30 Fun Food Holidays to Celebrate This Year

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Whether your favorite foods are old standards like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or you lean more toward a liquid diet of absinthe, there's a food and drink holiday for you. Here are 30 delicious days that you can celebrate in 2021.

1. January 1: National Bloody Mary Day

Whether or not there’s any scientific evidence to back up “the hair of the dog that bit you” approach to a hangover, there’s something about this tomato-based morning cocktail that puts a spring in one’s step.

2. January 15: National Bagel Day

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While every day is bagel day for some people, today’s the day to make it official.

3. January 20: National Cheese Lovers Day

Are you a cheese lover? Then this is your day.

4. January 23: National Pie Day

Take today to enjoy a classic apple or pecan, or try something new.

5. February 2: National Tater Tot Day


Take National Tater Tot Day to reconsider what might be the finest form of fried potatoes.

6. February 9: National Pizza Day

You already crave it every day, so take February 9 to treat yourself to your favorite slice (and learn some of its history, too).

7. 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.

8. March 7: National Cereal Day

Cereal first, then milk. Learn your history.

9. March 20: National Corn Dog Day

This March, celebrate with one portable, fried, meaty treat. But first, learn about the anatomy of a corndog.

10. 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?

11. April 7: National Beer Day

Be sure to correct your misconceptions about beer before soaking up some suds on April 7 (or even the night before on New Beer's Eve).

12. 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?

13. 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.

14. May 16: National Mimosa Day

A staple of any brunch menu. Celebrate with a glass ... or four.

15. May 25: National Wine Day

As you're enjoying a glass of cab sav or chardonnay on National Wine Day, drop a few of these wine-related facts into the conversation.

16. 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.

17. June 4: National Doughnut Day


One of two National Doughnut Days celebrated every year. Why are there two, you ask? Let us explain.

18. 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!

19. July 6: National Fried Chicken Day

Not all fried chicken is created equal. Before finding the best in your state, learn about how it used to be made.

20. July 14: National Mac and Cheese Day


You can thank none other than Thomas Jefferson for popularizing this delightful dish.

21. July 18: 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.

22. 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.

23. September 20: National Queso Day

Not just cheese dip, queso (or chili con queso) is a Tex-Mex dip served with tortilla chips. It has been called "the world's most perfect food," and we can't disagree.

24. September 25: National Lobster Day


On the day celebrating this brightly colored crustacean, consider these fun facts about the clawed creature.

25. October 1: National Coffee Day

Make the most of this National Coffee Day with some of our favorite coffee hacks.

26. October 17: National Pasta Day


There are many ways to celebrate National Pasta Day, so why not consider switching out your standard old spaghetti for one 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 the sweet treat's origins.

30. December 30: National Bacon Day


End every year with a generous helping of the internet's favorite food.