Food Holidays

We’ve got the best ways to celebrate all of your favorite food holidays. Let the eating and merriment commence!

National Spaghetti Day
Though the origins of spaghetti are disputed—whether it was Marco Polo bringing back culinary invention from the East, and Arab ...
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Would you believe that humans have been eating popcorn for over 5,000 years (and some historians believe longer)! While it ...
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national cheese lovers day
Have you ever wondered how the first human discovered cheese? We’ve wondered that too, and we’ll probably never find out ...
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Blonde Brownie Day
Are blondes really more fun? That question may be up for debate on any given day, but on January 22—National ...
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National Pie Day
Three weeks into January... need an excuse to indulge since you've been so good with your diet resolutions? Yeah, we ...
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When Marcellus Gilmore Edson first patented peanut butter in 1884, he probably didn't realize it would become a taste sensation ...
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Dear Chocolate Cake, It was love at first bite. You may come in many forms: layered, molten, bundt, fluffy, mousse-y, ...
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national croissant day
While most of us know it as a french speciality, the croissant actually originated in Austria under the name "kipferls" ...
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national eat ice cream for breakfast day
Surprisingly, National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day was invented in New York in the middle of the winter. Created ...
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National Frozen Yogurt Day
You scream, I scream, we all scream for...Frozen Yogurt? Yes! Frozen yogurt is the delicious, creamy treat we all love ...
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National Pizza Day
It’s hard to imagine that before World War II, pizza was little known outside of Italy or Italian immigrant communities ...
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National Plum Pudding Day
Did you know plum pudding contains no plums? That's because raisins were often called "plums" in 17th century Great Britain ...
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National Tortellini Day
Tortellini is the pasta of legends. As the story goes, the Goddess Venus had come to stay at a tavern ...
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national almond day
You can toss them in a salad, ground them into flour, use them for a healthy alternative to milk, or ...
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National Muffin Day
Can you think of something more universally loved than muffins? English muffins have been spotted in kitchens as far back ...
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National Sticky Bun Day
What goes better with coffee than something a little sweet, nutty and possibly oozing with caramel. Yup, you know what ...
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On February 23, we celebrate National Chili Day — a moment to celebrate the legendary dish that is both divisive ...
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National Tortilla Chip Day
Did you know that inventor of tortilla chips is said to be an American, Jose Martinez of San Antonio, Texas? ...
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National Clam Chowder Day
There are few things as comforting as a bowl of warm clam chowder on a winter’s day, so it’s wonderful ...
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National Trivia Day
Sometimes great things really do come in small packages. Known as the “happy nut” in China and the “smiling nut” ...
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National Chocolate Souffle Day
Get your spoons ready, February 28 is National Chocolate Soufflé Day! The chocolate soufflé is the height of French decadence ...
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National Peanut Butter Lover's Day
I love peanut butter. You love peanut butter. We are peanut butter lovers. While National Peanut Butter Lover's Day is ...
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National Frozen Food Day
On March 6, we celebrate subzero sustenance with National Frozen Food Day. The day was established by President Ronald Reagan ...
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Pancakes. Does the mere mention of the word send your taste buds into overdrive? If so, National Pancake Day is ...
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National Meatball Day
Meatballs are probably a gift from the Heavens—there are early recipes for meatballs are found in ancient Chinese, Arabic and ...
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National Pack Your Lunch Day
Remember the good ol’ days when your mom used to pack you lunch in elementary school? You’d trade kids for ...
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National Potato Chip Day
America’s #1 snack food, potato chips, is recognized on Mar. 14 annually. Potato chips are thin slices of potato either ...
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national artichoke day
March 16 is National Artichoke Hearts Day, a day to celebrate and chow down on these nutritious, delicious plants. Artichokes ...
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National Corn Dog Day
While the jury's still out on knowing exactly who invented the corn dog, one thing is certain: It's about as ...
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national crunchy taco day
This is not for the soft hearted by any means. Today is for the rough, rugged and crunchy. That's right ...
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International Waffle Day
International Waffle Day was first celebrated in Sweden, and soon spread like batter tall over the world. It started as ...
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National Spinach Day Header
Do you remember this song? “I’m Popeye the sailor man (toot toot); I live in a garbage can!” What does ...
