National Linguine Day

If you’re a fan of pasta, or more specifically linguine, then you might want to mark September 15th on your calendar. That’s because this date is when National Linguine Day is celebrated in the U.S. This is a day on which people can enjoy one of the world’s oldest forms of pasta, a type of pasta whose name translates into English as “little tongues.” So on this day, make sure that you seek out the best linguine dishes you can find and don’t forget to share them with friends and family members.

The History of Linguine

Linguine is one of the simplest forms of pasta, and it’s sometimes known as trenette or bavette. It’s made out of durum semolina flour and shaped into a thin, flat noodle. Although other types of pasta may have originated in Asia, linguine seems to have originated in Italy during the Middle Ages. It has been made since at least the 12th century, but it might be even older than that. Thanks to improvements in pasta-making production, linguine became extremely popular during the 17th century and continues to be popular not only in the Liguria region of Italy but also all over the world. While the history of linguine is pretty clear to us, unfortunately, we were unable to uncover the history of National Linguine Day.

Some Starchy Facts About Pasta

If you’re looking for some high-quality facts about pasta, then we’ve made a plate of them up for you. Below are some facts about pasta that we think everyone will want to share while they’re celebrating National Linguine Day or any of the other pasta-related holidays that are currently being celebrated.

  • The singular word for spaghetti is spaghetto.
  • Al dente pasta tastes better and keeps you fuller longer than overcooked pasta.
  • There are over 350 types of pasta available, and there are over 1,400 names for these different types of pasta.
  • Americans eat only 26 pounds of pasta a year, while Italians eat approximately 60 pounds.
  • A typical Italian portion of pasta is only 100 grams, while a typical American portion of pasta is 500 grams or more.
  • World Pasta Day is observed on October 25th.
  • National Pasta Day is celebrated on October 17th.
  • National Spaghetti Day is celebrated on January 4th.
  • Italy produces over 3.3 million tons of pasta every year.
  • Approximately 66% of all pasta production is spaghetti.

Observing National Linguine Day

National Linguine Day is an easy holiday to celebrate, unless of course, you’re trying to lower the number of carbohydrates you take in. It can be celebrated by having a plate of your favorite linguine dish. Some of the more popular linguine dishes include Pasta Carbonara, Linguine with Fried Eggs & Garlic, Clam Linguine, Linguine with Red Clam Sauce, Lobster Alla Diavola, Thai Chicken Linguine, Salmon Linguine, or Beef Bolognese with Linguine. While you’re enjoying one or several of these starchy dishes, make sure that you use the hashtag #NationalLinguineDay on your social media accounts and share a picture of your linguine dish with the world.

When is it?
This year (2024)
September 15 Sunday
Next year (2025)
September 15 Monday
Last year (2023)
September 15 Friday
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