National Spaghetti Day
Spaghetti is by far the most well known pasta of all the pastas. With more than 600 known pasta shapes – spaghetti is a fan favorite. Pasta is the Italian word for dough. It can be enjoyed as a main course, or as a side dish. Top it with your favorite sauce or eat it plain or with butter and you are good to go.
The Arabs invented spaghetti thousands of years ago, long before it became a staple of Italian cuisine.
When is National Spaghetti Day?
How to Celebrate National Spaghetti Day:
- Celebrate with your favorite spaghetti dish
- Invite family and friends over for some pasta
- Exchange pasta recipes with friends and family
- Buy or borrow a pasta recipe book and make your own fresh pasta
Trivia/Facts for the Day:
- Pasta is the Italian word for dough
- The Arabs invented spaghetti thousands of years ago, long before it became a staple of Italian cuisine.
- Spaghetti is the most common round-rod type of pasta and in Italian, “spaghetti” means “little lines.”
- Pasta became a common North American food in the late 19th century with the surge in Italian immigration.
- Besides Italy and the United States – Venezuela, Tunisia and Greece are some of the biggest pasta consumers.
- Spaghetti is one of the most well-known types of pasta, followed by penne.
- All pastas taste the same. Since one shape may be thicker than others, it may seem to taste different because of how long you cook it. But cooked the way it is supposed to – there is no difference in the taste of pasta. (That doesn’t include ravioli or gnocchi which are both stuffed pastas.
Celebrities who celebrate their birthdays on January 4th:
- Patty Loveless – Singer
- Michael Stipe – Singer
- Julia Ormond – Actress
- Charlyne Yi – Comedian-actress
- Coco Jones – Actress/Singer
Hashtags to use for Social Media to Celebrate the Day:
#nationalspaghettiday #mangia #everyonelovesspaghetti
Check out the other holidays celebrated in January.
Another holiday celebrated on January 4th is Trivia Day