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Vixen Must Know: National Food Holidays in July

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Who knew there were so many food holidays for so many different edible items?
Did you know that July is national ice cream month or that Sunday was National Fried Chicken Day? Yeah we didn't either, but if we did we would've been smacking down on some wings before dousing our sweet tooth in our favorite flavor of ice cream. Food brings unexplainable joy and we're providing you with 31 new reasons to smile. Our inner food critic is coming out and we're counting the eatery holidays that fall during the first full month of Summer.
Make your Tuesday a little more bearable and jot down these noteworthy foodie fiestas on your calendar.
July 1
Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day
National Gingersnap Day
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July 2
National Anisette Day
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Famous Chocolate Wafers
July 3
National Chocolate Wafer Day
July 4
National BBQ Day
National Spareribs Day
National Caesar Salad Day
graham cracker
July 5
National Apple Turnover Day
Graham Cracker Day 
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Fried Chicken
July 6
National Fried Chicken Day 
July 7
National Strawberry Sundae Day
National Chocolate Day
National Macaroni Day
July 8
National Milk Chocolate with Almonds Day 
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Sugar Cookies
July 9
National Sugar Cookie Day

BlueBerry Muffin
July 11
National Blueberry Muffin Day
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pecan Pie
July 12
National Pecan Pie Day
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French Fries 
July 13
National French Fries Day 
Tapioca pudding
July 15
National Tapioca Pudding Day
National Gummi Worm Day 
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July 16
National Corn Fritters Day
National Spinach Day
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 Peach Icecream
July 17
National Peach Ice Cream Day 
July 18
National Caviar Day 
July 20  National Ice Cream Day National Lollipop Day
Junk Food
July 21  National Creme Brulee Day National Junk Food Day
lifestyle food
July 22  National Penuche Day
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Vanilla Ice Cream
July 23  National Vanilla Ice Cream Day
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Jelly Beans
July 24  National Jellybeans Day
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Hot Fudge Sundae
July 25  National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
July 26  National Bagelfest
July 28  National Milk Chocolate Day National Hamburger Day
July 29  National Lasagna Day

Cheese cake

July 30  National Cheesecake Day
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July 31  National Raspberry Cake Day National Cotton Candy Day

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