National Pizza Day is an annual American celebration dedicated to pizza. Celebrated annually on February 9th. Pizza is one of the most popular food in the world. It is also consumed as a daily dish, but most often ordered for various corporate and festive events.
Filled flatbreads became the progenitor of the dish that today we call pizza. They were distributed in the era of Antiquity: in Rome, Egypt, Greece. Almost unchanged, they reached the 1800s.
At the beginning of the 19th century, there were a large number of poor people in Naples who spent most of their time in hard, low-paid work. To restore their strength, they prepared cakes that were stuffed with cheese, tomatoes, butter, and so on. A dish called lazzaroni became the basis of the future pizza.
The next significant event in the history of the appearance of pizza occurred in 1889. King Umberto I visited Naples with his wife and he liked the taste of lazzaroni. At a local establishment, he tried a mozzarella pie. Today it is known as “pizza margherita”.
The spread of pizza in the United States occurred in the 1940s, when Italian migrants poured into America. Around that time, she became similar to her today’s version. There were a variety of fillings. A variety of ingredients were layered on the round-shaped dough, after which the dish was baked. Pizza has become an integral part of our lives and today we are celebrating National Pizza Day to prove it!
- Papa John’s is the first pizza chain to add an online ordering feature.
- The biggest pizza in the world is OTTAVIA pizza. The diameter of the dish is 40 meters, and the weight is about 9000 kg.
- In 2006, a world record was set. Romanian C. Dumitru consumed about 91 kg of pizza in a week.
How to celebrate
Gather with friends or family on National Pizza Day to visit a pizzeria and enjoy the taste of your favorite dish. You can also have a house party and order a few boxes of pizza. If you love cooking, then cook it yourself. You can easily find many recipes on the Internet!
Tell about the holiday on social networks. Find out from other users which pizza they like best.
When is National Pizza Day celebrated in 2024?
National Pizza Day is observed on February 9 each year.