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Food holidays in different countries

Food holidays in different countries for 2023-2024 year
The first thing that springs to mind when you think of holidays is…food. It’s hard to envision any celebration without food. But some went further and set aside some days (a lot of days, actually) to celebrate food itself. Indeed, no one would argue that food itself is worth celebrating. So, here’s a list of days designated by different countries to celebrate, commemorate or acknowledge certain types of food and dishes. Help us Help us 

A list of Food Holidays in different countries for 2023-2024 year

February 2023

Friday 10 February - World Pulses Day (UN: A/RES/73/251. Dried beans, lentils and peas are the most commonly known and consumed types of pulses. Pulses are a type of leguminous crop that are harvested solely for the dry seed.); National Cream Cheese Brownie Day and National “Have a Brownie” Day in USA
Saturday 18 February - National “Drink Wine” Day in USA; February Restaurant Day (is occurs once per season. The third Saturday of February, May, August, and November); Global Drink Wine Day (So why should this only be a day that is celebrated in the USA?)
Tuesday 21 February - National Sticky Bun Day in USA; National Pancake Day in Netherlands (Nationale Pannenkoekdag - Tuesday before Ash Wednesday)
Wednesday 29 February - National Frog Legs Day in USA (only occurs during Leap Year)

March 2023

Wednesday 1 March - Beer Day in Iceland (marked the end of beer prohibition in 1989. Bjórdagurinn or Bjordagur); National Pig Day, Fruit Compote Day and National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day in United States; Time for a Cuppa in England (gather your friends and family on a cup for a cup of tea, a piece of cake and a nose - all for good reason!); Nutrition Month in Canada and USA
Monday 13 March - National Chicken Noodle Soup Day and Coconut Torte Day in USA; World Riesling Day (The First Annual Riesling Birthday was celebrated in 2019)
Monday 20 March - National Ravioli Day, Steak and Knobber Day in USA; International Without Meat Day (This holiday was observed for the first time in 1985 in the USA as Great American Meatout); International Macaroon Day (macaroon is a French confectionery made from egg whites, sugar and ground almonds. Usually made in the form of cookies; put cream or jam between two layers); World Flour Day; MeatOut Day in Colorado, US; Meat on the Menu Day in Nebraska, US; Great American Meatout
Tuesday 21 March - National French Bread Day and National Crunchy Taco Day in USA; Taste Hong Kong (A four-day holiday in the open. Real foodies will appreciate the Gastronomic Festival in Hong Kong)
Monday 27 March - International Whiskey Day; Spanish Paella Day (is a traditional Spanish dish, made with rice, meat or fish, and a delicious sauce)

April 2023

Monday 10 April - National Cinnamon Crescent Day in USA (remember that cinnamon is a good source of manganese, fiber, iron and calcium)
Friday 14 April - Myanmar Water Festival; National Coffee Day in Portugal; National Pecan Day in USA; Black Day (South Korea, Japan, Taiwan. An unofficial holiday celebrated annually by single people - unmarried or unmarried people)
Monday 17 April - Malbec World Day (Malbec is a purple grape variety used in making red wine. MWD is celebrated to commemorate the day when president Domingo Faustino Sarmiento of Argentina officially made it his mission to transform Argentina's wine industry. On that day, back in 1853, he tasked Michel Aimé Pouget, a French soil expert, to bring over new vines); National Cheeseball Day in USA; National Espresso Day in Italy
Sunday 23 April - German Beer Day in Germany; Bermuda Pepper Day (The Bermuda Peppercorn Ceremony is an event that occurs every year in April. King’s Square in the town of St. George, Bermuda becomes the site where the Masonic Brothers of Lodge St. George pay the annual rent of one peppercorn); National Cherry Cheesecake Day and National Picnic Day in USA

May 2023

Thursday 4 May - World Give Day (is one day a year when people all over the world come together to support the causes they care about most. Whether you donate to your favorite non-profit, a person in your community, or give some of your time, World Give Day is a day to focus on giving back); National Candied Orange Peel Day in USA
Friday 5 May - National Enchilada Day and National Hoagie Day in USA; School Lunch Hero Day in USA (Between preparing healthy meals for America’s students, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, school nutrition professionals are true heroes); International Sauvignon Blanc Day (The First Annual Sauvignon Blanc Day was celebrated in 2009. Celebrated always on the first Friday in May)
Tuesday 9 May - National Foodies Day and Moscato Day in USA; World Moscato Day (Moscato, or Muscat in Italian, is one of the oldest known variety of grapes grown in the world)
Saturday 20 May - World Whisky Day (Third Saturday of May); National Quiche Lorraine Day and National Pick Strawberries Day in USA; May Restaurant Day (is occurs once per season. The third Saturday of February, May, August, and November)
Thursday 25 May - National Brown-Bag-It Day and National Wine Day in USA; Urbanas Day in Latvia (Urbanas diena - an ancient tradition-festival. The date was considered the most successful day for growing oats, barley, flax and cucumbers); International Chardonnay Day (Celebrated on the Thursday before U.S. Memorial Day each year thanks to the creator Rick Bakas)
Monday 29 May - World Digestive Health Day (On the 29th of May 1958, the last day of the First World Congress of Gastroenterology which took place in Washington, an assembly of distinguished gastroenterologists announced the foundation of the World Gastroenterology Organisation was born); National Biscuit Day in USA and UK; National Burger Day in USA

