National Ravioli Day - March 20
Wed, Mar 20, 2024

National Ravioli Day

National Ravioli Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to ravioli. This type of Italian pasta is a kind of envelope of dough, inside which is the stuffing. They are loved and appreciated not only in Italy, but also in the U.S. and other countries around the world. It is celebrated on March 20.


The history of National Ravioli Day is not known. The holiday was probably suggested by connoisseurs of this dish to introduce others to it.

The history of the ravioli themselves begins in the 1500s. Information about this type of pasta appeared in the writings of an Italian merchant – Francescro Di Marco. It is believed that the original filling for the dish was minced meat with chopped aromatic herbs, which were previously scalded with boiling water. Additionally, cheese and beaten egg were added to the mixture.

There are so many variations of ravioli in today’s world. They are often filled with seafood, fish meat, and using chocolate, caramel or cream, it quickly transforms from a main course into a dessert. In some recipes ravioli are not boiled, but fried in boiling oil or baked at all.

Interesting facts

  • There are pre-made frozen ravioli available in stores that only need to be boiled. They can be stored in packages for several months, and freshly cooked ravioli should be eaten within 2-3 days. The dish should be stored in the refrigerator.
  • Different cultures have their own analogues of ravioli. For example, in Slavic cuisine you can find such dishes as pelmeni and dumplings, in Georgia hinkali are popular.
  • On Fridays in Italy, it is customary to serve ravioli with a vegetarian filling that includes only plant products and herbs.

How to celebrate

Visit cafes/restaurants specializing in Italian cuisine to enjoy the classic taste of ravioli. You can also prepare the dish yourself. You can easily find the recipe on the Internet.

Tell us about National Ravioli Day on social media. Ask other users when they first tried ravioli and what impression they left with the dish.

When is National Ravioli Day celebrated in 2024?

National Ravioli Day is observed on March 20 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday March 20 2024
Thursday March 20 2025

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