January is::
National Egg Month
Wheat Bread Month
National Soup Month
Fat Free Living Month
National Hot Tea Month
National Oatmeal Month
Bread Machine Baking Month

February is:
Canned Food Month
National Cherry Month 
National Grapefruit Month
National Snack Food Month
Great American Pies Month
National Potato Lovers Month
National Hot Breakfast Month
National Chocolate Lovers Month
North Carolina Sweet Potato Month
Berry Fresh in the Sunshine State Month
Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month

March is:
National Flour Month
National Sauce Month
National Noodle Month
National Peanut Month
National Nutrition Month
National Frozen Food Month
National Hamburger & Pickle Month 

April is:
National Food Month
National Pecan Month
National Soft Pretzel Month
Fresh Florida Tomato Month (tomatoes)
National Garden Month (gardening)
National Soyfoods Month
Daisy Flower Month ( see edible flowers)

May is:
National Egg Month
National Salad Month
National Salsa Month
National Asparagus Month
National Barbecue Month
National Hamburger Month
National Strawberry Month
National Chocolate Custard Month

June is:
Turkey Lovers Month
National Papaya Mont
National Dairy Month
National Seafood Month
National Iced Tea Month
National Beef Steak Month
National Frozen Yogurt Month
National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month
Some calendars says June is National
Strawberry Month

July is:
National Pickle Month
National Picnic Month
National Hot Dog Month
National Ice Cream Month
National Baked Bean Month
July Belongs to Berries Month

August is:
National Peach Month (peachie month)
National Watermelon Month
National Sandwich Month
National Catfish Month
Some calendars says Berry Month is August

September is:
Food Safety Month
National Rice Month
National Potato Month
National Honey Month
National Papaya Month
National Biscuit Month
National Chicken Month
National Breakfast Month
National Mushroom Month
National Organic Harvest Month
National Ice Cream Sandwich Month
National Cholesterol Awareness Month
National Apple Month (September, October, November)

October is:
National Pork Month
National Pasta Month
National Sausage Month
National Pretzel Month (not to be confused with Soft Pretzel Month)
National Dessert Month
National Cookie Month
National Seafood Month
National Country Ham Month
National Pickled Peppers Month
National Apple Month (September, October, November)

November is:
National Pepper Month
National Raisin Bread Month
National Georgia Pecan Month
National Fun with Fondue Month
National Peanut Butter Lovers' Month
National Apple Month (September, October, November)


December is:
National Egg Nog Month
National Fruit Cake Month



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Below is a list of day, week, and month observances that's categorized as National Food Holidays. We have gathered these holidays from around the world and listed them in our directory so you will always know what foods are celebrated in which months.
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National Food Holiday Directory
Although major holidays such as ChristmasEaster and 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. 


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It's traditional to make these foods on these special days.

► National Hot Dog Month
The United States is known for observing food holidays promoted by clubs, food organizations and health organizations- For example: Industry groups, such as National Hot Dog & Sausage Council designates July as National Hot Dog Month and July 23 as National Hot Dog Day. Organizations like this encourage, sponsor, and support food events."
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► National Organic Harvest Month
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.
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► National Salad Month
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. The same day as Independence Day, the holiday that's celebrated outside with traditional salads and grilled foods
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► World Food Day
World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945. The day is celebrated widely by many other organisations concerned with food security, including the World Food Programme.
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► World Vegetarian Day
Observed annually on October 1. It is a day of celebration established by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1977 and endorsed by the International Vegetarian Union in 1978, "To promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism." It brings awareness to the ethical, environmental, health and humanitarian benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle.