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National Spanish Paella Day
Paella is a delicious dish which deserves its own holiday, so on March 27 we celebrate National Spanish Paella Day ...
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National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day is celebrated every year on April 2. Did you know that the average American ...
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National Deep Dish Pizza Day
Oh, pizza. Is there a single food more universally beloved that is also so incredibly divisive? The most contentious of ...
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National Burrito Day
Would you rather change genders every time you sneezed, or not be able to tell the difference between a baby ...
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Even if you've never tried empanadas, there's a good chance you've had one of their distant (and delicious) cousins. Originally ...
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Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day is on April 12, the perfect day to celebrate the gooey goodness of melted cheese ...
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national cheese ball day
When you hear the word “cheeseball,” you probably think of that ugly Santa-and-Rudolph sweater that your Aunt Janice wears every ...
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National Garlic Day
April 19 is our favorite day of the year—National Garlic Day! Did you know that garlic was worshipped by Egyptians ...
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National Jelly Bean Day
Created and made popular in during the Civil War, jelly beans have always, and will forever be one of America's ...
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National Pigs in a Blanket Day
If the phrase "pigs in a blanket" conjures up images of darling newborn piglets swaddled in warm fluffy blankets you ...
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Would you believe pretzels got their start in the Catholic Church? Supposedly, starting in the 7th Century A.D., monks presented ...
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prime-rib-day
National Prime Rib Day, celebrated on April 27, is a feast day in honor of this classic cut of the ...
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Happy National Shrimp Scampi Day!
April 29 is National Shrimp Scampi Day, and on this day we celebrate the delicious dish of shrimp cooked with ...
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Raisin Day
On National Raisin Day on April 30 we celebrate to America’s favorite sun-soaked snack. When it comes to raisins, there ...
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national hoagie day
National Hoagie Day is May 5th. The hoagie sandwich is usually made on a long Italian roll or French bread, ...
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If the fictional character Bubba from the movie Forrest Gump had his way, every day would be National Shrimp Day ...
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Restricting yourself from your favorite foods can be difficult. That is why, on May 11, we celebrate National Eat What ...
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Grab a fork and a napkin, because Apple Pie day is coming this May 13. Talk about a holiday you ...
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national fruit cocktail day
The term fruit cocktail conjures up childhood memories of finding a sweet surprise at the bottom of your sack lunch, ...
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National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
There’s nothing quite like a flaky, buttermilk biscuit paired with jam, honey, maple syrup, or butter to send your taste ...
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We might not know which came first — the chicken, or the egg — but when it comes to chocolate ...
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National Walnut Day
They may not be as popular as almonds or peanuts, but let’s give walnuts their due respect: they’re great for ...
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National Pizza Party Day
That’s right — National Pizza Party Day is coming up on May 19, and we are here for it! If ...
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National Devil's Food Cake Day
Rich in flavor and moist in texture, devil’s food cake is a favorite for chocolate-lovers. They get their chance to ...
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On May 23, we celebrate our favorite sweet and chewy treat on National Taffy Day. Taffy has a long history ...
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Unless you live in Texas, you might not have too much truck with the cut of beef known as brisket, ...
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The hamburger is a classic staple of western culture. Historically, it's most likely that the first hamburger sandwich first appeared ...
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Macaron or Macaroon? Well, May 31 is definitely National Macaroon Day and it is most assuredly an American holiday as ...
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The olive has its roots in a traditional Mediterranean diet, but it’s enjoyed worldwide these days. So National Olive Day ...
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The birds are chirping with delight and the angels are singing today ladies and gentleman! It's National Donut Day! On ...
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Eggs aren’t just for breakfast anymore. Even the king of burger joints, McDonald’s, is now offering eggs all day on ...
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National Cheese Day
Like many of humanity's greatest inventions, cheese was likely a mistake. Legend has it that an ancient merchant left milk ...
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Here's a little known chocolatey morsel of info—chocolate ice cream was actually invented before vanilla. You heard right—the earliest ice ...
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National Corn on the Cob Day
Sweet corn is far from being the new kid on the block. It goes back to around 9,000 BC, and ...
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National Fudge Day - June 16 Ever hear anyone exclaim, “Oh, fudge!” when they’ve screwed something up? Like the Slinky, ...
