Food + Drink
March 4, 2019
By Emily Jones

The Most Popular National Food and Drink Holidays in Every State

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If you’re like most Americans, you pull out all the stops when it comes to holiday cooking. Even if you keep your meals simple the rest of the year, you probably spend Thanksgiving in the kitchen roasting turkey, baking pumpkin pie and preparing a plethora of delicious sides to cover the table. Then, when summer hits and the time comes to celebrate Independence Day, you fire up the grill, spending most of the day with either a burger or a beer in hand. And even when non-federal holidays like Valentines Day roll around, you might not cook, but you’ll certainly make it a point to go out for a nice meal with your significant other.

But despite our incorporation of tasty cuisine into pretty much every holiday we celebrate, we still tend to forget about the holidays that exist to honor the sheer existence of our favorite foods and drinks: National Pizza Day, National Taco Day, National Tequila Day, National Beer Day, the list goes on. Not only are such holidays the perfect excuse to enjoy some of our favorite foods and drinks, they also have a special way of fostering a sense of togetherness among foodies both near and far.

So, in the spirit of bringing people together, we decided to take a look at the most popular food and drink holidays across the country. Using Google search interest data, we determined the most popular food holidays in each state and across the board. Check them out below – our findings might just surprise you.

Don’t worry too much if your favorite food or drink holiday is out of touch with that of others in your home state — especially if your favorite food holiday happens to be National Pizza or Ice Cream Day. Or if your favorite drink holiday is National Tequila or Beer Day. Because even if these holidays aren’t all that popular in your home state, they’re the overall national favorites.

How do your state’s top food and drink holidays compare with your personal favorites? What about your region’s? Feel free to share in the comments below!

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