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April Food Holidays

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Want to make your establishment stand out from the crowd? Try featuring these special April food holidays on your seasonal menu. Throughout the month of April, you can flex your culinary creativity and attract new guests by creating unique, limited-time promotions from the list of special food holidays below:

April 1
Sourdough Day

April 2
Peanut Butter & Jelly Day

April 3
Chocolate Mousse Day

April 4
Baked Ham & Pineapple Day

 April 5
Caramel Day

April 6
Hot Cross Buns Day

 April 7
Coffee Cake Day

 April 8
Empanadas Day

 April 9
Chinese Almond Cookie Day

 April 10
Croissant Day

 April 11
Cheese Fondue Day

April 12
Grilled Cheese Day

 April 13
Peach Cobber Day

 April 14
Pecans Day

 April 15
Glazed Spiral Ham Day

 April 16
Eggs Benedict Day

 April 17
Cheeseball Day

 April 18
Animal Crackers Day

April 19
Garlic Day

 April 20
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day

 April 21
Chocolate-Covered Cashews Day

April 22
Jelly Bean Day

 April 23
Cherry Cheesecake Day

 April 24
Pigs in a Blanket Day

April 25
Zucchini Bread Day

April 26
Pretzel Day

April 27
Prime Rib Day

April 28
Blueberry Pie Day

April 29
Shrimp Scampi Day

April 30
Oatmeal Cookie Day

April Food Holidays

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Celebrate April, the first full month of spring, with these fun food holidays. Use these unique food holidays as a feature on your seasonal menu or as an excuse to try out some new recipes.

April 1

Sourdough Day

April 2

Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

April 3

Chocolate Mousse Day

April 4

Baked Ham and Pineapple Day

April 5

Caramel Day

April 6

Hot Cross Buns Day

April 7

Coffee Cake Day

April 8

Empanadas Day

April 9

Chinese Almond Cookie Day

April 10

Croissant Day

April 11

Cheese Fondue Day

April 12

Grilled Cheese Day

April 13

Peach Cobbler Day

April 14

Pecans Day

April 15

Glazed Spiral Ham Day

April 16

Eggs Benedict Day

April 17

Cheeseball Day

April 18

Animal Crackers Day

April 19

Garlic Day

April 20

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day

April 21

Chocolate Covered Cashews Day

April 22

Jelly Bean Day

April 23

Cherry Cheesecake Day

April 24

Pigs in a Blanket Day

April 25

Zucchini Bread Day

April 26

Pretzel Day

April 27

Prime Rib Day

April 28

Blueberry Pie Day

April 29

Shrimp Scampi Day

April 30

Oatmeal Cookie Day

Obscure Food Holidays – April

soft-pretzelThe month of April presents us with another set of unusual and overlooked food-related holidays. Invest some time in experimenting with new recipes and ideas. You may just discover a new favorite food!

National Fresh Florida Tomato Month – The state of Florida is the number one producer of fresh tomatoes in the United States, shipping over a billion pounds of the fruit each year. During the month of April, try to find new and interesting ways to work fresh tomatoes into your diet. For example: Instead of using processed spaghetti or pizza sauce, you can make your own from scratch by using fresh ingredients.

National Soft Pretzel Month – The average American consumes roughly one and a half pounds of pretzels each year. Those in Philadelphia, however, consume ten times more than the national average due to Pennsylvania’s status as the largest producer of pretzels in the United States. The large, soft pretzels that are celebrated in April are typically found in food courts and sports stadiums, but you can also make these delicious snacks at home. Try Alton Brown’s famous recipe that was featured on the television show, Good Eats.

National Bake Week – The first Monday in April marks the beginning of a seven day celebration of the art of baking. So what makes baking so special, exactly? Maybe it’s a combination of all the unique intricacies of the baking process that result in an intoxicating aroma that spreads through the home, all leading up to a final product that can be satisfying on both an emotional and physical level. Lots of love goes into baking, and you can share that love with others for an entire week while trying new recipes. Check out The Joy of Baking, one of the most comprehensive and user-friendly baking resources available.

April 8
National Empanada Day
Empanadas are stuffed pastries that originated in Latin America and Southeast Asia, but you should be able to find a restaurant nearby that offers them. Empanadas are typically stuffed with different combinations of meat, cheese, and vegetables, and then the entire thing is deep fried to create a golden brown pouch of perfection. Celebrate today by eating your first empanada, or try making your own at home if you’re already familiar with the dish.

April 11
National Cheese Fondue Day
Cheese fondue is a traditional Swiss dish that consists primarily of a large pot of melted cheese that is used as a dipping sauce for bread. Other types of fondue, such as chocolate, have also become popular in recent years, but cheese fondue is the focus of this particular holiday. Fondue restaurants can be pricey, so why not invest in your own fondue pot? Check out our variety of fondue supplies to get started.

April 23
National Picnic Day
Have you ever been on a picnic? Have you actually placed a blanket on the ground in a secluded location and shared a basket full of food with loved ones? Why not? This is the perfect opportunity to finally experience a traditional American picnic, so take the time to enjoy nature and remove yourself from the typical lunch environment.

April 25
National Zucchini Bread Day
Zucchini bread is an incredibly moist type of bread with a surprisingly sweet and delicious flavor. The first time I had zucchini bread, I was simply blown away. It honestly tastes nothing like zucchini, and is more akin to banana bread than anything else. Check out this recipe, but only if you want to become a serious fan of zucchini bread.

April 30
National Raisin Day
Raisins… why don’t we just call them dried grapes? We technically do, because raisin is French for “grape.” These little dried fruits are often overlooked in the kitchen, but this holiday can help you to discover a new way to look at raisins. Check out Sunmaid’s history of over 100 years of raisin recipes!