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!”
mens/womens Donald J Pliner Celest Sneakers & Athletic Donald J Pliner Upper material , Men/Women Donald J Pliner Carole Sneakers & Athletic Donald J Pliner Elegant shape
men/women Reebok Sublite Speedpak ATHL MT Sneakers & Athletic Reebok Not so expensive , men's/women's Reebok Print Smooth Clip ULTK Sneakers & Athletic Reebok Elegant and solemnmen's/women's New Balance T910v3 Sneakers & Athletic New Balance Different styles and styles
men's/women's New Balance WID626v2 Sneakers & Athletic New Balance At an affordable price , man/woman New Balance Strobe Sneakers & Athletic New Balance Different styles and stylesmens/womens Saucony Endorphin LD4 Sneakers & Athletic Saucony Pick up at the boutique
man/woman Saucony Caliber TR Sneakers & Athletic Saucony Known for its excellent quality , men's/women's Clarks Amberlee Crest Sneakers & Athletic Clarks Win the praise of customers
man/woman Merrell Dassie Buckle Sneakers & Athletic Merrell Every item described is available , Men/Women Dr. Martens Lylah Slip-On Shoe Sneakers & Athletic Dr. Martens classic style , men's/women's Saucony Originals DXN Trainer CL Sneakers & Athletic Saucony Originals flagship storemen/women New Balance Classics WLRUSHV Sneakers & Athletic New Balance Classics Excellent stretching
mens/womens New Balance Classics WL220 Sneakers & Athletic New Balance Classics Beautiful appearance , men's/women's New Balance Classics WL501 Sneakers & Athletic New Balance Classics Long-term reputation , Men/Women New Balance Classics WL420v1 Sneakers & Athletic New Balance Classics Environmentally friendly
Men/Women New Balance Classics WRL420 Sneakers & Athletic New Balance Classics Strong value , men's/women's New Balance Classics WRT96v1 Sneakers & Athletic New Balance Classics Louis, elaborate , mens/womens New Balance Classics WRT300 Sneakers & Athletic New Balance Classics New market , men's/women's MUK LUKS Marsha Sandals Highly praised and appreciated by the consumer audience
mens/womens ECCO Touch Ballerina 2.0 Loafers The first batch of customers' comprehensive specifications , men's/women's Easy Spirit Adabelle Boots Highly appreciated and widely trusted in and outmen's/women's Betsey Johnson Adina Clogs & Mules a good reputation in the world
man/woman Badgley Mischka Mareva Heels Highly appreciated and widely trusted in and out , mens/womens Steve Madden Orchid Bootie Boots Let our products go to the worldmen's/women's Northside Anya 2-Pair Pack Sandals Let our goods go to the world
mens/womens Dr. Scholl's Work Spire Sneakers & Athletic Dr. Scholl's Work Superb craftsmanship , mens/womens Adrienne Vittadini Fizzi Flats Highly appreciated and widely trusted in and out ,
When is National Spaghetti Day?
This year (2018)
Multiple dates - more
Next year (2019)
Multiple dates - more
Last year (2017)
Multiple dates - more
Where is National Spaghetti Day celebrated?
There is no specific location where this holiday is celebrated.