The 12 Most Pointless National Food Days

Do we really need a National Candied Orange Peel Day?

March 10 is National Blueberry Popover Day, for some reason. 

There’s no denying that food is something that’s worth celebrating. It’s delicious, it gives us life, and all that good stuff. But it seems like nearly every day has been designated a National [Insert Food Here] Day, and the vast majority of them leave us scratching our heads. In fact, only a couple of food days make any sense. March 14, for example, is National Pie Day, because 3.14 is pi. And the third Sunday of July is National Ice Cream Day, which makes sense because it’s almost always hot in late July. And whenever there’s a February 29 it’s National Frog’s Legs Day, in honor of the “leap” year.

So many of these food days are completely arbitrary, however. Take a guess what July Fourth has been designated, for example. Apple Pie Day, maybe? Nope: National Caesar Salad Day. Right, let’s celebrate our nation’s independence by honoring a salad invented in Tijuana!

Here are 12 national food days, one per month, that are completely out of left field.

January 2: National Creampuff Day

February 6: National Frozen Yogurt Day

March 10: National Blueberry Popover Day

April 25: National Zucchini Bread Day

May 4: National Candied Orange Peel Day

June 16: National Vinegar Day

July 15: National Gummi Worm Day

August 27: National Pots De Crème Day

September 7: National Acorn Squash Day

October 20: National Brandied Fruit Day

November 19: National Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day

December 30: National Bicarbonate of Soda Day

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