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.


2019

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

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


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

*NEW* 26 February – 4 March – National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

TBC – National Toast Day, Cornish Pasty Week


March 2019


1 March – St David’s Day

1-31 March – Veggie Month

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

1-31 March – Veggie Month

4-10 March – British Pie Week

*NEW* 4-10 March – National Salt Awareness Week

5 March – Shrove Tuesday

7 March – Plant Power Day

11-17 March – Nutrition & Hydration Week

*NEW* 14 March – International School Meals Day

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, 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

*NEW* 11 May – World Fairtrade Day

13 May – International Hummus Day

13-19 May – National Vegetarian Week

*NEW* 13-19 May – Coeliac Awareness Week

18 May – World Whisky Day

*NEW* 19 – 26 May – British Sandwich Week

27 May – 2 June – National Barbecue Week

*NEW* 28 May – World Hunger Day

TBC – The Children’s Trust National Doughnut Week, 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

*NEW* 1 – 9 June – National Picnic Week

2 June – The Big Lunch

8 June – World Gin Day

9 June – Open Farm Sunday

*NEW* 10 – 14 June – Healthy Eating Week

13 June – Alzheimer’s Society Cupcake Day

15 June – Beer Day Britain

16 June – Father’s Day

21-23 June – The Great Get Together

*NEW* 24-30 June – World Food Week

*NEW* 28 June – National Cream Tea Day

TBC – National Fish & Chips Day, Diabetes Week, National Fudge Day, 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


12-18 August – National Allotments Week

22 August – World Plant Milk Day

*NEW* 31 August – 15 September – Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight

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

*NEW* 21 September – 6 October – British Food Fortnight

*NEW* 25 – September – World School Milk Day

TBC – Love Lamb Week, National Cupcake Week, Zero Waste Week, National Rice Week, Seed Gathering Season, 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

*NEW* 18 October – Epilepsy Action’s National Tea & Cake Break

*NEW* 18 October – Global Champagne Day

21 October – Apple Day

*NEW* 21-27 October – UK Sausage Week

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, International Coffee Day, Egg Week, Chocolate Week, RNLI Fish Supper, Big Sausage Week, National Curry Week, National Cholesterol Month, World Obesity Day


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.

110 Comments:

  1. 2nd October is Fast Against Slaughter Day

  2. I love love love this list – so useful thank you!

    I know it isn’t technically a food day but I noticed last year that a lot of bakers jumped on Pi day (14th March 2019) and it just made me laugh. Especially the Pi themed Pies – so good!

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