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National Food Holidays: The Big List

Every month there are holidays to celebrate. Yes, even food holidays. Some are official, some not so much, but who doesn’t love celebrating food? Here is a big list of the 2022 national food holidays and food related observances…did your favorites get their own special day?

National Food Holidays Calendar

JanuaryFebruaryMarchApril
MayJuneJulyAugust
SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember

January

Monthly Observances

Weekly Observances

ObservanceWeek
National Mocktail Week2nd Week In January
National Pizza WeekBegins 2nd Sunday in January
National Fresh Squeezed Juice WeekBegins 3rd Sunday in January
Meat WeekBegins Last Sunday in January (8 days)

National Day Observances

DayObservance
January 1National Bloody Mary Day
January 2National Cream Puff Day
January 3National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
January 4National Spaghetti Day
January 5National Keto Day
National Whipped Cream Day
January 6National Bean Day | Honey Chipotle Baked Beans
National Shortbread Day | Lemon Shortbread Cookies
January 7National Tempura Day
January 9National Apricot Day
January 10National Bittersweet Chocolate Day
National Oysters Rockefeller Day | Recipe
January 11National Milk Day
January 12National Curried Chicken Day | Pumpkin Coconunt Curry Chicken
National Marzipan Day
January 13National Peach Melba Day
January 14National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
January 15National Bagel Day
National Strawberry Ice Cream Day
January 16National Fig Newton Day
January 18National Peking Duck Day
January 19National Popcorn Day | Peanut Butter & Maple Popcorn
January 20National Buttercrunch Day
National Cheese Lover’s Day | Homemade Velveeta
January 21National Granola Bar Day | Almond Butter No Bake Granola Bars
January 22National Blonde Brownie Day
January 23National Pie Day | S’mores Pie
January 24National Peanut Butter Day | Keto Peanut Butter
January 25National Irish Coffee Day
January 26National Green Juice Day
National Peanut Brittle Day
January 27National Chocolate Cake Day | Almond Flour Chocolate Cake
January 28National Blueberry Pancake Day
January 29National Corn Chip Day | Walking Taco Casserole
January 30National Croissant Day
January 31National Hot Chocolate Day | Nutella Hot Chocolate

February

Monthly Observances

Weekly Observances

ObservanceWeek
National Kraut & Frankfurter Week2nd Week of February
Great American Pizza Bake2nd Week of February
National Jell-O Week2nd Week of February

National Day Observances

DayObservance
February 1National Baked Alaska Day
National Dark Chocolate Day
February 2National Heavenly Hash Day
National Tater Tot Day | Air Fryer Tater Tots
February 3National Carrot Cake Day | Recipe
February 4National Homemade Soup Day | Homemade Lentil & Sausage Soup
February 5World Nutella Day | Nutella Cookies Recipe
February 6National Frozen Yogurt Day
February 7National Fettucine Alfredo Day
February 9National Bagel & Lox Day
National Pizza Day | Blue Cheese Balsamic Pizza
February 10National Cream Cheese Brownie Day | The Best Cheesecake Brownies
February 12National Plum Pudding Day
National Pork Rind Day
February 13National Cheddar Day | Instant Pot Mac & Cheese with Cheddar & Parm
National Tortellini Day
February 14National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day
February 16National Almond Day
February 17National Cabbage Day | Corned Beef & Cabbage
February 19National Chocolate Mint Day | Andes Mint Brownies
February 20National Cherry Pie Day
National Muffin Day | Banana Blueberry Muffins
February 21National Sticky Bun Day | Monkey Bread
National Pancake Day | Easy Oatmeal Pancakes
February 22National Cook A Sweet Potato Day | Sweet Potato Casserole
National Margarita Day | Cucumber Margarita
February 23National Banana Bread Day | Lime Glazed Coconut Banana Bread
National Chili Day (4th Thursday) | Chili Mac and Cheese
National Toast Day (Last Thursday)
February 24National Tortilla Chip Day
National Tartar Sauce Day (Friday After Lent Begins)
February 25National Chocolate Covered Nut Day
National Clam Chowder Day | 15 Minute Clam Chowder
February 26National Pistachio Day
February 27National Kahlua Day
National Strawberry Day | Strawberry Scone with Lemon Glaze
February 28National Chocolate Soufflé Day

March

Monthly Observances

  • National Celery Month
  • National Flour Month
  • National Frozen Food Month
  • National Noodle Month
  • National Peanut Month
  • National Sauce Month

