National Food Days

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Among many kinds of different foods celebrated in the United States on National Food Days, missing from the list were ethnic foods, a contribution to the culinary diversity of US. Juggernaut suggests some foods introduced to US by South Asian immigrants to add to the list of National Food Days to celebrate their contribution to the culinary diversity.

Submitted: October 23, 2013

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National Food Days

Subba Rao

 

The following are some examples of food celebrated annually as National Food Days in America. The list include candies, fruits, nuts, several kinds of meats and many desserts like pies, ice creams, puffs etc. with mention of very few vegetables. Most items on the list were traditional American with very few ethnic foods far in between. Since the United States is truly a multi ethnic society in the world, the contribution of its various immigrant groups to the culinary area shall be recognized by including various ethnic foods to the list of the American National Food days.

Some of the following are traditional American on the current list

January 2 is National Cream Puff Day

January 4 is National Spaghetti Day

January 23 is National Pie Day

February 3 National Carrot Cake Day

February 28 is Chocolate Soufflé Day

March 9 is National Crab Meat Day

March 26 National Spinach Day

April 2 National Pea Nut Butter and Jelly Day

April 12 National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

May 10 Shrimp Day

May 13 National Apple Pie Day

May 28 Hamburger Day

June 1 Doughnut Day

June 3 National Egg Day

June 13 National French Fries Day

June 14 National strawberry Shortcake Day

June 15 National Tapioca Pudding Day

June 21 National Ice Cream Day

June 28 National Tapioca Day

July 6 Fried Chicken Day

July 21 National Junk Food Day

July 23 Hot Dog Day

July 30 Cheese Cake Day

August 3 National Water Melon Day

August 9 Rice Pudding Day (Indians celebrate "Quit India," on August 9. In 1942 Mahatma Gandhi started Quit India movement on August 9 to drive the British out of the country; incidentally, Rice Pudding is Indian's quintessential favorite dessert is clebrated in USA on August 9, as National Food Day. Some kind of coincendence.

August 24 Pecan Pie Day

September 5 Cheese Pizza Day

September 7 National Acorn Squash Day

September 29 National Coffee Day

October 6 National Pumpkin Day

October 22 National Nut Day

November 4 National Candy Day

November 12 Pizza Day

November 29 National Chocolate Days

December 17 National Fruit Cake Day

National Days to encourage consumption of vegetables.

June 17 National Veggie Day

October 1 World Vegetarian Day

November 1 World vegan Day

National Days to celebrate ethnic foods

January 12 Curried Chicken Day

February 6 National Chopsticks Day

January 18 Peking Duck Day

February 24 Tortilla Chip Day

August 29 Chop Suey Day

October 4 Taco Day

November 14 National Guacamole Day

November 17 National Baklava Day

The following are suggested list of food items from South Asia deserved to be on the list of National Days in the United States.  People from other cultures should consider adding to the list their own popular food items as well.

Among vegetables and fruits

National Eggplant Day to celebrate various kinds of eggplant dishes

National Gourd Day to celebrate a wide variety of gourds like Bitter, Ridge, Bottle and several other gourds.

National Chilies Day to celebrate a variety of mild to very hot chilies

National Mango Day to celebrate several kinds of Mangoes

National Chutney Day to celebrate a wide varieties of chutneys like Mango

Among deserts

National Jalebi Day

National Laddu Day

National Rasgulla Day

Among rice dishes

National Yellow Lemon Rice Day

National Biriyani Day

Among Snacks

National Pakoda Day

National Samosa Day

 

 

 

 

 

 


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