The 2nd of May is Truffles Day.
It celebrates the kind of truffles that are like mushrooms, rather than the candy chocolate truffles.
If real truffles are out of your budget, or just never grace your grocery store shelves, you could also buy a bottle of truffle-flavoured oil.
You could also celebrate the day by learning all about truffles here on CooksInfo.
In Uzès, France, Truffle Day is held on the third Sunday of January. The market place in Place aux Herbes is full of vendors, displays and food, including omelettes made on the spot garnished with shaved black truffles. Truffle hunters give demonstrations of how pigs and dogs find truffles in the ground.
A few people say Truffle Day is near Christmas, the 13th of December, but every reference to that date appears to be candy chocolate truffles.
The earliest print reference CooksInfo has found to a Truffles Day in May dates from 2009:
“Food History. May 2: It’s National Truffles Day.” — Bedford, Indiana. The Times-Mail. 2 May 2009. Page A3, col. 2. (They give their source as “foodreference.com”)
In 1953, we found a reference to a “National Pickled Truffle Day” in February:
“The rest of the country may be celebrating National Pickled Truffle Day today, but so far as this department is concerned, it’s Red Cross Day.” — Hear This column. Bloomington, Illinois: The Pantagraph. 28 February 1953. Page 1.