February 11th – National Peppermint Patty Day National Peppermint Patty Day first came about in the 1800’s. A peppermint patty is mint covered with chocolate, usually dark chocolate. The chocolate candy became popular in 1940 when it was made by the York Company, who created the official name, York Peppermint Patty.
Singles Awareness Day Singles Awareness Day is considered a humorous holiday that provides single people with an alternative to Valentine’s Day festivities. Some people consider Singles Awareness Day (sometimes shortened to S.A.D.) as the anti-Valentine’s Day and celebrate it on Feb. 14th, but others recognize Feb.15 as the official holiday.
National Almond Day – February 16th The almond is originally from Asia but became a staple food for nomadic tribes when it helped them to sustain during long journeys. The almond has become so popular it has been transformed to several additional food products including, almond milk, paste, flour, butter,
February 19th – National Chocolate Mint Day National Chocolate Mint Day is a holiday created by the U.S. National Confectioners Association so that all chocolate mint lovers can eat this treat all day long (without the guilt). This holiday is very similar to National Peppermint Patty Day, a holiday also celebrated
National Banana Bread Day Bananas came to the United States in the 1870s but didn’t appear in cookbooks until the 1930s when baking soda and baking powder became popular. Banana bread became more popular with the release of the Chiquita Banana Recipe Book in 1950. Food historians believe banana bread
National Pistachio Day The pistachio is a great source of proteins, fiber, and vitamin B. Research indicates that adding the nut to one’s daily diet may reduce the risk of heart disease. This unofficial holiday encourages people to add pistachios to their daily diets and take advantage of their health