I just happened across a list of various American "National such-and-so food" holidays. Provenance completely absent, of course; that's half the fun of these lists, that some random product council or local politician made a declaration and someone found it when assembling a list, and by random chance it propagated rather than dying out, and it's entirely likely that the number of people publishing a list has exceeded the number of people who have actually celebrated the holiday.
With that said, we just missed National Pears Helene day. And Tuesday is National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie day, as distinct from National Oatmeal Cookie day in late April. In a couple of weeks, we have Turkey Neck Soup day (oddly not "National"), and then on April 8 there is National Empanada day which andres_s_p_b may want to celebrate as well as National Spanish Paella Day on March 27.
Interestingly, both June and September are National Papaya Month.
And, in oddly particular holidays, November 12 is National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies day.
Anyhow, it was amusing, and seems like a good source of excuses for parties or supply of ideas for what to cook.
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