Category Archives: Food Holiday

National Scrapple Day

National Scrapple Day is celebrated on November 9th of each year. Scrapple, also known by the Pennsylvania Dutch name panhaas or “pan rabbit,” is traditionally a mush of pork scraps and trimmings combined with cornmeal and wheat flour, often buckwheat flour, and spices. The mush is formed into a semi-solid congealed loaf, and slices of… Read More »

National Sandwich Day

National Sandwich Day is celebrated on November 3rd of each year.  Why would such a simple food have a day dedicated to sandwiches?  Well, not all sandwiches are simple.  Sure, they can be as simple as a couple slices of white bread slathered with peanut butter and jelly.  But they can also be as complex… Read More »

National Indian Pudding Day

National Indian Pudding Day is celebrated on November 13th of each year. Like many food holidays, the staff at National Whatever Day were unable to discover the origins of National Indian Pudding Day. Indian pudding is a dessert made of cornmeal boiled with scaled milk, sweetened with molasses, and cooked slowly until thickened, then backed… Read More »

National Creamsicle Day

National Creamsicle Day is celebrated on August 14th of each year. The staff at National Whatever Day were unable to discover the origin of National Creamsicle Day. Creamsicle is a brand name for a different frozen dessert also owned by Unilever. Again on the same flat wooden stick, it is made as a single flat… Read More »

National Watermelon Day

National Watermelon Day is celebrated on August 3rd of each year. Watermelon is a vine-like flowering plant originally from southern Africa. The watermelon fruit, loosely considered a type of melon – although not in the genus Cucumis – has a smooth exterior rind (green, yellow and sometimes white) and a juicy, sweet interior flesh (usually… Read More »