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Food National Days in March – Peanuts, Popcorn, Snacking & More!

March is a month of spring and has the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and Mardi Gras.  Did you know that there are also dozens of food national days in March?

National days are fun to celebrate, no matter the reason. But when you mention some of your favorite foods and refreshing drinks,  everyone starts to get excited. 

Unsure about what national days are? Check out my national days guide for more information.

If you are love food like I do, you are probably aware just how many days of the year are devoted to entertaining with a favorite food. List of Food National Days in March

You will likely find that you are scouring the internet to find out which foods have holidays devoted to them. 

National Days are a great way to tie food, family and celebrations together. Nothing quite says St. Patrick’s Day like some shamrock shaped green pretzels, does it?

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What are national food days?

Do you like those diet cookbooks where there isn’t anything to decide, but the author tells you what to eat on each day during the month? National food days are somewhat like this. Amaretto and burritos

Food days are a way of letting you that you that should cook a special food that day based on what the national day of the month is.

Check out the national day list for March and look through the list.  See how many of them are devoted to food? I’m going to make it even easier for you. 

Just browse this list below. Every day is associated with food or drink in some way. With this list you can’t go wrong with your party planning.

March monthly food observances

March is the beginning of spring for many of us, and this gives us a chance to use some of the foods that are those that can be eaten outdoors.Food Days to Observe in March

It is not just days of the month that are associated with food.  Sometimes the whole month is known for a certain type of food.  For March we observe these foods all month long:

  • National Frozen Food Month
  • National Fresh Celery Month
  • National Noodle Month
  • National Flour Month
  • National Sauce Month
  • National Peanut Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • Quinoa Month
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List of food national days in March

Even though St. Patrick’s day and spring are on our minds in March, the month is also filled with some other foods for us to celebrate.

Here is a list of all the March food holidays to look forward to. Most are labeled national days (or international days) and others are just labeled by the food itself.

Banana cream pie, mulled wine, soup and cold cuts

I have also given you lots of ideas for recipes and other ways to celebrate these foodie national days. Have fun!

March food days

In the list of the national food days in March below, you will find great ways to honor the day.

On some of the days, there are recipes to help you celebrate, and on other days, there are links to products on Amazon that will help you get the most out of the national day.

(I earn a small commission if you purchase through those links but there is no extra cost to you.)

March 1

March 2

March 3

  • Canadian Bacon Day – Find out how this bacon is different from normal bacon and get some tasty recipes.
  • National Cold Cuts Day – Use some of your cold cuts on a fabulous antipasto platter (and get some great tips for making one.)
  • National Mulled Wine Day – Make your next batch of mulled wine in a slow cooker.
  • National Moscow Mule Day – Learn how to make the perfect Moscow Mule.
  • National Soup it Forward Day – This creamy chicken pot pie soup is the perfect one to share with a friend today.
  • 33 Flavors Day – Find out about 33 of the most healing superfoods in the Master Plant Cookbook.

March 4

  • National Pound Cake Day – Cheat a little by making it semi homemade with this Almond Pound Cake Mix.
  • National Snack Day – Make a leprechaun snack mix for St. Patrick’s Day

March 5

  • National Absinthe Day – serve your next drink of absinthe with a unique absinthe spoon.
  • National Cheese Doodle Day – For something different, try these stuffed cheese doodle meatballs.

March 6

March 7

March 8 

potato chips and artichokes

March 9

March 10

  • National Ranch Dressing Day – Following Whole30? This Whole30 ranch dressing is also Paleo and gluten free.
  • National Pack Your Lunch Day – Make your lunch a special treat with this insulated flowered lunch box.

March 11

March 12

  • National Baked Scallops Day – What could be easier than these sheet pan scallops with garlic and chili pepper flakes.
  • National Milky Way Day – Use your candy bars to make these Milky Way brownies at home.
  • Popcorn Lovers Day (second Thursday of March) – Take the fat out of your popcorn by using an Air Popper to pop the kernels.

March 13

March 14

  • National Potato Chip Day – Use this handy kitchen gadget to make homemade potato chips in the microwave.

March  15

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More national food days in March

We are halfway through the month and look at all the national food holidays we have covered already! There is so much more to come, too! Perhaps National Popcorn Lovers Day or National Milky Way Day or another of these national days in the next two weeks will be right up your alley.

Food days in March - St. Patrick's Day and spinach day.

March 16

March 17

March 18

March 19

  • National Chocolate Caramel Day – Try some sea salt chocolate caramel turtle candy.
  • National Poultry Day – Get dozens of poultry recipes here.
  • Oranges and Lemons Day (3rd Thursday) – Make yourself a dried snack with a food dehydrator.

March 20

  • National Bock Beer Day – Drink some Bock Beer in some Retro Bock Beer Glasses.
  • National Ravioli Day – Try this lemon ricotta with sage brown butter recipe.
  • Great American Meat out Day (First Day of Spring) – Celebrate the day with these vegan recipes.
  • Maple Syrup Saturday (3rd Saturday) – Get the taste of the real stuff with some delicious Vermont Maple syrup.
  • National Corn Dog Day (3rd Saturday) – Go home style with this corn dog maker.

March 21

Popcorn day and potato chip day happen in March

Just a week left. Which day will you celebrate?

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March 22

March 23

  • National Chip and Dip Day – Not one, not two but FIFTY dip recipes to help you honor the day.
  • National Melba Toast Day – Try one of your favorite spreads or toppings on some gluten free Melba Toast.

March 24

  • National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day – Time to tempt your sweet tooth with some chocolate covered raisins.
  • National Cocktail Day – Learn about the history of cocktails and get some new drink recipes to try.


Black forest cake and nougat

March 26

  • National Nougat Day – Find out how to make homemade nougat with this video.
  • National Spinach Day – Get your daily ration of spinach with these recipes and find out why it’s called a superfood.

March 27

March 28

  • National Black Forest Cake Day – Enjoy a rich dessert today by trying some delicious Black Forest Cake.
  • National Something on a Stick Day – Today’s something on a stick is this Nutella Frozen Banana Treats recipe.
  • Eat an Eskimo Pie Day – Don’t buy them retail. Make your own Eskimo Pies at home.

March 29

March 30

  • National Turkey Neck Soup Day – Get the ultimate budget recipe – turkey neck soup.

March 31

More national food lists

Each month has its own list of foodie national days.  Here are some other national day food lists.

More to come later!

Do you like to do puzzles?  Print out my word search printable for March here. It features some of the national days this month, hidden in a word find puzzle.

Monthly national day lists

It is not just food that is celebrated as a national day.  Pets, activities, interesting occasions and so much more makes its way to a national day list.

There are over 2000 national days in the year and each month has about 150 -200 special days to celebrate.  Get all the monthly lists here:

Looking for more inspiration? Be sure to check out my Pinterest National Days Board. It has loads of ideas for all national food days of the year.Always the Holidays on Pinterest

Pin the food national days in March for later

Would you like a reminder of these March national food days ideas?  Pin this image to one of your food boards on Pinterest.

Celebrate this month with these food national days in March

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