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World Pasta Day

World Pasta Day, Spaghetti Day

About The Holiday

When is World Pasta Day? This holiday is always observed on October 25

World Pasta Day is today, an October 25 holiday. The world loves pasta. So, it should come as no surprise to discover that this special day promotes the consumption of it around the world. It seeks to increase awareness of the benefits of eating it. Pasta meals are real budget stretchers. When money is tight, people eat more and more inexpensive pasta. Spaghetti is the most popular variety, followed by macaroni in second place.

Each year on World Pasta Day, events are held to help spread the word about it’s nutritional value. The National Pasta Association and manufacturers sponsor these events and activities.

Who Invented Pasta?

There are competing beliefs as to who was the first to invented it.

First, in Greek mythology, the god Vulcan used a device to make strings of dough. The exact date is unknown.

The city of Palermo, Italy also claims to have first created it in the 12th century. Interestingly, at the time spaghetti was not topped with a tomato-based sauce. Tomatoes are native to South America. The New World had not yet been discovered. Arabs also claim to be the first to make pasta. Their claim also goes back to the 12th century.

How to Celebrate World Pasta Day

  • Pile up your plate with a big dish of spaghetti, ziti, or macaroni. Then, top it with your favorite sauce!  
  • Select your favorite variety. There are over 600 varieties. You can even have it gluten-free.
  • Then, pour a generous amount of your favorite sauce on top.
  • Organize a spaghetti dinner for your church or other organization. It’s always a great fundraiser.
World Pasta Day

Related Holidays

There’s more than one day to celebrate this delicious yet budget-conscious entree. And, the world is happy to indulge in all of them.

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National Spaghetti Day

Today's Quote

“Pasta doesn’t make you fat. How much of it you eat makes you fat.” – – Giada De Laurentis

Pasta Spaghetti Day

History and Origin of World Pasta Day

This holiday was established as an annual event at the first World Pasta Congress held on October 25, 1995, in Rome, Italy. It is promoted by manufacturers around the world.

While there are other pasta days, this one is the biggie, as it is a worldwide event. 

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