November Food Holiday Observances

For me, November truly means fall. The weather is no longer warm. The leaves are really falling off of the trees and I start to think of all things turkey. November is also my mother’s birthday month, so I relish my Thanksgiving memories with her. But there are all kinds of November Food Holiday Observances to enjoy, many of which also make me think of her. Use this to help you to plan your menu at home, for creative snack ideas in the classroom, or party fun! I’ll keep adding links as I come up with them. Also be sure to check out my Pinterest boards of Recipes to Try and Montessori Food Prep Activities for even more ideas. Which ones are your favorites?

November Food Holiday Monthly Observances

The most important monthly observance is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month. I am one of those people who cannot live without peanut butter in her life, regardless of its form. I can, however, do without it being National Pepper Month. I don’t totally ignore it, but it is definitely not my favorite to eat. I know, I’m weird.

You also have to find ways to enjoy National Fun With Fondue Month, National Pomegranate Month, National Georgia Pecan Month, National Stuffing Month, and National Raisin Bread Month. Get creating with your cooking as you celebrate National Roasting Month.

Stay healthy by celebrating American Diabetes Month with the American Diabetes Association and the Eat Smart Month with the American Heart Association. It’s also World Vegan Month.

November Food Holiday Weekly Observances

Week 1 – Celebrate National Fig Week. Speaking of memories of Mom … Fig Newtons were one of her favorite snacks. It was a big deal when we got to have those as a special treat.

Week 2 – Celebrate National Split Pea Soup Week.

Week Before Thanksgiving – Remember that not everyone is as fortunate and think about helping others during National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week.

Variable November Food Holiday Observances

1st Thursday of the Month – National Men Make Dinner Day – Hey, men cook just as well as women, and sometimes better. Let go of your stereotypes!

1st Saturday of the Month – National Bison Day

Fourth Thursday of the Month – Thanksgiving observed in the United States

Friday After Thanksgiving – Maize Day

November Food Holiday Daily Observances

November 1 – National Pate Day

November 2 – National Deviled Egg Day

November 3 – National Sandwich Day

November 3  – Learn to Homebrew Day – This is a day created to encourage people to learn how to brew at home. Have you tried this?

November 4 – National Candy Day

November 5 – National Doughnut Day – One of my favorites is the Maple Bacon Donut. Have you ever tried one?

November 5  – National Chinese Take-Out Day

November 6 – National Nachos Day

November 7 – National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

November 8 – National Cappuccino Day

November 8 – Cook Something Bold Day

November 9 – National Greek Yogurt Day

November 10 – National Vanilla Cupcake Day

November 11 –  National Sundae Day

November 12 – National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day (This one makes me laugh.)

November 13 – National Indian Pudding Day

November 13 – Feast of St. Diego Alacala

November 14 – National Spicy Guacamole Day – Try my Light Guacamole Recipe or Mango Guacamole and give them each a little kick!

November 14 – National Pickle Appreciation Day

November 15– National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day – You have to prepare for all of those Thanksgiving goodies, right?

November 15 –  National Raisin Bran Cereal Day (This was my mom’s favorite breakfast.)

November 16 – National Fast Food Day

November 17 – National Baklava Day

November 17 – Homemade Bread Day

November 18 – National Apple Cider Day

November 18 – National Vichyssoise Day

November 19 – National Macchiato Day

November 20 – National Peanut Butter Fudge Day

November 21 – National Cranberry Day – So many ways to celebrate today. For adults, try a Cranberry Mimosa or a Cranberry Margarita.

November 21 – National Gingerbread Cookie Day

November 22 – National Cranberry Relish Day

November 22 – National Cashew Day

November 23 – National Espresso Day

November 23 – Eat a Cranberry Day

November 24 – National Sardines Day (I may skip this one as well.)

November 25 – National Parfait Day

November 25 – National “Eat With a Friend” Day

National 26 – National Cake Day

November 27 – National Bavarian Cream Pie Day

November 28 – National French Toast Day – I found a fun variation at a local diner called Pound Cake French Toast. Check it out!

November 29 – National Chocolates Day

November 29 – National Lemon Cream Pie Day

November 29 –  National Rice Cake Day

November 30 – National Mousse Day



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