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February 2006

Last Updated November 2023


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National Food Holidays: February

Including Valentine-Red Celebrations Like National Cherry Month & National Strawberry Day

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We tend to think of Valentine’s Day as “owning” February, but this list says otherwise. Don’t let one day of red satin candy boxes limit your celebration when there are month-long festivities like:


For week-long celebrations, there are:

And then, there are the daily festivities. These dates vary according to the calendar:

These dates are the same every year:



National Gum Drop Day
Celebrate the gumdrop on February 15th. Photo courtesy Farleys and Sathers.

*Is it patty or pattie? Cadbury calls its product York Peppermint Pattie, but a pattie refers to a meat product. According to the dictionary, “patty” is more correct for the candy; the plural is patties.


Fresh Strawberries
A berry nice holiday, February 27: National Strawberry Day. Photo courtesy California Strawberries.


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*National Bagel Day is January 15th. National Bagels & Lox Day is February 9th. National Bagelfest Day is July 26th. In 2018, the Thomas’ English Muffin division of Bimbo Bakeries USA decided to move the date from February 9 to January 15 to avoid competing with National Pizza Day. However, this was a marketing decision of a single company and not an “official” holiday.

**National Kombucha Day, a.k.a. National Booch Day, is January 15th.


†February 9th is National Pizza Day. September 5th is National Cheese Pizza Day. September 20th is National Pepperoni Pizza. October is National Pizza Month. November 12th is National Pizza With Everything (Except Anchovies) Day.


‡January 21st is National New England Clam Chowder Day, a recipe with a cream base. Since there is no official Manhattan Clam Chowder Day (a tomato base), consider 2/25, the generic National Clam Chowder Day, a stand-in.

‡‡There are also references to National Biscotti Day on September 29th.

‡‡‡February 27th is The Big Breakfast Day. September is National Breakfast Month. April is National Brunch Month.


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