Food Days
August 22, 2010 7:47 PM   Subscribe

I was a bit disheartened to discover that one of my favorite frozen treats, the Creamsicle, has an "official" day (August 14th) and that I'd missed it. Well, that will never have to happen again thanks to the handy Food Holidays Calendar, part of the Bizarre American Holidays page (Warning -- the graphic design will make your eyes bleed). Today (August 22nd) was Be an Angel Day, but for most of you reading this, I wish you a frabjous National Spongecake Day
posted by Deathalicious (38 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
 
Today is my birthday. Put that on your calendar for next year!
posted by cjorgensen at 7:52 PM on August 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


It's also Star Crunch day.
posted by fuq at 7:54 PM on August 22, 2010


Every day is Creamsicle day in my mouth.
posted by mullacc at 7:56 PM on August 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


Damn, National Trail Mix Day? I might have to go alert some people... and start a grocery list...!
posted by polly_dactyl at 7:57 PM on August 22, 2010


Mystery solved. This is why we're fat.
posted by hal_c_on at 8:02 PM on August 22, 2010


Yo, head's up, hit the Philly Flavors ice cream shop either at 20th and Fairmount or 13th and Pine for the Orange Creamsicle water ice, get it 1/2&1/2 (ghetto gelato) with vanilla soft serve DA BAAAAHHHHHMB.
posted by The Straightener at 8:02 PM on August 22, 2010 [4 favorites]


Hunh, Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day is immediately followed by Hospital Jell-O Day, go figure.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:09 PM on August 22, 2010


GRR! SORT BY DATE NOT FOOD!
posted by klangklangston at 8:15 PM on August 22, 2010 [3 favorites]


National Petroleum Day? Really? Isn't that basically every day?
posted by axiom at 8:27 PM on August 22, 2010


Today I celebrate National Invent a Holiday Day by inventing National Invent a Holiday Day.
posted by domnit at 8:32 PM on August 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


Spongecake for the sponges! Spongecake for the sponges!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:32 PM on August 22, 2010


God, do I hate Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day. Actually, it's more like Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Season around here.
posted by Jade5454 at 8:38 PM on August 22, 2010


American Craft Brewing has a whole week designated by Congress.

In a bill, oddly enough, co-sponsored by the Rep for the St. Louis area. Seems like Budweiser wouldn't be happy about that, but maybe now that they're foreign owned it's Ok?
posted by paisley henosis at 8:38 PM on August 22, 2010


my birthday next week might be national "Knife Day" but I will accept offerings of Creamsicles.
posted by seawallrunner at 8:56 PM on August 22, 2010


I do try to celebrate International Sandwich Day every Nov. 3rd. I mean, it's just a silly excuse for a get-together, but I'll grab any excuse to make n' eat food with others. Grab with both hands and stuff in my mouth.
posted by Kattullus at 9:14 PM on August 22, 2010


Warning -- the graphic design will make your eyes bleed

This site created by:
Larissa Wilson at Hiawatha High School

Colleen Gilg at Paxton High School


Way to go dude, you just made fun of a couple of high schoolers. I don't think you even deserve a creamsicle! (Which are disgusting, just in case anyone was curious)
posted by Think_Long at 10:00 PM on August 22, 2010


If your favorite food is steak, then March 14th is your day. (maybe NSFW)
posted by JohnnyGunn at 10:05 PM on August 22, 2010


Way to go dude, you just made fun of a couple of high schoolers. I don't think you even deserve a creamsicle! (Which are disgusting, just in case anyone was curious)

Okay, first of all, August. Seriously, there's no possible defense for that. Secondly, creamsicles are awesome and delicious.

Finally, Larissa graduated high school in 1996. Somehow I think she might get over me criticizing a web page she designed 15 years ago.
posted by Deathalicious at 10:11 PM on August 22, 2010 [2 favorites]




There's actually such a thing as Poisoned Blackberries Day?! Thanks for letting us know ahead of time. Yikes.