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National Eat Your Vegetables Day
On National Eat Your Vegetables Day on June 17, we celebrate the joy and deliciousness of eating straight from the ...
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June 18th is International Sushi Day, and the first year it was celebrated was in 2009. International Sushi Day was ...
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Gummy bears, sour straws, chocolate—oh my! This June is National Candy Month, meaning you can eat all of these and ...
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National Onion Ring Day
If you’ve got a craving for all things deep-fried, National Onion Rings Day is the holiday for you! On June ...
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National Chocolate Pudding Day
It was the lunch table trump snack. If you looked in your sack lunch and saw a Snack Pack, SwissMiss, ...
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We’re bubbling with excitement to tell you about National Tapioca Day on June 28 when you can explore this less ...
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This July is National Ice Cream Month, and you have Kentucky to thank! In 1984, Senator Walter Dee Huddleston of ...
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National Fried Chicken Day
Fried chicken is a greasy, deliciously indulgent comfort food enjoyed by millions all over the world. But did you know ...
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Strawberry Sundae Day
Hot summer days call for a sweet, refreshing treat. Strawberry Sundae Day is Jul. 7 and there is no better ...
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Sugar Cookie Day
Arguably one of the greatest holidays of all time, National Sugar Cookie Day falls on July 9 each year and ...
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Chicken Wing Day
Let’s run through this again. Waterfalls of ranch dressing? Check. Gobs of blue cheese? Check. Handy wipes? Check. An insatiable ...
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National French Fry Day
When it comes to the tastiest French fries on the planet, everyone seems to have an opinion. It’s a time ...
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Mac and Cheese Day
It’s perhaps the king of comfort foods, the dominant dish of America, and a favorite of all ages all over ...
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Corn Fritter Day
High summer is peak season for delicious corn, so what better day to celebrate National Corn Fritter Day than July ...
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Ice Cream Day
Surprising to some, President Ronald Reagan is the person to thank for designating the third Sunday of July as National ...
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National Hot Dog Day
For the uninitiated, National Hot Dog Day may sound pretty straightforward. It’s a celebration of grilled wieners and toasted buns, ...
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Junk Food Day
We all deserve to indulge once in awhile! National Junk Food Day is on July 21 and we have the ...
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Hot Fudge Sundae Day
There are many cities that claim to be the home of the hot fudge sundae, but they've all got one ...
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National Milk Chocolate Day
Calling all chocolate lovers! National Milk Chocolate Day is celebrated annually on July 28. When solid chocolate is combined with ...
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Lasagna Day
You don’t have to have an Italian heritage or be a fat, orange cartoon cat to celebrate National Lasagna Day ...
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National Cheesecake Day
Separately, cheese and cake are beloved all over the world.  But taken together, they attract a veritable cult following.  Cheesecake ...
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Ice Cream Sandwich Day
Celebrated every year on August 2nd, the unofficial holiday is also known as National Ice Cream Sandwich Day in the ...
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Watermelon Day
Did you know that watermelon is 92% water? No wonder it's so refreshing! People have been digging into this tasty, ...
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National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
We sure do love our cookies, and on National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day we honor the most beloved cookie of ...
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National Mustad Day
Ground from the seeds of a mustard plant, mustard is one of America’s favorite condiments. Food lovers can celebrate this ...
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National Fajita Day
There's nothing better than the sound of a juicy cut of skirt steak sizzling over an open flame. Good news—today ...
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National Potato Day
National Potato Day is August 19, so if you like spuds, this one’s for you! Never celebrated this tasty tot ...
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This August 20, join your community in celebrating National Lemonade Day! Participating cities will have the chance to teach youth ...
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National Sponge Cake Day
Aching for some sponge cake baking? Break out the cake stand because August 23 is National Sponge Cake Day! This ...
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National Waffle Day
Whether you prefer them smothered in syrup, sprinkled with powdered sugar, or heaped with fried chicken, there's no denying that ...
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National Banana Split Day
Surprisingly, the banana split was born in a pharmacy rather than an ice cream parlor back in 1904. It was ...
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Lemon Juice Day
When life hands you lemons, make lemonade! And when life hands you a chance to celebrate National Lemon Juice Day ...
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National Trail Mix Day
Observed each year on August 31, National Trail Mix Day honors the mix created as a healthy snack to be ...
