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Food holidays in different countries

Food holidays in different countries for 2021-2022 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.

A list of Food Holidays in different countries for 2021-2022 year

October 2021

Thursday 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
Thursday 28 October - National Chocolate 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)
Sunday 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 2021

Thursday 4 November - National Candy Day in USA; Men Make Dinner Day (celebrated on the first Thursday of November)
Saturday 6 November - National Bison Day in United States (Date for 2021. Celebrated on the first Saturday in November); National Nachos Day in USA
Monday 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
Thursday 18 November - International Beaujolais Day (Date for 2021; observed on the third Thursday in November); National Apple Cider Day (United States); National Vichyssoise Day (United States)
Saturday 20 November - National Peanut Butter Fudge Day in USA; November Restaurant Day (is occurs once per season. The third Saturday of February, May, August, and November)
Wednesday 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)

December 2021

Saturday 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!”)
Sunday 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 2022

February 2022

Saturday 5 February - World Nutella Day; Ice Cream For Breakfast Day (is officially celebrated on the first Saturday of February); Chocolate Fondue Day in USA
Sunday 6 February - Pork Rind Appreciation Day in USA (Celebrate the first Sunday of February); National Chopsticks Day in USA; British Yorkshire Pudding Day (The first Sunday in February)
Thursday 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
Friday 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 19 February - National Chocolate Mint Day in USA; February Restaurant Day (is occurs once per season. The third Saturday of February, May, August, and November)
Tuesday 29 February - National Frog Legs Day in USA (only occurs during Leap Year)

March 2022

Tuesday 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
Wednesday 2 March - Cream Bun Day in Iceland (celebrated on Monday before Ash Wednesday, Bolludagur); National Banana Cream Pie Day in USA
Sunday 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)
Sunday 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
Monday 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)
Sunday 27 March - International Whiskey Day; Spanish Paella Day (is a traditional Spanish dish, made with rice, meat or fish, and a delicious sauce); Pretzel Sunday or Bretzelsonndeg in Luxembourg (Fourth Sunday in Lent)

April 2022

Saturday 2 April - National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day in USA; Hong Kong Food Festival (香港冬日美食節 - conducted since 2002 for five days)
Sunday 10 April - National Cinnamon Crescent Day in USA (remember that cinnamon is a good source of manganese, fiber, iron and calcium)
Thursday 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)
Sunday 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
Saturday 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 2022

Wednesday 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 6 May - National Coffee Day in Denmark; National Crepe Suzette Day and Beverage 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); International No Diet Day
Monday 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 21 May - World Whisky Day (Third Saturday of May); National Strawberries and Cream Day in USA; May Restaurant Day (is occurs once per season. The third Saturday of February, May, August, and November); International Tea Day
Wednesday 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 26 May - National Blueberry Cheesecake Day and National Cherry Dessert Day in USA; International Chardonnay Day (Celebrated on the Thursday before Memorial Day (U.S.) each year thanks to the creator Rick Bakas)
Sunday 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 2022

Wednesday 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
Saturday 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; Pineapple Festival in Lampang Province, Thailand; National Cognac Day in the USA
Saturday 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 Drink Chenin Blanc Day (Happens annually on the 3rd Saturday of June); International Sushi Day
Friday 24 June - National Pralines Day in USA; International Rosé Day (Celebrated on the 4th Friday of June)
Wednesday 29 June - National Rice Day in Nepal; National Almond Buttercrunch Day in USA; Waffle Iron Day; Gladmat in Stavanger, Norway (One of Norway’s biggest and most important food festivals is taking place yearly in July, in Stavanger)

July 2022

Monday 11 July - Free Slurpee Day (Participating stores of the 7-Eleven chain in North America); National Blueberry Muffin Day and National Mojito Day in USA
Monday 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 20 July - International Cake Day; National Lollipop Day and Fortune Cookie 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 28 July - National Milk Chocolate 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)
Saturday 30 July - National Cheesecake Day in USA; Oi! Trøndersk Mat og Drikke in Trondheim, Norway (The Festival to celebrate local cuisine); Food Day Canada (Saturday of Civic Holiday weekend - August)

August 2022

Thursday 4 August - Champagne Day (âirthday of champagne in 1693); National IPA Day in USA (celebrates the beer known as India Pale Ale Beer and celebrated the first Thursday of every August); National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day in USA; National White Wine Day in US
Friday 5 August - World Oyster Day; International Beer Day (is a celebration on the first Friday of every August founded in 2007 in Santa Cruz, California by Jesse Avshalomov)
Sunday 14 August - Melon Day in Turkmenistan (celebrated on the second Sunday in August); National Creamsicle Day in USA
Monday 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)
Tuesday 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)
Saturday 20 August - National ‘ Bacon Lovers ‘ Day and National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day in USA; August Restaurant Day (is occurs once per season. The third Saturday of February, May, August, and November)

September 2022

Sunday 4 September - National Macadamia Nut Day (United States); Finnish Food Day (Finländska matens dag)
Saturday 17 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 Apple Dumpling Day and National Monte Cristo Sandwich Day in USA; International Guinep Day; Oktoberfest

October 2022

Saturday 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; World Vegetarian Day and International Vegetarian Week
Tuesday 4 October - Cinnamon Roll Day (Sweden. Kanelbullens dag and Finland - Korvapuustipäivä); National Taco Day in USA; National Vodka Day in USA
Monday 10 October - Thanksgiving in Canada (observed on the second week in October); World Porridge Day; National Tic Tac Day and National Angel Food Cake Day or Cake Decorating 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)

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