April National Food Days – Grilled Cheese, Cherry Cheesecake, Pecans and More!

This list of National Food Days in April gives us so many recipes to share. From pecans to oatmeal cookies every day of the month has at least one food or drink associated with it which makes it easy to celebrate. Food, glorious food. Celebrate it all in April!

National days are fun to celebrate, no matter the reason. But when you mention foods and tasty drinks,  everyone gets excited.  Unsure about what National Days are? Check out my National Days Guide for more information.

If you are a foodie, you are probably aware just how many days of the year are devoted to entertaining with a favorite food.  You will probably find that you are scouring the internet to find out what food we get to celebrate today. 

National Days are a great way to tie food, family and celebrations together. Nothing quite says Easter like some glazed spiral ham for Easter Sunday dinner, 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 the internet’s way of telling you that you should cook a special food that day based on what the national day of the month is.

Check out the National Day Calendar for April 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.

April Food Monthly Observances

April is right in the middle of spring for many of us, and this gives us a chance to use some of the foods that are starting to grow now in our gardens.

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 April we observe these foods:

April is the first month of spring and it also celebrates several foods.

April is National Pecan Month. Let's make some recipes with pecans!! #nationalpecanmonth #pecans Click To Tweet
  • National Pecan Month
  • National Soy Foods Month
  • National Soft Pretzel Month 
  • National Fresh Celery Month

List of April National Food Days

Even though spring and the outdoors are on our minds in April, the month is also filled with some decadent foods for entertaining indoors, as well. 

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

April is the month for national beer day, national burrito day and many more tasty days.

I have also given you lots of ideas for recipes and other ways to celebrate these Foodie National Days. Have fun!

April Food Day Calendar

Below is a list of the National Food Days in April. On some of the days, there are to 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.)

April 1

  • National Sourdough Bread Day – Get a recipe for sour dough bread as well as some other Artisan breads here.
  • Edible Book Day – Find out about this tasty festival on Books to Eat.
  • National Sweet Potato Day (First Monday in May) – Learn about growing Sweet Potatoes and get some recipes.

April 2

  • National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day – Turn an ordinary PB and J into a ghost in this fun recipe.

April 3

  • National Chocolate Mousse Day – This strawberry chocolate mousse recipe is the perfect way to celebrate.
  • Fish Fingers and Custard Day – Discover why it’s also known as fish custard.
  • Whole Grain Sampling Day ( First Wednesday in April.) Find out how much you know about grains by taking the whole grains quiz here.

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April 9

  • National Chinese Almond Cookie Day – Check out these almond cookies with an ice cream center.

Cheese fondue and grilled cheese are just two of the food days in April. There are many more.

April 10

April 11

  • National Cheese Fondue Day – Learn about the origin of cheese fondue in this post.

April 12

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April 14

April 15

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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 eggs Benedict or cheese balls or another of these national days in the next two weeks will be right up your alley.

April is a month of fresh from the garden days to celebrate food.

April 16

April 17

April 18

  • National Animal Crackers Day – Get some fun facts about this popular kids snack and some recipes using animal crackers, as well.
  • International Cake Pizza Day (Third Thursday in April) – Watch this video to learn how to make a cake pizza.

April 19

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April 21

Just a week left. Which day will you celebrate?

April is month just full of tasty food and drink national days.

April 22

  • National Jelly Bean Day – When the plain ones won’t do, try these gourmet jelly beans for a change.

April 23

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April 25

April 26

  • National Pretzel Day – Pretzels aren’t just for snacking. They can be used in all sorts of recipes, as well!

April 27

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April 29

April 30

It is not just food that has a national day celebrated with it during April. All sorts of topics get made into National days. Check out my calendar of National Food Days of January  and National Food Days in May for more complete lists of food days to celebrate.

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.Pinterest National Days Board

Pin the food days in April for later

Would you like a reminder of these April National Food Days?  Pin this image to one of your food boards on Pinterest.There are over 50 National Food Days in April. Join us for a journey in food, glorious food.

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  2 comments for “April National Food Days – Grilled Cheese, Cherry Cheesecake, Pecans and More!

  1. June 14, 2019 at 10:38 am

    I realize I am commenting on an old post. Still I enjoyed reading this article. I hope to catch more of your works!

    • Carol
      June 14, 2019 at 1:48 pm

      Hi Shane. the post was written a while ago, but I update it each year, since the actual dates of the pages change. Glad you enjoyed it.

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