My large and family and I love to celebrate just about anything. From our root beer float on the last day of school tradition to randomly celebrating Christmas in July one year, we’re always up for fun, food and family time!
So, just when you thought there was nothing to do today, consider this: It’s National Mint Julep Day! It sounds a bit crazy, but apparently there are so many “food holidays” out there that I was completely unaware of. Even though some are silly, like National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day (June 2), it can be a great way to unite friends and do something fun by requiring everyone to bring the designated food to share.
Since I’m always looking for an excuse to celebrate, even if it’s something silly, and summer has just begun, I can’t wait to honor some “food holidays” this season… and hit the gym come September!
I’ve compiled a list of May and June’s national “food holidays” here, starting with today. For a complete list of the entire summer, click here.
May 30- Mint Julep Day
May 31- Macaroon Day
June 1- Hazelnut Cake Day
June 2- Rocky Road Ice Cream Day
June 3- Egg Day
June 4- Frozen Yogurt Day
June 5- Gingerbread Day
June 6- Applesauce Cake Day
June 7- Chocolate Ice Cream Day
June 8- Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day
June 9- Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day
June 10- Black Cow Ice Cream Day
June 11- German Chocolate Cake Day
June 12- Peanut Butter Cookie Day
June 13- Kitchen Klutzes of America Day
June 14- Strawberry Shortcake Day
June 15- Lobster Day
June 16- Fudge Day
June 17- Apple Strudel Day
June 18- Cherry Tart Day
June 19- Dry Martini Day
June 20- Vanilla Milkshake Day
June 21- Peaches and Cream Day
June 22- Chocolate Eclair Day
June 23- Pecan Sandy Day
June 24- Pralines Day
June 25- Strawberry Parfait Day
June 26- Chocolate Pudding Day
June 27- Orange Blossom Day
June 28- Tapioca Day
June 29- Almond Butter Crunch Day
June 30- Ice Cream Soda Day
Which “food holiday” would you most want to celebrate?