World Pasta Day

Every October 25th, people all around the world celebrate what is arguably one of the best holidays in the world. And this holiday is called World Pasta Day. On this day, people are encouraged to not only try the tried-and-true pasta favorites that they enjoy but to be a little bit adventurous and enjoy some types of pasta that they wouldn’t ordinarily eat during the rest of the year.

It’s estimated that there are at least 350 different types of pasta and about 1,400 different names for these types of pasta. So anyone celebrating this holiday has a wide variety of options available for their plate.

The History Of World Pasta Day

This holiday was first created by the International Pasta Organization in 1995 after a meeting of the World Pasta Congress. The World Pasta Congress was held in Rome, Italy on this day in 1995 and it brought together over 40 different pasta makers to honor and celebrate pasta. It’s been celebrated around the world as a holiday ever since.

Delicious Facts About Pasta

Want some interesting and delicious pasta facts? Of course, you do, otherwise, why would you be here. Below are some of the facts we’ve uncovered while we researched World Pasta Day. We hope that you find them as tasty as we did.

  • The average person living in Italy eats more than 52 pounds of pasta per year.
  • The average person living in North America eats about 15.5 pounds of pasta per year.
  • The U.S makes 1.9 million tons of pasta per year, while Italy makes about 275 million tons of pasta each year.

Observing World Pasta Day

Sure, anyone wishing to celebrate World Pasta Day can do so by enjoying some of the reliable types of pasta they’re familiar with. Popular types of pasta such as spaghetti, penne, macaroni, or linguine. However, we encourage everyone to try a type of pasta that they might not use on a daily basis.

Unique pastas such as gemelli, mafaldine, cavatappi, or campanelle. Or you can try one of our favorites. We enjoy a good radiatori (yes, that’s radiator-shaped pasta) and conchiglie (a delicious shell-shaped pasta). Both of those types of pasta hold on to sauce well, so next time you observe this holiday give them a try.

When is it?
This year (2023)
October 25 Wednesday
Next year (2024)
October 25 Friday
Last year (2022)
October 25 Tuesday
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