There is a day to celebrate pretty much everything. Pizza has become synonymous with the modern culture. If a common ground had to be found globally, pizza would probably feature on that list. Even if it didn’t, it is an important aspect of modern culture and cuisine and as such, it should have its own day to celebrate this delicacy.
If not for anything else, it will give us another excuse to celebrate this exquisite and marvelous treat to our taste buds. Thankfully, pizza does not have one day dedicated to it, but two and we will have a look at both of them in detail.
February 9: National Pizza Day (at least two slices)
This one seems to be the more accepted form of pizza around the world. It is a general all-purpose pizza day and the basic minimum you have to do to celebrate this day is by having at least two slices of pizza. It is also a great excuse to have pizza as pizza chains and restaurant offer special discounts and deals on this particular day.
The real pizza enthusiasts take it to the next level and make the whole day about pizzas. This includes eating just different variants of pizzas and wearing pizza-themed dresses and hats. There are many pizza-themed events and even festivals organized by groups of people and localities.
November 12: National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day
This is more like the connoisseur’s version of the national pizza day. As the name suggests, everything is okay apart from Anchovies. Why that is is anyone’s guess. This day is usually celebrating by either buying or preparing the most outrageous pizza that is possible out there. The parties organized on this are also outrageous.
Many try to break the records in pizzas by trying things like making the largest pizza or trying to eat the most slices in the shortest duration possible. This is also another day where pizza chains offer special discounts and even conduct competitions and giveaways as a way of celebrating this version of the pizza day.
Which one should you celebrate?
Our honest opinion is why not celebrate both? It gives you an opportunity to get some social interaction while celebrating one of the most feel-good foods out there.
How is the national pizza day justified?
Here are some statistics that justify why we should celebrate pizza.
Pepperoni is the most popular pizza at 36% of all pies ordered.
Over 3 billion pizzas are sold in the USA each year. Add another 1 billion on frozen pizzas
17% of all US Restaurants are pizzerias.
Antica Pizzeria, the first Pizzeria, opened in Naples, Italy, in 1738.
Gennaro Lombardi, the first Pizzeria in the United States, opened in 1895 in New York City.
Americans consume on average 23 pounds of pizza per person each year.
So, it does not matter if you are a pizza enthusiast or just a foodie, national pizza day (there is two of those) gives you more reason to munch on a few slices of delicious pizza.