All holidays call for extra eating: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Halloween, 4th of July. America knows how to do it right. But we’re here to tell you that there are far more Holidays than you think. Almost every day in October is a National Food Day. And food based holidays call for food based parties. So read our guide, eat, celebrate, and tell the world.

October 1: National Kale Day

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I guess kale has become so popular that is deserves its own holiday… I’ll leave that up to you to decide. Nonetheles,s grab your kale chips and get munching.

October 4: National Taco Day and National Vodka Day

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That’s more like it. Taco day and vodka day in one; what could be better? Hit up Taco Bell or whip up your own tacos and try these Jell-O Shots in the name of all things vodka.

October 8: National Fluffernutter Day

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Fluffernutters are a New England thing and the better looking older brother of PB&Js. Gooey marshmallow fluff and creamy peanut butter ranks this holiday high in my books, and you can make ’em into mini fluffernutter brownie cups. Yas.

October 9: Submarine-Hoagy-Hero-Grinder Day

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An excuse to eat one (or a few) $5 footlongs, go for a steak and cheese or hang at your favorite sandwich shop.

October 12: National Pumpkin Pie Day

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What did you expect? It’s October. Of course there’s going to be Pumpkin Pie Day. So whip a few up and have a pie eating contest with your friend.

October 13: National M&M Day

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Your favorite candy since 1941. Celebrate in style with a bag of your personal favorite M&Ms.

October 15: National Red Wine Day

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Here’s another excuse to drink. Red wine is technically good for you, amiright?

October 17: National Pasta Day

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Channel your inner italian and grab a heaping plate of spaghetti bolognese, ravioli, lasagna, gnocchi, or fettuccine alfredo. And if you’re trynna hold onto summer, make any of these summer pastas.

October 21: National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

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Pumpkin Pie Day wasn’t enough. We also have Pumpkin Cheesecake Day. I’m certainly not complaining, especially with these no-bake pumpkin cheesecake bars.

October 25: National Greasy Foods Day

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The real American dream: a full day dedicated to greasy foods. This gives you permission to stuff yourself with pizza, chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, and french fries. Wanna think outside the box? Try any of these unexpected foods that undeniably taste better fried.

October 28: National Chocolate Day

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For all my chocolate lovers out there. A day in honor of the love of your life, therapist, problem solver, and best friend: chocolate. Eat more of it, it’s good for your health.

October 30: National Candy Corn Day

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Stock up on your Halloween candy to celebrate… And check out these candy corn shots to shake things up a bit.

October 31: National Caramel Apple Day

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Apples + Caramel + Halloween. Enough said.