50 food holidays to know about in February

With Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s now behind us, it may seem as though we’re entering a slow season for food holidays — especially if you’re a foodie who revels in the way holidays foster time in the kitchen (or eating what comes out of it).

But take heart! While the time of fir-tree-shaped appetizer platters and candy-cane-flavored everything has passed, there’s actually still lots for your palate to look forward to. Case in point? February has tons to offer in the way of foodie-centric holidays (and we’re not even counting Valentine’s Day).

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Every single day of the month has its own food-themed holiday, giving you 28 excuses this year to whip up themed creations. Did you know a National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day exists? Because it does, and it happens in February. Or how about National Drink Wine Day? Yep, that happens this month.

There are month-long holidays revolving around food in February, too. Basically, we’d be cool if the powers that be changed this month’s name from February to Heaven. That fits, right?

So, whet your appetites! We’ll start with the daily holidays to put on your culinary calendar.

Feb. 1

National Baked Alaska Day

National Dark Chocolate Day

National Cake Pops Day

Feb. 2

National Tater Tot Day

Feb. 3

National Carrot Cake Day

National Heavenly Hash Day

Feb. 4

National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

National Homemade Soup Day

National Stuffed Mushroom Day

Feb. 5

World Nutella Day

National Chocolate Fondue Day

Feb. 6

National Chopsticks Day

National Frozen Yogurt Day

Feb. 7

National Fettuccine Alfredo Day

Feb. 8

National Molasses Bar Day

National Potato Lover’s Day

Feb. 9

National Pizza Day

Feb. 10

National Cream Cheese Brownie Day

Feb. 11

National Peppermint Patty Day

Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day

Feb. 12

National Plum Pudding Day

Feb. 13

National Tortellini Day

Feb. 14

National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day

Feb. 15

National Gumdrop Day

Feb. 16

National Almond Day

Feb. 17

National Indian Pudding Day

Feb. 18

Crab-Stuffed Flounder Day

National Drink Wine Day

Feb. 19

National Chocolate Mint Day

Feb. 20

National Cherry Pie Day

National Muffin Day

Feb. 21

National Sticky Bun Day

Feb. 22

National Margarita Day

Feb. 23

National Banana Bread Day

National Chili Day

International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

Feb. 24

National Tortilla Chip Day

Feb. 25

National Clam Chowder Day

Feb. 26

National Pistachio Day

Feb. 27

National Strawberry Day

Feb. 28

National Chocolate Soufflé Day

And, finally, the following foodie festivities last all month long:

Berry Fresh Month

Canned Food Month

Great American Pie Month

National Bake for Family Fun Month

National Cherry Month

National Grapefruit Month

National Hot Breakfast Month

National Macadamia Nut Month

National Snack Food Month

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