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The 2023 Guide to International Food Days for Restaurants

The 2023 Guide to International Food Days for Restaurants

Rhiannon Davies
May 18, 2023
5 min read

The number of foods winning a celebration date continues to rise, reflecting the modern world’s celebratory mood. Your regular customers would love to see some foods in your restaurant that are being celebrated that day, particularly their favourite dishes. As such, you need a regularly updated calendar of International Food Days to know what you can/should offer to the public on any given day.

This post presents a detailed calendar of international food holidays you can use year-round to entertain your customers. This calendar will be more impactful if you use a digital menu, which you create on Menuzen using any of our free menu templates.

What You Should Know Before Using This International Food Days Calendar

We know you’re eager to see the calendar, but let’s learn how to use it first so you can derive the most benefit from it.

In another post, we detailed a comprehensive social media content calendar primarily for social media marketing. However, this calendar on International Food Days can have a more powerful marketing impact — you’ll use it for both social media and in-house marketing. Let’s explain how.

International Food Days

You can post about the holiday on social media to generate awareness or collate opinions/interests, then make another post with an image or video of the dish after preparing it. Additionally, a digital menu from our free menu maker can advertise these dishes in your restaurant to customers unaware of the holiday.

How do you use the calendar the right way, though?

It’d be wrong to assume every person in your target audience or customer base would celebrate every food holiday. Holidays aren’t necessarily popular everywhere or every year, much less those about food. So, while employing the best restaurant social media campaigns, be careful not to advertise an event that the bulk of your customers aren’t interested in.

At best, you’d look like an amateur. At worse, some might wonder whether you’re being deceptive.

This begs the question: what are your standard dishes?

We recommend you study them and find out if they have a special day. You can then use any such opportunity to heighten customers’ enthusiasm and increase sales for your restaurant.

We hope that most or all your dishes are on this calendar. That way, if your diners/guests ask, “what National Food Day is it today?” you have just the right answer.

However, if these dishes aren’t a staple on your menu, you could still pick anyone related and offer it as a special dish.

All the dates below have suggested hashtags suitable for social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and even TikTok.

January 2023

January 1. National Bloody Mary Day #NationalBloodyMaryDay

January 5. National Whipped Cream Day #NationalWhippedCreamDay

January 9. National Cassoulet Day #NationalCassouletDay

January 16. International Hot and Spicy Food Day #HotandSpicyFoodDay

January 23. National Pie Day #NationalPieDay

January 24. National Peanut Butter Day #NationalPeanutButterDay

January 26. National Peanut Brittle Day #NationalPeanutBrittleDay

January 27. National Chocolate Cake Day #NationalChocolateCakeDay

February 2023

February 2. National Tater Tot Day #NationalTaterTotDay

First Saturday of February. Ice Cream for Breakfast Day #IceCreamforBreakfastDay

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Second Tuesday of February. National Frozen Yogurt Day #NationalFrozenYogurtDay

February 5. World Nutella Day #WorldNutellaDay

February 7. National Pork Rind Appreciation Day #NationalPorkRindAppreciationDay

February 9. International Pizza Day #NationalPizzaDay

February 9. National Bagel Day #NationalBagelDay

February 15. National “I Want Butterscotch” Day #NationalIWantButterscotchDay

February 20. National Muffin Day #NationalMuffinDay

First Friday of Lent. Friday Fish Fry Day #FridayFishFryDay

February 21. Pancake Day #PancakeDay

February 22. National Margarita Day #NationalMargaritaDay

February 23. National Banana Bread Day #NationalBananaBreadDay

February 29. National Frog Legs Day #NationalFrogLegsDay

March 2023

March 1. National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day #NationalPeanutButterLoversDay

March 8. National Peanut Cluster Day #NationalPeanutClusterDay

March 9. National Crabmeat Day #NationalCrabmeatDay

March 9. National Meatball Day #NationalMeatballDay

March 10. National Blueberry Popover Day #NationalBlueberryPopoverDay

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March 11. Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day #OatmealNutWafflesDay

March 12. National Baked Scallops Day #NationalBakedScallopsDay

March 14. National Steak Day #NationalSteakDay

March 22. National Corndog Day #NationalCorndogDay

March 23. National Chips and Dip Day #NationalChipsandDipDay

March 25. International WaffleDay #InternationalWaffleDay

March 27. International Whiskey Day #InternationalWhiskeyDay

March 31. National Clams on the Half Shell Day #NationalClamsontheHalfShellDay

April 2023 (National Food Month)

