Wrong are those who thought that all the feasting ends with Christmas and the arrival of the new year. The main reason is that January is full of wonderful food related holidays dedicated to some of our favorite foods. True, some of them are rather peculiar, but hey, we’re not here to argue over the tastes.
1 January – National Hangover Day
U2 once sang “All is quiet on New Year’s Day”. Knowing Bono there might be something political in those lyrics. Knowing, that U2 is a band full of Irishmen, there might definitely be some hints to a hangover also in the lyrics.
The bottom line is that almost everyone had a party last night and a vast percentage of the world population is in a state of nauseous meditation and deep self-reflection, also known as a hangover. So grab yourself a pile of greasy junk-food and start your recovery.
3 January – Fruitcake Toss Day
Great news for everybody who still has some fruitcake left from the holidays. It’s time to toss it! Get your friends together and find yourself a suitable field to throw everyone’s favorite Christmas dessert towards the horizon. You can even get creative and build yourself a fruitcake catapult.
Here’s a fair warning – do not attempt to hit your friends with a week old fruitcake since it’s rock hard by then and can cause some serious injuries.
4 January – National Spaghetti Day
Ready, steady, spaghetti time! Get your best pasta bowl ready, boil a bunch of spaghetti, fix some sauce and meatballs and finally grate some parmesan cheese. That’s it; you are celebrating the holiday dedicated to one of favorite pasta.
All you Pastafarians can also give this holiday a romantic twist by opening a bottle of good wine and lighting a candle.
6 January – Bean Day
Our research did not found too much on this holiday, so you’re free to make up your own activities on this glorious holiday of beans. Sit in a beanbag chair, have a bean and bacon, watch Mr. Bean or Sean Bean movies (why doesn’t it pronounce like seen-been or Shawn-bawn Sloth wonders) or read the story about a guy called Jack and the beanstalk he climbed. We wish you a beanalicious day.
10 January – Bittersweet Chocolate Day
Today we celebrate the day of what some call the REAL chocolate – the dark one. On this day we forget that there’s usually milk in the chocolate and go for that dark bar full of cocoa beans. Have a chocolate cake, drink dark hot chocolate and watch a movie about chocolate. Dear chocoholics, may your day be Poco-Loco-Choco!
19 January – National Popcorn Day
It’s a weird thing that a day dedicated to popcorn is in January when a National Popcorn Month is celebrated during October. Anyway, we aren’t complaining and dive into that fluffy popcorn right away. It is not a secret that popcorn is best when combined with salt, butter and a good movie.
20 January – National Cheese Lover Day
There’s a name for people who dislike cheese – heathens. Everyone else is welcome to enjoy this tasty holiday dedicated to our favorite pizza and pasta topping. Our recommendation for celebration would be a generous cheese platter with all v NB! Don’t confuse National Cheese Lover Day with National Cheese Day celebrated in sunny June.
23 January – National Pie Day
This one is maybe the most official out of all the holidays on this list since it was started by serious-sounding American Pie Council. It is rumored that APC is a sub-division of CIA operating in Are 51. All the jokes aside, it’s time to bake your favorite pie and eat it (all by yourself or with friends is entirely up to you).
27 January – Chocolate Cake Day
Today we ignore every cake made without glorious chocolate in it. Just like previous entry in our list this day should be all about making your cake and eating it as well. Stock up on sugar, egg, flour and chocolate, and you’re all set to have a beautiful sweet holiday.
29 January – National Cornchip Day
If you don’t like corn chips it’s nacho holiday. Get it? OK, Sloth is done with puns and ready to dedicate all its attention to chips made of corn. It is rather criminal to serve the chips without cheese, salsa and guacamole. Have a corny day, friends!
Happy holidays everybody! Oh, and if you didn’t find a suitable holiday for you from this food-related list of January, be sure to check back soon enough. Yeah, we’re making a series out of this 🙂