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National Rice Pudding Day

August 9

National Rice Pudding Day - August 9

National Rice Pudding Day is dedicated to the delicacy loved by many people. Traditional rice pudding is made with rice, milk, and sugar or some other sweetener. This dish is so delicious that it has gained immense popularity: it is known by different names in many cultures and countries.


Rice pudding is of eastern origin, but it is not possible to determine the region with accuracy. It is only clear that Eastern cultures were familiar with this dish several thousand years before our era.

In Europe, rice grain appeared only at the end of the Middle Ages. For a long time, only rich people could enjoy pudding from this grain – this continued until the 18th century. Over time, he gained more and more popularity until his recipe penetrated almost every family. Now we not only enjoy this delicacy, but also celebrate National Rice Pudding Day.

Interesting facts

  • Rice is grown in almost every country in the world.
  • This is one of the most durable cereals – if the storage conditions are observed, rice can retain its gastronomic properties for thirty years.
  • Adding sweeteners to the pudding was not immediately thought of – in Europe it was eaten fresh or spicy for a long time.

How to celebrate

Prepare rice pudding. If this is your first time doing this, use a recipe from the internet or a cookbook. This dish has many cooking options: it can be cold or hot, dietary or high-calorie, with or without spices. You can add fillings to the pudding: for example, raisins or nuts, and also serve it beautifully with flower petals. Share your prepared meal with family or friends.

When is National Rice Pudding Day Celebrated in 2022?

National Rice Pudding Day is devoted to celebrating cheerfulness and fun. It happens annually on August the 9th.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday August 9 2022
Wednesday August 9 2023
Friday August 9 2024
Saturday August 9 2025
Sunday August 9 2026


August 9
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United States

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