June 2023

Thursday 1 June - World Milk Day (is a day established by the Food and Agriculture Organization [FAO] of the United Nations to recognise the importance of milk as a global food. It has been observed on June 1 each year since 2001); National Hazelnut Cake Day in USA
Sunday 4 June - National Cheese Day in USA (52% of Americans believe cheeses are interchangeable in recipes, and 28% say they switch cheeses because they like to experiment with the flavors different cheeses offer); National Cheesemakers Day in US; National Cognac Day in the USA
Sunday 18 June - Sustainable Gastronomy Day (The UN General Assembly adopted on 21 December 2016 its resolution A/RES/71/246 and designated 18 June as an international observance, Sustainable Gastronomy Day); International Bazaar (UN); International Picnic Day; National Cherry Tart Day in USA; International Sushi Day
Wednesday 28 June - Milk Chocolate Day (unofficial holiday); National Tapioca Day in USA; Gladmat in Stavanger, Norway (One of Norway’s biggest and most important food festivals is taking place yearly in Stavanger); National Ceviche Day in USA

July 2023

Tuesday 18 July - Hot Dog Day (United States, Canada, Great Britain and Australia. It has been celebrated since 1971, when students first proposed it. Hot Dog Day itself is usually the third Saturday in April, although many students celebrate the entire "hot dog week", running from that Wednesday to that Sunday. July 18 – based on when the North American Meat Institute hosts its annual Hot Dog Lunch on Capitol Hill.); National Caviar Day in USA
Wednesday 19 July - National Daiquiri Day in USA; National Hot Dog Day in USA (While it’s unclear exactly when the hot dog was invented, many people attribute it to sausages developed during the 13th century in Germany); Exposicion Rural Argentina or La Exposicion Rural
Monday 24 July - National Tequila Day in USA (A common practice in the U.S. is to take a shot with lime and salt, known as tequila cruda, while those in Mexico opt to savor their tequila neat like whiskey); Drive-Thru Day (Restaurants, coffee shops, liquor stores, pharmacies and many more services utilize drive-thrus for quick service)
Thursday 27 July - National Scotch Day and Creme Brûlée Day in USA; National Chili Dog Day in USA (Celebrated on the fourth Thursday in July); National Bomb Pop Day in USA (celebrated on the Last Thursday of June)

August 2023

Thursday 3 August - National Watermelon Day in USA; World Watermelon Day; National IPA Day in USA (celebrates the beer known as India Pale Ale Beer and celebrated the first Thursday of every August); Oi! Trøndersk Mat og Drikke in Trondheim, Norway (The Festival to celebrate local cuisine); Turnips Day or Día Nacional del Nabo in Spain
Friday 4 August - Champagne Day (âirthday of champagne in 1693); National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day in USA; International Beer Day (is a celebration on the first Friday of every August founded in 2007 in Santa Cruz, California by Jesse Avshalomov); National White Wine Day in US
Sunday 13 August - Melon Day in Turkmenistan (celebrated on the second Sunday in August); National Filet Mignon Day in USA
Tuesday 15 August - National Lemon Meringue Pie Day in USA (Julia Child’s Birthday - August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004 - was an American chef, author and television personality)
Wednesday 16 August - Xicolatada (Palau-de-Cerdagne, France); National Rum Day and National Bratwurst Day in USA; International Pinot Noir Day (Pinot noir is such an expressive wine)
Thursday 31 August - National Trail Mix Day (United States); Eat Outdoors Day; International Cabernet Day (Celebrated on the Thursday before the US Labour Day); Vegetable Day in Japan (Yasai No Hi)

September 2023

Monday 4 September - National Macadamia Nut Day (United States); Finnish Food Day (Finländska matens dag)
Saturday 16 September - National Guacamole Day, National Cinnamon-Raisin Bread Day and National Play-Dough Day in United States; Cheese Days in Monroe, Wisconsin (The weekend long event typically occurs on the third weekend in September of even-numbered years in the historic downtown area known as “the Square”)

