June Food Holidays You Didn’t Know Existed But None More Important than Sarah’s Birthday

It’s a good thing I don’t actually have a job.

Otherwise, these utterly useless-to-everyone-but-me personal side projects that pop up at the spur of the moment and take up every waking second of my work day would cost me my job.

Wait, this is my job. Dammit, I’m going to have to have a little talk with myself.

So, yes, in keeping with my extreme train taste trainspotting-esque tendencies that lead to such things as listing corkage fees for every restaurant in LA or calendaring every food+wine event in LA or verbally abusing nouns like “calendar,” I am now obsessively, compulsively keeping track of every “food holiday” that we could and should celebrate during the month of June because if there is one month that we should be celebrating every f**king day, it is June, if not for my birthday, then at least for National Doughnut Day.

As a side note, I momentarily lost all control of my senses and resolved to celeblogging every single one of these holidays, but then I remembered who I are. Right.

We’ll see how many consecutive months I can keep this up before I’m forced to fire myself.

(For anyone who cares to know, the doughnuts in the photo above are from some fancy doughnut store in Orange County. My sister bought them on the morning of my nephew’s First Birthday party. I ate it while I was getting hair and makeup done. Yes, “getting did.” I spent more time getting done for my nephew’s first birthday party than I did for either of my sisters’ weddings.)

June is National [Insert Something Weird Yet Wonderful Here] Month

  • California Avocado Month
  • National Candy Month
  • National Dairy Month
  • National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month
  • National Grilling Month
  • National Horseradish Month
  • National Hot Dog Month
  • National Iced Tea Month
  • National Papaya Month
  • National Seafood Month
  • National Turkey Lover’s Month

Holidays and Commemorative Days in June

  • June 1: National Hazelnut Cake Day
  • June 2: National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day
  • June 3: National Egg Day
  • June 3, 2016: National Donut Day (1st Friday in June)
  • June 4: National Cheese Day
  • June 4: National Frozen Yogurt Day
  • June 4: National Cognac Day
  • June 5: National Gingerbread Day
  • June 6: National Applesauce Cake Day
  • June 7: National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
  • June 8: Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day
  • June 9: National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day
  • June 10: Herbs & Spice Day
  • June 10: National Iced Tea Day
  • June 10: National Black Cow Day
  • June 11: National German Chocolate Cake Day
  • June 12: National Peanut Butter Cookie Day
  • June 13: Kitchen Klutzes of America Day
  • June 14: National Strawberry Shortcake Day
  • June 15: National Lobster Day
  • June 16: National Fudge Day
  • June 17: Eat All Your Veggies Day
  • June 17: National Apple Strudel Day
  • June 18: National Cherry Tart Day
  • June 18: International Picnic Day
  • June 19: National Dry Martini Day
  • June 20: National Vanilla Milkshake Day
  • June 21: National Peaches and Cream Day
  • June 22: National Chocolate Eclair Day
  • June 23: National Pecan Sandy Day
  • June 24: National Pralines Day
  • June 25: National Strawberry Parfait Day
  • June 26: National Chocolate Pudding Day
  • June 27: National Indian Pudding Day
  • June 27: National Orange Blossom Day
  • June 28: National Tapioca Day
  • June 29: National Almond ButterCrunch Day
  • June 30: National Ice Cream Soda Day
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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

1 thestuntman June 5, 2009 at 1:34 am

more important than your birthday? no, not a single one of ’em compare. happpy b-day month!


2 Sarah J. Gim June 5, 2009 at 11:30 am

stuntman: because it’s my birthday month, i may eat a Happy Meal every day :)


3 catty June 5, 2009 at 4:05 am

Happy birthday-month! And is Doughnut Day for real?! Damn I wish I lived in the states. Any reason to celebrate with food, especially those condoned by the government, is a winner for me!


4 Sarah J. Gim June 5, 2009 at 11:32 am

catty: it is in fact, Doughnut Day here in the US! it has something to do with the Salvation Army back in the day…of course, no one cares about that anymore. we all just want a reason to eat a doughnut without guilt :)

and you should just up and start Doughnut Day where you live :D i doubt any of these “holidays” are officially sanctioned by the government


5 anna June 5, 2009 at 7:59 am

June birthdays are the best birthdays! I’ll trade you my Dry Martini Day for your Peaches & Cream Day.


