From National Creampuff day on January 2 to National Champagne Day on December 31, 365 days a year offer all kinds of holidays that double as an excuse to indulge in some sort of food or drink. However much you ate on Labor Day, it technically doesn’t qualify as a food related holiday, but September 5 was also National Pizza Day (so your kid probably celebrated without realizing it). Thanks to data dad Nathan Yau, you can find all that out and more with his latest creation: an interactive calendar that shows all the food holidays in America. You know, in case you needed another reason to eat this stuff.
Out of 365 days in a year, 214 of them qualify as a food-related holiday. That means nearly 60 percent of your calendar year could be consumed by … consumption. In September alone, you can look forward to National Beer Lovers Day (September 7); National TV Dinner Day (September 10); National Chocolate Milkshake Day (September 12); National Eat A Hoagie Day (September 14); National Cheeseburger Day (September 18); National Pepperoni Pizza Day (September 20); National Lobster Day (September 25); National Chocolate Milk Day (September 27) — basically September 12, but melted. September 11 is Hot Cross Bun Day and National Grandparents day, which is convenient because they’re the only people who eat Hot Cross Buns.
September 28 is known as Family Day: A Day To Eat Dinner With Your Children, which you were likely going to do that anyways if you could get them to sit at the table for more than 2 consecutive minutes. (Don’t they know it’s a special occasion?!) Alas, there’s always next year … and National Vodka Day in October.
[H/T] Flowing Data