Weekly Observances

Observance Week
National Agriculture WeekMarch 20-26

National Day Observances

DayObservance
March 1National Fruit Compote Day
National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day | Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
March 2National Banana Cream Pie Day
March 3National Cold Cuts Day
March 4National Pound Cake Day | Lemon Cream Cheese Pound Cake
March 6National Frozen Food Day
National Oreo Cookie Day | Mini Oreo Cheesecakes
National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day
March 7National Cereal Day
National Crown of Roast Pork Day
National Flapjack Day | Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
March 8National Peanut Cluster Day
March 9National Crabmeat Day | Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
National Meatball Day | Turkish Meatballs
March 10National Blueberry Popover Day
National Pack Your Lunch Day
March 11National Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day
March 12National Baked Scallops Day | Bacon-Wrapped Scallops
March 13National Coconut Torte Day
March 14National Potato Chip Day
March 16National Artichoke Hearts Day | Spinach Artichoke Dip
March 17National Corned Beef & Cabbage Day | Corned Beef & Cabbage with Guinness
March 18National Corn Dog Day (1st Saturday of March Madness)
National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day
National Sloppy Joe Day
March 19National Chocolate Caramel Day | Chocolate Caramel Bars
National Poultry Day | Chicken Wings
March 20National Ravioli Day | Fried Ravioli
World Flour Day
March 21National California Strawberry Day | Arugula Salad with Avocado & Strawberries
National French Bread Day | Bacon Blue Cheese Bread
March 22National Bavarian Crepes Day
March 23National Chip & Dip Day | Queso Dip with Roasted Hatch Chiles
National Melba Toast Day
National Tamale Day
March 24National Cheesesteak Day
National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day
National Cocktail Day | Moscow Mule Recipes
March 25National Lobster Newburg Day
March 26National Nougat Day
National Spinach Day | Instant Pot Quinoa Spinach Salad
March 27National Spanish Paella Day
March 28National Black Forest Cake Day
March 29National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day
March 31National Clams on the Half Shell Day
National Tater Day | Hasselback Potatoes

April

Monthly Observances

Weekly Observances

  • No Weekly Food-related Observances In April

National Day Observances

DayObservance
April 1National Sourdough Bread Day
April 2National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day
April 3National Chocolate Mousse Day | Chocolate Mousse
April 4National Chicken Cordon Bleu Day
April 5National Caramel Day | Caramel Sauce
National Deep Dish Pizza Day
April 6National Burrito Day (1st Thursday)
National Caramel Popcorn Day
April 7National Beer Day
National Coffee Cake Day
April 8National Empanada Day
April 9National Chinese Almond Cookie Day
April 10National Cinnamon Crescent Day
April 11National Cheese Fondue Day
April 12National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
National Licorice Day
April 13National Peach Cobbler Day | Raspberry Peach Cobbler
April 14National Pecan Day | Candied Pecans
April 15National Glazed Spiral Ham Day | Spiral Ham
April 16National Eggs Benedict Day
April 17National Cheeseball Day | Cranberry Pecan Cheese Balls
National Crawfish Day
April 19National Amaretto Day
National Banana Day (3rd Wednesday)
National Garlic Day | Roasted Garlic
April 20National Cheddar Fries Day
National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day
April 23National Cherry Cheesecake Day
National Picnic Day
April 24National Pigs In A Blanket Day | Pigs In A Blanket
April 25National Zucchini Bread Day
April 26Stop Food Waste Day (Last Wednesday)
National Pretzel Day | Chocolate Covered Pretzels
April 27National Prime Rib Day | Prime Rib with Garlic Herb Crust
April 28National Blueberry Pie Day
April 29National Shrimp Scampi Day | Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi
April 30National Oatmeal Cookie Day
National Raisin Day

May

Monthly Observances

  • American Cheese Month
  • National Asparagus Month
  • National Barbecue Month
  • National Egg Month
  • National Hamburger Month
  • National Mediterranean Diet Month
  • National Salad Month
  • National Salsa Month
  • National Strawberry Month

Weekly Observances

No Food-related Weekly Observances In May

National Day Observances

DayObservance
May 1National Chocolate Parfait Day
May 2National Truffle Day | Chocolate Truffles
May 3National Chocolate Custard Day
National Raspberry Popover Day
May 4National Orange Juice Day
May 5National Hoagie Day
May 6National Beverage Day
National Crepe Suzette Day
May 7National Lemonade Day | Raspberry Lemonade
National Roast Leg of Lamb Day
May 8National Coconut Cream Pie Day
May 9National Butterscotch Brownie Day
May 10National Shrimp Day | Spicy Garlic Shrimp
May 13National Apple Pie Day
National Fruit Cocktail Day
May 14National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
May 15National Chocolate Chip Day
May 16National Barbecue Day | Tomahawk Steak
National Mimosa Day
May 17National Cherry Cobbler Day
National Walnut Day
May 18National Cheese Souffle Day
May 19National Devil’s Food Cake Day
May 20National Quiche Lorraine Day
May 21National Strawberries & Cream Day
May 22National Vanilla Pudding Day
May 25National Wine Day
May 26National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
May 28National Beef Burger Day
National Brisket Day
National Hamburger Day | Queso Fresco Burgers
May 29National Coq Au Vin Day | Coq Au Vin
May 30National Mint Julep Day
May 31National Macaroon Day

