The Top Twelve Best Food Holidays


The Top Twelve Best Food Holidays

Sam Hawkins
By Sam Hawkins
December 20, 2016

What with Christmas and Hanukkah around the corner, today feels a lot like any other Tuesday. But did you know that December 20th is National Sangria Day? The perfect patio pick-me-up, this food holiday makes almost no sense being celebrated in the northern hemisphere, but, as it turns out, is only a drop in the bucket when it comes to edible anniversaries.

For instance: yesterday was National Hard Candy Day, tomorrow will be National French Fried Shrimp Day, and six months from now we’ll be observing National Vanilla Milkshake Day. It sounds kind of crazy, but there are a ton of committed epicures out there who prefer food holidays to their more customary counterparts.

So, to save you some time, we went ahead and ticked off all the best food holidays by month. This way, you’ll be able to enjoy the most worthwhile meals without breaking the bank, or your waist line. Eat well!

January 18: National Gourmet Coffee Day

Best Food Holidays Gourmet Coffee Day

Runner up: National Glazed Doughnut Day – January 12th

February 18: National “Drink Wine” Day

Best Food Holidays Drink Wine Day

Runner up: National Chewing Gum Day – February 15th

March 25: International Waffle Day

Best Food Holidays Waffle Day

Runner up: National World Whiskey Day – March 27

April 6/7: New Beer’s Eve, National Beer Day

Best Food Holidays Beer Day

Runner up: National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

May 11: National “Eat what you want” Day

Best Food Holidays Eat What You Want

Runner up: National Brown-Bag-It Day – May 25th

June 13: Cupcake Lover’s Day

Best Food Holidays Cupcake Day

Runner up: National Rotisserie Chicken Day – June 2nd

July 4: National BBQ Day

Best Food Holidays BBQ Day

Runner up: National Fried Chicken – July 6th, National Hot Dog Day – July 23rd, National Hamburger Day – July 28th, National Chicken Wing Day – July 29th

August 20: National Bacon Lovers’ Day

Best Food Holidays Bacon Love

Runner up: National Ice Cream Sandwich Day – August 2nd

September 25: National Food Service Workers Day

Best Food Holidays Food Workers Day

Runner up: National “I Love Food” Day – September 9

October 1: World Vegetarian Day

Best Food Holidays Vegetarian Day

Runner up: National Greasy Foods Day – October 25

November 14: National Pickle ‘Appreciation’ Day

Best Food Holidays Pickle Appreciation Day

Runner up: National Chinese Take-out Day – November 5th

December 5: National Comfort Food Day

Runner up: National “Get on the Scales” Day – December 29th

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Photos: Brooke LarkAlisa Anton, Kaboompics // Karolina, Roman Kraft, Lea Bohland, Igor Ovsyannykov, Mario Calvo, Myles Tan, TookapicAditya Romansa, Brooke Lark, Julian Jagtenberg
Sam Hawkins

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Sam Hawkins is a Freelance Content Writer. Find more of his work at samhawkins.ca.

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