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How To Make The Other 364 Days As Busy As Valentine’s Day In Your Restaurant

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How To Make The Other 364 Days As Busy As Valentine’s Day In Your Restaurant

2 Busiest days of year Mother’s Day & Valentine’s Day for restaurants. So What are doing for the rest of the Year?

I would be surprised if most Restaurants & cafes weren’t busy on Valentine’s day.

This is golden opportunity to make hay while the suns shines.

February 14 Valentine’s day is the second busiest day of the year for Restaurants.

Valentines Day

1

Mother’s Day

Mother’s day is still regarded as the busiest day because everybody wants to celebrate with Mums.

2

Valentine’s Day

“OpenTable diners indicated that they plan to celebrate love in a big way with a projected check average of $139, which is 63% more than the typical OpenTable check average of $85 per couple. ” – Restaurantbusinessonline – VALENTINE’S DAY: THE SECOND-BUSIEST DAY OF THE YEAR

Mother’s day is still regarded as the busiest day because everybody wants to celebrate with Mums.

Wouldn’t it be so good & profitable, if every day was like Mother’s Day & Valentine’s Day?

There’s nothing stopping you creating as many celebration days as you can handle.

So to get you started here a list of Holidays, Commemorative Days, Celebration Days & Zany Fun Days 2017 you can build an event around, we have compiled.

It’s not an exhaustive list, but it’s a good start. ( If we missed any important days let us know and we’ll update our list).

list of Holidays, Celebration Days & Zany Fun Days

January Celebration Days

National Spaghetti Day

National Spaghetti Day – Photo – Jessica Spengler – Spaghetti and meatballs with CHEESE https://flic.kr/p/88ysuK

  • 1st January New Years Day
  • 3rd January Festival Of Sleep Day
  • 4th January National Spaghetti Day
  • 5th January Whipped Cream Day
  • 6th January Cuddle Up Day
  • 7th January Fruitcake Toss Da
  • 10th January World Laughter Day
  • 12th JanuaryMarzipan Day
  • 15th January Strawberry Ice Cream Day
  • 16th January Nothing Days
  • 18th January Winnie the Poo Day
  • 21st January National Hugging Day
  • 22nd January Hot Sauce Day
  • 26th January Australia Day
  • 27th January International Fun At Work Day
  • 29th January Cornchip Day
  • 31st January Backward Day

February Celebration Days

Tim Tams Day

Tim Tams Day – Photo – Diyosa Carter – Tim Tams https://flic.kr/p/88ysuK

  • 1st February  Decorating with Candy Day
  • 2nd February  Groundhog Day
  • 3rd February  Carrot Cake Day
  • 4th February  Facebook Day
  • 6th February  Waitangi Day (New Zealand)
  • 9th February  National Pizza Day
  • 11th February  Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day
  • 14th February  DayValentines’s Day
  • 16th February  Tim Tams Day
  • 18th February  Almond Day
  • 20th February  Play More Cards Day
  • 22nd February  Thinking Day
  • 16th February  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • 22nd February  Earth Day
  • 27th February  Kahlua Day
  • 28th February  National Super Hero Day

March Celebration Days

Dr Seuss Day

Dr Seuss Day – Photo – Sarah B Brooksr – Dr. Seuss: 1970 https://flic.kr/p/K21yy

  • 2nd March Dr. Seuss Day
  • 3rd March World Wildlife Day
  • 4th March Poundcake Day
  • 5th March Namesake Day
  • 6th March White Chocolate Cheesecake Day
  • 7th March Be Heard Day
  • 8th March International Women’s Day
  • 14th March Pi Day
  • 17th March St Patricks Day
  • 18th March World Sleep Day
  • 19th March Deskfast Day
  • 20th March International Day of Happiness
  • 21st March World Puppetry Day
  • 22nd March Goof Off Day
  • 25th March Pecan Day
  • 26th March Purple Day
  • 27th March International Whiskey Day
  • 28th March Black Forest Cake Day
  • 30th March National Doctors’ Day
  • 31st March Crayola Crayon Day

Easter  can fall any time between March 22 and April 25.

The holiday of Pesach, or Passover, falls on the Hebrew calendar dates of Nissan 15-22 & typically falls in March or April of the Gregorian calendar.

