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AUGUST: Today in Food History

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AUGUST IS:

VARIABLE DATE EVENTS

DAYS

  • International Bacon Day (Aug 31, 2013 - Sat before Labor Day - can be in August or September)
  • International Beer Day (August 2, 2013 - 1st Friday)
  • Mead Day (Aug 3, 2013) [Mead, perhaps the oldest fermented beverage, is made by combining honey, water, and yeast, and is often referred to as honey wine]
  • National Honey Bee Day (3rd Sat - August 17, 2013)
  • National Mustard Day & Festival (Aug 3, 2013 - 1st Sat)
  • Nut Monday (Aug 5, 2013 - 1st Monday)
  • World Kitchen Garden Day (Aug 25, 2013 - 4th Sun)
  • Australia (NT): Picnic Day (Aug 5, 2013 - 1st Monday)
  • UK: National Hot Dog Day
  • Spain: 'La Tomatina' Tomato Fight  (Aug 28, 2013 - last Wed)  Bunol, Valencia, Spain. 30,000 people throw 240,000 pounds of tomatoes at each other
  • Sweden: Kräftskiva, Traditional Swedish Crayfish Parties
  • Sweden: Surströmingspremiären, Sour Herring Premiere (Aug 15, 2013 - 3rd Thursday) By ordinance, the year's supply of sour herring may begin to be sold.

WEEKS

  • Air Conditioning Appreciation Week
  • National Farmers Market Week (Aug 4-10, 2013 1st full week in August)
  • World Breastfeeding Week (Aug 1-7, 2013)
  • World Water Week (Sept 1-7, 2013 - annual Aug or Sept)
     
  • OLD - National Apple Week (Since 1996, now National Apple Month - actually 3 months, Sept, Oct & Nov)
     
  • More than 600 Food Festivals, including Apple, BBQ & Rib; Blueberry, Corn, Mint, Peach, Watermelon, Zucchini, Lobster, Oyster & Wine Festivals
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