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Pudding Season begins on October first. Start it off with this delicious butterscotch pudding recipe from chocolatier Michael Recchiuti. Photo by Duard van der Westhuizen | IST.



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Last Updated October 2023

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National Food Holidays: October

And You Thought Halloween Was The Big Event!


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As the days get shorter, you won’t even notice...you’ll be too busy planning parties to celebrate these momentous occasions. Some enable entire month-long festivities:

If you’re only looking for a week-long festivity, then select from:


Day-long festivities:


The rest of October’s line-up includes:

  Braised Beef Tacos
October 4th is National Taco Day. Make these delicious braised beef tacos with mole sauce. Photo courtesy McCormick.
  Fettuccine Alfredo
October 18th is National Pasta Day, Treat yourself to some Fettuccine Alfredo. Here’s the recipe.
  Chocolate Cupcakes

October 18th is National Chocolate Cupcake Day. Here’s a recipe for dark chocolate cupcakes.

Continue To The November Food Holidays


*January 22nd is National Southern Food Day.

**National Smoothie Day is June 21st.

***National Gin & Tonic Day is April 19th, and International Gin & Tonic Day is October 19th.
World Gin Day is June 15th.

†May 5th is National Hoagie Day. November 4th is National Submarine Sandwich Day. And someone decided that we needed a National Eat A Hoagie Day on September 14th and Submarine-Hoagie-Grinder Day on October 9th.

‡National Eat Your Noodles Day is March 11th.

‡‡National Beer Day is April 7th. American Craft Beer Week is the third week in May. National IPA Day is the first Thursday in August. International Beer Day is the first Friday in August. American Beer Day is October 27th. Here are more beer holidays.

‡‡‡January 25th is National Fish Taco Day, March 21st is National Crunchy Taco Day, March 31st is Día del Taco (in Mexico), and October 4th is National Taco Day. Not to mention Taco Tuesdays.






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