We always look forward to the holidays. These are rare opportunities for us to be with our loved ones and enjoy good food while sharing stories with each other. We are all familiar with the usual holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving, but have you ever heard of holidays that celebrate food itself? Here are some national food holidays that you shouldn’t miss!
National Beer Day
This was declared on April 7, after the Cullen-Harrison Act was signed into law which permits people to purchase, sell, and consume beer that contains up to 4.05% alcohol by volume. People all over the country go to breweries to consume barrels of beer, which inspired many to celebrate this holiday annually.
National Donut Day
This celebration originated in 1938 wherein a fundraiser was held for the Salvation Army of Chicago. Donuts were served to the soldiers to honor their bravery during the World War I. At present, this holiday is celebrated every 1st Friday of June in honor of those who served donuts to the soldiers. During this day, donut stores give free donuts to those who visit them.
National Ice Cream Day/Month
Due to the huge contribution of the ice cream industry to the US economy – with over 4 billion USD in sales each year – former US President Ronald Reagan decided to proclaim July as the National Ice Cream Month and July 15, 1984 as National Ice Cream Day. He encouraged the people to commemorate the holiday with ceremonies and activities, most of which are sponsored by ice cream manufacturers.
National Catfish Day
Another food holiday proclaimed by former US President Ronald Reagan is National Catfish Day, in honor of the farm-raised delicacy. It is celebrated on the 25th of June, where people get to eat farm-raised catfish cooked in different ways.
National Fried Chicken Day
This holiday highlights “America’s favorite restaurant staple” every 6th of July. Though it is still unclear on how this event started, people still commemorate this day by preparing several varieties of fried chicken. Popular restaurants like KFC join in the celebration by offering special discounts on this day.
International Chocolate Day
Most of us would turn to chocolate every time we feel down. The National Confectioners Association of the US declared September 13 as a day of celebrating the dessert that is well-loved by people all over the world. People join in the celebration by eating chocolate. A similar celebration is being done in other parts of the world, known as World Chocolate Day. This occurs every 7th of July.
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