Mar. 17

St. Patrick's DayFood & BeverageWorld

Mar. 19

National Poultry DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Mar. 21

National French Bread DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Mar. 24

National Cheesesteak DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Mar. 25

International Waffle DayFood & Beverage, InternationalWorld

Mar. 26

National Spinach DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Mar. 27

National Spanish Paella DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Apr. 2

National Peanut Butter and Jelly DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Apr. 5

National Burrito DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Apr. 5

National Deep Dish Pizza DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Apr. 6

New Beer's EveFood & BeverageU.S.

Apr. 7

National Beer DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Apr. 8

National Empanada DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Apr. 12

National Grilled Cheese Sandwich DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Apr. 13

National Make Lunch Count DayFood & Beverage, FunU.S.

Apr. 17

National Cheeseball DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Apr. 19

National Garlic DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Apr. 22

National Jelly Bean DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Apr. 24

National Pigs in a Blanket DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Apr. 26

National Pretzel DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Apr. 27

National Prime Rib DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Apr. 29

National Shrimp Scampi DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Apr. 30

National Raisin DayFood & BeverageU.S.

May 5

Cinco de MayoFood & BeverageMexico, U.S.

May 5

National Hoagie DayFood & BeverageU.S.

May 9

National Moscato DayFood & BeverageU.S.

May 10

National Shrimp DayFood & BeverageU.S.

May 11

National Eat What You Want DayFood & BeverageU.S.

May 13

International Hummus DayFood & Beverage, InternationalU.S.

May 13

National Apple Pie DayFood & BeverageU.S.

May 13

National Fruit Cocktail DayFood & BeverageU.S.

May 14

National Buttermilk Biscuit DayFood & BeverageU.S.

May 15

National Chocolate Chip DayFood & BeverageU.S.

May 16

National Mimosa DayFood & BeverageU.S.

May 17

National Walnut DayFood & BeverageU.S.

May 18

National Pizza Party DayFood & BeverageU.S.

May 19

National Devil's Food Cake DayFood & BeverageU.S.

May 23

National Taffy DayFood & BeverageU.S.

May 25

National Wine DayFood & BeverageU.S.

May 28

National Brisket DayFood & BeverageU.S.

May 28

National Hamburger DayFood & BeverageU.S.

May 30

National Mint Julep DayFood & BeverageU.S.

May 31

National Macaroon DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jun. 1

National Donut DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jun. 1

National Olive DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jun. 3

National Egg DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jun. 4

National Cheese DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jun. 5

National Moonshine DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jun. 7

National Chocolate Ice Cream DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jun. 9

National Rosé DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jun. 10

National Iced Tea DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jun. 11

National Corn on the Cob DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jun. 14

National Bourbon DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jun. 16

National Fudge DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jun. 17

National Eat Your Vegetables DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jun. 18

International Sushi DayFood & Beverage, InternationalU.S.

Jun. 19

National Martini DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jun. 21

National Smoothie DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jun. 22

National Onion Ring DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jun. 26

National Chocolate Pudding DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jun. 28

National Tapioca DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jul. 6

National Fried Chicken DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jul. 7

National Strawberry Sundae DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jul. 9

National Sugar Cookie DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jul. 10

National Piña Colada DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jul. 12

National Eat Your Jello DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jul. 13

National French Fry DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jul. 14

National Mac and Cheese DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jul. 15

National Ice Cream DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jul. 16

National Corn Fritter DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jul. 18

National Caviar DayFood & BeverageWorld

Jul. 18

National Hot Dog DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jul. 19

National Daiquiri DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jul. 20

National Lollipop DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jul. 21

National Junk Food DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jul. 24

National Drive-Thru DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jul. 24

National Tequila DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jul. 25

National Hot Fudge Sundae DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jul. 25

National Wine and Cheese DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jul. 26

National Chili Dog DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jul. 26

National Coffee Milkshake DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jul. 27

National Creme Brûlée DayFood & BeverageFrance, U.S.

Jul. 27

National Scotch DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jul. 28

National Milk Chocolate DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jul. 29

National Chicken Wing DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jul. 29

National Lasagna DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jul. 30

National Cheesecake DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Jul. 31

National Avocado DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Aug. 2

National Ice Cream Sandwich DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Aug. 3

International Beer DayFood & BeverageWorld

Aug. 3

National Watermelon DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Aug. 4

National Chocolate Chip Cookie DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Aug. 4

National Mustard DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Aug. 6

Northern Territory Picnic DayFood & BeverageAustralia

Aug. 16

National Rum DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Aug. 17

Gold Cup ParadeFamily, Food & Beverage, Fun, SportsCanada

Aug. 18

National Fajita DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Aug. 19

National Potato DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Aug. 20

National Lemonade DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Aug. 22

World Plant Milk DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Aug. 23

National Sponge Cake DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Aug. 24

National Waffle DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Aug. 25

National Banana Split DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Aug. 28

National Red Wine DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Aug. 29

National Lemon Juice DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Aug. 31

National Trail Mix DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Sep. 2

World Coconut DayFood & BeverageWorld

Sep. 5

National Cheese Pizza DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Sep. 7

National Beer Lover's DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Sep. 9

National Wiener Schnitzel DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Sep. 13

National Peanut DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Sep. 15

National Linguine DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Sep. 16

National Guacamole DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Sep. 18

National Cheeseburger DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Sep. 20

National Pepperoni Pizza DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Sep. 20

National Queso DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Sep. 22

National Ice Cream Cone DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Sep. 24

National Cherries Jubilee DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Sep. 25

National Cooking DayFood & Beverage, FunU.S.