6 Sarah J. Gim June 5, 2009 at 11:33 am

oh, i will take a Dry Martini for sure, but who needs an official day for that?


7 Monica June 5, 2009 at 10:16 am


Thank you for your blog! I’ve been a little down lately and reading your blog is uplifting. Your awesome! Keep up the good work.


8 Sarah J. Gim June 5, 2009 at 11:34 am

monica: you’re welcome for the blog! glad that you stopped by and said hello, and thanks for the compliment :)


9 Brittany (He Cooks She Cooks) June 5, 2009 at 1:00 pm

I knew June was going to be a good month…
Actually, I have a dry erase calendar in the kitchen, and yesterday a friend of mine did some research and filled in several of these holidays already. I’m definitely going to go add National Peaches and Cream Day, though!


10 amy June 6, 2009 at 11:19 pm



11 Sanjay Kumar aka Graham Wellington aka Juan Hernandez June 6, 2009 at 11:59 pm

Wzzzup Sarah J. Gim

So.. uh happy birthday. I guesstimate with my keen psychic intuition that you are an Ox in the chinese calendar. Dunno could be wrong it’s kind of late.

Sanjay Kumar aka Graham Wellington aka Tyrone Washington aka Peter Wang


12 Sarah J. Gim June 7, 2009 at 12:13 am

brittany: i love that my birthday falls on National Peaches and Cream day. side story: i had a Peaches & Cream Barbie when I was little! or maybe my sister did and I just imagined that it was mine because all I ever got were National Geographic maps and pencils to play with.

skgwjh: thanks for the birthday wishes! um, for some reason, they don’t feel warm, but f**k, i’ll take what i can get.


13 Sanjay Kumar aka Graham Wellington aka Juan Hernandez June 7, 2009 at 7:05 pm

They are warm SJG. They are warm like the gummi worms in my pocket.

They are warm like the seat that somebody just heated up for you while dropping their kids off at the pool.

Warm like the medium dr pepper that you left in the cup holder with the ice melted from the sun, the fizz gone, but the taste somewhat sugary.


14 How to Make Thousands of Dollars Posting Links on Google June 10, 2009 at 11:36 am

Thanks for posting, I’ll definitely be subscribing to your blog.


15 ABC Dragoo June 11, 2009 at 2:24 pm

I just stumbled onto your site and … I AM IN LOVE -!- I can’t believe I have missed it until now. I have added you to my blogroll at ABCD Design and look forward to visiting your website often.

To good wine and great food blog posts,
ABC Dragoo


16 ladyironchef June 14, 2009 at 8:59 am

for everyday of this month, u can eat nice food and celebrate because its your birthday month! :)


17 Dragon June 17, 2009 at 6:15 pm

Happy Belated Birthday :)


18 dawn June 21, 2009 at 6:21 am

happy friggin birthday girl!


19 Kevin June 22, 2009 at 6:52 pm

Happy Belated Birthday and Happy Birthday Month!

Wow… it’s been a while since I’ve checked out The Delicious Life or Twitter. Still really enjoy your writing, especially the non-recycled stuff. Will be back more frequently. (And will vote with all my email addresses for your video…)


20 tara June 25, 2009 at 8:14 pm

Happy belated birthday, Sarah! I had Peaches n’ Cream Barbie too; she had the best ruffled gown ever. Hope you had a great day.


21 Nicole Willson June 7, 2010 at 9:12 am

Just a head’s up, but from what I’ve seen in Google search results, National Grilling Month is in July. Great post though. I’m using it to add some food holiday related content to the wikiHow Twitter and Facebook pages.


22 Kirk June 4, 2016 at 10:03 pm

Happy Birthday Sarah! Ahem…not to imply anything in any way, but there’s a Paul Simon song (which shows my age) which I’d dedicate to you…..


23 Katherine_of_Texas June 10, 2016 at 1:06 pm

Fun post!


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