Themed Food Days On-Campus

So originally, I was going to talk about the various eateries on campus, but it looks like Sean beat me to the post there! (Find his posts here and here!) So, this time, I wanted to talk about something different: on which holidays is food themed to that specific day?

Answer: quite a lot! (Apologies if any dates are wrong – the list I’m using to write this may be outdated…)


Burns Night – 25th January

Australia Day – 26th January


Start of the Six Nations – 3rd February

British Yorkshire Pudding Day – 5th February

National Bramley Apple Week – 6th-12th February

Go Green Week – 13th-19th February

Valentine’s Day – 14th February

National Banana Bread / Chilli / Toast Day – 23rd February

National Bread Week – 24th February – 4th March

Shrove Tuesday – 28th February


St. David’s Day – 1st March

Red Nose Day – 15th March

St. Patrick’s Day – 17th March

World Water Day – 22nd March

Mother’s Day – 31st March


UK Coffee Week – 16th – 22nd Aprl

National Garlic Day – 19th April

Earth Day / Easter Monday – 22nd April

St. George’s Day – 23rd April


National Herb Week – 1st – 6th May

May Day – 7th May

National Doughnut Week – 12th – 19th May

National Vegetarian Week – 14th – 20th May

British Sandwich Week – 14th – 20th May

Great British Tomato Week – 21st – 27th May

National BBQ Week – 28th May – 3rd June


Festa della Repubblica (Italy) – 2nd June

World Environment Day – 5th June

Queens Birthday – 9th June

Fathers Day – 17th June

Summer Solstice-Longest day – 21st June


Canada Day – 1st July

Wimbledon – 2nd – 15th July

US Independence Day – 4th July

Bastile Day (France) – 14th July

World Cup Finals – 14th – 15th July


Edinburgh Festival Fringe – 3rd – 27th August

National Mustard Day – 4th August


British Food Fortnight – through to 6th October

National Coffee Day – 1st September

National Recycle Week – 25th September – 1st October

Oktoberfest – 22nd September – 7th October


National Noodle Day – 6th October

National Curry Week / Chocolate Week – 9th – 15th October

Apple Day – 21st October

National Honey Week – 23rd – 29th October

Clocks go back-Beat the clock – 28th October

British Sausage Week – 30th October – 5th November


Bonfire Night – 5th November

Diwali – 7th November

Remembrance Day – 11th November

Thanksgiving – 22nd November

St Andrews Day – 30th November


Christmas Lunches – Throughout December


And that’s every “Special Food Day” at University! Obviously, some celebrations aren’t on there due to Bank Holdays and/or closures, but there’s still plenty to explore and enjoy!

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