Food & Drink

September 27, 2014

National Food and Drink Days in October

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 October

    • October 1: World Vegetarian Day and Homemade Cookies Day
    • October 2: National Fried Scallops Day
    • October 3: National Caramel Custard Day
    • October 4: National Taco Day and National Vodka Day
    • October 5: National Apple Betty Day
    • October 6: National Noodle Day
    • October 7: National Frappe Day
    • October 8: National Fluffernutter Day and National Pierogi Day
    • October 9: Moldy Cheese Day and Submarine-Hoagy-Hero-Grinder Day
    • October 10: National Angel Food Cake Day
    • October 11: National Sausage Pizza Day
    • October 12: National Gumbo Day
    • October 13: National Yorkshire Pudding Day
    • October 14: National Chocolate-Covered Insects Day
    • October 15: National Chicken Cacciatore Day and National Roast Pheasant Day
    • October 16: World Food Day
    • October 16: National Liqueur Day
    • October 17: National Pasta Day
    • October 18: National Chocolate Cupcake Day
    • October 19: National Seafood Bisque Day
    • October 20: National Brandied Fruit Day
    • October 21: National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day and Caramel Apple Day
    • October 22: National Nut Day
    • October 23: National Boston Cream Pie Day
    • October 24: National Bologna Day
    • October 25: World Pasta Day
    • October 26: Pumpkin Day, Pretzel Day, Mince Meat Pie Day
    • October 27: National Potato Day
    • October 28: National Chocolate Day
    • October 28: Wild Foods Day
    • October 29: National Oatmeal Day
    • October 30: National Candy Corn Day
    • October 31: National Candy Apple Day
    • List sourced from Food Timeline

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