A detailed list of May food observances makes it easy for food content creators to brainstorm blog and email content ideas.

If you’re looking for ideas for May content for your food blog’s email newsletters or social media channels, or you’re wanting to brainstorm recipe ideas or come up with fun food videos for your YouTube channel, check out all of these May food holidays. You’re sure to find something that gets your mouth watering – there’s suitable topics for every kind of food blogger and food content creator.

Many of these observances are based on dates in the United States but are often celebrated in the food community at large. I’ve tried to note where a month, week or day is tied to a specific country other than the USA. And where a day is observed globally, that has been noted as well.

Some food observance dates do shift from year to year but these dates should be current for 2024

Table of Contents

May Food Month Observances

  • American Cheese Month
  • Asparagus Month
  • Beef Month
  • BBQ Month
  • Gazpacho Aficionado Month
  • Egg Month
  • Loaded Potato Month
  • Hamburger Month (goes well with beef month)
  • Salad Month
  • Salsa Month
  • Strawberry Month (and they’re in season most places!)
  • Vinegar Month

May Food Week Observances

  • May 1-7: National Raisin Week
  • May 3-9: National Herb Week
  • May 13-19: American Craft Beer Week
  • May 16-22: British Sandwich Week
  • May 19-25: International Pickles Week

May Food Days

May Food Days: May 1-7

  • May 1: Chocolate Parfait Day
  • May 2: Chocolate Truffle Day
  • May 3: Raspberry Popover Day
  • May 3: Raspberry Tart Day
  • May 3: Chocolate Custard Day
  • May 4: Homebrew Day
  • May 4: Candied Orange Peel Day
  • May 4: Orange Juice Day
  • May 5: Hoagie Day
  • May 5: Cinco de Mayo
  • May 5: Enchilada Day
  • May 5: Totally Chipotle Day
  • May 6: Crêpes Suzette Day
  • May 7: Roast Leg of Lamb Day

May Food Days: May 8-14

  • May 8: Coconut Cream Pie Day
  • May 8: Have a Coke Day
  • May 9: Butterscotch Brownie Day
  • May 9: Moscato Day (changes year to year)
  • May 10: Shrimp Day
  • May 10: Liver & Onions Day
  • May 11: Brunch for Lunch Day (celebrated the day before Mother’s Day)
  • May 11: “Eat What You Want” Day
  • May 11: Hostess Cupcake Day
  • May 12: Mother’s Day (2nd Sunday of the month)
  • May 12: Nutty Fudge Day
  • May 13: Apple Pie Day
  • May 13: Crouton Day
  • May 13: Fruit Cocktail Day
  • May 13: International Hummus Day
  • May 14: Brioche Day
  • May 14: Buttermilk Biscuit Day

May Food Days: May 15-21

  • May 15: Chocolate Chip Day
  • May 16: BBQ Day
  • May 16: Coquille St-Jacques Day
  • May 17: Cherry Cobbler Day
  • May 18: Cheese Souffle Day
  • May 18: I Love Reese’s Day
  • May 19: Devil’s Food Cake Day
  • May 19: World Baking Day (3rd Sunday of May)
  • May 20: Quiche Lorraine Day
  • May 20: Pick Strawberries Day
  • May 21: Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day
  • May 21: Strawberries & Cream Day

May Food Days: May 22-28

  • May 22: Vanilla Pudding Day
  • May 23: Taffy Day
  • May 24: Asparagus Day
  • May 24: Escargot Day
  • May 25: Brown Bag It Day
  • May 25: Wine Day
  • May 25: Italian Beef Day (4th Saturday of May)
  • May 26: Blueberry Cheesecake Day
  • May 26: Cherry Dessert Day
  • May 27: Grape Popsicle Day
  • May 28: Brisket Day
  • May 28: International Hamburger Day

May Food Days: May 29-31

  • May 29: Biscuit Day (UK – biscuit as in “cookie”)
  • May 29: Coq au Vin Day
  • May 30: Mint Julep Day
  • May 30: International Potato Day
  • May 31: Macaroon Day

Did I miss something? Leave me a note in the comments and I’ll add it.

Use this list to help you create emails, blog posts, social media post and videos for your food content.

Want More May Food Content Ideas?

If you’re looking for more in depth food content ideas for March, you might want to check out this article on May Email Newsletter Ideas for Food Content Creators.

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