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Food Holidays 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 holidays 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 this national days guide for more information.

Keep reading to learn more about the special food and drink days in March.

If you are love food like we do, you are probably aware just how many days of the year are devoted to entertaining with a favorite food. 

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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Shamrocks on a wood board with a list of March monthly food observances.

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.

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

Table filled with a variety of food and drink.

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If you enjoyed this list of March food days, be sure to share them with a friend. Here is a tweet to get you started:

Peanuts, celery, noodles and quinoa are all food months.  It's also National Nutrition Month. Find out more about food holidays in March on Always The Holidays. 🥬🥜 Click To Tweet

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.

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. 

Or, you can 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.

Mulled wine and Canadian bacon with words tasty food days in March.

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.

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

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 Canadian 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

Peanut clusters and peanuts on a white background.

March 8 

  • National Peanut Cluster Day – Find out more about this day and learn how to make this unique combination of salty and sweet at home.

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.

March 13

March 14

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

Potato chips and artichoke hearts in a collage.

March  15

March 16

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March food day with a variable date

Some food holidays in March don’t have an exact date, but fall on particular days of the week. These are the variable date food days this  month.

Cup of popcorn spilled over.

  • Popcorn Lovers Day (2nd Thursday of March) – Take the fat out of your popcorn by using an Air Popper to pop the kernels.
  • Oranges and Lemons Day (3rd Thursday) – Make yourself a dried snack with a food dehydrator.
  • 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.

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.

Mug of Irish coffee, cupcake and shamrocks.

March 17

March 18

Plate of sloppy Joe's.

March 19

March 20

March 21

March 22

Water pouring into a clear glass.

March 23

  • National Chip and Dip Day – Not one, not two but 50 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.

Why not share this list of March food days with a friend?

From potato chips to popcorn and chip and dip day, March is the month for snacking national Days. 🥜🍭🥨 Click To Tweet

The last week of March food days

There is just one week left. Which day will you celebrate?

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.


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

Black forest cake and nougat in a collage with words sweet food days in March.

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

Shamrock cookies on a wooden background with words More Food Day Lists.

More national food day lists

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

Green bokeh background with words national day lists of the year.

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:

Pin this post for the food holidays in March

Would you like a reminder of this post for the March food days to celebrate? Just pin this image to one of your food boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later.

You can also watch our video for the March food holidays on YouTube.

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.

Cupcake with green ribbon and words March Food Holidays.

Yield: 1 National Days Menu Planner Printable

March Food Holidays Menu Planner Printable

Basket of cookies with words Hello March.

Print out this planner to accompany the March food holidays, and fill in with your favorite national food days for the month. It's a great way to keep track and plan your meals for the whole month of March.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $1


  • Heavy cardstock or printer paper


  • Computer printer


  1. Load your heavy card stock or glossy photo paper into your Deskjet printer.
  2. Choose portrait layout and if possible "fit to page" in your settings.
  3. Print out and use the to do list to plan your menus for the month.


Shamrock background with a March food holidays planner.

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