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Happy National Tortilla Chip Day!

Every day is a day for celebration, yes?

It appears that some days are more worthy than others. I just compiled a list of national food holiday days, and I discovered that July 18th is simultaneously National Ice Cream Day and National Caviar Day. Eww! Who coordinated that little gustatory nightmare?

A few discoveries...

  • The peanut growers' lobby is a force to be reckoned with (National Peanut Month: March 1-31, National Peanut Butter Lover's Day: March 1, National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day: April 2, National Peanut Butter Lover's Month: November 1-30)
  • July belongs to blueberries
  • Donut Day lasts an entire weekend (1st weekend in June)

    After carefully pondering all these days of festivity, I find that a host of other, equally important questions now haunt me:

  • What is one required to do on Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day (July 29)?
  • Why is date-nut bread worthy of not one, but two dedicated days of celebration?
  • What's so great about celebrating Moldy Cheese Day (October 9) and Poisoned Blackberries Day (September 29)?
  • How does one verify whether National Rocky Road Day (June 2) refers to the ice cream flavor or actual rocky roads?
  • Why is February not already National Hot Chocolate Month? To what governing body would I petition a demand?

    Behold! Your yearly food agenda!* Add to your iCal now, before you let another National Chocolate-Covered Raisins Day (March 24) slip by unnoticed!

    JANUARY
    Oatmeal Month: January 1-31
    Prune Breakfast Month: January 1-31
    National Hot Tea Month: January 1-31
    National Soup Month: January 1-30
    Bean Day: January 6
    Hot and Spicy Food International Day: January 16
    National Popcorn Day: January 19
    National Buttercrunch Day: January 20
    National Blonde Brownie Day: January 22
    National Pie Day: January 23
    Eskimo Pie Patent Day: January 24
    National Corn Chip Day: January 29

    FEBRUARY
    Canned Food Month: February 1-28
    National Snack Food Month: February 1-28
    National Grapefruit Month: February 1-28
    Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day: February 11
    National Plum Pudding Day: February 12
    National Gumdrop Day: February 15
    National Chocolate Mint Day: February 19
    National Pancake Week: February 21-27
    National Tortilla Chip Day: February 24
    National Pistachio Day: February 26

    MARCH
    National Frozen Food Month: March 1-31
    National Noodle Month: March 1-31
    National Peanut Month: March 1-31
    National Peanut Butter Lover's Day: March 1
    National Frozen Food Day: March 6
    National Crown Roast of Pork Day: March 7
    Johnny Appleseed Day: March 11
    American Chocolate Week: March 14-20
    National Potato Chip Day: March 14
    Poultry Day: March 19
    National Chip and Dip Day: March 23
    National Chocolate-Covered Raisins Day: March 24
    Pecan Day: March 25
    Waffle Day: March 25
    Spinach Festival Day: March 26
    Maple Syrup Saturday: 3rd Saturday in March
    Something on a Stick Day: March 28
    National Clams on the Half Shell Day: March 31

    APRIL
    National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day: April 2
    National Egg Salad Week: April 12-18
    National Pecan Day: April 14
    National Eggs Benedict Day: April 16
    National Cheeseball Day: April 17
    National Garlic Day: April 19
    National Jelly Bean Day: April 22
    National Pigs in a Blanket Day: April 24
    National Zucchini Day: April 25
    National Pretzel Day: April 26
    National Shrimp Scampi Day: April 29

    MAY
    National Egg Month: May 1-31
    National Hamburger Month: May 1-31
    National Chocolate Custard Month: May 1-31
    National Barbeque Month: May 1-31
    National Salad Month: May 1-31
    National Raisin Week: May 1-7
    National Candied Orange Peel Day: May 4
    National Hoagie Day: May 5
    Beverage Day: May 6
    National Roast Leg of Lamb Day: May 7
    Have a Coke Day: May 8
    Eat What You Want Day: May 11
    National Chocolate Chip Day: May 15
    National Escargot Day: May 24
    National Hamburger Day: May 28
    National Macaroon Day: May 31

    JUNE
    National Iced Tea Month: June 1-30
    Turkey Lovers Month: June 1-30
    National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month: June 1-30
    National Papaya Month: June 1-30
    National Dairy Month: June 1-30
    National Rocky Road Day: June 2
    Donut Day: 1st weekend in June
    National Applesauce Cake Day: June 6
    National Chocolate Ice Cream Day: June 7
    Name Your Poison Day: June 8
    Kitchen Klutzes of America Day: June 13
    Eat Your Vegetables Day: June 17
    Ice Cream Soda Day: June 20
    National Chocolate Éclair Day: June 22
    National Chocolate Pudding Day: June 26