October 2023

Sunday 1 October - World Vegetarian Day; National Coffee Day in Japan and Sri Lanka; National Pumpkin Spice Day in USA; International Coffee Day (At a meeting on 3–7 March 2014, a decision was taken by the International Coffee Organization to launch the first official International Coffee Day in Milan as part of Expo 2015); World Cocoa and Chocolate Day; Coffee Day in El Salvador (Día de la caficultura); World Vegetarian Day and International Vegetarian Week
Wednesday 4 October - Cinnamon Roll Day (Sweden. Kanelbullens dag and Finland - Korvapuustipäivä); National Taco Day in USA; National Vodka Day in USA
Monday 9 October - Thanksgiving in Canada (observed on the second week in October); Nationa Nutrition Week in South Africa; National Moldy-Cheese Day and National Pizza and Beer Day in USA; National School Lunch Week in US (the second full week of October. President John F. Kennedy created National School Lunch Week [NSLW] in 1962 to promote the importance of a healthy school lunch in a child’s life and the impact it has inside and outside of the classroom); Finnish-Swedish Food Culture Day in Finland (Finlandssvenska matkulturdagen)
Saturday 14 October - National Dessert Day in USA; International Pinotage Day (Celebrated on the second Saturday of October)
Saturday 21 October - International Day of the Nacho (nachos first appeared in 1943 in Piedras Negras, a small Mexican city which is very near to the U.S. military base Fort Duncan, in Texas); Apple Day (United Kingdom); Sweetest Day in Great Lakes region (is celebrated on the third Saturday in October); National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day in USA
Thursday 26 October - National Mincemeat Day and National Pumpkin Day in USA; Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival (Hong Kong's largest and most popular event has been spending four days since the last Thursday of October); International Carignan Day (Celebrated on the last Thursday in October)
Tuesday 31 October - National Caramel Apple Day and Candy Apple Day in USA; Rakfisk Festival in Fagernes, Norway (The Norwegian Rakfisk Festival in Fagernes is all about a semi-fermented trout called rakfisk, that has a unique flavor thanks to its long fermenting process)

November 2023

Thursday 2 November - National Deviled Egg Day in USA; Men Make Dinner Day (celebrated on the first Thursday of November)
Saturday 4 November - National Bison Day in United States (Date for 2023. Celebrated on the first Saturday in November); National Candy Day in USA
Sunday 12 November - National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day and Chicken Soup for the Soul Day in USA; Winegrower and Winemaker's Day in Ukraine (Celebrated on the second Sunday of November); National Happy Hour Day in USA; National Pupusa Day in El Salvador (Date for 2023. Día nacional de las pupusas is celebrated on the second Sunday in November)
Wednesday 15 November - National Bundt Day in USA (also National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day and National Raisin Bran Cereal Day); National Zinfandel Day in US (Celebrated on the 3rd Wednesday in November); National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day in USA; International Cheese and Bread Day
Friday 17 November - International Happy Gose Day; National Baklava Day and Homemade Bread Day in USA; National Butter Day in USA (It celebrations have many histories. On this day butter lovers celebrate this day in different ways. They prepare delicious food with butter for their loved ones on that day)
Saturday 18 November - National Apple Cider Day (United States); National Vichyssoise Day (United States); November Restaurant Day (is occurs once per season. The third Saturday of February, May, August, and November)
Friday 24 November - National Sardines Day in USA; International Carmenère Day (Created in 2014, this festival originally celebrated the 20th anniversary of a grape that was ‘lost,’ then rediscovered); Sinkie Day in United States (Day after Thanksgiving)

December 2023

Monday 4 December - National Cookie Day (United States); Cabernet Franc Day (It's a way to prove that this variety is “More Than a Blending Grape!”)
Tuesday 5 December - National Comfort Food Day and Repeal of Prohibition Day in USA (On December 5th, 1933, Utah, the final state needed for a three quarters majority, ratified the 21st Amendment, repealing Prohibition and restoring the American right to a celebratory drink)

January 2024

Thursday 11 January - National Hot Toddy Day and National Milk Day in USA; Bermuda Restaurant Weeks (Beginning on Thursday of the second full week of January); German Apples Day (Tag des Deutschen Apfels)

February 2024

Saturday 3 February - National Carrot Cake Day in USA; Ice Cream For Breakfast Day (is officially celebrated on the first Saturday of February)

How to celebrate food holidays

Well, treat yourself. There are more than 365 yummy excuses for cheating on your diet.
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