Foodie Awareness Days
Updated: Apr 13
There are so many food awareness days to celebrate ... the list gets bigger each year. Here is our round-up of what's happening in 2021. If you organise an event and would like it added to the list, please get in touch.
Veganuary: This is the month to follow a plant-based diet.
Dry January: Can we say no for a whole month? In the midst of a global pandemic, my prediction is unlikely!
6th - National Shortbread Day
18th - Blue Monday: the third Monday of January is considered the most depressing day in the calendar.
20th - National Cheese Lovers Day
25th - Burns Night
26th - Australia Day
7th - Yorkshire Pudding Day: Rather than with a classic roast beef dinner, we like Yorkies with some juicy pork sausages and onion gravy - a twist on Toad in the Hole.
9th - National Pizza Day: What's your favourite topping? For me, anything but egg.
12th- Chinese New Year: The Year of the Ox. In case you wondered.
14th - St Valentine's Day: **searches suitable romantic dinner recipes **
16th - Shrove Tuesday: *FACT* The largest pancake was made in Rochdale, in 1994. Just 49 foot (ft) wide and one inch (in) thick. It weighed three tonnes (about the equivalent to an African elephant).
18th - Drink Wine Day: hmm ... red, white, rose or sparkling?
20th - 28th - Real Bread Week: this is the annual, international celebration of additive-free loaves and the people who make them. Find out more here.
22nd - National Margarita Day: the classic tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice, often served with salt on the rim of the glass.
24th - National Tortilla Chip Day
25th - National Toast Day: Toast toppings are the best: Butter (which has to be salted if I'm honest), jam, marmalade, cheese, beans ... too many to choose.
1st - St David's Day: and if you didn't celebrate National Toast Day, a classic Welsh Rarebit celebrates both events!
1st - 31st - Dechox: Give up chocolate for the British Heart Foundation - find out more.
1st - 7th - British Pie Week: I've had the honour of judging at the British Pie Awards on a couple of occasions, so I know what makes a good pork pie!
1st - National Peanut Butter Day
8th - 14th - National Butcher's Week: let's continue to support our high street butchers.
14th - Mothering Sunday
15th - 21st - Compost Week: we compost all of our food and garden waste. Top tips here.
17th - St Patrick's Day
19th - Red Nose Day
20th - International Day of Happiness: We've faced a global crisis together, so let’s continue to find positive ways to look after ourselves and each other.
25th - International Waffle Day: Waffles tend to be a breakfast treat when we're away on holiday.
1st - 30th - Stress Awareness Month: The affect stress can have on our mental and physical health is astounding. Get baking. Get gardening. It all helps.
2nd - Good Friday
4th - Easter Sunday
4th - International Carrot Day: how many interesting carrot recipes can we conjure up? Carrot pakoras, carrot burger, carrot salad, carrot soup ... personally I just like them raw.
7th - World Health Day
11th - Cheese Fondue Day
20th - 25th - Allergy Awareness Week
21st - National Tea Day
23rd - Happy St George's Day! A day to celebrate our favourite British 'classics' like a roast dinner or fish & chips.
23rd - National Asparagus Day: Apparently, it takes three years from seed to harvest; a labour of love!
23rd - 30th - British Beef Week: it's important to support British farming.
28th - Stop Food Waste Day: let's use up our leftovers.
1st - 8th - Dementia UK's Time for a Cuppa
9th - 15th - Coeliac Awareness Week
10th - 15th - Food Allergy Awareness Week
10th - 16th - Sugar Awareness Week
11th - Eat what you want day: no more words required.
11th - 16th - National Vegetarian Week
13th - World Cocktail Day
15th - World Whisky Day (or whiskey if we're talking about the Irish version)
13th - International Hummus Day
17th - World Baking Day
25th - 30th - National Barbecue Week #barbiforbritain
25th - 6th June - British Tomato Fortnight
28th - International Hamburger Day: Did you know, the name "hamburger" comes from Hamburg, Germany, where it's thought 19th-century sailors brought back the idea of raw shredded beef (today's beef tartare) after trading with the Baltic provinces of Russia?
29th - National Biscuit Day: it's likely that we'll make some of our Egg Free Biscuits.
