The Food Calendar – UK Food Days, Weeks and Months

Welcome to The Food Calendar…

  • Food-related national days, weeks, and months for the UK
  • Holidays
  • Major events

The calendar is updated every month with new events. I’ve added a little *NEW* to the ones that have just been added to help you spot them.

If you know on an event that’s missing then please leave a comment below or contact me by email and I’ll add it in.


2018

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

2019

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

January 2018


1 January – New Year’s Day

1-31 January – Dry January

1-31 January – Ginuary

1-31 January – Veganuary

6 January – National Shortbread Day

22-28 January – National Farmhouse Breakfast Week

25 January – Burn’s Night

25 January – St Dwynwen’s Day (Welsh Valentine’s Day)

27 January – International Chocolate Cake Day


February 2018


4 February – British Yorkshire Pudding Day

5 February – World Nutella Day

13 February – Shrove Tuesday

14 February – Valentine’s Day

16 February – Chinese New Year

22 February – National Toast Day

24 February – 4 March – Real Bread Week

25 February – 3 March – Cornish Pasty Week

26 February – 11 March – Fairtrade Fortnight


March 2018


1 March – St David’s Day

1-8 March – Dementia UK’s Time For A Cuppa

1-31 March – Veggie Month

5-11 March – British Pie Week

5-11 March – SPAM Appreciation Week

7 March – Plant Power Day

11 March – Mother’s Day

12-18 March – National Butchers’ Week

12-18 March – Nutrition & Hydration Week

12-18 March – National Salt Awareness Week

15 March – International School Meals Day

17 March – St Patrick’s Day

17-23 March – Sport Relief

21-31 March – International Sweet Potato Week

25 March – International Waffle Day

30 March – Good Friday


April 2018


1 April – April Fool’s Day

1 April – Easter Sunday

4 April – International Carrot Day

7 April – World Health Day

16-22 April – UK Coffee Week

21 April – National Tea Day

23 April – St George’s Day

23-30 April – British Beef Week


May 2018


5 May – Cinco de Mayo

11 May – Eat What You Want Day

12-19 May – The Children’s Trust National Doughnut Week

13 May – International Hummus Day

13 May – World Fairtrade Day

14-20 May – National Vegetarian Week

14-20 May – Coeliac Awareness Week

19 May – World Whisky Day

20-27 May – British Sandwich Week

21-27 May – British Tomato Week

26 May – 3 June – English Wine Week

28 May – World Hunger Day

28 May – 3 June – National Barbecue Week

29 May – Tiger Nut Day


June 2018


1 June – World Milk Day

1 June – National Fish & Chip Day

3 June – The Big Lunch

9 June – World Gin Day

10 June – Open Farm Sunday

11-15 June – Healthy Eating Week

11-17 June – Diabetes Week

14 June – Alzheimer’s Society – Cupcake Day

15 June – Beer Day Britain

15 – 24 June – National Picnic Week

16 June – National Fudge Day

17 June – Father’s Day

18 June – World Sushi Day

22-24 June – The Great Get Together

25 June – 1 July – World Food Week

29 June – National Cream Tea Day

30 June – 6 July – National Dim Sum Week


July 2018


2-15 July – Wimbledon Fortnight

7 July – World Chocolate Day

9-15 July – Great British Pea Week

16 July – National Cherry Day


August 2018

3 August – International Beer Day

13-19 August – National Allotments Week

13-19 August – Afternoon Tea Week

20-27 August – Caribbean Food Week

22 August – World Plant Milk Day

23 August – National Burger Day


September 2018


1 September – National Tofu Day

1-7 September – Love Lamb Week

1-16 September – Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight

1-30 September – Organic September

1-30 September – Sourdough September

3-7 September – Zero Waste Week

7 September – World Salami Day

13 September – International Chocolate Day

17-23 September – National Rice Week

22 September – 7 October – British Food Fortnight

23 -30 September – British Roast Dinner Week

23 September – 23 October – Seed Gathering Season

26 September – World School Milk Day

28 September  – Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning


October 2018


1 October – World Vegetarian Day

1 October – International Coffee Day

1-7 October – National Cake Week

1-30 October – National Cholesterol Month

5-12 October – National Seafood Week

*NEW* 5-21 October – RNLI Fish Supper

*NEW* 8-14 October – Egg Week

10 October – World Porridge Day

11 October – World Obesity Day

12 October – World Egg Day

15-21 October – National Baking Week

*NEW* 15-21 October – Chocolate Week

16 October – World Food Day

19 October – International Gin & Tonic Day

19 October – Global Champagne Day

19 October – Epilepsy Action National Tea & Cake Break

21 October – Apple Day

22 – October – National Nut Day

22-28 – October – National Curry Week

25 October – World Pasta Day

29 October – 4 November – UK Sausage Week

31 October – Halloween


November 2018


1 November – World Vegan Day

1 November – International Stout Day

1-30 November – World Vegan Month

*NEW* 1-30 November – Cancer Research Veg Pledge

5 November – Guy Fawkes’ Night

12-16 November – National School Meals Week

*NEW* 12-18 November – Sugar Awareness Week

14 November – World Diabetes Day

19-25 November – British Game Week

19-25 November – Alcohol Awareness Week

25 November – Stir-Up Sunday

30 November – St Andrew’s Day

TBC – World Fairtrade Week, Children In Need


December 2018


25 December – Christmas Day

