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Here are all the food days happening in Oct 2021

Get this mega serving of 150+ food and drink holidays and events in the first blog post of my month-long #FoodWritingFestival series

Here are all the food days happening in Oct 2021
IT’S EAT-OBER! Celebrating Champagne Day, Taco Day, and Caramel Month, besides Dessert Day, Dessert Month, and more.

Are you a food blogger, vlogger, or photographer constantly seeking topical ideas for your content? Are you a food writer looking to email timely story pitches to your favourite publications? Or are you a collector of delicious food-related trivia from all and pantry—sorry, sundry?

No matter who you are, you are sure to benefit from this October 2021 food calendar I have compiled.

With 150-plus food holidays and occasions from India and around the world, this big list has all the inspo you need for your blog stories, social media posts, article pitches, books, and more. The more topical your content, the higher its chances of raking in the numbers. So, bookmark this calendar for your food stories. You’re unlikely to find anything like this anywhere else!

Also, do keep an eye out for my blog posts on all things food and food writing, including the ones for October’s #FoodWritingFestival, right here. You can access the larger October 2021 content calendar here.

Month-long events

American Cheese Month

Apple Month

Applejack Month

Bake and Decorate Month

Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month

Caramel Month

Chili Month

(World) Chocolate Awareness Month

Consumer Information Month

Cookbook Month

Cookie Month

(Eat) Country Ham Month

Cranberry Month

Eat Better, Eat Together Month

Gourmet Adventures Month

Non-GMO Month

Pasta Month

Persimmon Month

Pescatarian Month

Pickled Peppers Month

Pineapple Month

Pizza Month

Popcorn Poppin’ Month

Pork Month

Pretzel Month

Pumpkin Month

Rhubarb Month

Sausage Month

Seafood Month

Spinach Lovers Month

Tackling Hunger Month

(World) Vegetarian Month, a.k.a. Vegetarian Awareness Month

Multiple-day events

Mon, 4–Fri, 8 – Malnutrition Awareness Week

Tue, 5–Thu, 7 – Pchum Ben

Thu, 7–Fri, 15 – Mysore Dasara

Thu, 7–Fri, 15 – Navratri

Mon, 11–Fri, 15 – Durga Puja

Mon, 11–Fri, 15 – School Lunch Week

Sun, 17–Sat, 23 – Forest Products Week (third full week of Oct)

Single-day events

Fri, 1

(International) Coffee Day

Homemade Cookies Day

Pudding Season starts

Pumpkin Spice Day

Vegan Baking Day

(World) Vegetarian Day

Sat, 2

(International) Chole Bhature Day

Fried Scallops Day

(World) No Alcohol Day

Research Maniacs Food Day

Sun, 3

Caramel Custard Day

(World) Communion Sunday (first Sun of October)

Country Inn Bed & Breakfast Day (first Sun of October)

(Global) Smoothie Day

Mon, 4

Cinnamon Bun Day, a.k.a. Cinnamon Roll Day

Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Taco Day

Vodka Day

Tue, 5

Apple Betty Day

Fruit at Work Day (first Tue of Oct)

Wed, 6

Coffee with a Cop Day (first Wed of Oct)

Garlic Lovers Day

Kale Day (first Wed of Oct)

Mad Hatter Day

Noodle Day

Orange Wine Day

Pumpkin Seed Day (first Wed of Oct)

Thu, 7

Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Day

Frappe Day

Fri, 8

(World) Egg Day (second Fri of Oct)

Fluffernutter Day

Pierogi Day

Salmon Day

Sat, 9

(International) Beer and Pizza Day

Moldy Cheese Day

(International) Pinotage Day (second Sat of Oct)

Submarine Hoagie Hero Grinder Day

Sun, 10

Angel Food Cake Day

Cake Decorating Day

(World) Porridge Day

Squid Day, a.k.a. Cuttlefish Day, a.k.a. Squittleday

Mon, 11

(World) Dulce de Leche Day

Sausage Pizza Day

Thanksgiving (Canada—second Mon of Oct)

Tue, 12

Cookbook Launch Day

Farmer’s Day (USA)

Gumbo Day

Pulled Pork Day

Wed, 13

Durga Ashtami

M&M Day

Take Your Parents to Lunch Day (the Wed of the second full week in Oct)

Treat Yo’ Self Day

Yorkshire Pudding Day (USA)

Thu, 14

Chocolate-Covered Insect Day

Dessert Day

(International) Prokupac Day

Fri, 15

Cheese Curd Day

Chicken Cacciatore Day


Mushroom Day (USA)

Roast Pheasant Day

Shawarma Day

Fri, 15 OR Fri, 22: Champagne Day

Sat, 16

(World) Bread Day

(World) Food Day

Liqueur Day

Sweetest Day (mostly, third Sat of Oct)

Sun, 17

Four Prunes Day

Pasta Day (USA)

Mon, 18

Chocolate Cupcake Day

Kati Bihu

Meatloaf Appreciation Day

Tue, 19

(International) Gin & Tonic Day


Seafood Bisque Day

Tue, 19 OR Wed, 20: Sharad Purnima

Wed, 20

Brandied Fruit Day

(International) Chefs Day (PiKu & ViRu 2 may have a plot revolving around chefs. Can you guess what it could be? Meanwhile, if you haven’t got your copy of the first PiKu & ViRu book yet, buy/download, read, and review it here; it’s FREE on Kindle Unlimited!)

Office Chocolate Day

(World) Osteoporosis Day

Thu, 21

Apple Day (USA)

Garbanzo Bean Day

(Global) Iodine Deficiency Disorder Prevention Day, a.k.a. (World) Iodine Deficiency Day

Mezcal Day

(International Day of the) Nacho

Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

Fri, 22

Eat a Pretzel Day

Nut Day

Sat, 23

Boston Cream Pie Day

Canning Day

Sun, 24

Bologna Day

Food Day (USA)

Good & Plenty Day

Karak Chaturthi

(World) Tripe Day

Mon, 25

Greasy Foods Day

(World) Pasta Day

(World) Pizza Makers Day

Sourest Day

Tue, 26

Chicken Fried Steak Day

Mincemeat Day

Pumpkin Day

Wed, 27

American Beer Day

Thu, 28

Ahoi Ashtami

Carignan Day (last Thu of Oct)

Chocolate Day (USA)

Wild Foods Day

Fri, 29

Breadstick Day (last Fri of Oct)

Oatmeal Day

Sat, 30

Candy Corn Day

Haunted Refrigerator Night

Sugar Addiction Awareness Day

Sun, 31

Caramel Apple Day



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