April 2. National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day #NationalPeanutButterandJellyDay

April 5. National Caramel Day #NationalCaramelDay

April 7. National Beer Day #NationalBeerDay

April 11. National Cheese Fondue Day #NationalCheeseFondueDay

April 12. National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day #mygrilledsandwichmeal

April 19. National Rice Ball Day #NationalRiceBallDay

April 22. National Jellybean Day #NationalJellybeanDay

April 24. National Pigs in a Blanket Day #NationalPigsinaBlanketDay

April 25. National Zucchini Bread Day #NationalZucchiniBreadDay

April 26. National Pretzel Day #NationalPretzelDay

April 27. National Prime Rib Day #NationalPrimeRibDay

April 29. National Shrimp Scampi Day #NationalShrimpScampiDay

May 2023

May 4. National Candied Orange Peel Day #NationalCandiedOrangePeelDay

May 5. National Hoagie Day #NationalHoagieDay

May 10. National Ice Cream Cake Day #NationalIceCreamCakeDay

Third Friday of May. National Pizza Party Day #NationalPizzaPartyDay

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May 13. International Hummus Day #HummusDay

May 16. National BBQ Day #NationalBBQDay

May 17. National Walnut Day #NationalWalnutDay

May 23. National Taffy Day #NationalTaffyDay

May 24. National Escargot Day #NationalEscargotDay

May 25. National Wine Day #NationalWineDay

May 26. National Blueberry Cheesecake Day #NationalBlueberryCheesecakeDay

May 27. National Italian Beef Day #NationalItalianBeefDay

May 28. National Brisket Day #NationalBrisketDay

May 29. National Burger Day #NationalBurgerDay

June 2023

First Friday of June. National Doughnut Day I #NationalDoughnutDayI

June 2. National Rotisserie Chicken Day #NationalRotisserieChickenDay

June 2. National Rocky Road Day #NationalRockyRoadDay

June 3. National Chocolate Macaroon Day #NationalChocolateMacaroonDay

June 3. National Egg Day #NationalEggDay

June 4. National Cheese Day #NationalCheeseDay

June 4. National Cognac Day #NationalCognacDay

June 5. National Gingerbread Day #NationalGingerbreadDay

June 5. National Moonshine Day #NationalMoonshineDay

June 6. National Applesauce Cake Day #NationalApplesauceCakeDay

June 7. Chocolate Ice Cream Day #ChocolateIceCreamDay

June 9. International Lemon Drizzle Cake Day #InternationalLemonDrizzleCakeDay

June 10. National Iced Tea Day #NationalIcedTeaDay

June 11. National Corn on the Cob Day #NationalCornontheCobDay

June 12. National Peanut Butter Cookie Day #NationalPeanutButterCookieDay

June 15. National Lobster Day #NationalLobsterDay

June 16. National Fudge Day #NationalFudgeDay

June 18. International Sushi Day #InternationalSushiDay

June 20. National Vanilla Milkshake Day #NationalVanillaMilkshakeDay

June 20. National Kouign Amann Day #NationalKouignAmannDay

June 21. National Peaches ’N’ Cream Day #NationalPeachesNCreamDay

June 25. National Catfish Day #NationalCatfishDay

June 26. National Chocolate Pudding Day #NationalChocolatePuddingDay

June 28. National Ceviche Day #NationalCevicheDay

June 28. National Tapioca Day #NationalTapiocaDay

July 2023

Third Sunday of July. National Ice Cream Day #NationalIceCreamDay

Fourth Thursday of July. National Chili Dog Day #NationalChiliDogDay

July 1. National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day #NationalCreativeIceCreamFlavorDay

July 1. National Gingersnap Day #NationalGingersnapDay

July 2. National Anisette Day #NationalAnisetteDay

July 3. Eat Beans Day #EatBeansDay

July 3. National Chocolate Wafer Day #NationalChocolateWaferDay

July 4. National Caesar Salad Day #NationalCaesarSaladDay

July 4. National Spareribs Day #NationalSpareribsDay

July 5. National Apple Turnover Day #NationalAppleTurnoverDay

July 6. National Fried Chicken Day #NationalFriedChickenDay

July 7. Macaroni Day #MacaroniDay

July 7. National Strawberry Sundae Day #NationalStrawberrySundaeDay

July 7. World Chocolate Day #WorldChocolateDay

July 8. National Chocolate with Almonds Day #NationalChocolatewithAlmondsDay

July 9. National Sugar Cookie Day #NationalSugarCookieDay

July 10. National Piña Colada Day #NationalPiñaColadaDay

July 11. National Blueberry Muffin Day #NationalBlueberryMuffinDay

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July 12. National Pecan Pie Day #NationalPecanPieDay

