"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Friday, May 25, 2012

National Food Holidays

 Happy National Brown-Bag-It Day, everyone!!  No, I'm not joking.

Today really is National Brown-Bag-It Day! And did you know that there's a national food holiday for almost every day of the year?

For example, January 16th is National Fig Newton Day.

March 29th is National Turkey Neck Soup Day. ( Ick.)

July 18th is National Caviar Day.  (Another ick.)

September 14th is National Cream-filled Donut Day. (Now that's more like it.)

And  November 6th is National Nachos Day,  just to name a few.

We have had so much fun with this! My children especially love knowing which food holiday their birthday is on.  :)
Now, we don't "observe" all these holidays, but we do as many as we can. And my children love looking at the list (which I print for the current month and post it in the school room), and seeing which food is being honored on that day.

So how did I land the info about  all these holidays? A friend of mine gave the website for it.

It's www.statesymbolsusa.org/National_Symbols/American_Hollidays.html

Once you're there, scroll down to "American Food Holidays", and there's where you'll find the list.

Happy homeschooling!

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  1. Fun to know :) Maybe we should take some days and give them a special importance...mmmm - something to think about ;D

    Have a blessed weekend Lisa :)


    1. Hope you have a blessing-filled week-end, too, Maria. :)

  2. Thank you Lisa for this. Our family will go check it out. Have a great weekend :)

    1. You're welcome, Amanda. Thanks stopping in and I hope you have a wonderful week-end. :)

  3. Oh how fun! One could keep pretty busy in the kitchen with all this information. haha I see my birthday is National Almond Day, kinda boring unless it's in a chocolate bar.

    1. Hello Jane,
      My children would want to fix every food for every holiday - if I let them. But as you said, we would be in the kitchen all the time. So we pick some "realistic" holidays to celebrate..and National Turkey Neck Soup is not one of them. ;)
      Hope your day is blessing-filled!


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