National Food Holidays

These dates predominantly refer to the British National Food Holidays in 2013.

It is by no means an exhaustive list but more a reference of the type of National Food Holidays that appeal to me.

January

  • New Year’s Day – 1 January
  • Epiphany - 6 January
  • National Soup Month (US)
  • Milk Day - 11 January
  • Farmhouse Breakfast Week20-26 January
  • Rabbie Burns Day – 25 January
  • National Potato Day - 26-27 January

February

  • National Carrot Day – 3rd February
  • Bramley Apple Week – 3-9 February
  • Shrove Tuesday – 12 February
  • Chinese New Year – 10-13 February
  • Valentine’s Day – 14 February
  • National Chilli Day28 February

March

  • St.Patrick’s Day – 17 March
  • Easter Sunday – 31 March

April

  • Thai New Year (Songkran) – 13 -17 April
  • National Garlic Day – 19 April

May

  • National Herb Week – commences 1 May
  • British Sandwich Week – commences 12 May
  • National Vegetarian Week – commences 20 May

June

  • Coriander Week – 3 June
  • Father’s Day – 16 June

July

  • Independence Day – 4 July
  • Bastille Day14 July
  • National Hot Dog Day23 July
  • National Salad Week - 25 July

August

  • Peach Month
  • National Mustard Day (US)3 August

September

  • British Food Fortnight – commences 23 September

October

  • National Curry Week - commences 7 October
  • National Apple Day – 21 October
  • Halloween - 31 October

November

  • Diwali – 3 – 7 November
  • National Pudding Day – 9 November
  • Hanukkah – 27 November – 5 December
  • Thanksgiving28 November
  • St. Andrew’s Day – 30 November

December

  • Christmas Eve – 24 December
  • Christmas Day 25 December
  • Boxing Day - 26 December
  • Hogmany/New Year’s Eve – 31 December

Source: Recipes4us.co.uk & 2013 DDP Ltd Notable Dates

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 All That I'm Eating November 6, 2012 at 11:24 am

So useful! It’s good to have them all in one place; hot dog month sounds like a good one!

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2 Jacqueline November 6, 2012 at 11:35 am

Thanks Caroline. I need to update it with a few more but it keeps me right :-)

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3 Mich Piece of Cake January 12, 2013 at 9:26 am

That’s interesting. If only someone would organize an event around the theme… that would be fun.

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4 Camilla @FabFood4All January 14, 2013 at 9:46 am

Jacqueline, I’ve been asked to do something for National Potato Day so thought I’d see if it was on your calendar – I believe it’s on 26 January 2013 and have just checked their website.

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5 Jacqueline January 14, 2013 at 9:50 am

Thanks for letting me know Camilla – I’ve changed it now :-)

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