    JULY
    National Baked Beans Month: July 1-31
    National Ice Cream Month: July 1-31
    National July Belongs to Blueberries Month: July 1-31
    Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day: July 1
    National Fried Chicken Day: July 6
    National Strawberry Sundae Day: July 7
    National Sugar Cookie Day: July 9
    National Pecan Pie Day: July 12
    National Tapioca Pudding Day: July 15
    National Peach Ice Cream Day: July 17
    National Ice Cream Day: July 18
    National Caviar Day: July 18
    National Vanilla Ice Cream Day: July 23
    Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day: July 29
    National Milk Chocolate Day: July 28
    National Cheesecake Day: July 30

    AUGUST
    National Catfish Month: August 1-31
    Peach Month: August 1-31
    National Raspberry Cream Pie Day: August 1
    National Ice Cream Soda Day: August 2
    National Ice Cream Sandwich Day: August 2
    National Watermelon Day: August 3
    National Mustard Day: August 5
    Sneak some Zucchini on Your Neighbor’s Porch Night: August 8
    National Creamsicle Day: August 14
    Bratwurst Festival: August 16
    Potato Day: August 19
    National Spumoni Day: August 21
    National Spongecake Day: August 23
    National Cherry Popsicle Day: August 26
    More Herbs, Less Salt Day: August 29
    National Toasted Marshmallow Day: August 30
    National Trail Mix Day: August 31

    SEPTEMBER
    All American Breakfast Month: September 1-30
    Better Breakfast Month: September 1-30
    National Chicken Month: September 1-30
    National Honey Month: September 1-30
    National Date-Nut Bread Day: September 8
    National Chocolate Milkshake Day: September 12
    National Cream-Filled Doughnut Day: September 14
    National Apple Dumpling Day: September 17
    National Butterscotch Pudding Day: September 19
    International Banana Festival: September 21
    National Food Service Employees Day: September 22
    National Pancake Day: September 26
    Poisoned Blackberries Day: September 29

    OCTOBER
    National Applejack Month: October 1-31
    National Seafood Month: October 1-31
    Vegetarian Awareness Month: October 1-31
    National Pickled Peppers Month: October 1-31
    National Dessert Month: October 1-31
    National Pretzel Month: October 1-31
    National Popcorn Poppin' Month: October 1-31
    World Vegetarian Day: October 1
    National Frappe Day: October 7
    Moldy Cheese Day: October 9
    National Angel Food Cake Day: October 10
    National Peanut Festival: October 13
    National Dessert Day: October 14
    National Nut Day: October 22
    National Bologna Day: October 24
    National Chocolate Day: October 28
    National Candy Corn Day: October 30

    NOVEMBER
    National Peanut Butter Lover's Month: November 1-30
    National Fig Week: November 1-7
    National Deviled Egg Day: November 2
    Sandwich Day: November 3
    National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day: November 7
    National Pizza with the Works Except for Anchovies Day: November 12
    National Indian Pudding Day: November 13
    National Cashew Day: November 23
    National Parfait Day: November 25

    DECEMBER
    National Pie Day: December 1
    Eat a Red Apple Day: December 1
    National Fritters Day: December 2
    National Sacher Torte Day: December 5
    National Gazpacho Day: December 6
    National Cotton Candy Day: December 7
    National Pastry Day: December 9
    National Noodle-Ring Day: December 11
    Ice Cream and Violins Day: December 13
    National Bouillabaisse Day: December 14
    National Lemon Cupcake Day: December 15
    National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day: December 16
    National Maple Syrup Day: December 17
    National Roast Suckling Pig Day: December 18
    Oatmeal Muffin Day: December 19
    National Hamburger Day: December 21
    National French Fried Shrimp Day: December 21
    National Date-Nut Bread Day: December 22
    National Eggnog Day: December 24
    National Pumpkin Pie Day: December 25
    National Fruitcake Day: December 27
    National Chocolate Day: December 28
    National Bicarbonate of Soda Day: December 30


    *I can't verify these dates with absolute certainty, so don't blame me if you're whooping it up on National Eggs Benedict Day and you find out it's actually National Pizza with the Works Except for Anchovies Day. You celebrate at your own risk, people.

  • 2.24.2006

    2 Comments:

    Blogger MissGinsu said...

    Check it out... food holidays are now tendy. (Or at least worthy of NY Times reportage.)

    5/30/2007  
    Blogger m38967 said...

    Hi----Miss Ginsu:

    I too, along with Slash Food, am wondering what is Cheese Sacrifice Day all about? I've been Googling and cant find a link to the source. I guess like you said, we all can just speculate. lol. nice blog.

    Missy.

    7/29/2007  

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