April Celebration Days

Jelly Bean Day

Jelly Bean Day – Photo – oatsy40 – Jelly Beans https://flic.kr/p/bzAXC6

  • 1st April Aprils Fool Day
  • 2nd April International Children’s Book Day
  • 5th April Deep Dish Pizza Day
  • 6th April Caramel Popcorn Day
  • 7th April No Housework Day
  • 9th April Name Yourself Day
  • 10th April Sibling Day
  • 13th April Scrabble Day
  • 15th April Take a Wild Guess Day
  • 17th April Blah Blah Blah Day
  • 19th April Banana Day
  • 22nd April Jelly Bean Day
  • 23rd April World Book Day
  • 26th April ANZAC Day
  • 27th April Tell a Story Day
  • 29th April International Dance Day
  • 30th April International Jazz Day

May Celebration Days

Stars War Day

Stars War Day – Photo – Ayleen Gaspar – Star Wars Days 2013 at LEGOLAND https://flic.kr/p/eRgPaX

*Mother’s Day is on the 2nd Sunday in May

  • 1st May Lei Day
  • 2nd May Baby Day
  • 3rd May Two Different Coloured Shoes Day
  • 4th May Star Wars Day
  • 5th May No Pants Day
  • 6th May International No Diet Day
  • 7th May World Laughter Day
  • 9th May Lost Sock Memorial Day
  • 10th May Stay Up All Night
  • 11th May Eat What You Want Day
  • 12th May International Nurses Day
  • 15th May International Day of Families
  • 17th May World Baking Day
  • 19th May Bike To Work Day
  • 20th May World Whiskey Day
  • 22nd May Sherlock Holmes Day
  • 24th May Brother’s Day
  • 26th May Dracula Day
  • 28th May National Burger Day
  • 29th May Biscuit Day
  • 31st May Macaroon Day

June Celebration Days

Fairy Day

Fairy Day – Photo – Dplanet:: – Fairy Day https://flic.kr/p/7PvUj

  • 1st June Say Something Nice Day
  • 2nd June National Donut Day
  • 3rd June Repeat Day
  • 5th June Sausage Roll Day
  • 7th June Chocolate Ice Cream Day
  • 9th June Donald Duck Day
  • 10th June National Iced Day
  • 12th June Superman Day
  • 14th June Bourbon Day
  • 15th June World Meat Free Day
  • 17th June Fudge Day
  • 18th June International Yoga Day
  • 19th June Juneteenth Day
  • 21st June Selfie Day
  • 22nd June Chocolate Eclair Day
  • 23rd FridayLet It Go Day
  • 24th June Fairy Day
  • 27th June Sunglasses Day
  • 29th June Camera Day
  • 30th June Social Media Day

July Celebration Days

Gorgeous Grandmother Day

Gorgeous Grandmother Day – Photo – Iouri Goussev – Gorgeous Grandmother Day https://flic.kr/p/66neDk

  • 1st July International Joke Day
  • 2nd July UFO Day
  • 3rd July International Plastic Free Day
  • 6th July Take Your Webmaster To Lunch Day
  • 7th July World Chocolate Day
  • 9th July Sugar Cookie Day
  • 10th July Pina Colada Day
  • 13th July French Fries Day
  • 14th July Bastille Day
  • 15th July National ice Cream
  • 18th July Caviar Day
  • 19th July Hot Dog Day
  • 21st July Junk Food Day
  • 22nd July Hammock Day
  • 23rd July Gorgeous Grandma Day
  • 25th July Hot Fudge Day
  • 26th July Coffee Milk Shake Day
  • 28th July Milk Chocolate Day
  • 30th July Father In law Day
  • 31st July Raspberry Cake Day

August Celebration Days

Kiss & Makeup Day

Kiss & Makeup Day – Photo – Marco – Kiss & Makeup Day https://flic.kr/p/91S68H

  • 1st August World Wide Web Day
  • 2nd August Ice Cream Sandwich Day
  • 4th August International Beer Day
  • 6th August Friendship Day
  • 8th August Odie Day
  • 11th August Son & Daughter Day
  • 12th August International Youth Day
  • 13th August International Left Handers Day
  • 15th August Relaxation Day
  • 18th August Serendipity Day
  • 21st August Poet’s Day
  • 25th August Kiss & Make Up Day
  • 26th August Women’s Equality Day
  • 28th August Bow Tie Day
  • 29th August More Herbs, Less Salt Day
  • 31st August Burger Day

