National Pie Day, and other Food Holidays

Did you know that January 23 is National Pie Day, World Spay Day, and Community Manager Appreciation Day? Or damn, that January 21 was National Squirrel Appreciation Day? Do you go on social media and only just find out that way that it’s National Pizza Day, or National Pet Day, and then are on the fly searching for a photo of your favorite slice or kitty or your backyard squirrel to share to celebrate?
Annie Portlock of Annie Pies offered 3 mini pies at Feast PDX 2016 Go Get You Some Picnic: here are the Honey Lime Coconut (honey shortbread, honey lime coconut cream, whip, toasted coconut, lime zest Pacific Pie mini pies

Yeah, me too. I’m a little bitter about the squirrel one too, I totally would have if I knew it was a holiday on Sunday.
Squirrel, photo by Pechluck Laskey

Recently, I got introduced to this new site called National Today which allows you to browse by topic (say Food holidays, which I definitely care about as a rationalization to eat or throw a food themed meal), or by Cause, Health, Ethnic, etc.) if you have certain interests, or by month, or what holiday today or tomorrow may include. You can also just browse by the calendar in case you just want to pick a day and see if there’s a particular theme that comes up to celebrate that day. I appreciate all the kinds of flexibility the site provides. At National Today besides the main business of cluing me into each month’s holiday, they also give some fun holiday history, facts or helpful deals related to the holiday.

So if you’d like to have more excuses/reasons to celebrate this year besides the usual known big holidays, whether it be on social media, an actual event for adults, or making activities for the family, here are some I added to my calendar – well at least until April. What would you add to yours?





I’ll be back at the end of April with more holidays to highlight, but be sure to pick out your own holidays – they definitely don’t have to be as food centered as mine!

What’s your favorite holiday up to April?



  1. Yay for all these food holidays – Especially Spanish Paella Day!!! I need to start planning now for a paella party – Although, paella on a Tuesday is kind of tough if you’re cooking at home!

    • You can always paella party it up on another day and post about it on the holiday, sorta like celebrating occasions on the weekend instead of weekday but still getting your birthday wishes on the day right haha

  2. I can’t believe I missed Squirrel Appreciation Day! 🙂 I have a different calendar with national food holidays and am all over all of the pasta related ones. And wine days, of course! 🙂

  3. I’m amazed at what people spend time creating special days for! I did miss National Squirrel Day though, so thanks for the heads up; however, I think I’ll just stick to Pie Day. 🙂

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