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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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List of National and Regional Public Holidays of United States in 2023

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SundaySunJan 01, 2023Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 02, 2023Jan 02New Year's Day Holiday
MondayMonJan 16, 2023Jan 16M L King Day
MondayMonFeb 20, 2023Feb 20Presidents' Day
FridayFriApr 07, 2023Apr 07Good Friday
SundaySunApr 09, 2023Apr 09Easter Sunday
MondayMonMay 29, 2023May 29Memorial Day
MondayMonJun 19, 2023Jun 19Juneteenth
TuesdayTueJul 04, 2023Jul 04Independence Day
MondayMonSep 04, 2023Sep 04Labor Day
MondayMonOct 09, 2023Oct 09Columbus Day
SaturdaySatNov 11, 2023Nov 11Veterans Day
ThursdayThuNov 23, 2023Nov 23Thanksgiving Day
MondayMonDec 25, 2023Dec 25Christmas

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2023

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
ThursdayThuJan 12, 2023Jan 12National Pharmacists Day
ThursdayThuJan 19, 2023Jan 19National Popcorn Day
WednesdayWedFeb 01, 2023Feb 01National Signing Day
ThursdayThuFeb 02, 2023Feb 02Groundhog Day
FridayFriFeb 03, 2023Feb 03National Wear Red Day
ThursdayThuFeb 09, 2023Feb 09National Pizza Day
MondayMonFeb 13, 2023Feb 13Galentine's Day
TuesdayTueFeb 14, 2023Feb 14Valentine's Day
WednesdayWedFeb 15, 2023Feb 15National Bagel Day
SaturdaySatFeb 18, 2023Feb 18National Drink Wine Day
TuesdayTueFeb 21, 2023Feb 21National Pancake Day
WednesdayWedFeb 22, 2023Feb 22National Margarita Day
FridayFriMar 03, 2023Mar 03National Employee Appreciation Day
TuesdayTueMar 07, 2023Mar 07National Cereal Day
SundaySunMar 12, 2023Mar 12Daylight savings
MondayMonMar 13, 2023Mar 13National Napping Day
TuesdayTueMar 14, 2023Mar 14National Walkout Day
TuesdayTueMar 14, 2023Mar 14National Pi Day
MondayMonMar 20, 2023Mar 20National Proposal Day
ThursdayThuMar 23, 2023Mar 23National Puppy Day
ThursdayThuMar 30, 2023Mar 30National Doctor Day
WednesdayWedApr 05, 2023Apr 05National Walking Day
ThursdayThuApr 06, 2023Apr 06National Burrito Day
FridayFriApr 07, 2023Apr 07National Beer Day
TuesdayTueApr 11, 2023Apr 11National Pet Day
WednesdayWedApr 12, 2023Apr 12National Grilled Cheese Day
ThursdayThuMay 04, 2023May 04National Day Of Prayer
SundaySunMay 14, 2023May 14Mother's Day
ThursdayThuMay 25, 2023May 25National Towel Day
ThursdayThuMay 25, 2023May 25National Wine Day
FridayFriJun 02, 2023Jun 02National Donut Day
ThursdayThuJun 08, 2023Jun 08National Best Friends Day
SundaySunJun 18, 2023Jun 18Father's Day
WednesdayWedJun 21, 2023Jun 21National Selfie Day
ThursdayThuJun 22, 2023Jun 22National Kissing Day
ThursdayThuJul 13, 2023Jul 13National French Fry Day
FridayFriJul 14, 2023Jul 14National Nude Day
SundaySunJul 16, 2023Jul 16National Ice Cream Day
WednesdayWedJul 19, 2023Jul 19National Hot Dog Day
SundaySunJul 23, 2023Jul 23Amazon Prime Day
MondayMonJul 24, 2023Jul 24National Tequila Day
SaturdaySatJul 29, 2023Jul 29National Chicken Wing Day
TuesdayTueAug 01, 2023Aug 01National Girlfriends Day
SundaySunAug 06, 2023Aug 06National Sister Day
MondayMonSep 18, 2023Sep 18National Cheeseburger Day
TuesdayTueOct 03, 2023Oct 03National Boyfriends Day
WednesdayWedOct 04, 2023Oct 04National Vodka Day
WednesdayWedOct 04, 2023Oct 04National Taco Day
MondayMonOct 09, 2023Oct 09Leif Erikson Day
SaturdaySatOct 21, 2023Oct 21Sweetest Day
SundaySunOct 29, 2023Oct 29National Cat Day
TuesdayTueOct 31, 2023Oct 31Halloween
FridayFriNov 03, 2023Nov 03National Sandwich Day
FridayFriNov 24, 2023Nov 24Black Friday
MondayMonNov 27, 2023Nov 27Cyber Monday
SaturdaySatDec 02, 2023Dec 02Candle Day
SaturdaySatDec 09, 2023Dec 09National Pastry Day
FridayFriDec 15, 2023Dec 15National Ugly Sweater day