Here's a list of all UK awareness days for retail, food & drink marketing 2020

National Food & Drink Awareness Days 2020

Looking for a creative way to keep customers more engaged? How about fun ways to plan your marketing promotions throughout the year? We’ve put together your list of National Food & Drink Awareness Days 2020. It’s a fabulous resource for developing menu ideas, special offers and promotions. New days are added every year and keeping track of them can be tricky. Especially when there’s no single one place to find them. So here you go. It’s a pretty extensive list and we’ll add more as we come across them. Of course, if we’ve missed anything off, leave us a message below and we’ll add them.

National Awareness Days

Raising awareness of the importance of local produce in our communities is a great way of supporting producers. We also think it offers great opportunities to plan annual sales drives or product promotions in your store. Use these national food & drink awareness days to create engaging window displays or promotional hotspots. Shop our portable pop-up stands instore to product focus a particular event. You can see how easily contract caterers, CH & Co put together attractive displays.

Not only will it capture shopper’s interest, but you’ll probably find you sell more in the process too. Here’s your list of National Food & Drink Awareness Days 2020. Let us know if we’ve missed any and we’ll add them.


1 January  New Year’s Day
1 – 31 January  Dry January 
1 – 31 January  Veganuary
2 – 4 January Mahayana New Year (Buddhist)
6 January   National Shortbread Day
19 January International Popcorn Day
20 January Brew Monday 2020 
20 January  Sugar Awareness Week 2020
25 January Burn’s Night
25 January St Dwynwen’s Day (Welsh Valentine’s Day)


2 February   British Yorkshire Pudding Day
5 February Chinese New Year (and this year it’s the Year of the Pig)
5 February World Nutella Day 
8 February International Scotch Day 
9 February  National Pizza Day
14 February   Valentine’s Day
15 – 19 February  London Fashion Week
20 February  National Chip Week
22 February  Real Bread Week 
24 Feb – 2 March  Cornish Pasty Week 
25 February – 10 March  Fairtrade Fortnight
25 February  Shrove Tuesday / Pancake Day
25 February – 10 March  Fairtrade Fortnight


1 March St David’s Day
1 – 31 March Vegetarian Month
4-10 March British Pie Week
8 March   International Women’s Day
9 -18 March   National Butchers’ Week
9 – 13 March  Sports Relief 
15 March   Comic Relief
17 March   St Patrick’s Day
21 March Holi
22 March  Mother’s Day 
25 March International Waffle Day


1 April  April Fools Day 
4 April  International Carrot Day
7 April  World Health Day 
10 April  Good Friday 
11 April  Easter Saturday 
12 April  East Sunday 
13 April  East Monday 
21 April  National Tea Day 
23 April  St George’s Day 
27 April  UK Coffee Week begins


6 May  National Beverage Day 
9 May  World FairTrade Day 
11 May  National Vegetarian Week 
13 – 19 May  London Wine Week 
13 May  International Hummus Day 
16 May  World Whisky Day 
18 May  British Sandwich Week begins
23 May  English Wine Week Begins
25 May  National BBQ Week
28 May  World Hunger Day 
29 May  World Biscuit Day 


1 June  World Milk Day 
4 June  World Cheese Day 
5 June National Fish and Chips Day  
5 June  National Doughnut Day 
7 June  Open Farm Sunday 
13 June  World Gin Day 
15 June  Beer Day Britain 
16 June  Fudge Day 
18 June  World Sushi Day 
21 June  Father’s Day
22 June  World Food Week
22 June  Picnic Week
26 June  National Cream Tea Day 


1 – 14 July  Wimbledon Fortnight
7th July  World Chocolate Day
16 July  National Cherry Day
23 July  Hot Dog Day 
24 July Tequila Day 
25 July  Wine and Cheese Day 
29 July  Wing Day 
31 July  Avocado Day 


7 August  International Beer Day 
8 August  Oak Cake Day 
10 – 16 August Afternoon Tea Week


1 September  National Tofu Day 
1 – 7 September  Love Lamb Week 
1 – 30 September  Sourdough September
2 – 6 September  Zero Waste Week 
5 – 20 September Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight
7 September  World Salami Day 
13 September  International Chocolate Day 
TBC  Organic September 
19 – 4 October  British Food Fortnight 
TBC  National Rice Week 


1 October  World Vegetarian Day 
1 October  International Coffee Day 
9 October  World Egg Day 
10 October World Porridge Day 
16 October  World Food Day 
18 October  Epilepsy/National Tea & Cake Break 
21 October Apple Day 
22 October National Nut Day 
25 October  World Pasta Day 
26 October UK Sausage Week 
31 October  Halloween 
TBC  National Seafood Week
TBC National School Meals Week 
TBC Epilepsy/National Tea & Cake Break 
TBC National Cake Week 
TBC  Global Champagne Day 
TBC  National Baking Week 
TBC  Egg Week 
TBC Chocolate Week
TBC  National Curry Week
TBC World Obesity Day 


1 November World Vegan Day 
1 – 30 November  World Vegan Month
5 November  Guy Fawkes Night
14 November World Diabetes Day 
14 November  Diwali 
27 November Black Friday
28 November Small Business Saturday 
30 November  St Andrew’s Day 
30 November Cyber Monday 
TBC International stout Day 
TBC British Game Week
TBC World Fairtrade Week
TBC Children in Need
TBC National Cupcake Week 
TBC Italian Cuisine Week 
TBC Sugar Awareness Week 
TBC Cancer Research Veg Pledge 
TBC Alcohol Awareness Week 


25 December Christmas Day 
31 December  New Year’s Eve
There are 4 comments for this article
  1. Ken Christy at 10:55 am

    An excellent summary, providing themes throughout the year. It’s not all about price. Let’s get really creative in 2020.

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