Fun Food Holidays to Keep Celebrating All Throughout January
January can feel like a bit of a dull time after the excitement of the holiday season and New Year’s. Rather than letting it get you down, it’s the perfect time to turn loose your inner foodie and find some new things to celebrate. There are plenty of January food holidays that could be the perfect celebration to brighten a dreary time.
National Curried Chicken Day
Indian food is a favorite for many people, so National Curried Chicken Day should be at the top of your list to celebrate on January 12th. You can visit your favorite Indian restaurant, find an Indian food truck to buy chicken curry from, or you can attempt to make your own. There are a wide variety of Indian chicken curries to try, so you could even make it a tasting party with friends. While not as well known as Indian curry, you could also try Thai chicken curry if you want to branch out a little.
National Southern Food Day
When people think of classic American food, Southern food is one of the first things that comes to mind. Southern food is a staple comfort food for many people, even if they never lived in the South, which makes this January 22nd holiday a must-celebrate day. If you have Southern ancestry, now is the time to break out those old family recipes. While fried chicken, biscuits, mashed potatoes, and deviled eggs may be the first things that come to mind, there are plenty of other recipes to explore as you celebrate Southern food. If you don’t want to worry about cooking and would rather focus on eating, Southern food’s status as a comfort food makes it easy to find in many restaurants and food trucks.
National Hot Chocolate Day
National Hot Chocolate Day falls on January 31st, which wraps up a cold month with one of the most popular hot drinks. Hot chocolate has been a household winter staple for a long time, but for this holiday, it’s time to branch out beyond the basic chocolate drink. Get a group of friends together to create the ultimate hot chocolate bar and compare your magnificent creations. You can use things like whipped topping, sprinkles, spices, flavors, candies, and syrups to elevate this drink to the next level.
Don’t let the month of January pass you by with post-holiday blues. There are plenty of other food holidays that can help you enjoy the time and provide a great excuse to celebrate with your friends. You may even find a new favorite dish to add to your regular rotation of food.
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