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List of commemorative days for foods?

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.

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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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      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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        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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        appycamper Mar 27, 2010 06:20 PM

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

        1. nofunlatte Mar 27, 2010 07:20 PM

          March is National Frozen Food Month.

          1. 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. 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...

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