July 13. National French Fries Day #NationalFrenchFriesDay

July 14. National Grand Marnier Day #NationalGrandMarnierDay

July 15. National Orange Chicken Day #NationalOrangeChickenDay

July 15. National Tapioca Pudding Day #NationalTapiocaPuddingDay

July 15. Gummi Worm Day #GummiWormDay

July 16. Fresh Spinach Day #FreshSpinachDay

July 16. National Corn Fritter Day #NationalCornFritterDay

July 17. National Peach Ice Cream Day #NationalPeachIceCreamDay

July 18. National Caviar Day #NationalCaviarDay

July 19. National Daiquiri Day #NationalDaiquiriDay

July 20. National Fortune Cookie Day #NationalFortuneCookieDay

July 20. National Lollipop Day #NationalLollipopDay

July 21. Junk Food Day #JunkFoodDay

July 22. National Penuche Fudge Day #NationalPenucheFudgeDay

July 23. National Peanut Butter and Chocolate Day #NationalPeanutButterandChocolateDay

July 23. National Vanilla Ice Cream Day #NationalVanillaIceCreamDay

July 23. National Hot Dog Day #NationalHotDogDay

July 24. National Tequila Day #NationalTequilaDay

July 24. National Drive-Thru Day #NationalDriveThruDay

July 25. National Hot Fudge Sundae Day #NationalHotFudgeSundaeDay

July 26. National Coffee Milkshake Day #NationalCoffeeMilkshakeDay

July 27. National Creme Brulee Day #NationalCremeBruleeDay

July 27. National Scotch Day #NationalScotchDay

July 28. Hamburger Day #HamburgerDay

July 28. National Milk Chocolate Day #NationalMilkChocolateDay

July 29. National Lasagna Day #NationalLasagnaDay

July 29. National Chicken Wing Day #NationalChickenWingDay

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July 30. National Cheesecake Day #NationalCheesecakeDay

July 31. National Raspberry Cake Day #NationalRaspberryCakeDay

August 2023

First Saturday of August. National Mustard Day #NationalMustardDay

First Saturday of August. National Mead Day #NationalMeadDay

August 1. National Milkshake Day #NationalMilkshakeDay

August 3. National Watermelon Day #NationalWatermelonDay

August 3. National White Wine Day #NationalWhiteWineDay

August 4. National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day #NationalChocolateChipCookieDay