It would be great if food packaging plants could give consumers similar warnings, like Eggs With Salmonella Month or Spinach with E. coli Day, etc.
posted by Mael Oui at 11:39 PM on August 22, 2010


My birthday is National Toothache Day. Tell me about it.. Story of my life!
posted by Mael Oui at 11:43 PM on August 22, 2010


My birthday is National Dessert Day! Sweet! I'm going to eat so much dessert!
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 12:41 AM on August 23, 2010


It's also Be Bald and Free Day! Perfect!
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 12:44 AM on August 23, 2010


Romance awareness month? Someone should page AskMe...
posted by freya_lamb at 1:47 AM on August 23, 2010


Who digests with some pineapple under my neck?

Spongecake Squarepants!
posted by SNWidget at 5:52 AM on August 23, 2010


Oooooh. The 21st was BOTH my birthday AND National Spumoni Day!

SCORE!
posted by Samizdata at 6:00 AM on August 23, 2010


My birthday doesn't have a food associated with it, but it's National Breakfast Month and National Papaya Month, so um... papaya waffles? I'm less than enthused.

Since there is no National Cheeseburger Day, I move to solve both problems by declaring September 4th to be NATIONAL CHEESEBURGER DAY. I shall consume cheeseburgers for the good of the nation!
posted by sonika at 6:14 AM on August 23, 2010


OH DAMNIT. Why couldn't I have been born on September 2nd, National Beheading Day?! September 4th is merely National Newspaper Carrier Day, which again... totally underwhelming. Man. I'm totally going to celebrate National Beheading Day. Not sure how, but I'll find a way.
posted by sonika at 6:15 AM on August 23, 2010


I don't feel comfortable with this calendar, being the work of two teenagers back in 1996. Where are the citations? What happens if I celebrate National Spongecake Day today, while its true day is October 3rd? Will the spongecakes feel hurt?
posted by ymgve at 7:03 AM on August 23, 2010


It appears I was born on National Mule Day, but I remain firm in my refusal to eat one.
posted by FelliniBlank at 7:19 AM on August 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


It's National Cupcake Week in the UK soon!
posted by mippy at 7:20 AM on August 23, 2010


I've been a fan of lists like this for a while now. The problem with them is that it is difficult to find independent verification that a food holiday actually occurs on the day listed. Google national sponge cake day and all you'll find is a bunch of lists that claim 23 Aug is that day.

Two lists that appear to be more up-to-date and sourced are food holidays from The Nibble, which cites Chase's Calendar of Events and presidential proclamations. The 2010 Holidays and Observances includes more than food holidays and claims "our holidays are validated with sponsors or organizations; or, we validate the source or origin for an observance".

Also, here's a woman cooking and eating her way through food holidays this year.
posted by plastic_animals at 9:07 AM on August 23, 2010 [2 favorites]


Why are there two National Pie Days?
posted by 8dot3 at 9:59 AM on August 23, 2010


I love how "more herbs, less salt day" and "toasted marshmallow day" are one after the other, ha. And how "relaxation day" and "failure day" are one in the same. Also love "World Sauntering Day."

My birthday's in July, and it includes celebrating lots of things I can get behind--fried chicken, strawberry sundaes, pecan pie, video games, and nudity.
posted by ifjuly at 10:03 AM on August 23, 2010


Oh, in using the link that plastic_animals provided, it appears that one of the Pie Days is actually Rhubarb Pie Day.
Man. No one good was born on my birthday either.
posted by 8dot3 at 10:04 AM on August 23, 2010


You know what's sad? A lot of ice cream trucks don't have creamsicles. I've had to search long and hard to find a creamsicle on a hot summer day, and that's sad.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:23 AM on August 23, 2010


My Birthday is January 7th traditionally known as Rock day or St Distaffs day as this was the first day women returned to spinning (hence rock or distaff refering to the weight used in hand spinning). Some how this has become old rock day, as in, you know, old rocks.
posted by tallus at 10:16 AM on August 24, 2010


8dot3: Why are there two National Pie Days?

I'm offended that you would even ask such a question.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 2:03 PM on August 24, 2010


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