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World Coconut Day
You can’t make a piña colada or a decent Thai curry without it, its water makes a great recovery drink, ...
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National Cheese Pizza Day
Hold the toppings, please! National Cheese Pizza Day is celebrated annually on September 5 and who says you have to ...
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National Peanut Day is celebrated on Sept 13 every year by many to pay homage to the mighty and tasty ...
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National Linguinie Day
The time to twirl and swirl is here, but make sure you’ve got your napkin handy. This could get messy ...
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Guacamole is typically considered a side dish or even just a sauce, but on National Guacamole Day we elevate this ...
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America’s favorite sandwich is honored every year on Sept. 18 with a melted slice of cheese. That's because it’s National ...
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National Pepperoni Pizza Day
Pizza might be most heavily associated with the Italians, but the pepperoni pizza is purely American. Served on more than ...
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National Ice Cream Cone Day
How can you eat ice cream in your hands without making a mess? Before the invention of the ice cream ...
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Now considered a fine delicacy throughout most of the world, the crowd-pleasing crustacean has seen darker days. Pacific Standard Magazine ...
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National Cooking Day
It can be easy to get in a rut of constantly ordering takeout, heating-up frozen meals, or settling for a ...
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National Pancake Day
A day so nice they made it twice — September 26 is the year's second National Pancake Day! Get those ...
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Vegetarian Day
Did you know that approximately 10% of the world's population is vegetarian, and that India has the lowest per capita ...
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Homemade Cookies Day
With the average person consuming almost 19,000 cookies in a lifetime, it is no surprise why we celebrate National Homemade ...
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National Taco Day
Observed annually on Oct. 4, National Taco Day celebrates the culinary fiesta that is a taco... loved and consumed by ...
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National Noodle Day
Can you believe that noodles have been around for over 4,000 years? Noodles are popular all over the world and ...
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National Sausage Pizza Day
The world of pizza toppings is a tough space to break into. There's a lot of great competition — from ...
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National Dessert Day
Celebrated every year Oct. 14, people around the country love to indulge on National Dessert Day! Celebrated by way of ...
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National Pasta Day
Who ever created pasta definitely knew what they were doing. Hundreds of years of Italian tradition go into this meal, ...
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Whether you crack 'em, peel 'em, bust 'em, or buy 'em already opened for you, we can all agree that ...
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Bologna Day
This October 24, make sure to bring your brown bag lunches to work because it’s National Bologna Day! Everyone’s favorite ...
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World Pasta Day
Carb lovers of the world, behold: October 25 is World Pasta Day. People have been eating pasta since at least ...
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National Pumpkin Day
Pumpkins are so much more than just a fun holiday decoration. Not only are they one of the best-known sources ...
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Did you know that chocolate is a fermented food?  Who knew! That's right, once the Cacao pods are picked, cleaned ...
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National Sandwich Day
Observed annually on Nov. 3, National Sandwich Day is one of our favorite holidays. The sandwich is believed to be ...
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National Candy Day
They come in different colors, shapes ,and sizes. They smell sweet or taste sour. According to one famous ad campaign, ...
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National Sundae Day
Today we celebrate National Sundae Day, held every year on November 11. These ice cream, chocolate sauce, and decadently-topped treats ...
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National Pickle Day
While the world of food is constantly seeing new innovations, there's one food type that just won't seem to quit: ...
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National Cake Day
You can eat it on your birthday, you can enjoy it by the ocean, or you can simple just have ...
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National Cookie Day
Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar? On National Cookie Day, who cares? These days, cookies have become the ...
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National Brownie Day
What is rich, chocolatey, chewy and life changing? That's right –– brownies. Every year on December 8th, brownie lovers come ...
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National Cupcake Day
Swirled with frosting, covered in sprinkles, dipped in ganache, or drizzled with chocolate, cupcakes are a one-of-a-kind dessert that are ...
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National Maple Syrup Day
Maine might have its lobsters, but Vermont has its maple syrup. For something so clear, it's sort of ironic that ...
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National Bacon Day
Mmmm, bacon. Just saying the word makes us hungry. Whether you like your bacon on a burger, crumbled over a ...
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New Year's Day
New Year’s Day – January 1
National Spaghetti Day
National Spaghetti Day – January 4
National Trivia Day
National Trivia Day – January 4