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April Food Holidays

National and international food holidays and observances for the month of April

Except for occasional appearances in late March, April means the celebration of Easter and for the more strictly religious, the end to a period of Lenten fasting. Traditional Easter dinners typically include sides like scalloped potatoes, asparagus and biscuits with ham, chicken or roast lamb as the main dish. That’s if you’re an adult.

If you’re a kid, Easter means baskets stuffed with Easter grass, giant chocolate bunnies, and plastic eggs filled with jelly beans and candy or chocolate eggs filled with peanut butter, or maybe chocolate eggs filled with marshmallow yolk, or maybe… well, let’s just say Easter means that a lot of different kinds of eggs are going to be eaten. If you’re the parent of an Easter kid, there’s a really good chance you’ll need to know how to tie-dye a hard-boiled egg or bake a coconut bunny cake so you might brush up on those creative kitchen skills.

April Monthly Holidays

Brussels Sprouts and Cabbage Month
Cranberries and Gooseberries Month
Global Child Nutrition Month
National BLT Sandwich Month
National Florida Tomato Month
National Food Month

National Garlic Month
National Grilled Cheese Month
National Pecan Month
National Soft Pretzel Month
National Soy Foods Month
Tomatillo and Asian Pear Month

April Weekly Holidays

Jewish Heritage Week (observed during Passover)
National Bake Week (week 2)

National Egg Salad Week (week 3)
Passover (week 3)

April Daily Holidays

  • 4/1 (Mon) April Fool’s Day
  • 4/1 (Mon) National Sourdough Bread Day
  • 4/2 (Tue) National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
  • 4/2 (Tue) Whole Grain Sampling Day
  • 4/3 (Wed) National Chocolate Mousse Day
  • 4/4 (Thu) National Cordon Bleu Day
  • 4/5 (Fri) National Caramel Day
  • 4/5 (Fri) National Deep Dish Pizza Day
  • 4/5 (Fri) National Raisin and Spice Bar Day
  • 4/6 (Sat) Hostess Twinkie Day
  • 4/6 (Sat) National Caramel Popcorn Day
  • 4/7 (Sun) National Beer Day
  • 4/8 (Mon) Free Cone Day (at Ben & Jerry’s)
  • 4/8 (Mon) National Empanada Day
  • 4/9 (Tue) Chinese Almond Cookie Day
  • 4/10 (Wed) National Cinnamon Crescent Day
  • 4/11 (Thu) National Cheese Fondue Day
  • 4/12 (Fri) Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
  • 4/12 (Fri) National Licorice Day
  • 4/13 (Sat) National Peach Cobbler Day
  • 4/14 (Sun) National Pecan Day
  • 4/15 (Mon) McDonald’s Day
  • 4/15 (Mon) National Glazed Spiral Ham Day
  • 4/16 (Tue) Day of the Mushroom
  • 4/16 (Tue) National Eggs Benedict Day
  • 4/17 (Wed) International Malbec Day
  • 4/17 (Wed) National Cheeseball Day
  • 4/18 (Thu) Animal Crackers Birthday
  • 4/19 (Fri) Garlic Day
  • 4/19 (Fri) National Amaretto Day
  • 4/20 (Sat) Lima Bean Respect Day
  • 4/21 (Sun) National Chocolate Covered Cashews Truffle Day
  • 4/21 (Sun) Peeps Day
  • 4/22 (Mon) National Jelly Bean Day
  • 4/23 (Tue) National Cherry Cheesecake Day
  • 4/24 (Wed) National Pigs-in-a Blanket Day
  • 4/24 (Wed) Sauvignon Blanc Day
  • 4/25 (Thu) National Zucchini Bread Day
  • 4/26 (Fri) National Pretzel Day
  • 4/27 (Sat) National Prime Rib Day
  • 4/28 (Sun) National Blueberry Pie Day
  • 4/29 (Mon) National Shrimp Scampi Day
  • 4/30 (Tue) National Raisin Day

Need some more March food ideas? Explore some more popular spring dishes and seasonal food.

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