National Food Holidays

Why we celebrate National Food Holidays!

National Food Holidays


Celebrating the little things of life is what makes our journey’s so much more interesting and fun. Celebration brings back joy and the magical moments of life. And tell me, what do we always find at a celebration?

  1. People we love
  2. FOOD!!

National Food HolidaysHere at SecretMenus we are all about food and the joy the gathering together around food brings. Food really is a vehicle to time together and enjoyment. Life without food and celebration is pretty dull. That is why we want to help you know about the fun, silly and downright crazy national food holidays.

Everyday is a celebration, but we want to share with you the ones where our delicious restaurants serve the food we celebrate. From decadent desserts to All-American treats to the silly. Keep up to date with all of the fun at SecretMenus and plan your new holidays!

The history of national food holidays

I hate to be the one to break it to you, but many of our food holidays are the result of the marketing machinations of big companies or boards (like the peanut butter board).

But not all food holidays were the brainchild of a PR team. Many of interesting and inspiring stories behind them. Like the origins of National Donut Day (June 2). It birthed during the Great Depression through the Salvation Army as a tribute and commemoration of the female volunteers who brought the comforts of home to the front for World War I soldiers, particularly donuts. So the day was born for those women who sacrificed for the soldiers who were sacrificing. Pretty cool story, right? And we all love to celebrate with a donut!

But sometimes a food holiday is just a day someone with some sort of platform declares, and it morphs into its own thing! Like Tater Tot Day (February 2), made up for a food writer (and thank you very much by the way!!).

Days to celebrate

National Chocolate Milkshake Day (September 12)
National Double Cheeseburger Day (September 15)
National Cheeseburger Day (September 18)
National Ice Cream Cone Day (September 22)
National Coffee Day (September 29)
National Taco Day (October 4)