TBC - British Sandwich Week
1st - World Milk Day
1st - 6th - National Growing for Wellbeing Week: celebrating the benefits of growing your own food for your physical and mental well-being. We had a home-grown Summer last year.
1st - 29th - National Candy Month
3rd - National Fish & Chip Day
4th - National Doughnut Day
5th - World Environment Day
6th - Big Lunch 2021: the concept is for neighbours and communities to come together to connect to get to know one another a little better. Dependent upon local government guidelines.
12th - World Gin Day
12th - International Falafel Day
13th - Cupcake Day for Alzheimer's Society: Help raise some dough for people affected by dementia. Find out more here.
14th - 18th - Healthy Eating Week
15th - Beer Day Britain: Say #CheerstoBeer at 7pm!
16th - National Fudge Day
18th - International Sushi Day
18th - International Picnic Day: hopefully we will be able to join family and friends for a picnic whether it's in the park or the back garden.
19th - 27th - National Picnic Week
19th - 27th - English Wine Week
20th - Father's Day
26th - National Parma Violet's Day: Not my sweet of choice, but each to their own.
1st - 30th - National Picnic Month
1st - 31st - Ice Cream Month: Let's hope it's a long, hot summer to enjoy LOTS of ice cream!
7th - World Chocolate Day
10th - 18th - **NEW DATE** National Doughnut Week: will it be ice topped, a classic ring or traditional sugared jam?
16th - National Cherry Day
17th - Hot Dog Day
25th - 1st Aug - National Preserving Awareness Week: Avoid food waste preserve your own food. We have proven recipes for Rhubarb & Ginger Jam, Easy Tomato Chutney, Tomato & Pepper Relish and Hot Piccalilli.
10th - 15th - Afternoon Tea Week
13th - National Prosecco Day
16th - National Rum Day
24th - National Plum Day
26th - National Burger Day: We love our Tomato & Pepper Relish as a burger topper! Delicious!
1 - 29th Sourdough September
1 - 29th Organic September
1st - National Tofu Day
4th - National Fish & Chip Day: giving this British classic the recognition it deserves as one of the nation's favourites.
4th - International Bacon Day
7th - World Salami Day
11th - National Hot Cross Buns Day: this is an American celebration but it's worth a mention given the strange timing to celebrate this Easter classic.
13th - International Chocolate Day
18th - 3rd October - British Food Fortnight
25th - World's Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan: More details here.
26th - National Dumpling Day
1 - 30th - Go Sober for October: Become a 'SoberHero' to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
1st - International Coffee Day
1st - World Vegetarian Day
4th - Taco Day
4th - 10th - National Curry Week: an excuse to revel in one of our favourite dishes - curry.
8th - World Egg Day
9th - International Beer & Pizza Day
10th - World Porridge Day
14th - 19th - Chocolate Week 2021
14th - 19th - National Baking Week
16th - World Food Day
19th - International Gin & Tonic Day
21st - Apple Day
22nd - National Nut Day
22nd - Global Champagne Day
25th - World Pasta Day
31st - Halloween: Make it a homemade Halloween - but easy! Here are some easy recipes and ideas to make a Halloween Party a tasty one!
TBC - National Seafood Week
TBC - UK Sausage Week
1 - 29th - Veg Pledge 2021: Cancer Research UK are encouraging us to go veggie or vegan for the month to raise money for their charity.
1st - World Vegan Day
3rd - National Sandwich Day
5th - Bonfire Day
7th - International Stout Day
11th - 16th - Alcohol Awareness Week
13th - World Kindness Day: pledge your kind act or kindness initiative. More ideas here.
21st - Stir Up Sunday: This is a Victorian tradition when family would gather together to stir the Christmas Pudding five weeks before Christmas.
26th - Thanksgiving
30th - St Andrew's Day
TBC - British Game Week
2nd - English Breakfast Day
4th - National Cookie Day
5th - Pigs in Blankets Day: It's been named as the nation's favourite Christmas trimming so it's only right it has it's own commemorative day.
20th - National Sangria Day
24th - National Eggnogg Day: a drink that divides opinion ...
25th - Christmas Day: here is a great recipe for Stollen Crinkle Biscuits that can be enjoyed with a Christmas morning coffee.
26th - Boxing Day
31st - New Year's Eve