June

Monthly Observances

  • National Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Month
  • National Candy Month
  • National Country Cooking Month
  • National Dairy Month
  • National Papaya Month
  • National Soul Food Month
  • National Turkey Month

Weekly Observances

No weekly food-related observances in June

National Day Observances

DayObservance
June 1National Hazelnut Cake Day
National Olive Day | Olive Day
June 2National Doughnut Day
National Rocky Road Day
National Rotisserie Chicken Day
June 3National Chocolate Macaroons Day
National Egg Day | Poached Eggs
June 4National Cheese Day | 3-Ingredient Cheese Dip
June 5National Gingerbread Day
National Veggie Burger Day
June 6National Applesauce Cake Day
June 7National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
June 9National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day
June 10National Egg Roll Day
National Herbs & Spices Day | Lemon Pepper Seasoning
National Iced Tea Day
June 11National Corn On The Cob Day
National German Chocolate Cake Day
June 12National Jerky Day
National Peanut Butter Cookie Day | 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
June 13National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day
June 14National Bourbon Day | Bourbon Peach Pie Pops
National Strawberry Shortcake Day
June 16National Fudge Day | Chocolate Fudge
June 17National Apple Strudel Day
National Cherry Tart Day
National Eat Your Vegetables Day | Vegetable Tian
June 20National Ice Cream Soda Day
National Vanilla Milk Shake Day
June 21National Peaches N Cream Day
National Smoothie Day | Tropical Smoothie
June 22National Chocolate Éclair Day
National Onion Rings Day
June 23National Detroit Style Pizza Day
National Pecan Sandies Day
June 24National Pralines Day
June 25National Catfish Day
National Strawberry Parfait Day
June 26National Chocolate Pudding Day | Homemade Chocolate Pudding
National Coconut Day | Coconut Rum Balls
June 27National Ice Cream Cake Day | Chocolate Mint Icebox Cake
National Onion Day | Balsamic Caramelized Onions
National Orange Blossom Day
June 29National Almond Buttercrunch Day
National Waffle Iron Day

July

Monthly Observances

  • National Blueberry Month
  • National Baked Bean Month
  • National Culinary Arts Month
  • National Grilling Month
  • National Horseradish Month
  • National Hot Dog Month
  • National Ice Cream Month
  • National Picnic Month
  • National Peach Month

Weekly Observances

No food-related weekly observances in July

National Day Observances

Day Observance
July 1National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Month
National Gingersnap Day
July 3National Chocolate Wafer Day | Peanut Butter Chocolate Icebox Cake
National Eat Your Beans Day
National Fried Clam Day
July 4National Barbecued Spareribs Day
National Caesar Salad Day
July 5National Apple Turnover Day
National Graham Cracker Day | Easy S’mores Pie
July 6National Fried Chicken Day | Pickle Brined Fried Chicken
National Hand Roll Day
July 7National Macaroni Day | Seafood Mac and Cheese
National Strawberry Sundae Day
July 8National Chocolate with Almonds Day
National Freezer Pop Day
July 9National Sugar Cookie Day
July 10National Pina Colada Day
July 11National Blueberry Muffin Day | Blueberry Banana Muffins
National Mojito Day | Pomegranate Mojito
National Rainier Cherry Day
July 12Eat Your Jello Day
National Pecan Pie Day | Pecan Butter Tarts
July 13National Beans N Franks Day
July 14National French Fry Day (2nd Friday) | Baked Garlic Parsnip Fries
National Grand Marnier Day
National Mac & Cheese Day | Smoked Mac & Cheese
July 15National Tapioca Pudding Day
July 16National Corn Fritters Day
National Ice Cream Day (3rd Sunday)
July 17National Peach Ice Cream Day
July 18National Caviar Day
July 19National Daquiri Day
National Hot Dog Day (3rd Wednesday) | Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog
July 20National Fortune Cookie Day
July 21National Junk Food Day
July 22National Mango Day | Mango Margarita
National Penuche Fudge Day
July 23National Vanilla Ice Cream Day
July 24National Tequila Day | Cucumber Margarita
July 25National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
National Wine & Cheese Day
July 26National Bagelfest Day
National Coffee Milkshake Day
July 27National Chili Dog Day (Last Thursday)
National Crème Brulee Day
National Refreshment Day | Pineapple Water with Mint
National Scotch Day
July 28National Milk Chocolate Day
July 29National Chicken Wing Day | Korean Chicken Wings
National Lasagna Day | Slow Cooker Lasagna
July 30National Cheesecake Day | Mini Oreo Cheesecakes
July 31National Avocado Day | Avocado Soup
National Raspberry Cake Day