Sep. 25

National Lobster DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Sep. 26

National Pancake DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Sep. 28

German Sandwich DayFood & BeverageWorld

Sep. 28

National Drink Beer DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Sep. 29

National Coffee DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Oct. 1

International Coffee DayFood & Beverage, InternationalWorld

Oct. 1

National Homemade Cookies DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Oct. 1

World Vegetarian DayFood & BeverageWorld

Oct. 4

​National Cinnamon Roll DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Oct. 4

National Crunchy Taco DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Oct. 4

National Taco DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Oct. 4

National Vodka DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Oct. 6

National Noodle DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Oct. 8

National Pierogi DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Oct. 11

National Sausage Pizza DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Oct. 14

National Dessert DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Oct. 17

National Pasta DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Oct. 18

National Chocolate Cupcake DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Oct. 21

International Day of the NachoFood & Beverage, InternationalWorld

Oct. 22

National Nut DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Oct. 23

National Boston Cream Pie DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Oct. 24

National Bologna DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Oct. 25

National Greasy Foods DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Oct. 25

World Pasta DayFood & BeverageWorld

Oct. 26

National Pumpkin DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Oct. 27

National American Beer DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Oct. 28

National Chocolate DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Nov. 1

National Men Make Dinner DayFood & Beverage, RelationshipsU.S.

Nov. 1

National Vinegar DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Nov. 3

International Stout DayFood & Beverage, InternationalWorld

Nov. 3

National Sandwich DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Nov. 4

National Candy DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Nov. 6

National Nachos DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Nov. 10

National Vanilla Cupcake DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Nov. 11

National Sundae DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Nov. 12

National Happy Hour DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Nov. 14

National Pickle DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Nov. 21

National Stuffing DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Nov. 22

ThanksgivingFederal, Food & BeverageU.S.

Nov. 26

National Cake DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Nov. 28

National French Toast DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Nov. 29

National Lemon Cream Pie DayFood & BeverageU.K.

Dec. 4

National Cookie DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Dec. 5

National Repeal DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Dec. 6

National Gazpacho DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Dec. 8

National Brownie DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Dec. 9

National Pastry DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Dec. 10

National Lager DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Dec. 12

National Gingerbread House DayFood & Beverage, FunU.S.

Dec. 13

National Ice Cream DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Dec. 15

National Cupcake DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Dec. 16

National Chocolate Covered Anything DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Dec. 17

National Maple Syrup DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Dec. 19

National Hard Candy DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Dec. 20

National Sangria DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Dec. 22

National Cookie Exchange DayFood & Beverage, FunU.S.

Dec. 27

National Fruitcake DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Dec. 30

National Bacon DayFood & BeverageU.S.

January

National Hot Tea MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

January

National Oatmeal MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

January

National Slow Cooking MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

January

National Soup MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

February

Canned Food MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

February

Great American Pie MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

February

National Bake For Family Fun MonthFamily, Food & BeverageU.S.

February

National Cherry MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

February

National Grapefruit MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

February

National Hot Breakfast MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

February

National Macadamia Nut MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

February

National Snack Food MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

March

National Celery MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

March

National Flour MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

March

National Frozen Food MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

March

National Noodle MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

March

National Nutrition MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

March

National Peanut MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

March

National Sauce MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

April

National Pecan MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

April

National Soft Pretzel MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

April

National Soy Foods MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

May

National Barbecue MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

May

National Egg MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

May

National Hamburger MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

May

National Mediterranean Diet MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

May

National Salad MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

May

National Salsa MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

May

National Strawberry MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

June

National Candy MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

June

National Country Cooking MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

June

National Dairy MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

June

National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

June

National Soul Food MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

June

Turkey Lovers MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

July

National Ice Cream MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

September

Better Breakfast MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

September

National Chicken MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

September

National Honey MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

September

National Papaya MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

September

National Waffle WeekFood & BeverageU.S.

October

American Cheese MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

October

National Caramel MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

October

National Chili MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

October

National Dessert MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

October

National Pasta MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

October

National Pickled Peppers MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

October

National Pretzel MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

October

National Sausage MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

October

Vegetarian MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

November

Banana Pudding Lovers MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

November

National Fun with Fondue MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

November

National Peanut Butter Lovers MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

November

National Pepper MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

November

National Split Pea Soup WeekFood & BeverageU.S.

Where did food holidays come from?

With 278 days in question, the short answer is food holidays come from all over the place.

The aforementioned National Pie Day was created in 1986 by the American Pie Council — a grassroots organization dedicated to preserving America's pie-making traditions— and has taken place every year since. National Men Make Dinner Day (Nov. 1st) was started by Canadian radio host Sandy Sharkey, with an important message about gender roles in mind. And no prizes for guessing the force behind National Oreo Cookie Day (March 6th).

Though culinary holidays come from a mixture of organizations, influencers, and brands, they offer a common message — food unites. Food holidays are an excuse for folks from all cultures and walks of life to bond over a shared palette, and enjoy each other's company.

So throw on your apron, pre-heat your oven, and join us in celebrating the role food plays in good living.

Submit your favorite food holidays

Is there a food holiday you don't see represented in our list? Please shoot over your proposed holiday to our curators, at our holiday submission page. We do ask you to share a little bit of information about the holiday before we accept the tip. Has the holiday received previous coverage? Is it shared on social media? If your holiday makes the grade, we'd love to hear from you!

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