21 Food Based Holidays You Should Celebrate by Chowing down ...

There's pretty much a holiday every single day of the year, but most of them you haven't heard of. If you're anything like me, you will use any reason to have a tasty snack and it turns out there are loads of holidays that celebrate food. Once you know what they are, you'll have a reason to eat something yummy any day of the year. Start with these tasty holidays.

1. January 15 is National Strawberry Ice Cream Day

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Whether you eat yours in a bowl or snuggled between two cookies, don't let this day go by without a creamy helping of strawberry ice cream.

2. October 18 is National Chocolate Cupcake Day

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If you ask me, any day is a good one for eating a chocolate cupcake, but don't let October 18 slip by without enjoying at least one.

3. August 13 is National Filet Mignon Day

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Use August 13 as the perfect excuse to visit that pricey steakhouse you've been wanting to try.

4. April 12 is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

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You can never go wrong with a grilled cheese sandwich! No matter what day of the year it is.

5. October 4 is National Taco Day

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Tacos are everyone's favorite food, but October 4 is the perfect day to whip up a batch.

6. May 26 is National Blueberry Cheesecake Day

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Save the date so you can enjoy the wonder that is blueberry cheesecake.

7. February 7 is National Fettucine Alfredo Day

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If pasta is your favorite dinner, mark your calendar so you can have it for dinner tonight.

8. September 5 is National Cheese Pizza Day

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Who could turn down pizza? Have a couple slices of gooey cheesy goodness today.

9. September 26 is National Pancake Day

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Use this day as the perfect excuse to have pancakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

10. December 6 is National Gazpacho Day

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If you've never had gazpacho, December 6 is the day to give it a try.

11. March 9 is National Meatball Day

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Serve your pasta with meatballs today and you have a delicious reason to celebrate.

12. July 13 is National French Fry Day

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This is probably my favorite holiday! Are you going to celebrate it this year?

13. June 22 is National Onion Ring Day

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Like onions rings more than fries? There's a day for you to celebrate too!

14. November 6 is National Nachos Day

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Nachos are the perfect way to celebrate any day, but today is the day to eat them in huge amounts.

15. April 29 is National Shrimp Scampi Day

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Looking for a decadent meal? Mark August 29 as your day to enjoy shrimp scampi.

16. January 19 is National Popcorn Day

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Carry a bag of popcorn with you everywhere today so that you can celebrate all day long.

17. October 12 is National Gumbo Day

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If you've never had gumbo, mark October 12 on your calendar.

18. July 23 is National Hot Day Day

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It makes sense that summertime is the perfect time to celebrate the beloved hot dog.

19. February 9 is National Bagels and Lox Day

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There's nothing better on a bagel than lox so make sure you remember to celebrate the combo today.

20. November 14 is National Guacamole Day

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Nothing is better for a celebration than chips and dips so serve guacamole on November 14.

21. May 28 is National Hamburger Day

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Need another day to enjoy a burger? Here's one you'll want to celebrate every year.

Which of these days is marked on your calendar now? What other food themed holidays do you know about?

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