30 Fun Food Holidays to Celebrate This Year
Whether your dietary tastes stick to the old standards like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or a liquid diet of absinthe and wine, there's a food and drink holiday for you. Here are 30 of them that you still have time to celebrate in 2019.
1. January 23: National Pie Day
Take today to enjoy a classic apple or pecan, or try something new.
2. January 25: Burns Night
Burns Night, named for Scottish poet Robert Burns, celebrates Scottish culture, literature, and cuisine. Break out the haggis!
3. February 2: National Tater Tot Day
Take National Tater Tot Day to reconsider what might be the finest form of fried potatoes.
4. February 9: National Pizza Day
5. March 5: National Absinthe Day
There's a lot of talk about absinthe's history and the myths therein. Luckily, we've got those covered—and debunked.
6. March 7: National Cereal Day
Cereal first, then milk. Learn your history.
7. March 17: National Corn Dog Day
This March, celebrate with one portable, fried, meaty treat. But first, learn about the anatomy of a corndog.
8. April 2: National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
Who doesn't love this classic childhood snack? Eat one today, and then get the answer to something you've wondered since childhood: What's the difference between jelly and jam?
9. April 7: National Beer Day
Be sure to correct your misconceptions about beer before having too many on April 7 (or even the night before on New Beer's Eve).
10. April 19: National Garlic Day
We all know it's supposed to keep a vampire away, but did you know these 11 facts about garlic?
11. May 11: National Eat What You Want Day
Though it's definitely not healthy, this is a food holiday that we want to celebrate more than once a year.
12. May 16: National Mimosa Day
A staple of any brunch menu. Celebrate with a glass ... or two.
13. May 25: National Wine Day
As you're enjoying a glass of cab sav or chardonnay with friends this National Wine Day, drop a few of these wine-related facts.
14. June 1: National Doughnut Day
One of two National Doughnut Days celebrated every year. Why are there two, you ask? We've got you covered.
15. June 4: National Cheese Day
There are so many different types of cheese to celebrate. Here's a quick refresher on how two dozen of them got their names.
16. June 21: National Smoothie Day
Put all your favorites together, blend them up, and check out some of the best smoothie art we can find!
17. July 6: National Fried Chicken Day
18. July 14: National Mac and Cheese Day
19. July 15: National Ice Cream Day
Our third president also had a hand in making ice cream a thing—in fact, according to the Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia, "he can be credited with the first known recipe [for ice cream] recorded by an American," and it probably stems from his time in France.
20. August 3: National Watermelon Day
They're 92 percent water, and 100 percent delicious—and you can eat the whole thing, which you should definitely do on National Watermelon Day.
21. August 24: National Waffle Day
Would it be a surprise if we told you that Jefferson loved these delicious discs so much he brought back four waffle irons from France? He liked to serve them with (duh) ice cream.
22. September 20: National Queso Day
Not just cheese dip, queso (or chili con queso) is a Tex-Mex dip served with tortilla chips. It's been called "the world's most perfect food," and we can't disagree.
23. September 25: National Lobster Day
On the day celebrating this brightly colored crustacean, consider these fun facts about the clawed creature.
24. September 29: National Coffee Day
Make the most of this National Coffee Day with some of our favorite coffee hacks.
25. October 14: National Dessert Day
26. October 17: National Pasta Day
There are myriad ways to celebrate National Pasta Day, so why not consider some of these unique pasta shapes?
27. October 26: National Chicken Fried Steak Day
This delicious dish is a delicacy across the American South, and certainly worth taking a day to celebrate.
28. November 21: National Stuffing Day
If you're worried about celebrating the right food, make sure you know the difference between stuffing and dressing.
29. December 8: National Brownie Day
Whether you prefer the middle piece or an edge piece, celebrate National Brownie Day by learning about its origins.
30. December 30: National Bacon Day
End every year with a generous helping of the internet's favorite food.