World Vegetarian Day initiates the month of October as Vegetarian Awareness Month, which ends with November 1, World Vegan Day, as the end of that month of celebration. Vegetarian Awareness Month has been known variously as Reverence for Life month, Month of Vegetarian Food, and more.
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► Food Freedom Day
To promote awareness of agricultural producer organizations, the CFA sponsors a "Food Freedom Day", the date when an average Canadian family has earned enough income to pay the grocery bill for the entire year. In 2008, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture calculated that it took 34 days (Feb. 3, 2008) for the average Ontario family to make enough to cover their food expenses for the year.
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► Food Day or Food Day Canada 
is a culinary celebration that originated in Canada as "The World's Longest BBQ" in reaction to the BSE crisis of 2003. This economic crisis for farmers was a trade embargo by the US on Canadian beef, based on a single case of BSE (or mad cow disease) in Alberta, Canada. Since that year, Food Day has evolved into a celebration by chefs from across Canada. Food Day happens every day in Canada on the Saturday of the August long weekend (also known as the Civic Holiday Weekend). Food Day was founded by Canadian culinary pioneer, Anita Stewart.
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► National Pie Day
The American Pie Council (APC) is an organization committed to "preserving America's pie heritage and promotes America's love affair with the food". The Council offers both personal and commercial memberships that allow participants to have discussions and swap recipes with fellow pie lovers.
National Pie Day occurs on January 23. This should not be confused with Pi Day which the U.S. Congress recognizes as March 14.
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► National Drink Holidays
A drink, or beverage, is a kind of liquid which is specifically prepared for human consumption. There are many types for drinks. They can be divided into various groups such as plain water, alcohol, non alcoholic drinks, soft drinks (carbonated drinks), fruit or vegetable juices and hot drinks. In addition to fulfilling a basic need, drinks form part of the culture of human society. 

  • There are so many drink observances until they have to have a directory all of their own.
  • Drink Holidays are celebrated by serving the drink of the day to friends and family.
  • Drink holidays are observed in bars, pubs and beverage clubs.
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Sandwich Holidays / National Sandwich Month
A sandwich is a food item consisting of two or more slices of bread with one or more fillings between them. Sandwiches are a widely popular type of lunch food, typically taken to work, school, or picnics to be eaten as part of a packed lunch. The bread can be used as it is, or it can be coated with any condiments to enhance flavour and texture. They are also widely sold in restaurants and cafes, served hot or cold.

  • Sandwich parties are the most popular ways to celebrate sandwich observances.
  • Serve the sandwich of the day for lunch. Parent's put them in kids lunch box as a way to educate about the sandwich. 
  • Ladies host tea parties in honor of the sandwich of the day.
  • Restaurants honor National Sandwich Days.
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National Ice Cream Holidays
The meaning of the phrase "ice cream" varies from one country to another. Phrases such as "frozen custard", "frozen yogurt", "sorbet", "gelato" and others are used to distinguish different varieties and styles. In some countries, such as the United States, the phrase "ice cream" applies only to a specific variety, and most governments regulate the commercial use of the various terms according to the relative quantities of the main ingredients. In other countries, such as Italy and Argentina, one word is used for all variants. Analogues made from dairy alternatives, such as goat's or sheep's milk, or milk substitutes, are available for those who are lactose intolerant, allergic to dairy protein, or vegan. The most popular flavours of ice cream are vanilla and chocolate.

  • July is traditionally National Ice Cream Month.
  • Ice Cream socials are held in honor of ice cream holidays.
  • Ice cream parlors honor many ice cream holidays.
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National Pizza Holidays
is an oven-baked, flat, round bread typically topped with a tomato sauce, cheese and various toppings. Pizza was originally invented in Naples, Italy, and the dish has since become popular in many parts of the world. An establishment that makes and sells pizzas is called a "pizzeria". Many varieties of pizza exist worldwide, along with several dish variants based upon pizza. In 2009, upon Italy's request, Neapolitan pizza was safeguarded in the European Union as a Traditional Specialty Guaranteed dish. 

  • October is traditonally national Pizza month.
  • Pizza holidays are celebrated with pizza parties.
  • Certain restaurants have pizza specials on pizza holidays.
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National Nutrition Month
Ice Cream Holidays
National Cake Holidays
Pizza Holidays
National Cookie Holidays
National Lemon Holidays
Breakfast Holidays
Birthday Celebration
Fruit Holidays
Drink Holiday Directory
Chocolate Holidays
National Coffee Holidays
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Sandwich Holidays
What are Food Holidays? Let us explain-
You may think- when we talk about "National Food Holidays" we're referring to food that's traditionally served during the holiday season; foods like: mulled wineChristmas puddinggingerbread menegg nogwassail etc- but we're not. (see Recipe Directory for traditional holiday foods)  let us explain.