Food Festivals

Garlic Festival, Kerava, Finland

Garlic Festival, Kerava, Finland

Each month is loaded with days, weeks, or even the whole month dedicated to a particular food or drink. People love to eat and drink. It not only nourishes the body, but it’s also time to socialize.

Celebrations vary from honoring a produce like eggs, corn, carrots, and hot tea to very specific dishes like banana cream pies, chocolate milk shakes, blueberry pancakes, and peanut brittle.

The origins of these festivals vary widely. Some are sponsored by the Growers Association of a certain crop. Others are celebrated in certain areas because it’s the crop the town is known for. Still others are more obscure perhaps conjured up to honor a person or place with a special dish.

Most of the origins get lost but the day of celebrating that food or recipe remains.

Let’s celebrate today!

Choose the month in the navigation area on the left to find today’s honored food.

photo courtesy of Anneli Salo,

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