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NATIONAL PIZZA DAY

When is National Pizza Day in 2023?

National Pizza Day in 2023 is on the Saturday, 8th of Apr (4/08/2023).

National Pizza Day is on the 98th day of 2023. There are 267 days left in the year.

National Pizza Day Facts

  • Date: Apr 08, 2023
  • Fun
  • Also Called: Pizza Day
  • Celebrations: Partying, Cooking, Eating, Travelling
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Pizza is a type of flatbread topped with sauce, cheese, meat, and vegetables. Pizza has its origin in Italy. Very little was known about this bready delicacy outside Italy and other Italian immigrant societies before World War II. The American troops were tired of their limited rations, and that is how they discovered this cheesy and saucy bread from the Italians. When the soldiers returned to America, the popularity of pizza spread fast across all the states. As a celebration of this iconic dish and an excuse to eat more pizza, Americans observe National Pizza Day on February 9th.

History of National Pizza Day

No one knows precisely how National Pizza Day started. Records of National Pizza Day can, however, be traced in the 2000s. However, the history behind pizza itself is fascinating.

According to historians, the pizza was invented in the 10th century in the town of Naples, Italy. The original pizza was, however, nothing like we know it today. The Romans would create it from placenta bread and then cover it with several layers of sprinkled cheese, spread sauce, and herbs. As the years went by, this dish was modified, and additional toppings of the flatbread included garlic, basil, and tomatoes.

In the 19th century, Pizza found its way into America through the Italian immigrants. Soon after, the American troops returned from World War II and introduced the taste of pizza to fellow citizens.

In 1905, the first American pizzeria named Lombardi’s opened in New York City. The pizza market drastically exploded, and it became one of the most famous American foods. Soon after, several other pizza chains opened. These included Pizza Hut, Domino’s, Little Caesars and Papa John’s.

How to Celebrate National Pizza Day

National Pizza Day is a holiday for pizza lovers. A day to taste and indulge in your favorite pizza flavors without worrying how much calories are getting into the body. Therefore, the best way to observe this day is by eating pizza. You can cook one at home or order from your favorite pizza joint.

Remember, pizza has no perfect eating time. You can crack an egg on it and enjoy it for breakfast. Spread salad on it and have your lunch. And for dinner, a meaty topping will do you good. That’s how perfect pizza is.

If you want to enjoy National Pizza Day to the finest details, then rediscover the world of pizza. Break out the routine of your favorite flavors. Break your curiosity and try out a pizza with unique toppings. It could be a fried chicken pizza, beer-battered fried calamari pizza, spinach pizza or butternut squash pizza. Don’t forget to take pictures while enjoying your pizza and share it on social media by using the National Pizza Day hashtag #PizzaDay.

If your town is organizing a pizza festival, be sure to attend. Besides a chance to experience fun activities you’ll get to taste a variety of pizza types. Some of the commonest pizza festivals include Phoenix Pizza Festival, Chicago Pizza Fest, Cleveland Pizza Fest, and Pizza Festival- Los Angeles.

Why Celebrate National Pizza Day

When it comes to pizza, there is something for everyone. From thin crust, deep dish, saucy, classic mozzarella to wood-fired or oven pizza. Pizza, unlike most food, can easily be adapted to different tastes according to preference. Pizza preparation is flexible, and cheese can be interplayed to sauce or crust to create different flavors, textures, and aromas.

Another reason why we celebrate Pizza, it’s because of the festiveness it creates. Whether you have a birthday, tea party, an office party or just a family dinner, pizza adds something extra special to the celebrations.

When is National Pizza Month?

National Pizza Month is observed in October. The observance was created in 1984 by the publisher of the Pizza Magazine, Gerry Durnell. Every October, Americans celebrate by trying out and enjoying various types of pizzas and pizza slices.

National Pizza Day Deals and Freebies

Like many other Pizza Days, National Pizza Day comes with special freebies, discounts, and offers. Besides the weekly deals, most pizzerias across the US treat pizza lovers with unique pizza flavors, Buy One Get One Free deal, a chance to win free pizza for an entire year and a variety of gift cards to keep enjoying pizza. Stay tuned on social media and specific websites for a better understanding of how to grab these exciting offers.

Interesting National Pizza Day Facts

- Every year, over 3 billion pizzas are sold in the US.

- 17% of all the restaurants in the US are pizzerias.

- On average, each American consumes about 23 pounds of pizza every year.

- Ottavia is the world’s largest pizza and was made on December 22nd, 2012 in Rome, Italy. The entirely gluten-free pizza had a surface area of 1,261.65 m².

- The first real pizza was sold in 1738 in Naples Italy.

- Pepperoni is the most popular pizza in the US, with over 36% preferring it over other flavors.

