World Samosa Day
World Samosa Day is a holiday observed annually on September 5th. This day celebrates the fried South Asian pastry known alternately as samosa or singhara. It is a pastry filled with savory ingredients such as peas, onions, and potatoes, and they are usually shaped into a half-moon, cone, or triangle.
It is common on the Indian subcontinent but is now beginning to be found in other areas of the world as well. They are even starting to gain a bit of popularity in the U.S., even though they were virtually unknown just a decade ago. This is a good thing, considering these little pastries are delicious!
The History of World Samosa Day
Historians believe that samosas began to be created sometime during the 10th century in the Middle East. Although no one really knows where they originated, they are now common across India. This is likely due to the fact that merchants brought them to India sometime during the 13th century.
Samosas can now be found all over the world, and thanks to the Internet, many people are even taking the time to make their own at home. Unfortunately, we know more about the history of the samosa than we do about the history of World Samosa Day. No matter how much digging we did, we were unable to locate the origins of this holiday.
We simply don’t know where it began or who created this holiday. As is usually the case, we’ll continue to try to get to the bottom of this mystery, and if we ever do, then we’ll update this section with the new information.
Some Quick Facts About Samosas
We’ve come up with a few basic facts about samosas that we feel will pique our readers’ interest in these South Asian pastries. So without further ado, let’s look at these facts before we talk about how World Samosa Day should be observed.
- During the 13th century, samosas were eaten by royalty not only in India but also in other Middle Eastern countries.
- In the 14th century, traveler and scholar Ibn Battuta wrote about a samosa that was made with pistachios, almonds, onions, and spices enveloped in a wheat pastry and deep-fried in ghee.
- In Turkish-speaking countries, this pastry is often known as Samsa.
Observing World Samosa Day
World Samosa Day can easily be observed by simply enjoying one or two of these tasty little pastries. Many bakeries around the world make samosas, but if a person can’t find one where they live, then they can always take the time to make their own. They’re not that difficult to make. People can also share their favorite samosa recipes on this holiday using the hashtag #WorldSamosaDay.