September Celebration Days

Talk Like a Pirate Day

Talk Like a Pirate Day – Photo – Kate Haskell – Pirate https://flic.kr/p/6HyHym

* Father’s Day in Australia occurs on the first Sunday of September

  • 1st September Lazy Mom’s Day
  • 2nd September World Coconut Day
  • 5th September International day of Charity
  • 7th September Salami Day
  • 9th September Teddy Bear Day
  • 10th September Grandparents Day
  • 12th September Chocolate Milk Shake Day
  • 13th September Positive Thinking Day
  • 15th September International Grenache Day
  • 16th September Play Doh Day
  • 18th September National Cheesseburger Day
  • 19th September Talk Like a Pirate Day
  • 22nd September World Car Free Day
  • 25th September As You Wish Day
  • 28th September Drink Beer Day
  • 29th September National Coffee Day

*The AFL & NRL Grand Finals usually fall on the last weekend in September or on October Long Week End

October Celebration Days

Beer & Pizza Day

Beer & Pizza Day – Photo – H. Michael Karshis – Beer & Pizza Day https://flic.kr/p/aF1Twd

  • 2nd October International Day of Non_violence
  • 3rd October Boyfriend’s Day
  • 4th October Taco Day
  • check 5th October Worlds Teachers Day
  • 6th October World Smile Day
  • 9th October Beer & Pizza Day
  • 11th October Take Your Parents To Lunch Days
  • 15th October World Student Day
  • 16th October World Food Day
  • 17th October Something Gaudy Day
  • 20th October Suspender’s Day
  • 21st October Apple Day
  • 22nd October Mother In Law Day
  • 25th October World Pasta Day
  • 27th October International Bandana Day
  • 28th October Make a Difference Day
  • 31st October Halloween

November Celebration Days

Ice Cream For Breakfast Day

Ice Cream For Breakfast Day – Photo – jen – Ice Cream for Breakfast Day https://flic.kr/p/nmQZdE

  • 1st November World Vegan Day
  • 2nd November Men Make Dinner Day
  • 3rd November Housewife’s Day
  • 4th November Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
  • 5th November Bonfire Night (also Guy Fawkes Night)
  • 6th November Nachos Day
  • 7th November Melbourne Cup Day
  • 8th November Cook Something Bold & Pungent Day Day
  • 10th November Sesame Street Day
  • 12th November Pizza With the Works Except Anchovies Day
  • 13th November World Kindness Day
  • 14th November Spicy Guacamole Day
  • 16th November Have a party With Your Bear Day
  • 18th November Mickey Mouse Day
  • 19th November National Mens Day
  • 21st November World Hello Day
  • 23rd November Thanksgiving Day
  • 24th November Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day
  • 26th November Cake Day
  • 28th November French Toast Day

December Celebration Days

Gingerbread House Day

Gingerbread House Day – Photo – allispossible.org.uk – Gingerbread House Day https://flic.kr/p/4hMBHE

  • 1st December Bartender Appreciation
  • 2nd December Fritters Day
  • 4th December Cookie Day
  • 5th December International Volunteer Day
  • 6th December St Nicholas Day
  • 8th December Brownie Day
  • 9th December Pastry Day
  • 11th December Noodle Ring Day
  • 12th December Gingerbread House Day
  • 13th December Hanukkah – Begins at sunset, December 12
  • 14th December Bouillabisse Day
  • 15th December Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
  • 16th December Chocolate Covered Anything Day
  • 17th December Mapple Syrup Day
  • 19th December Oatmeal Muffin Day
  • 20th December Games Day
  • 21st December Humbug Day
  • 24th December Christmas Eve
  • 25th December Christmas Day
  • 26th December Boxing Day
  • 29th December Pepper Pot Day
  • 31st December New Years Day

You should be able to find enough dates in the to have a Theme Celebration at least once a month. You just have get creative & work out a way to promote your day.

If you make it fun & exciting will want to come along.

How To Make The Other 364 Days As Busy As Valentine’s Day In Your Restaurant