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International Falafel Day
Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 8:00 AM CDT
Category: National Events

International Falafel Day

Every year on June 12th, falafel lovers come together to celebrate International Falafel Day. It’s also a day to encourage people who have never eaten falafel to give it a try.


For those who don’t know what it is, falafel is a deep-fried ball made from ground chickpeas. It can also be flat or a doughnut-shaped patty. Falafel is sometimes also made with fava beans. Other ingredients might include onions and spices, such as cumin or coriander. Some people eat Falafel on its own while others stuff it inside a pita and eat it as a wrap. Because falafel doesn’t contain any meat or dairy, the food is a favorite among vegetarians and vegans.


People around the world are encouraged to eat falafel for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Restaurants that serve Middle Eastern food have falafel specials. If you can’t find a nearby restaurant that serves falafel, you can try to make your own. Whether you eat it at a restaurant or make your own, be sure to spread awareness for this fun food day on social media with #FalafelDay.