August 6. National Root Beer Float Day #NationalRootBeerFloatDay

August 10. National S’more Day #NationalSmoreDay

August 13. National Filet Mignon Day #NationalFiletMignonDay

August 15. National Lemon Meringue Pie Day #NationalLemonMeringuePieDay

August 16 National Rum Day #NationalRumDay

August 17. National Vanilla Custard Day #NationalVanillaCustardDay

August 18. National Pinot Noir Day #NationalPinotNoirDay

August 19. National Potato Day #NationalPotatoDay

August 22. National Pecan Torte Day #NationalPecanTorteDay

August 22. National Eat a Peach Day #NationalEataPeachDay

August 23. National Sponge Cake Day #NationalSpongeCakeDay

August 24. National Peach Pie Day #NationalPeachPieDay

August 24. National Waffle Day #NationalWaffleDay

August 25. National Banana Split Day #NationalBananaSplitDay

August 25. National Whiskey Sour Day #NationalWhiskeySourDay

August 26. National Cherry Popsicle Day #NationalCherryPopsicleDay

August 27. National Pots de Crème Day #NationalPotsdeCremeDay

August 27. National Banana Lovers Day #NationalBananaLoversDay

August 28. National Cherry Turnover Day #NationalCherryTurnoverDay

August 28. Crackers Over The Keyboard Day #CrackersOverTheKeyboardDay

August 29. More Herbs, Less Salt Day #MoreHerbsLessSaltDay

August 29. National Lemon Juice Day #NationalLemonJuiceDay

August 29. National Chop Suey Day #NationalChopSueyDay

August 30. National Toasted Marshmallow Day #NationalToastedMarshmallowDay

August 31. Trail Mix Day #TrailMixDay

September 2023

Saturday before Labour Day. International Bacon Day #InternationalBaconDay

September 1. National Cherry Popover Day #NationalCherryPopoverDay

September 2. National Blueberry Popsicle Day #NationalBlueberryPopsicleDay

September 3. National Welsh Rarebit Day #NationalWelshRarebitDay

September 4. National Macadamia Nut Day #NationalMacadamiaNutDay

September 5. National Cheese Pizza Day #NationalCheesePizzaDay

September 6. National Coffee Ice Cream Day #NationalCoffeeIceCreamDay

September 7. National Beer Lover’s Day #NationalBeerLoversDay

September 7. National Salami Day #NationalSalamiDay

September 9. National Steak Au Poivre Day #NationalSteakAuPoivreDay

September 9. Wienerschnitzel Day #WienerschnitzelDay

September 10. National TV Dinner Day #NationalTVDinnerDay

September 11. National Hot Cross Bun Day #NationalHotCrossBunDay

September 12. National Chocolate Milkshake Day #NationalChocolateMilkshakeDay

September 13. National Peanut Day #NationalPeanutDay

September 13. International Chocolate Day #InternationalChocolateDay

September 14. National Eat a Hoagie Day #NationalEataHoagieDay

September 14. National Cream-Filled Donut Day #NationalCreamFilledDonutDay

September 15. National Crème de Menthe Day #NationalCremedeMentheDay

September 15. National Double Cheeseburger Day #NationalDoubleCheeseburgerDay

September 15. National Linguine Day #NationalLinguineDay

September 15. National Cheese Toast Day #NationalCheeseToastDay

September 16. National Guacamole Day #NationalGuacamoleDay

September 16. National Cinnamon-Raisin Bread Day #NationalCinnamonRaisinBreadDay

September 17. National Apple Dumpling Day #NationalAppleDumplingDay

September 18. National Cheeseburger Day #NationalCheeseburgerDay

September 19. National Butterscotch Pudding Day #NationalButterscotchPuddingDay

September 20. National Pepperoni Pizza Day #NationalPepperoniPizzaDay

September 20. National Punch Day #NationalPunchDay

September 20. National Rum Punch Day #NationalRumPunchDay

September 21. National Pecan Cookie Day #NationalPecanCookieDay

September 22. International Mixed Berries Muffin Day #InternationalMixedBerriesMuffinDay

September 25. National Family Day — A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children #NationalFamilyDay

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September 26. National Better Breakfast Day #NationalBetterBreakfastDay

September 26. National Pancake Day #NationalPancakeDay

September 26. National Dumpling Day #NationalDumplingDay

September 27. National Chocolate Milk Day #NationalChocolateMilkDay

September 28. International Poke Day #InternationalPokeDay

September 29. National Coffee Day #NationalCoffeeDay

September 29. National Biscotti Day #NationalBiscottiDay

September 30. National Hot Mulled Cider Day #NationalHotMulledCiderDay

October 2023

October 4. National Vodka Day #NationalVodkaDay

October 4. World Taco Day #WorldTacoDay

October 6. National Noodle Day #NationalNoodleDay

October 8. National Pierogi Day #NationalPierogiDay

October 9. International Beer and Pizza Day #InternationalBeerandPizzaDay

October 11. National Sausage Pizza Day #NationalSausagePizzaDay

October 14. National Dessert Day #NationalDessertDay

October 16. World Food Day #WorldFoodDay

October 18. National Chocolate Cupcake Day #NationalChocolateCupcakeDay

October 20. National Brandied Fruit Day #NationalBrandiedFruitDay

October 20. National Office Chocolate Day #NationalOfficeChocolateDay

October 22. National Nut Day #NationalNutDay

October 23. National Boston Creme Pie Day #NationalBostonCremePieDay

October 24. National Bologna Day #NationalBolognaDay

October 24. National Food Day #NationalFoodDay

October 25. National Greasy Food Day #NationalGreasyFoodDay

October 28. National Chocolate Day #NationalChocolateDay

October 29. National Oatmeal Day #NationalOatmealDay

October 30. National Candy Corn Day #NationalCandyCornDay

October 31. National Candy Apple Day #NationalCandyAppleDay

October 31. National Caramel Apple Day #NationalCaramelAppleDay

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November 2023

First Thursday of November. National Men Make Dinner Day #MenMakeDinnerDay

Fourth Thursday of November. Thanksgiving Day #ThanksgivingDay

Day after Thanksgiving. Sinkie Day #SinkieDay

First Wednesday of November. National Eating Healthy Day #NationalEatingHealthyDay

