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Food and Drink National Awareness Days 2019

09 Jan, 2019

There are so many awareness days now that it can be hard to know if you should be tweeting about National Cherry Day or Thai New Year at any one time

Food and Drink National Awareness Days 2019

So to make it easy to find out which are relevant for including in your brands’ social media planners we’ve compiled a handy calendar of all the food and drink related ones taking place in 2019.

It is a combo of both UK and USA national days and important holidays, but with the help of a hashtag there’s no reason why people and brands can’t join in celebrating foods they enjoy, wherever they are. It’s great for driving awareness and having some fun. And who wouldn’t want to get involved with World Gin Day?

If you run a day and would like us to include below just drop an email to

January 2019

1st – New Year’s Day/ Dry January month/ Veganuary month/ Ginuary month

6th – National Shortbread Day

25th – Burns Night

27th International Chocolate Cake Day

February 2019

1st – Veguary month

3rd – British Yorkshire Pudding Day/ National Carrot Cake Day

5th – Chinese New Year (year of the Pig)/ World Nutella Day

9th – National Pizza Day

14th – St Valentine’s Day

22nd – National Margarita Day

23rd – National Toast Day/ Real Bread Week

24th – Cornish Pasty Week

25th – Fairtrade Fortnight

March 2019

1st – St David’s Day/ Vegetarian Month/ Dementia UK’s Time for a Cuppa

4th – National School Breakfast Week/ British Pie Week/ Salt Awareness Week

5th – Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)/ St Piran’s Day (St of Cornwall)/ National Absinthe Day

7th – Plant Power Day

11th – Nutrition and Hydration Week

14th - International School Meals Day

17th – St Patrick’s Day

19th – National Poultry Day

20th – First Day of Spring

25th – International Waffle Day

30th – English Tourism Week

31st – Mothering Sunday

April 2019

1st – April Fools’ Day

4th – International Carrot Day

7th World Health Day

13th – Thai New Year

19th – Good Friday

21st – Easter Sunday/ National Tea Day

22nd – Easter Monday bank holiday

23rd – St George’s Day/ British Beef Week

29th – National Gardening Week/ UK Coffee Week

May 2019

1st – Asparagus Month/ National Salad Month

11th – National Doughnut Day/ Eat What You Want Day

12th Food Allergy Awareness Week

13th – National Vegetarian Week/ International Hummus Day

14th – Coeliac Awareness Week

17th – World Baking Day

18th – World Whisky Day

19th – British Sandwich Week

20th – British Tomato Week

25th – English Wine Week

27th – National BBQ Week

28th – World Hunger Day

June 2019

1st - The Big Lunch 1-2 June/ World Milk Day

5th – World Environment Day

7th – National Fish and Chips Day

8th – World Gin Day

9th – Open Farm Sunday

10th – Healthy Eating Week (British Nutrition Foundation)

13th – Cupcake Day (Alzheimer’s Society)

14th – World Cucumber Day

15th – Beer Day Britain

16th- Fathers’ Day/ World Fudge Day

18th – World Sushi Day

19th – World Martini Day

28th – National Cream Tea Day

30th – National Dim Sum Week tbc

July 2019

1st – National Picnic Month/ Wimbledon Fortnight

6th – National Fried Chicken Day

7th – World Chocolate Day

8th – Great British Pea Week

16th – National Cherry Day

17th – National Hotdog Day

19th – National Daquiri Day

24th – National Tequila Day

30th – National Cheesecake Day

August 2019

1st – Yorkshire Day

2nd - International Beer Day

12th – National Allotment Week

14th – Afternoon Tea Week tbc

22nd – National Burger Day

31st – Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight/ International Bacon Day

September 2019

1st – Sourdough September/ Organic September/ Lamb Week

2nd – Zero Waste Week

7th – World Salami Day

16th – World Guacamole Day/ National Rice Week tbc/ National Cupcake Week tbc

21st – British Food Fortnight

22nd – Roast Dinner Week tbc

25th – World School Milk Day

27th – Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning (Macmillan) tbc

October 2019

1st – World Vegetarian Day/ National Cholesterol Month

4th – International Vodka Day

7th – National Curry Week/ Seafood Week

10th – World Porridge Day

11th – World Egg Day

14th – National Baking Week

15th – Chocolate Week

16th – World Food Day

21st – UK Sausage Week/ Apple Day

22nd – National Nut Day

25th – World Pasta Day

30th – National School Meals Week tbc

31st – Halloween

November 2019

1st – Veg Pledge/ World Vegan Day/ World Vegan Month

3rd – National Sandwich Day

5th – Bonfire Night

7th – International Stout Day

11th – Sugar Awareness Week

14th – World Diabetes Day

18th – Alcohol Awareness Week/ Italian Cuisine Week/ British Game Week tbc

24th – Stir-fry Sunday

27th – Diwali

28th – Thanksgiving

30th – St Andrew’s Day

December 2019

24th – Christmas Eve

25th – Christmas Day

26th – Boxing Day

31st – New Year’s Eve

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