2022 National Food and Drink Awareness Events

National Food and Drink days, weeks and months are ideal for those looking to enhance brand awareness and sales through digital platforms. It can be easy to simply publish a post every time there is an awareness day, however, we’d strongly recommend that you choose a select few so that you can generate targetted content that engages your social media followers. Choosing a select few awareness days to indirectly promote your brand or a product could help you fulfil your business objectives online.

Below, we’ve created a list of National Food and Drink Days that will help you generate content for your social media channels.

If you know of an event but it isn’t on the list, then please do not hesitate to get in touch and we’ll add it to the list.

Please note: we add awareness activities to the calendar every 2 months (end of February, April, June, August, October and December). We cannot put activities onto the calendar if we are given short notice.

JANUARY

1-31 January: Dry January

1-31 January: Veganuary

1-31 January: Ginuary

6 January: National Shortbread Day

23 January: International Sticky Toffee Pudding Day

25 January: Burn’s Night

27 January: International Chocolate Cake Day

30 January: National Croissant Day


FEBRUARY

1 February: Chinese New Year

5 February: World Nutella Day

6 February: British Yorkshire Pudding Day

9 February: National Pizza Day

13 February: Galentine’s Day

14 February: Valentine’s Day

17 February-17 March: Sport Relief

18 February: Drink Wine Day

19-27 February: Real Bread Week

21 February-6 March: Fairtrade Fortnight

24 February: National Toast Day


MARCH

1 March: Shrove Tuesday

7-13 March: British Pie Week

TBC: National Butchers Week

14-20 March: Nutrition and Hydration Week

17 March: St. Patrick’s Day

22 March: World Water Day

25 March: International Waffle Day

27 March: Mother’s Day

TBC: International Whisk(e)y Day

APRIL

1 April: April’s Fool’s Day

4 April: International Carrot Day

7 April: World Health Day

15 April: Good Friday

17 April: Easter Sunday

21 April: British National Tea Day

23 April: St. George’s Day

26-30 April: Allergy Awareness Week

TBC: British Beef Week


MAY

9-15 May: Coeliac Awareness Week

10-16 May: National Vegetarian Week

14 May: World Fairtrade Day

21 May: World Whisky Day

21 May: International Tea Day

30 May-5 June: National BBQ Week


JUNE

1 June: World Milk Day

TBC: National Fish and Chip Day

11 June: World Gin Day

12 June: Open Farm Sunday

15 June: Beer Day Britain

19 June: National Martini Day

19 June: Father’s Day


JULY

7 July: World Chocolate Day

16 July: National Cherry Day

TBC: National Preserving Awareness Week 

AUGUST

5 August: International Beer Day

8 August: Afternoon Tea Week

TBC: National Allotments Week

13 August: National Prosecco Day

16 August: National Rum Day

25 August: National Burger Day


SEPTEMBER

1-7 September: Love Lamb Week

1-29 September: Stand Up For Food 

1-30 September: Sourdough September

1-30 September: Organic September

1-30 September: California Wine Month

3 September: International Bacon Day

TBC: National Fish and Chip Day

7 September: World Salami Day

11 September: National Hot Cross Buns Day

13 September: International Chocolate Day

TBC: British Food Fortnight

TBC: Seed Gathering Season

TBC: World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

TBC: Healthy Eating Week

30 September: World School Milk Day


OCTOBER

1 October: World Vegetarian Day

1 October: International Coffee Day

TBC: National Curry Week

14 October: World Egg Day

10 October: World Porridge Day

TBC: Chocolate Week

TBC: National Baking Week

16 October: World Food Day

TBC: UK Coffee Week

25 October: World Pasta Day

31 October: Halloween


NOVEMBER

1-30 November: Veg Pledge

1 November: World Vegan Day

3 November: National Sandwich Day

7 November: National Stout Day

8 November: Cappuccino Day

10-14 November: National School Meals Week

11-16 November: Alcohol Awareness Week

20 November: Stir-up Sunday

30 November: St. Andrew’s Day


DECEMBER

2 December: English Breakfast Day

25 December: Christmas Day

31 December: National Champagne Day

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