National Pizza Day Observances

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  • Feb 09, 2022

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of United States in 2022

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SaturdaySatJan 01, 2022Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 17, 2022Jan 17M L King Day
MondayMonFeb 21, 2022Feb 21Presidents' Day
FridayFriApr 15, 2022Apr 15Good Friday
SundaySunApr 17, 2022Apr 17Easter Sunday
MondayMonMay 30, 2022May 30Memorial Day
SundaySunJun 19, 2022Jun 19Juneteenth
MondayMonJul 04, 2022Jul 04Independence Day
MondayMonSep 05, 2022Sep 05Labor Day
WednesdayWedOct 19, 2022Oct 19Columbus Day
FridayFriNov 11, 2022Nov 11Veterans Day
ThursdayThuNov 24, 2022Nov 24Thanksgiving Day
SundaySunDec 25, 2022Dec 25Christmas

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2022

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
WednesdayWedJan 12, 2022Jan 12National Pharmacists Day
WednesdayWedJan 19, 2022Jan 19National Popcorn Day
WednesdayWedFeb 02, 2022Feb 02National Signing Day
WednesdayWedFeb 02, 2022Feb 02Groundhog Day
FridayFriFeb 04, 2022Feb 04National Wear Red Day
WednesdayWedFeb 09, 2022Feb 09National Pizza Day
SundaySunFeb 13, 2022Feb 13Galentine's Day
MondayMonFeb 14, 2022Feb 14Valentine's Day
TuesdayTueFeb 15, 2022Feb 15National Bagel Day
FridayFriFeb 18, 2022Feb 18National Drink Wine Day
TuesdayTueFeb 22, 2022Feb 22National Margarita Day
TuesdayTueMar 01, 2022Mar 01National Pancake Day
FridayFriMar 04, 2022Mar 04National Employee Appreciation Day
SundaySunMar 06, 2022Mar 06National Walking Day
MondayMonMar 07, 2022Mar 07National Cereal Day
MondayMonMar 14, 2022Mar 14National Napping Day
MondayMonMar 14, 2022Mar 14National Pi Day
MondayMonMar 14, 2022Mar 14National Walkout Day
SundaySunMar 20, 2022Mar 20National Proposal Day
WednesdayWedMar 23, 2022Mar 23National Puppy Day
WednesdayWedMar 30, 2022Mar 30National Doctor Day
ThursdayThuApr 07, 2022Apr 07National Burrito Day
ThursdayThuApr 07, 2022Apr 07National Beer Day
MondayMonApr 11, 2022Apr 11National Pet Day
TuesdayTueApr 12, 2022Apr 12National Grilled Cheese Day
ThursdayThuMay 05, 2022May 05National Day Of Prayer
SundaySunMay 08, 2022May 08Mother's Day
WednesdayWedMay 25, 2022May 25National Wine Day
WednesdayWedMay 25, 2022May 25National Towel Day
FridayFriJun 03, 2022Jun 03National Donut Day
WednesdayWedJun 08, 2022Jun 08National Best Friends Day
SundaySunJun 19, 2022Jun 19Father's Day
TuesdayTueJun 21, 2022Jun 21National Selfie Day
WednesdayWedJun 22, 2022Jun 22National Kissing Day
TuesdayTueJul 12, 2022Jul 12Amazon Prime Day
WednesdayWedJul 13, 2022Jul 13National French Fry Day
ThursdayThuJul 14, 2022Jul 14National Nude Day
SundaySunJul 17, 2022Jul 17National Ice Cream Day
WednesdayWedJul 20, 2022Jul 20National Hot Dog Day
SundaySunJul 24, 2022Jul 24National Tequila Day
FridayFriJul 29, 2022Jul 29National Chicken Wings Day
MondayMonAug 01, 2022Aug 01National Girlfriend Day
SundaySunAug 07, 2022Aug 07National Sister Day
SundaySunSep 18, 2022Sep 18National Cheeseburger Day
MondayMonOct 03, 2022Oct 03National Boyfriends Day
TuesdayTueOct 04, 2022Oct 04National Taco Day
TuesdayTueOct 04, 2022Oct 04National Vodka Day
SundaySunOct 09, 2022Oct 09Leif Erikson Day
SaturdaySatOct 15, 2022Oct 15Sweetest Day
SaturdaySatOct 29, 2022Oct 29National Cat Day
MondayMonOct 31, 2022Oct 31Halloween
ThursdayThuNov 03, 2022Nov 03National Sandwich Day
SundaySunNov 06, 2022Nov 06Daylight savings
FridayFriNov 25, 2022Nov 25Black Friday
MondayMonNov 28, 2022Nov 28Cyber Monday
SaturdaySatDec 03, 2022Dec 03Candle Day
FridayFriDec 09, 2022Dec 09National Pastry Day
FridayFriDec 16, 2022Dec 16National Ugly Sweater day