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Food & Drink Awareness Days 2019

As Splat PR is a specialist boutique PR agency that predominantly works with artisan food and drink producers, we are constantly updating our calendar with the latest food and drink awareness days. More events are being throughout the year, so this list will be constantly updated and anything that’s been added with have ‘NEW’ marked against it. If you’re organising your own event, or you’ve spotted one that I’ve missed, please just get in touch

We’re trying to be ahead of ourselves, so not all dates for 2019 have been confirmed, so again, the list will be updated as soon as the dates are announced.

January 2019

1 – 31 Dry January – a whole host of resources are available here

1 – 31 Ginuary – the antithesis of Dry January!

1- 31 Veganuary – inspiring people to become vegan more info here

6th – National Shortbread Day

25th – Burn’s Night

25th – St Dwynwen’s Day (Welsh Valentine’s Day)

27th – International Chocolate Cake Day

February 2019

3rd – British Yorkshire Pudding Day 

5th – World Nutella Day

5th – Chinese New Year – and this year it’s the Year of the Pig

9th – National Pizza Day 

14th – Valentine’s Day 

22nd – National Margarita Day 

23rd – National Toast Day – raise a toast to toast!

24 – 2 March – Cornish Pasty Week

25 – 10 March – Fairtrade fortnight

TBC – Bramley Apple Week

March 2019

1st – St David’s Day 

1 – 31 Vegetarian Month

4th – 10th British Pie Week

4th – 8th – National School Breakfast Week

5th – Shrove Tuesday – time to whip up your pancakes

5th – National Absinthe Day 

7th – Plant Power Day – putting plants first for one day 

11 – 17 – Nutrition & Hydration Week 

15th – Comic Relief

17th – St Patrick’s Day

25th – International Waffle Day

31st – Mothering Sunday 

TBC: Spam Appreciation Week, National Butcher’s Week, National Salt Awareness Week, International School Meals Day, International Sweet Potato Week, Dementia UK’s Time for a Cuppa, National Poultry Day 

April 2019

1st – April Fools Day 

4th – International Carrot Day

7th – World Health Day

13th – Thai New Year

14th – Baisakhi – the harvest celebration festival of India

19th – Good Friday

21st – National Tea Day

21st – Easter Sunday

23rd – St George’s Day 

29th – 5 May – UK Coffee Week 

TBC: British Beef Week, Allergy Awareness Week

May 2019

1st – 31st – Asparagus Month

11th – Eat What You Want Day 

11th – World Fairtrade Day 

13th – International Hummus Day (and celebrate with a cocktail?)

13th – World Cocktail Day (and celebrate with Hummus?)

13 – 19th – National Vegetarian Week

17th – World Baking Day 

18th – World Whisky Day

27th – 2nd – National Barbecue Week

28th – World Hunger Day 

TBC: National Doughnut Week (raising funds for The Children’s Trust), Coeliac Awareness Week, British Sandwich Week, British Tomato Week, English Wine Week, Tiger Nut Day, International Pickle Week

June 2019

1st – World Milk Day 

2nd – The Big Lunch

8th – World Gin Day #chinchin

9th – Open Farm Sunday

10th – 14th – Healthy Eating Week

14th – World Cucumber Day (celebrated by Hendricks Gin)

15th - Beer Day Britain

16th – Father’s Day

18th – World Sushi Day

19th – World Martini Day 

TBC: National Fish & Chips Day, Food Safety Week, Diabetes Week, National Picnic Week, national Fudge Day, National Cream Tea Day. National Dim sum Week, Cupcake Day (for the Alzheimer’s Society), World Food Day (to inspire the UK to try all types of food, encourage experimentation from other cultures and countries)

July 2019

1st – 14th – Wimbledon Fortnight

7th – World Chocolate Day 

16th – National Cherry Day

19th – National Daiquiri Day 

24th – World Tequila Day 

TBC: Spana World Tea Party, Great British Pea Week, Hotdog Day, National Salad Week, National Cheesecake Day

August 2019

TBC: Afternoon Tea Week, Caribbean Food Week, National Allotments Week, World Plant Day, National Burger Day, International Beer Day 

September 2019

1 – 30 – Organic September

1 – 30 Sourdough September

7th – World Salami Day

16th – World Guacamole Day 

TBC: Love Lamb Week, National Cupcake Week, Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight, Zero Waste Week, National Rice Week, British Food Fortnight, International Chocolate Day, Seed Gathering Season, World School Milk Day, Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, National Roast Dinner Week, International Bacon Day

October 2019

1st – World Vegetarian Day

4th – International Vodka Day

10th – World Porridge Day

11th – World Egg Day

16th – World Food Day

21st – Apple Day

22nd – National Nut Day

25th – World Pasta Day

31st – Halloween 

TBC: National Cake Week, National Seafood Week, National Baking Week, International Gin & Tonic Day, RNLI Fish Supper, National Curry Week, World Obesity Day, UK Sausage Week, International Coffee Day, Egg Week, Chococlate Week, Big Sausage Week, National Cholesterol Month, National Tea & Cake Break, Rumfest, National Eating Out Week

November 2019

1st – World Vegan Day

1 – 30th World Vegan Month

5th – Guy Fawkes Night

24th – Stir Up Sunday

30th – St Andrew’s Day 

TBC: Italian Cuisine Week, World Diabetes Day, National School Meals Week, British Game Week, World Fairtrade Week, Children in Need, Stout Day, Alcohol Awareness Week, Diwalhi, US Thanksgiving, British Sausage Week

December 2019

25th – Christmas Day

26th – Boxing Day

31st New Year’s Eve