Although major holidays such as Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, are referred to as food holidays, we are actually talking about daily observances that's held in honor of a certain food. Did you know that each month in our calendar has food that represent it? It sure does! Just about every day in every month is a celebrated Food Holiday. Each month is a national food month, some weeks are national food weeks and most all days are daily food observances too.
Another example is National Organic Harvest Month: In 1992, the Organic Trade Association implemented “Organic Harvest Month”, a widespread promotion of organic food and agriculture through regional and local events during the month of September. The objective of Organic Harvest Month is to highlight organic agriculture and the growing organic products industry.
The Association for Dressings & Sauces (ADS), welcomes National Salad Month and encourage everyone to be creative when incorporating a salad into your healthy eating regimen."ADS is an international trade association representing the manufacturers of salad dressings and condiment sauces and the suppliers to the industry." We even have a National Caesar Salad Day which is observed on July 4th because this is the Birthday of the Caesar Salad!
Even though most food holidays originated in the United States, it's not uncommon for these holidays and others to be celebrated in other parts of the world.
Our Food Holiday Directory will take you through all 12 months in our calendar and introduce you to each food holiday, fun facts about that day and some really great recipes too. Have Fun!