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Why should you care about food holidays?

We get it, food holidays aren’t real holidays. There are plenty of reasons to not care about them.You don’t get off work for national pineapple day, and no one throws a party for chips and dip day. Plus it’s hard to make food holidays special when they happen all the time. Pretty much every day of the year has a specific food designated to it. Some days even get stuck with multiple food items.

Despite these obvious drawbacks, there are a few really good reasons to observe days dedicated to foods. First of all, they provide a great opportunity to filter out distractions and just enjoy one particular food item. You’d be amazed how freeing it is to take a break from variety and just focus on a single item.

Food holidays also a great excuse to indulge in unhealthy eating. Of course I’m going to have an extra serving of pie, it’s National Pie Day!

They can also make deciding what to eat easier. Not sure what you’re hungry for? Defer to the wisdom of the day.

It’d be almost impossible to celebrate every day, so start small, here are 9 food holidays you need to put on your calendar today! 

Source: http://www.tfdutch.com/foodh.htm

Peanut Butter and Jelly Day (April 2nd)

Certain foods just seem like they were made for one another. Peanut butter and jelly are a great example.

The PB&J sandwich is a classic that shouldn’t be limited to middle school lunches. Pack yourself a PB&J on April 2nd and appreciate it’s perfect flavor combination.

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National Jelly Bean Day (April 22nd)

Being an American president’s favorite food has to be a good enough reason for Jelly beans to get your attention for a day. Grab a handful at lunch or bring a jar to the office, your coworkers will surely appreciate your celebration of these sugary treats!

National Pretzel Day (April 26th)

Soft pretzels, hard pretzels, mini pretzels,  pretzels are great in all shapes and sizes. They’re also extremely versatile. Everything from French onion dip to cheese goes great with pretzels, so treat yourself on April 26th.

465658729Eat What You Want Day (May 11th)

This one goes against all the reasons to celebrate a food holiday, but who cares? Any day that invites you to forget dietary restrictions is okay with us!

National Chocolate Chip Day (May 15th)

Chocolate chips are a great addition to so many other foods. Take this opportunity to make chocolate chip pancakes, chocolate chip cookies, or whatever your heart desires!

National Grape Popsicle Day (May 27th)

Popsicles are great, but there are so many flavors to choose from that it can be tough to decide. Take a load off your mind and enjoy grape popsicles on May 27th.

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National Egg Day (June 3rd) – What do we need to say to convince you to observe National Egg Day? Eggs are a great food that can be made to fit any kind of taste.

National Cheese Day (June 4th) –Who doesn’t love cheese? Okay maybe lactose intolerant people, but for everyone else cheese is a pretty popular food that is worth setting aside a day for.

Put these food holidays on your calendar today and start a new tradition of food appreciation.

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