National Spaghetti Day
Prada Pink Ankle 23040 Heels 36.5 (37321) Ankle (37321) Sandals dfd9afa -

National Spaghetti Day is an unofficial holiday which falls on January 4th and celebrates the dish that is commonly served with sauce, meat balls and Parmesan cheese. On this day, people all over the world celebrate this dish by feeding their families their favorite version of it. If you’re a fan of this food, then grab a fork and enjoy a steaming plateful of it on this day.

The History of Spaghetti

Spaghetti can be traced all the way back to the 1st century, at least the noodles can. It is now believed that pasta was invented in Asia thousands of years ago and made it to Italy during the Arabian conquest of Sicily in the 8th century. Pasta, which means “paste” in Italian, would become a popular commodity among the poor and would be experimented by cooks in Italy for generations. Eventually, it became a dish popular enough for even those in the middle class.

In the 18th century, Thomas Jefferson would popularize macaroni in the U.S. but it was Italian immigrants during the 18th and 19th centuries that brought spaghetti into the U.S.A. Once in the States this dish would continue to evolve. Today, spaghetti is a popular dish in the United States and is enjoyed by millions of people every day.

Unfortunately, while the history is spaghetti is fairly well known, no one really knows when National Spaghetti Day was invented or who invented it. It’s just one of those mysteries that’s unlikely to be solved anytime soon.

Saucy Spaghetti & Pasta Facts
  • Spaghetti is an Italian word which means “twine”
  • Tomato sauce was an American innovation to spaghetti
  • Meatballs were also an American innovation to spaghetti
  • Parmesan is the most popular spaghetti topping
  • Marco Polo did not discover spaghetti
  • The average Italian eats 55 pounds of pasta a year
  • The average American eats 15.5 pounds of pasta a year
  • In Italy, almost 3 million tons of pasta are made each year
  • In the U.S., almost 2 million tons of pasta are made each year
  • The ballad “On Top of Spaghetti” was released in 1962
Celebrating National Spaghetti Day

Celebrating National Spaghetti Day is pretty easy. All you have to do is get together your friends and family and serve them a nice dish of spaghetti. Or if you’d rather eat alone, then make yourself a nice plate of spaghetti.


While most people think of spaghetti and meatballs covered with a tomato sauce when they think about this dish, there are actually a number of different ways to serve it. You can make a bacon and escarole Spaghetti; a mushroom and radicchio spaghetti; make a Mexican themed spaghetti with corn and chili powder or even make a spaghetti pie.  Why limit yourself to one spaghetti version when there are so many recipes available and they are all just waiting for you to make them on National Spaghetti Day. So pick your favorite and be sure to cook it until it’s “al dente!”

Tory Burch Sand New 'zoey' Wedge SandalsPrada Red/Gray/Gold Flip Flops with Case. Sandals , Donald J. Pliner Red Leather Gigli SandalsChristian Louboutin Black Pyraclou Spiked Wedge SandalsSalvatore Ferragamo White Smooth Leather Boutique SandalsTory Burch Black Audrina Slide-vintage Mestico SandalsJimmy Choo Black and Tan Leopard Sandals , Tory Burch Navy Blue Miller Logo Sandals , Donald J. Pliner Black/ Bronze Strap SandalsDiane von Furstenberg Brown/Gold/White Leather Colorblock Sandals , Prada Argento Silver Calzature Donna Metallic SandalsMax Mara Brown Made In Italy Sandals , Tory Burch Cream/Tan and Black Stunning Sandals , Burberry Plaid Product 11262812 Description Espd412 SandalsSalvatore Ferragamo Smoky Brown Bali Jelly Sandals , Tory Burch Black Lowell Perforated Leather Sandals , Tory Burch Natural/Ivory Lowell Logo City Sandals , Tory Burch White with Pink Floral Sandals , Tory Burch Brown Leather Gold Sunburst Sandals , Dries van Noten Brown Jewel Embellishment Sandals , Tory Burch White Lowell Perforated Leather Sandals , Louise et Cie Light Pink Lo-adley Sandals , Miu Miu Black Ankle Strap Wedge Sandals , Donald J. Pliner White Slide On Sandals , Montego Bay Club White Pebbled Slip-on Sandals , Via Spiga Orange Peeptoe Slingback Cork Sandals , Dries van Noten Black New Platform SandalsCarlos by Carlos Santana Brown Safari Sandals , Alfani Black Kitten Heel Slide 418 Sandals
When is National Spaghetti Day? This year (2018) January 4 (Thursday) Multiple dates - more Next year (2019) January 4 (Friday) Multiple dates - more Last year (2017) January 4 (Wednesday) Multiple dates - more
Where is National Spaghetti Day celebrated?
There is no specific location where this holiday is celebrated.
Show all 0 locations
Popular upcoming holidays you may be interested in

Prada Pink Ankle 23040 Heels 36.5 (37321) Ankle (37321) Sandals dfd9afa -