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Food holidays in different countries

Food holidays in different countries for 2024-2025 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 2024-2025 year

June 2024

Wednesday 26 June - National Chocolate Pudding Day in USA; Gladmat in Stavanger, Norway (One of Norway’s biggest and most important food festivals is taking place yearly in Stavanger); National Coconut Day in USA

July 2024

Wednesday 17 July - National Peach Ice Cream 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
Thursday 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 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)

August 2024

Thursday 1 August - National Raspberry Cream Pie Day in USA; 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); International Albariño Days; Rawgust; National Milkshake Day in USA; World Breastfeeding Week
Friday 2 August - National Ice Cream Sandwich 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); Hanover Street Food & Music Festival
Thursday 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)
Saturday 17 August - National Vanilla Custard Day in USA; August Restaurant Day (is occurs once per season. The third Saturday of February, May, August, and November)

September 2024

Saturday 21 September - 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”); National Pecan Cookie Day in USA; Oktoberfest

October 2024

Tuesday 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); Peruvian Cocoa and Chocolate Day; Cocoa Day in Venezuela; World Vegetarian Day and International Vegetarian Week
Friday 4 October - Cinnamon Roll Day (Sweden. Kanelbullens dag and Finland - Korvapuustipäivä); National Taco Day in USA; National Vodka Day in USA
Monday 14 October - Thanksgiving in Canada (observed on the second week in October); National Dessert 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)
Monday 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); National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day in USA; National Tequeño Day in Venezuela
Thursday 31 October - National Caramel Apple Day and Candy Apple 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); 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); International Carignan Day (Celebrated on the last Thursday in October); International Rice Day

November 2024

Sunday 10 November - National Vanilla Cupcake Day in USA; National Wheat Day in Brazil; Winegrower and Winemaker's Day in Ukraine (Celebrated on the second Sunday of November); National Pupusa Day in El Salvador (Día nacional de las pupusas is celebrated on the second Sunday in November); National Bolivian Salteña Day
Friday 15 November - National Bundt Day in USA (also National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day and National Raisin Bran Cereal Day); National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day in USA; International Cheese and Bread Day
Saturday 16 November - International day of fight against anorexia; National Fast Food Day in USA; November Restaurant Day (is occurs once per season. The third Saturday of February, May, August, and November)
Sunday 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); National Food Safety Day in Spain
Sunday 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); International Laksa Day in Darwin, Australia (Last Sunday in November); World Red Wine Day

December 2024

Wednesday 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!”)
Thursday 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); National Baker's Day in Mexico

January 2025

February 2025

Sunday 2 February - National Tater Tot Day in USA; Pork Rind Appreciation Day in USA (Celebrate the first Sunday of February); Crepe Day; British Yorkshire Pudding Day (The first Sunday in February)
Monday 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 15 February - National Gumdrop Day in USA; February Restaurant Day (is occurs once per season. The third Saturday of February, May, August, and November)
Tuesday 18 February - National “Drink Wine” Day in USA; Global Drink Wine Day (So why should this only be a day that is celebrated in the USA?)
Saturday 29 February - National Frog Legs Day in USA (only occurs during Leap Year)

March 2025

Saturday 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
Thursday 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)
Thursday 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
Friday 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)
Thursday 27 March - International Whiskey Day; Spanish Paella Day (is a traditional Spanish dish, made with rice, meat or fish, and a delicious sauce)

April 2025

Thursday 10 April - National Cinnamon Crescent Day in USA (remember that cinnamon is a good source of manganese, fiber, iron and calcium)
Monday 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); Wine Journalist's Day in Argentina
Thursday 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; International Pizza Cake Day; National Espresso Day in Italy
Wednesday 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 2025

Friday 2 May - National Chocolate Truffle 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); World Tuna Day
Sunday 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 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 17 May - World Whisky Day (Third Saturday of May); National Cherry Cobbler Day in USA; May Restaurant Day (is occurs once per season. The third Saturday of February, May, August, and November); National Pinot Grigio Day in USA (You must be 21 or older to host this event); Walnut Day
Thursday 22 May - National Vanilla Pudding Day in USA; International Chardonnay Day (Celebrated on the Thursday before U.S. Memorial Day each year thanks to the creator Rick Bakas)
Sunday 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)
Thursday 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; National Meat Day in Uruguay

June 2025

Sunday 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
Wednesday 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 15 June - National Beer Day in United Kingdom; Lobster Day in USA; International Drink Chenin Blanc Day (Happens annually on the 3rd Saturday of June); Vierländer Strawberry Festival (Starts on the third Saturday in June)
Wednesday 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

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