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National Mashed Potato Day

October 18, 2023 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

National Mashed Potato Day

National Mashed Potato Day

National Mashed Potato Day, on October 18th, is one holiday that spud lovers in the United States look forward to every year.

It’s an opportunity for them to indulge in even more of their favorite dishes. The origins of this holiday are not entirely clear. Different sources also state it as happening on different dates.

Some people, however, believe the Idaho Potato Commission was responsible for founding this day in celebration of mashed potatoes.

Whatever the case, the humble yet amazing potato deserves a day to honor its existence. Cultures all over the globe use potatoes as a staple food or a popular accompaniment for other dishes.

Find out more about National Mashed Potato Day here

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