August

Monthly Observances

Weekly Observances

No food-related weekly observances in August

National Day Observances

DayObservance
August 1National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
August 2National Ice Cream Sandwich Day | Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Sandwich
August 3National Watermelon Day
August 4National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day | Keto Chocolate Chip
August 5National Oyster Day | Oyster Stew
August 6National Root Beer Float Day
National Mustard Day | Braided Mustard & Brown Sugar Salmon
August 7National Raspberries N Cream Day
August 8National Frozen Custard Day
August 9National Rice Pudding Day
August 10National S’mores Day | S’mores Pie
August 11National Raspberry Bombe Day
August 12National Julienne Fries Day
August 13National Filet Mignon Day
National Prosecco Day
August 14National Creamsicle Day
August 15National Lemon Meringue Pie Day
August 16National Rum Day | Coconut Rum Balls
August 18National Fajita Day
National Ice Cream Pie Day
National Pinot Noir Day
August 19National Potato Day | Patatas Bravas
National Soft Ice Cream Day
August 20National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day
August 21National Spumoni Day
August 22National Bao Day
National Pecan Torte Day
August 23National Cuban Sandwich Day
National Sponge Cake Day
August 24National Peach Pie Day | Peach Pie Pops
National Waffle Day
August 25National Banana Split Day
National Whiskey Sour Day
August 27National Pots de Creme Day
August 28National Cherry Turnovers Day
National Red Wine Day
August 29National Chop Suey Day
National Lemon Juice Day
August 30National Toasted Marshmallow Day
August 31National Trail Mix Day

September

Monthly Observances

  • Better Breakfast Month
  • National Chicken Month
  • National Honey Month
  • National Italian Cheese Month
  • National Mushroom Month
  • National Potato Month
  • National Rice Month
  • Sourdough Septemebr
  • Whole Grains Month

Weekly Observances

ObservanceWeek
National Waffle Week1st Full Week
National Biscuits & Gravy Week2nd Week

National Day Observances

DayObservance
September 1National Burnt Ends Day
September 2National Chianti Day
September 4National Macadamia Nut Day
National Spice Blend Day
September 5National Cheese Pizza Day
September 6National Coffee Ice Cream Day
September 7National Acorn Squash Day
National Beer Lover’s Day
National Salami Day
September 9National Wiener Schnitzel Day
September 11National Hot Cross Bun Day
September 12National Chocolate Milkshake Day
September 13National Peanut Day
National Kids take Over The Kitchen Day
September 14National Cream Filled Donut Day
National Eat A Hoagie Day
September 15National Cheese Toast Day
National Creme de Menthe Day
National Double Cheeseburger Day
National Linguine Day
September 16National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day
National Guacamole Day
September 17National Apple Dumpling Day
National Monte Cristo Day
September 18National Cheeseburger Day
September 19National Butterscotch Pudding Day
September 20National Fried Rice Day | Easy Fried Rice
National Pepperoni Pizza Day
National Punch Day
National String Cheese Day
September 21National Pecan Cookie Day
September 22National Ice Cream Cone Day
National White Chocolate Day
September 24National Cherries Jubilee Day
September 25National Lobster Day | Lobster Tail
National Quesadilla Day | Parmesan-Crusted Carnitas Quesadillas
September 26National Dumpling Day | Air Fryer Potstickers & Dumplings
September 27National Chocolate Milk Day | TruMoo Chocolate Milk
National Corned Beef Hash Day
September 28National Strawberry Cream Pie Day
September 29National Coffee Day

