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greygarious Mar 27, 2010 11:26 AM

Just this month, we have 3/14 Pi(e) Day, 3/21 Macaron Day, and 3/25 Waffle Day, that I know of. Is there a comprehensive list of food-related commemorative days? The only result I came up with via googling was a very incomplete and not food-specific Wikipedia list. For party- and meal-planning purposes it would be fun to have such a list.

  1. Cherylptw Mar 28, 2010 12:30 PM

    I got this information from my cooking contest newsletter:

    MARCH IS...

    National Celery Month
    National Flour Month
    National Frozen Food Month
    National Nutrition Month
    National Noodle Month
    National Peanut Month
    National Sauce Month
    National Chocolate Chip Cookie Week- Second Week
    National School Breakfast Week - Second Week
    American Chocolate Week-Third Week
    National Syrup Saturday - 3rd Saturday
    National Peanut Butter Lover's Day - March 1
    National Fruit Compote Day - March 1
    National Banana Creme Pie Day - March 2
    National Cold Cuts Day - March 3
    National Pound Cake Day - March 4
    National Cheese Doodle Day - March 5
    National Crown Roast of Pork Day - March 7
    National Peanut Cluster Day - March 8
    National Crabmeat Day - March 9
    National Blueberry Popover Day - March 10
    Oatmeal-Nut Waffles Day - March 11
    Coconut Torte Day - March 13
    National Potato Chip Day - March 14
    National Pears Helene Day - March 15
    National Artichoke Hearts Day - March 16
    Corned Beef & Cabbage Day - March 17
    Oatmeal Cookie Day - March 18
    Poultry Day - March 19
    National Chocolate Caramel Day - march 19
    National Ravioli Day - March 20
    California Strawberry Day - March 21
    Coq Au Cin Day - March 22
    Natoinal Melba Toast Day - March 23
    National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day - March 24
    Pecan day - March 25
    Waffle Day - March 25
    National Lobster Newburg Day - March 25
    Spinach Day - March 26
    Something on a Stick Day - March 28
    National Black Forest Cake Day - March 28
    National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day - march 29
    Turkey Neck Soup Day - March 30
    National Clams on the Halfshell Day - March 31
    Oranges and Lemons Day - March 31

    This is from my last year's newletter:

    APRIL IS....

    National Food Month
    National Florida Tomato Month
    National Soft Pretzel Month
    National Bake Week - First week
    National Egg Salad Week - Second Week
    National Hot Cross Bun Day - Good Friday
    National Baked Ham with Pineapple Day - Easter
    National Sour Dough Bread Day - April 1
    National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day - April 2
    National Chocolate Mousse Day - April 3
    National Cordon Bleu Day - April 4
    National Caramel Day - April 5
    National Raisin and Spice Bar day - April 5
    National Caramel Popcorn Day - April 6
    National Coffee Cake Day - April 7
    National Empanada Day - APril 8
    Chinese Almond Cookie Day - April 9
    National Cinnamon Crescent Day - April 10
    National Cheese Fondue Day - April 11
    Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day - April 12
    National Licorice Day - April 12
    National Peach Cobbler Day - April 13
    National Pecan Day - April 14
    National Glazed-Spiral Ham Day - April 15
    National Eggs Benedict Day - April 16
    Day of the Mushroom - April 16
    National Cheeseball Day - April 17
    Animal Crackers Birthday - April 18
    Garlic Day - April 19
    National Amaretto Day - April 19
    National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day - April 20
    Lima Bean Respect Day - April 20
    Chocolate-Covered Cashew Truffle Day - April 21
    National Jelly Bean Day - April 22
    National Cherry Cheesecake Day - April 23
    National Picnic Day - April 23
    National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day - April 24
    National Zucchini Bread Day - April 25
    National Pretzel Day - April 26
    National Prime Rib Day - April 27
    National Blueberry Pie Day - April 28
    National Shrimp Scampi Day - April 29
    National Raisin Day - April 30

    2 Replies
    1. re: Cherylptw
      Caitlin McGrath Mar 30, 2010 01:11 AM

      National food month? Way to generalize.

      1. re: Caitlin McGrath
        Cherylptw Mar 30, 2010 07:25 AM

        I thought it odd too but I'm just the messenger...

    2. ttoommyy Mar 28, 2010 08:21 AM

      And always remember...Wednesday is Prince Spaghetti Day (or if you live on the West Coast, Red's Tamale Day)!

      1. nofunlatte Mar 27, 2010 07:20 PM

        March is National Frozen Food Month.

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          appycamper Mar 27, 2010 06:20 PM

          look at www.brownielocks.com not strictly food related but it's got a bunch.

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            just_M Mar 27, 2010 06:15 PM

            I love this topic! Searching under "Food Holiday Calender" I found many, but I liked this one

            http://www.thenibble.com/fun/more/fac...

            because is had PI day.

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            1. re: just_M
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              smarsh Mar 27, 2010 10:48 PM

              3/28 is "something on a stick day". So many ways to celebrate!

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                just_M Mar 28, 2010 12:49 AM

                Oh the possibilities! While I've got all the fixings for a kabob or satay, my mind keeps saying corndog :->

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              nemo Mar 27, 2010 11:56 AM

              There are lots of sites that list Honorary XYZ Day, some food, some not. The first link below is not strictly food. The second one excludes some that I would consider obvious.

              http://library.thinkquest.org/2886/jan.htm

              http://www.tfdutch.com/foodh.htm

              There's also National XYZ Month. I think January is National Soup Month, among other things. Although I've Googled "weird food holidays," "national food months," and "bizarre food holidays" to varying degrees of success, I've never found a totally comprehensive site. But in a pinch, you can Google the particular date you're talking about and see if it kicks anything up.

              If anyone could do it, you'd be the one to get such a thing organized!

              Also, the American Indian names for the full moon months is another lovely way to theme a party. There are several variations on that, as well. As I recall, one month may be Strawberry Moon.

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              1. re: nemo
                greygarious Mar 27, 2010 04:26 PM

                Thanks. The second link is just the sort of thing I was looking for. And I'm flattered, but don't know why you would think my organizational skills are up to such a task!

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