November 1. World Vegan Day #WorldVeganDay 

November 1. National Vinegar Day #NationalVinegarDay

November 1. National French Fried Clam Day #NationalFrenchFriedClamDay

November 2. National Deviled Egg Day #NationalDeviledEggDay

November 2. National Pico de Gallo Day #NationalPicodeGalloDay

November 3. National Sandwich Day #NationalSandwichDay

November 4. National Candy Day #NationalCandyDay

November 5. National Doughnut Day II #NationalDoughnutDayII

November 6. National Nachos Day #NationalNachosDay

November 10. National Vanilla Cupcake Day #NationalVanillaCupcakeDay

November 11. National Sundae Day #NationalSundaeDay

November 12. Chicken Soup for the Soul Day #ChickenSoupfortheSoulDay

November 12. National Happy Hour Day #NationalHappyHourDay

November 13. National Indian Pudding Day #NationalIndianPuddingDay

November 14. National Pickle Day #NationalPickleDay

November 14. National Spicy Guacamole Day #NationalSpicyGuacamoleDay

November 15. National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day #NationalSpicyHermitCookieDay

November 16. National Fast Food Day #NationalFastFoodDay

November 17. National Baklava Day #NationalBaklavaDay

November 17. Homemade Bread Day #HomemadeBreadDay

November 18. National Apple Cider Day #NationalAppleCiderDay

November 20. National Peanut Butter Fudge Day #NationalPeanutButterFudgeDay

November 21. National Stuffing Day #NationalStuffingDay

November 23. National Cashew Day #NationalCashewDay

November 23. National Eat a Cranberry Day #NationalEataCranberryDay

November 23. National Espresso Day #NationalEspressoDay

November 25. National Parfait Day #NationalParfaitDay

November 26. National Cake Day #NationalCakeDay

November 28. National French Toast Day #NationalFrenchToastDay

November 29. National Lemon Cream Pie Day #NationalLemonCreamPieDay

November 29. National Chocolates Day #NationalChocolatesDay

November 30. National Mousse Day #NationalMousseDay

December 2023

December 1. Eat a Red Apple Day #EataRedAppleDay

December 2. National Fritters Day #NationalFrittersDay

December 4. International Cookie Day #InternationalCookieDay

December 8. National Brownie Day #NationalBrownieDay

December 8. National Concha Day #NationalConchaDay

December 9. National Pastry Day #NationalPastryDay

December 10. National Lager Day #NationalLagerDay

December 11. National Noodle Ring Day #NationalNoodleRingDay

December 11. National Have a Bagel Day #NationalHaveaBagelDay

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December 13. National Hot Cocoa Day #NationalHotCocoaDay

December 15. National Cupcake Day #NationalCupcakeDay

December 16. National Green Chili Day #NationalGreenChiliDay

December 16. Chocolate Covered Day #ChocolateCoveredDay

December 21. National Hamburger Day #NationalHamburgerDay

December 22. National Date Nut Bread Day #NationalDateNutBreadDay

December 24. National Eggnog Day #NationalEggnogDay

December 25. National Pumpkin Pie Day #NationalPumpkinPieDay

December 27. National Fruitcake Day #NationalFruitcakeDay

December 30. National Bicarbonate of Soda Day #NationalBicarbonateofSodaDay

December 31. National Champagne Day #NationalChampagneDay

Frequently Asked Questions on International Food Days

What National Food Day is October 22?

October 22 is National Nut Day in the US, Australia, and other countries.

What National Day is Cupcake Day?

National Cupcake Day is celebrated on December 15 in the US and November 26 in Britain.

How many National Food Days are there?

There are more than 200 national food days, and their number continues to increase. National food days can also vary by country. You can Google the National Food Day for any dish listed on your restaurant’s menu or use this guide as a resource.

What month is National Food Month?

April is National Food Month every year. This is the month you should offer a healthy amount of your diners’ favourite foods or those dishes people would like to try for the first time.


This lengthy post provides enough information regarding foods customers can celebrate most days of the year. It’s not an exhaustive calendar, but it contains most of the International Food Days in the world so you will be prepared in the coming days, weeks and months.

Confirm that your customers like any food you choose from the calendar, perhaps by posting about it on social media and requesting their opinion. Once you’re optimistic about selling it, use one of Menuzen’s free menu templates to display it on your social media and restaurant QR menu.

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