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April Food Holidays – List of Food Days to Celebrate This Month

This list of April food holidays 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.

National days are fun, no matter the reason. But when you mention foods and tasty drinks, everyone gets excited. 

Unsure about what national days are? Check out this 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?

Keep reading to learn more about the food holidays in April.Decorated cakes and the words Hello April.

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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.

Salt spices and bread on a blue tray with a list of April food observances for the month.

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:

  • National Pecan Month
  • National Soy Foods Month
  • National Soft Pretzel Month 
  • National Fresh Celery Month

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.

Table of party food.

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 list 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.

Share these April food holidays on Twitter

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

April is National Pecan Month. Let's make some recipes with pecans!! #nationalpecanmonth #pecans Share on X

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.

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. Have fun!

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

Peanut butter and jelly sandwich and burritos with words tasty food days in April.

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.

April 2

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

April 3

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Melted caramel on a white background.

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April 10

April 11

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

Cheese fondue and grilled cheese sandwich with words Cheesy food days in April.

April 12

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April 14

  • National Pecan Day – Everything you wanted to know about pecans can be found here.

April 15

  • National Glazed Spiral Ham Day – The perfect Easter dinner meal. Get some great ham recipes.
  • McDonald’s Day – Founded in 1955, the history of this popular fast-food chain may surprise you with some fun facts.

Here is another tweet to share these April food holidays

Check out all the National Food Days to celebrate in April at Always The Holidays. #celebratenationaldays #nationaldays #nationalfooddays Share on X

Food holidays in April that change each year

Some of the food days in April don’t have an exact date but are celebrated on a specific day of the week. Here are the ones in April that change each year.

  • Whole Grain Sampling Day ( First Wednesday in April.) Find out how much you know about grains by taking the whole grains quiz here.
  • National Burrito Day (First Thursday In April) – Get some fun facts about burritos and some tasty recipes.
  • National Sweet Potato Day (First Monday in April) – Learn about growing sweet potatoes and get some recipes.
  • International Cake Pizza Day (Third Thursday in April) – Watch this video to learn how to make a cake pizza.

Beer, licorice, carrots and words Celebrate the food days in April.

More April food days to celebrate

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 16

April 17

April 18

Glasses of amaretto and almonds on a wood board.

April 19

April 20

  • National Cheddar Fries Day – Try Andy Capp’s Great Tasting Cheddar Fries.
  • National Lima Bean Respect Day – Are lima beans the same as edamame? Get the answer here.
  • National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day – Get the perfect look with a pineapple upside down cake pan.

April 21

Food holidays for the last week in April

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

April 22

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

Cheesecake with jar of cherry syrup.

April 23

April 24

  • National Pigs in a Blanket Day – Getting a pigs in a blanket maker will pop the fun appetizer out in seconds.

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April 29

  • National Shrimp Scampi Day  – This copycat recipe for shrimp scampi is amazing.

April 30

Do you like to do puzzles? Print out a free word search for April here. It features many of the food days hidden in a word find puzzle.

Ham, casseroles and small bird's nests with words Monthly Food Holidays.

More national food day lists

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

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.

You can also watch our April food holidays video on YouTube.

Breakfast plate with words April Food Days.

Yield: 1 National Days Menu Planner Printable

April Food Holidays Menu Planner Printable

Decorated cakes with the words Hello April.

Print out this planner to accompany the April 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 April.

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.


Easter candy and food background with words April Food Holidays Meal Planner.

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Wednesday 22nd of January 2020

These recipes are excellent. Thanks for sharing them


Friday 14th of June 2019

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


Friday 14th of June 2019

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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