February National Food Holidays

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We tend to think of Valentine’s Day as “owning” February, but this list says otherwise. Don’t let one day of red satin candy boxes limit your celebration, when there are month-long festivities like:

  • Berry Fresh Month
  • Celebration Of Chocolate Month
  • Great American Pies Month
  • National Canned Food Month
  • National Cherry Month
  • National Fiber Focus Month
  • National Fondue Month
  • National Grapefruit Month
  • National Heart Healthy Month
  • National Hot Breakfast Month
  • National Snack Food Month
  • National Potato Lovers Month
  • National Sweet Potato Month

For week-long celebrations, there are:

  • La Poutine Week (in Canada, First Week)
  • Shape Up With Pickles Time
    (First Week)
  • Great American Pizza Bake Week
    (Second Week)
  • Kraut & Frankfurter Week
    (Second Week)
  • National Pancake Week
    (Fourth Week)

And then, there are the daily festivities. These dates vary according to the calendar:

  • National Pisco Sour Day (first Saturday)
  • National Pork Rind Day (a.k.a. Pork Rind Appreciation Day)
  • Super Bowl Sunday (the first Sunday, but sometimes it falls on the last Sunday in January)
  • International Pancake Day, Shrove Tuesday (February or March)
  • Oatmeal Monday, second Monday
  • National CSA Day (last Friday)
  • National Chili Day (the 4th Thursday in February)

These dates are the same every year:

  • February 1: National Baked Alaska Day
  • February 2: Candelmas (France): CrГЄ pes Day
  • February 2: Heavenly Hash Day
  • February 3: National Carrot Cake Day
  • February 3: National Tater Tot Day
  • February 4: Homemade Soup Day
  • February 4: National Stuffed Mushrooms Day


Celebrate the gumdrop on February 15th. Photo courtesy Farleys and Sathers.

*Is it patty or pattie? Cadbury calls its product York Peppermint Pattie, but a pattie refers to a meat product. According to the dictionary, “patty” is more correct for the candy; the plural is patties.

  • February 11: Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day
  • February 12: National Plum Pudding Day
  • February 13: National Tortellini Day (Plus A Chicken & Tortellini
    Mac & Cheese Recipe)
  • February 14: National Creme-Filled Chocolates Day
  • February 15: National Gumdrop Day
  • February 16: National Almond Day
  • February 17: National Indian Pudding Day
  • February 18: Crab-Stuffed Flounder Day
  • February 18: Drink Wine Day
  • February 19: National Chocolate Mint Day
  • February 20: National Cherry Pie Day
  • February 21: National Sticky Bun Day
  • February 22: National Margarita Day
  • February 23: National Banana Bread Day
  • February 23: Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
  • February 5: National Chocolate Fondue Day
  • February 5: World Nutella Day
  • February 6: National Chopsticks Day
  • February 6: National Frozen Yogurt Day
  • February 7: National Fettuccine Alfredo Day
  • February 8: National Molasses Bar Day
  • February 9: National Bagels and Lox Day*
  • February 9: National Pizza DayвЂ
  • February 10: Cream Cheese
    Brownie Day
  • February 11: Peppermint Patty* Day


A berry nice holiday, February 27: National Strawberry Day. Photo courtesy California Strawberries.

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*National Bagel Day is January 15th. National Bagels & Lox Day is February 9th. National Bagelfest Day is July 26th.

†February 9th is National Pizza Day. September 5th is National Cheese Pizza Day. September 20th is National Pepperoni Pizza. October is National Pizza Month. November 12th is National Pizza With Everything (Except Anchovies) Day.

‡January 21st is National New England Clam Chowder Day, a recipe with a cream base. Since there is no official Manhattan Clam Chowder Day (a tomato base), consider 2/25, the generic National Clam Chowder Day, a stand-in.

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