Food & Drink

August 1, 2014

National Food and Drink Days in August

It’s always something, and national food and drink holidays are no exception. While seemingly silly and superfluous it is a public relations dream come true. How some of these commemorative days come into being is ironically a serious process with the President of the United States declaring a day of tribute by proclamation, [after some pretty heavy lobbying]. Petitions are setup by voters and trade associations to pay tribute to a social cause. The Senate, state legislatures, governors, and mayors have the ability to proclaim special observance days as well. After the observance day has been proclaimed, it is up to the lobbyists/petitioners to promote it to the public.

All seriousness aside, food and drink days give many people reason to celebrate, promote and just plain ‘ole have a good time.  So why not gather up your friends and family and celebrate some national food day this month?

The list of national food and drink days in August

  • August 1: National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
  • August 2: National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
  • August 3: National Watermelon Day
  • August 4: National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
  • August 5: National Waffle Day and National Oyster Day
  • August 6: National Root Beer Float Day
  • August 7: National Raspberries in Cream Day
  • August 8: National Zucchini Day and National Frozen Custard Day
  • August 9: National Rice Pudding Day
  • August 10: National Banana Split Day and National S’mores Day
  • August 11: National Raspberry Tart Day
  • August 12: Julienne Fries Day
  • August 13: National Filet Mignon Day
  • August 14: National Creamsicle Day
  • August 15: Lemon Meringue Pie Day
  • August 16: Bratwurst Day and National Rum Day
  • August 17: National Vanilla Custard Day
  • August 18: National Soft Ice Cream Day
  • August 19: Hot & Spicy Food Day
  • August 20: Lemonade Day and National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day
  • August 21: National Pecan Torte Day
  • August 22: National Spumoni Day
  • August 23: National Sponge Cake Day
  • August 24: National Peach Pie Day
  • August 25: Whiskey Sour Day
  • August 26: National Cherry Popsicle Day
  • August 27: National Pots de Crème Day
  • August 28: National Cherry Turnover Day
  • August 29: More Herbs, Less Salt Day
  • August 29: Chop Suey Day and Lemon Juice Day
  • August 30: National Toasted Marshmallow Day
  • August 31: Eat Outside Day and National Trail Mix Day
  • List sourced from Food Timeline

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