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April's Fool Day is a day traditionally for playing tricks on others. The tricks are meant to be harmless tricks, aimed particularly at fooling someone into believing something that isn't real.
When's the last time you made a Baked Alaska -- or, have you ever? With Baked Alaska Day once again upon us, it may be time to give it a try.
This is it, the big day. All across America right now, people are visiting, phoning and emailing friends and neighbours to exchange their bread pudding recipes.
This is All Saints Day in Mexico, the first of two days to honour the dead. This first day focusses on dead children and babies. It’s a day of feasting, to celebrate the young souls who have returned to join their families for the day. Their favourite food is put on graves, as well as...
Doughnut Day is the first Friday in June each year. Many people avoid doughnuts on a regular basis, because they’re “fattening.” But still, everyone has a favourite, one that she or he wouldn’t say no to. If you’re going to treat yourself to that doughnut this year, today is the day to do it. Or,...
The Duck feast is held every year on the 1st of June at the Cat Inn, in the village of Charlton, Wiltshire.
Easter Sunday is the day when the church celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Food-wise, it is celebrated with great feasting and special foods.
Men Make Dinner Day is celebrated on the first Thursday of every November. Gals, make sure notice of this gets spread around in plenty of time, so there’s no excuses. Some women observe, though, that the day can end up being more work for them, trying to answer all the men’s questions and to make...
Some foods are seen as lucky to eat at New Year. The foods, though, vary by culture: Austria: pork Brazil and Italy: lentils Denmark: boiled cod Dutch: doughnuts (Olie Bollen) Southern US: black-eyed peas Spain, Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela: 12 grapes at midnight, one for each of the upcoming months Pennsylvania: sauerkraut Most North Americans, in...
St David’s Day Celebration, Cardiff Bay, March 1st 2009. National Assembly for Wales / 2009 / CC BY 2.0 St David is the patron saint of Wales. He is reputed to have had his soldiers attach leeks to their caps so they could distinguish themselves from their enemies. This is, sadly, almost certainly a myth...
Mike Mozart / Flickr / 2014 / CC BY 2.0 A day to celebrate an ingredient that we all take for granted — vinegar! The 1st of November appears to have the most recognition and backing as being Vinegar Day, though there are renegade groups backing the 16th and 20th of August. In late June,...
World Vegetarian Day. Pixabay.com / 2010 / CC0 1.0 The 1st of October is World Vegetarian Day. Being a Vegetarian isn’t anything new, as many people think it is. Ancient Greece had Vegetarian movements, such as the one started by Pythagoras. Rome did, too.  Still, vegetarians were always seen as a bit out of...
In Corsica, on All Saints Day, people place milk and chestnuts (of the châtaigne type) on window sills for the visiting dead to eat.
May Day celebrations were a big holiday during the Middle Ages. The trunks of very tall trees were used as May Poles and would be painted and decorated.
Canada became a country on 1 July 1867. Today is a day for picnics, barbeques, fireworks, concerts, swimming and outings.
Lughnasadh marks the start of autumn in the Celtic calendar, and the start of the harvest for grain. It's an ancient Celtic celebration that was held in Ireland and other Celtic countries.
On this day in 1755, Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin was born in France. He wrote the first book about the pleasures of food, published in 1825.
Moving Day is a national tradition in Québec, where today is called the Jour du déménagement. By custom, leases in Québec go from 1 July to 30 June.
St Brigid’s Day is also known as Feast-Day of Bride, Là Fhéill Bhrìghde, and Imbolc. The early Celts all over Northern Europe celebrated this day as Imbolc. Imbolc (also spelt “Imbolg”) comes from the Old Irish, “i mbolg” meaning “in belly.” It is associated with the period when female sheep (ewes), pregnant with spring lambs,...
With the distraction of Hallowe'en at the end of October, Devilled Egg Day, on the 2nd of November, catches many people unprepared for it.
This is All Souls Day in Mexico, the second day of Día de los Muertos. This day focusses on dead adults who may have returned to visit.
The date for Easter Monday varies wildly every year. It is the Monday immediately after Easter Sunday.
What’s not to like about fritters? Small cakes of dough fried up in butter or oil, hmmm. Fritters can be savoury or sweet. You may wish to at least dream about one of the recipes below today.