July Has the Best Food Holidays You'll Want to Celebrate in 2020!

There is a LOT that I don’t know right now. I don’t know whether I’m going to be picking out new lunchboxes and backpacks for a brand new school year on July 30, but I do know that I will be having cheesecake on July 30. I don’t know if I will be doing anything exciting on July 21 other than binging something mediocre on Netflix, but I do know that I will be celebrating National Creme Brulee Day on July 21. 

Get excited, people! July is the BEST month to celebrate all the best foods. Looking forward to food is definitely a thing for me right now. It is creating comfort and warmth for our family during these times of uncertainty. 

So by glancing at the upcoming food holidays this month--I couldn’t be more excited. I’ll tell you--the last week of the month is going to be particularly amazing for the Richardson family. Let’s take a look, shall we?

July 28--National Milk Chocolate Day. Okay obviously there is a lot you could do with this and it’s really hard to narrow it down, but I’m gonna have to go with a nice, frosty glass of cold chocolate milk on this day. 

July 28--National Hamburger Day. 

July 29--National Lasagna Day. My favorite meal ever.

July 29--National Chicken Wing Day. My husband’s favorite meal ever. These are on the same day! Who will win the battle to have their favorite meal?? We shall see! :)

July 30--National Cheesecake Day. Favorite dessert ever.

July 31--National Raspberry Cake Day. There is a raspberry jello poke cake recipe I’ve been dying to try so it looks like July 31 it shall be! Great way to round off July, if you ask me.

Oops, how could I have forgotten this one?! July 27 happens to be National Scotch Day. While I’ve never tried Scotch before I’m just gonna go for the Scottish theme and go big and make a lovely meal of haggis. I google searched what Scottish people eat with haggis, and according the thespruceeats.com, “slice it {the haggis} and serve with tatties and neeps. A wee dram of Scotch whisky would be traditional to accompany this truly Scottish meal.” Now, I don’t know what tatties or neeps are, but why not just go for it and make it all? Okay, I’m totally kidding. This quarantine life hasn’t gotten me to the point where I want to try anything quite as crazy as haggis, let alone tatties or neeps, but to each their own. Feel free to enjoy that wee dram of whisky on July 27, with or without haggis!

Here is a quick list of some of my other favorite foods to celebrate in July. There are SO many good ones to choose from!

JULY--National baked bean month, ice cream month, picnic month, pickle month

  • July 1--National Gingersnap Day
  • July 4--National Barbeque Day
  • July 5--National Apple Turnover Day
  • July 6--National Fried Chicken Day
  • July 8--National Chocolate with Almonds Day
  • July 9--National Sugar Cookie Day
  • July 11--National Blueberry Muffin Day
  • July 12--National Pecan Pie Day
  • July 13--National French Fry Day
  • July 16--National Ice Cream Day
  • July 21---National Creme Brulee Day
  • July 23--National Hot Dog Day
So this is how I’m trying to make lemonade out of lemons in July 2020. Try to make food a positive and fun way to make memories, try new recipes and have a great time with the people I love most. Do you have any fun new recipes you want to try this month? Perhaps even something inspired by this list of food holidays--please share in the comments below.

  • www.commons.wikimedia.org
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  • www.foodimentary.com
  • www.thespruceeats.com

    Mary Richardson
    Weekly Newsletter Contributor since 2014
    Email the author! mary@dvo.com

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