The 27 Most Hilariously Unnecessary National Food Holidays

Happy National German Chocolate Cake Day? Wait, what?

But it’s true–for some reason unknown to anyone on the Epicurious staff, today was, at some point in time, deemed National German Chocolate Cake Day. Every day throughout the year, a mostly random and pointless “national food holiday” that’s either spurred by a major national corporation like Nabisco (Fig Newton Day!) or something that no one wanted or asked for (TV Dinner Day) takes up a spot on the calendar.

Looking through this comically lengthy list is like being the character in a horror film that decides to venture outside alone to inspect the suspicious noise outside a secluded cabin–you don’t want to do it.

But we did. And yes, there’s even a National Chocolate-Covered Insects Day–make sure you put October 14th on the calendar now.

So, presented without comment, here are The 27 Most Hilariously Unnecessary National Food Holidays.

January 1: Apple Gifting Day

January 3: National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day

January 6: Bean Day

January 16: National Fig Newton Day

February: National Fondue Month

February 7: National Fettuccine Alfredo Day

February 18: National Crab-Stuffed Flounder Day

February 29: Surf and Turf Day

March: National Caffeine Awareness Month

March 5: National Cheese Doodle Day

March 6: National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day

March 25: National Lobster Newburg Day

March 31: Oranges and Lemons Day

April 20: Lima Bean Respect Day

June 6: National Applesauce Cake Day

June 10: Herbs & Spices Day

June 20: National Vanilla Milkshake Day

July 22: National Penuche Fudge Day

August 22: National Spumoni Day

August 29: Chop Suey Day

September 10: TV Dinner Day

October 2: National Fried Scallops Day

October 14: National Chocolate-Covered Insects Day

October 20: National Brandied Fruit Day

November 18: National Vichyssoise Day

December 11: National Noodle Ring Day

December 25: National Pumpkin Pie Day (Ed Note: We love pumpkin pie, but why does this holiday fall on Christmas?!)

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The 27 Most Hilariously Unnecessary National Food Holidays