June 2024

As summer begins, there are plenty of sweet treat and moreish beverage days to celebrate.

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  • 1st World Milk Day
    The 2024 theme of World Milk Day is to bring attention to the climate change crisis and how the dairy sector can reduce its impact on the planet.
  • 3rd World Cider Day
    World Cider Day is an international declaration of love for the popular cult drink, symbolising the beginning of the apple cider season all over the world.
  • 4th National Cheese Day (US)
    Cheese dishes can be found on every continent served savory, sweet, melted, deep fried, and even chilled in ice cream. This household staple can still satisfy any craving after thousands of years.
  • 7th National Donut Day (US)
    National Donut Day started in 1938 as a fundraiser for Chicago's The Salvation Army. Their goal was to help those in need during the Great Depression, and to honor the Salvation Army "Lassies" of World War I, who served doughnuts to soldiers.
  • 7th World Food Safety Day
    World Food Safety Day aims to draw attention and mobilize action to prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks and improve human health.
  • 8-10th World Gin Day
    Created by Gin Monkey, World Gin Day encourages people to get together all around the world with a legitimate excuse to drink some gin, whether it’s in a cocktail, G&T or neat.
  • 12th International Falafel Day
    Falafel was made popular in Israel by Yemeni Jews in the 1950s. They brought with them the chickpea version of the dish from Yemen and introduced the concept of serving falafel balls in pita bread.
  • 10-16th Diabetes Prevention Week
    Diabetes U.K. organises Diabetes Week. The charity has a long history of campaigning; it was founded in 1934 by the writer H.G.Wells and Dr. R.D. Lawrence, who were themselves diabetics.
  • 15th Beer Day Britain
    Beer Day Britain has been celebrated annually on 15 June since 2015. It is supported by the British Beer and Pub Association, the Society of Independent Brewers, and the Campaign for Real Ale.
  • 16th National Fudge Day (US)
    According to legend, a confectioner made a mistake while trying to make caramel, but ended up creating something just as tasty.
  • 16th Father's Day
    Father's Day celebrates all the father figures in our lives and what better way than to show your love and gratitude through food.
  • 17-24th National Picnic Week
    National Picnic Week is an annual event in the UK held in the last week in June every year since around 2010 and celebrates everything there is about the great tradition of picnicking.
  • 18th International Sushi Day
    June 18th is International Sushi Day, and the first year it was celebrated was in 2009. International Sushi Day was created for one simple reason – to encourage all around the world to eat and love more sushi.
  • 20th World Tapas Day
    The tapas tradition may have begun when king Alfonso X of Castile recovered from an illness by drinking wine with small dishes between meals. After regaining his health, the king ordered that taverns would not be allowed to serve wine to customers unless it was accompanied by a small snack or "tapa".
  • 27th International Pineapple Day
    Simply chop up a pineapple, bake a pineapple upside-down cake, or indulge in any number of pineapple-based recipes to honor this tasty tropical fruit.
  • 28th National Ceviche Day
    Ceviche, a dish created 2,000 years ago by Peru's indigenous Moche people, has become a tasty encapsulation of the Spanish, Cantonese, and Japanese flavors that have influenced native cuisine over the ensuing centuries.
  • 28th National Cream Tea Day
    The Cream Tea Society founded National Cream Tea Day to be observed on the last Friday in June as a way to celebrate the British tradition and to help raise money for charities across the United Kingdom.