October

Monthly Observances

Weekly Observances

ObservanceWeek
National Chili Week1st Week
National Kraut Sandwich Week3rd Week

National Day Observances

DayObservance
October 1National Homemade Cookie Day
National Pumpkin Spice Day | Pumpkin Pie Cake
National World Vegetarian Day
October 2National Fried Scallops Day | 53 Scallop Recipes
October 4National Cinnamon Bun Day | Skillet Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Dip
National Taco Day | Beer Battered Fish Tacos
National Vodka Day | Moscow Mule Recipes
National Eat Fruit At Work Day (1st Tuesday)
October 5National Apple Betty Day
National Pumpkin Seed Day (1st Wednesday)
October 6National Noodle Day | Udon Noodle Recipes
October 7National Chocolate Covered Pretzel Day | Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods
National Frappe Day
October 8National Fluffernutter Day
National Pierogi Day
October 9National Moldy Cheese Day
October 10National Angel Food Cake Day
National Cake Decorating Day
October 11National Sausage Pizza Day
October 12National Gumbo Day
October 13National Yorkshire Pudding Day
October 14National Dessert Day | Dessert Recipes
October 15National Whole Hog Barbecue Day
National Cheese Curd Day
National Shawarma Day
October 17National Pasta Day | Szechuan Beef Pasta
October 18National Chocolate Cupcake Day
October 19National Seafood Bisque Day
October 20National Brandied Fruit Day
National Chicken & Waffles Day
October 21National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day | Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake
October 22National Nut Day
October 23National Boston Cream Pie Day
October 24National Bologna Day
National Food Day
October 25National Greasy Food Day
October 26National Mincemeat Day
National Pumpkin Day | Pumpkin Soup
October 27National American Beer Day
October 28National Chocolate Day | Easy Chocolate Fudge
National Breadstick Day (Last Friday)
October 29National Oatmeal Day | Instant Pot Oatmeal
October 30National Candy Corn Day
October 31National Caramel Apple Day

November

Monthly Observances

Weekly Observances

Observance Week
National Fig WeekNovember 1-7

National Day Observances

DayObservance
November 1National Calzone Day
National Cinnamon Day
National Deep Fried Clams Day
National Vinegar Day
November 2National Deviled Egg Day | Pickled Deviled Eggs
November 3National Sandwich Day | Turkey Sandwich with Black Bean Spread
November 4National Candy Day | Candy Apple Snickers Salad
November 5National Donut Day
November 6National Nachos Day | How to Make Nachos in the Oven
November 7National Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day
November 8National Cappuccino Day
National Harvey Wallbanger Day
November 10National Vanilla Cupcake Day
November 11National Sundae Day
November 12National Chicken Soup For The Soul Day | Chicken Tortilla Soup
National French Dip Day
November 13National Indian Pudding Day | Chocolate Pudding
November 14National Pickle Day | Refrigerator Pickles
National Spicy Guacamole Day
November 15National Bundt Day
November 16National Fast Food Day
November 17National Baklava Day
National Butter Day | Compound Butter Recipes
National Homemade Bread Day
November 18National Vichyssoise Day
November 20National Peanut Butter Fudge Day
November 21National Gingerbread Cookie Day
National Stuffing Day | Wild Mushroom Stuffing
November 22National Cranberry Relish Day | Cranberry Orange Sauce
November 23National Cashew Day
National Eat A Cranberry Day | Sugared Cranberries
National Espresso Day
November 24National Sardines Day
November 25National Parfait Day | Butterfinger Pie Parfaits
November 26National Cake Day | Turkish Cake
November 27National Bavarian Cream Pie Day
National Craft Jerky Day
November 28National French Toast Day | Overnight French Toast Bake
November 30National Mousse Day | Chocolate Mousse with Drunken Cherries

December

Monthly Observances

Weekly Observances

ObservanceWeek
National Cookie Cutter Week1st Week
Gluten-free Baking WeekWeek before Christmas

National Day Observances

DayObservance
December 1National Pie Day
December 2National Fritters Day
December 4National Cookie Day | Lemon Shortbread Cookies
December 6National Gazpacho Day | Easy Gazpacho Soup
December 7National Cotton Candy Day
December 8National Brownie Day | Skillet Brownies
December 9National Pastry Day
December 12National Ambrosia Day
December 13National Cocoa Day
December 14National Bouillabaisse Day
December 15National Cupcake Day
December 16National Chocolate Covered Anything Day | Easy Chocolate Spoons
December 17National Maple Syrup Day
December 18National Roast Suckling Pig Day
December 19National Oatmeal Muffin Day | Banana Blueberry Muffins
December 20National Sangria Day | Christmas Sangria
December 21National French Fried Shrimp Day
December 22National Date Nut Bread Day
December 23National Pfeffernuse Day
December 24National Eggnog Day
December 25National Pumpkin Pie Day
December 26National Candy Cane Day
December 27National Fruitcake Day
December 28National Chocolate Candy Day | Chocolate Truffles
December 29National Pepper Pot Day
December 30National Bacon Day | Bacon Wrapped Pickles
December 31National Champagne Day
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