31 December – New Year’s Eve

January 2019


1 January – New Year’s Day

1-31 January – Dry January

1-31 January – Ginuary

1-31 January – Veganuary

6 January – National Shortbread Day

25 January – Burn’s Night

25 January – St Dwynwen’s Day (Welsh Valentine’s Day)

27 January – International Chocolate Cake Day

TBC – National Farmhouse Breakfast Week


February 2019


3 February – British Yorkshire Pudding Day

5 February – World Nutella Day

5 February – Chinese New Year

14 February – Valentine’s Day

23 February – 3 March – Real Bread Week

25 February – 10 March – Fairtrade Fortnight

TBC – National Toast Day, Cornish Pasty Week


March 2019


1 March – St David’s Day

1-31 March – Veggie Month

*NEW* 1-8 March – Dementia UK’s Time For A Cuppa

1-31 March – Veggie Month

4-10 March – British Pie Week

5 March – Shrove Tuesday

7 March – Plant Power Day

11-17 March – Nutrition & Hydration Week

15 March – Comic Relief

17 March – St Patrick’s Day

25 March – International Waffle Day

31 March – Mother’s Day

TBC – SPAM Appreciation Week, National Butchers Week, National Salt Awareness Week, International School Meals Day, International Sweet Potato Week


April 2019


1 April – April Fool’s Day

4 April – International Carrot Day

7 April – World Health Day

29 April – 5 May – UK Coffee Week

19 April – Good Friday

21 April – National Tea Day

21 April – Easter Sunday

23 April – St George’s Day

TBC – British Beef Week


May 2019


5 May – Cinco de Mayo

11 May – Eat What You Want Day

13 May – International Hummus Day

13-19 May – National Vegetarian Week

18 May – World Whisky Day

*NEW* 27 May – 2 June – National Barbecue Week

TBC – The Children’s Trust National Doughnut Week, World Fairtrade Day, Coeliac Awareness Week, British Sandwich Week, World Hunger Day, British Tomato Week, English Wine Week, World Baking Day, The Spinal Association’s Great British Fish & Chip Supper, Tiger Nut Day


June 2019


1 June – World Milk Day

2 June – The Big Lunch

8 June – World Gin Day

9 June – Open Farm Sunday

13 June – Alzheimer’s Society Cupcake Day

15 June – Beer Day Britain

16 June – Father’s Day

*NEW* 21-23 June – The Great Get Together

TBC – National Fish & Chips Day, Healthy Eating Week, Diabetes Week, National Picnic Week, National Fudge Day, National Cream Tea Day, World Food Week, Food Safety Week, National Dim Sum Week, World Sushi Day


July 2019


7 July – World Chocolate Day

16 July – National Cherry Day

TBC – SPANA’s World Tea Party, Great British Pea Week


August 2019


*NEW* 12-18 August – National Allotments Week

*NEW* 22 August – World Plant Milk Day

TBC – Afternoon Tea Week, Caribbean Food Week, National Burger Day, International Beer Day


September 2019


1-30 September – Organic September

1-30 September – Sourdough September

7 September – World Salami Day

13 September – International Chocolate Day

TBC – Love Lamb Week, National Cupcake Week, Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight, Zero Waste Week, National Rice Week, British Food Fortnight, Seed Gathering Season, World School Milk Day, Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning


October 2019


1 October – World Vegetarian Day

10 October – World Porridge Day

11 October – World Egg Day

16 October – World Food Day

21 October – Apple Day

22 – October – National Nut Day

25 October – World Pasta Day

31 October – Halloween

TBC – National Cake Week, National Seafood Week, National Baking Week, International Gin & Tonic Day, UK Sausage Week, International Coffee Day, Egg Week, Chocolate Week, RNLI Fish Supper, Big Sausage Week, National Curry Week, National Cholesterol Month, World Obesity Day, Epilepsy Action National Tea & Cake Break,


November 2019


1 November – World Vegan Day

1-30 November – World Vegan Month

5 November – Guy Fawkes’ Night

24 November – Stir-Up Sunday

30 November – St Andrew’s Day

TBC – National School Meals Week, British Game Week, World Fair-trade Week, Children in Need, Stout Day, Italian Cuisine Week, Alcohol Awareness Week, World Diabetes Day


December 2019


25 December – Christmas Day

31 December – New Year’s Eve


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Something missing?

If you know of an event that’s missing from the calendar then please let me know and I’ll be happy to add it in.

99 Comments:

  1. Geez, you don’t realize how many days there are dedicated to food until you list them all out like this! I guess it’s not all that surprising though since we kinda need food to live 😉

  2. thanks for this its fab! will you be doing . a2019 one?

    • Charlotte Oates

      Yes, I plan to add the dates I have for 2019 in the next update (although many dates for next year will not have been confirmed yet).

  3. This is amazing! Thanks so much for putting this together 🙂 All the best Tabbi!

  4. I am so glade to find it useful. This list is really awesome. I have been looking for something like this for a few weeks now I’ll definitely be linking up.Thanks for putting it together and sharing it.

  5. i’ve made a google calendar for all the food related events which can be helpful to anyone needing this within the food industry

    https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=ZXJ1ZHVzLmNvbV8wMGx2cTFybG1zcXIyNWlia2xkZ3JpMTE4c0Bncm91cC5jYWxlbmRhci5nb29nbGUuY29t

    hope this helps anyone!

  6. Brilliant idea, thanks.

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