Weird December Holidays for Foodies

There seems to be a holiday for everything. Take today, for example. National Cotton Candy Day. Naturally this means everyone should find the nearest carnival and pig out on this sugary treat. Or you could go for a more nontraditional route and find cotton candy flavored things to nosh on such as ice cream or lollipops, or even alcohol. December is a huge month for food, whether it be cooking or baking, attending cocktail parties, or going out to eat. The holidays just scream gluttony. It’s only fitting that there be a myriad of food-related holidays throughout the entire month. They may be frivolous and have no real importance, but there is no harm in being silly every once in a while. So don’t be afraid to celebrate some of these bizarre December holidays in between all the others.

We missed a few great ones already…December 1 was National Pie Day and National Eat a Red Apple Day. December 2 was National Fritters Day. Yesterday was National Gazpacho Day, and today, as already mentioned, is National Cotton Candy Day.

Here are a few more foodie holidays to look forward to this month.

  • December 9: National Pastry Day.  
  • December 11: National Noodle Ring Day. 
  • December 13: National Ice Cream Day.
  • December 15: National Lemon Cupcake Day
  • December 16: National Chocolate Covered Anything Day. 
  • December 17: National Maple Syrup Day. 
  • December 19: National Oatmeal Muffin Day
  • December 21: National French Fried Shrimp Day and National Hamburger Day
  • December 22: National Date-Nut Bread Day
  • December 24: National Eggnog Day
  • December 25: National Pumpkin Pie Day
  • December 27: National Fruitcake Day
  • December 28: National Chocolate Day
  • December 30: National Bicarbonate of Soda Day



Hello! I’m Shaina – a Delray Beach, Florida resident, foodie, and lifestyle blogger. I love exploring South Florida and beyond, and sharing everything from my favorite restaurants, products and more with you! See more by following along on Instagram:  @takeabiteoutofboca

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