April National Food Holidays Worth Celebrating

Autumn is finally here in Sydney. As the clocks will go back on the first Sunday in April, I’m more inclined to enjoy those warmer, heartier meals, as well as enjoy a few more barbeques and picnics in the sunshine by the water.

The good news is that April is full of some awesome foodie days, starting off with Sourdough Bread Day on 1st April and Chocolate Mousse Day on 3rd April. However, Fish Fingers and Custard Day is a bit of a weird one that I won’t be partaking in.

Some of my favourite April national food days that I am most looking forward to include:

Caramel Popcorn Day (6th April)

There’s nothing better than the sweet delights of caramel popcorn when you’re in the cinema ready to watch the next blockbuster film. I personally hate the taste of salted popcorn so munching on a big bag or caramel popcorn instead is just the ticket!

Caramel Popcorn Day 6 April

Cheese Fondue Day (11th April)

If you know me well, you will know that I absolutely love cheese. However, enjoying cheese fondue is definitely a treat, especially if you’re in Switzerland! Rather than just dipping in crusty bread or baby potatoes, consider dipping in juicy king prawns, salami, pickles or even Mediterranean roasted peppers. The silky cheese is the perfect combination which you will be going back constantly for more!

Eggs Benedict Day (16th April)

What better way to start the day than with eggs benedict? You honestly can’t beat perfectly poached eggs on smoked salmon with crusty sourdough toast and that delicious béchamel sauce. I love to enjoy this as a leisurely breakfast or brunch at the weekend or order this when I’m on holiday as a treat.

Garlic Day (19th April)

Are you a garlic fan? I certainly am. I would quite happily add garlic to all my meals if I could. In fact, on the Isle of Wight, UK I remember visiting the Garlic Farm and enjoying garlic ice cream – a first for me! Whether you delight your tastebuds with garlic butter prawns or garlic mushrooms on toast, enjoy garlic flavoured cheese or make your own basil pesto with extra garlic, there’s so many combinations of garlic to enjoy. Plus, why not mix it up and sample black garlic or smoked garlic for a twist!

Jelly Bean Day (22nd April)

Jelly beans!! One of my favourite sweets and a whole day to enjoy them! Available in a variety of colours, these bean shaped sweets are the perfect sugar hit to get me through the afternoon, or to make moviethons that more tastier!

1st April

  • Sourdough Bread Day

2nd April

  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

3rd April

  • Chocolate Mousse Day
  • Fish Fingers and Custard Day

4th April

  • Vitamin C Day
  • Carrot Day
  • Cordon Bleu Day

5th April

  • Caramel Day
  • Deep Dish Pizza Day

Deep Dish Pizza Day 5 April

6th April

  • New Beer’s Eve
  • Caramel Popcorn Day
  • International Carbonara Day

7th April

  • Beer Day
  • World Health Day
  • National Coffee Cake Day

8th April

  • National Empanada Day

9th April

  • National Chinese Almond Cookie Day

10th April

  • National Cinnamon Crescent Day

11th April

  • Cheese Fondue Day

Cheese Fondue Day 11 April

12th April

  • Licorice Day
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

13th April

  • National Peach Cobbler Day

14th April

  • National Pecan Day

15th April

  • National Glazed Ham Day

16th April

  • Eggs Benedict Day
  • Day of the Mushroom

Eggs Benedict Day 16 April

17th April

  • Cheeseball Day
  • World Malbec Day

18th April

  • Animal Crackers Day

19th April

  • Rice Ball Day
  • Garlic Day
  • Amaretto Day

20th April

  • National Pineapple Upside-down Cake Day

21st April

  • Chocolate Covered Cashews Day
  • Tea Day
  • Banana Day

22nd April

  • Jelly Bean Day

Jelly Bean Day 22 April

23rd April

  • Asparagus Day
  • German Beer Day
  • National Cherry Cheesecake Day
  • National Picnic Day

24th April

  • Pig In A Blanket Day
  • National Sauvignon Blanc Day

25th April

  • Zucchini Bread Day

26th April

  • Pretzel Day

27th April

  • Prime Rib Day

28th April

  • Stop Food Waste Day
  • Shrimp Scampi Day
  • Blueberry Pie Day

30th April

  • Oatmeal Cookie Day
  • National Raisin Day

View more recipe ideas >