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FEBRUARY: Today in Food History

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See also: FOOD FESTIVALS for February

FEBRUARY IS:

VARIABLE DATE EVENTS

DAYS

  • Bubble Gum Day (Feb 2, 2018 - 1st Friday)
     
  • Fritter Thursday: (Feb 15, 2018 -Thurs after Shrove Tuesday - can be Feb or March)
     
  • Ice Cream for Breakfast Day (Feb 3, 2018 -1st Sat)
    (Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day is Feb 18)
     
  • International Pancake Day - (Feb 13, 2018 -  Annually on Shrove Tuesday - Feb or March)
    [Day of the International Pancake Race]
     
  • IHOP Restaurant's National Pancake Day: Feb 27, 2018 - Free Stack of Pancakes (Charity Fundraising Event)
     
  • National 30 Hour Famine (Feb 23-24, 2018 and April 27-28, 2018) Students in the U.S. and around the world unite to learn about hunger, raise funds to help the hungry, and then go hungry themselves for 30 hours!
     
  • National Chili Day (Feb 22, 2018 - 4th Thurs)
     
  • National CSA Day (Feb 23, 2018 - last Fri)  [Community Supported Agriculture]
     
  • National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend:
    [Girl Scouts of America] (Feb 23-25, 2018)
     
  • National Tartar Sauce Day (Feb 16, 2018 - 1st Fri of Lent) [Frisch's Big Boy Restaurants]
     
  • Paczki Day (Shrove Tuesday - Feb 13, 2018 - can be Feb or March) A day to enjoy these rich, sugar coated Polish pre-lenten pastries
     
  • Pork Rind Appreciation Day (Feb 4, 2018 - Super Bowl Sunday)
     
  • Presidents' Day (Washington's Birthday observed - Feb 19, 2018 - 3rd Monday in Feb)
     
  • Shrove Tuesday (Feb 13, 2018 - February or March)
     
  • World Sword Swallower's Day (Feb 24, 2018 - last Sat) [Sword Swallowers Assoc. Int'l]
     
  • Iceland: Bursting Day (Feb 13, 2018 - On Shrove Tuesday - can be Feb or March) Feast on mutton and pea soup.
     
  • Iceland: Bun Day (Feb 12, 2018 - Mon before Shrove Tuesday - can be Feb or Mar) Children invade homes in the morning with colorful sticks and recieve gifts of whipped cream buns.
     
  • UK: British Yorkshire Pudding Day (Feb 4, 2018 - 1st Sunday)
     
  • UK: East Anglia Potato Day (Feb 10, 2018)
     
  • UK: National Toast Day (Feb 22, 2018)
     
  • UK: Welsh Potato Day (Feb 2, 2018)
     
  • Scotland: Oatmeal Monday (Feb 12, 2018 - 2nd Mon in Feb: Scottish Universities)

WEEKS

  • African Heritage & Health Week (Feb 1-7) (commemorates the foods, flavors and healthy cooking techniques that were core to the wellbeing of African ancestors from Africa, South America, the Caribbean, and the American South.)
     
  • Jell-O Week (Feb 11-17, 2018 2nd full week in Feb)  in 2001 Jell-O was declared Official State Snack of Utah and Utah Governor Michael O. Leavitt declared an annual "Jell-O Week." (Jello Trivia)
     
  • National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (Feb 26-March 4, 2018)
     
  • National FFA Week: Feb 17-24, 2018 [Future Farmers of America] Week of Washington's Birthday, from Saturday to Saturday encompassing February 22
     
  • Pancake Week (Feb 12-18, 2018 - Week of Shrove Tuesday - can be Feb or March)
     
  • UK: Bramley Apple Week (Feb 6-12, 2017)
     
  • Carnival celebrations in various countries and cities around the world.
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