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
Runner up: National Glazed Doughnut Day – January 12th
February 18: National “Drink Wine” Day
Runner up: National Chewing Gum Day – February 15th
March 25: International Waffle Day
Runner up: National World Whiskey Day – March 27
April 6/7: New Beer’s Eve, National Beer Day
Runner up: National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
May 11: National “Eat what you want” Day
Runner up: National Brown-Bag-It Day – May 25th
June 13: Cupcake Lover’s Day
Runner up: National Rotisserie Chicken Day – June 2nd
July 4: National 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
Runner up: National Ice Cream Sandwich Day – August 2nd
September 25: National Food Service Workers Day
Runner up: National “I Love Food” Day – September 9
October 1: World Vegetarian Day
Runner up: National Greasy Foods Day – October 25
November 14: National 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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