NATIONAL PASTA DAY 2021: Date, History and Observe

2021 Sunday, October 17th National Pasta Day,Thomas Jefferson introduced pasta to the Americas after first tasting it in Naples, Italy.

NATIONAL PASTA DAY 2021: Date, History and Observe
NATIONAL PASTA DAY 2021: Date, History and Observe

NATIONAL PASTA DAY 2021: Date,

2023 Tuesday, October 17th National Pasta Day

2022 Monday, October 17th National Pasta Day

2021 Sunday, October 17th National Pasta Day

2020 Saturday, October 17th National Pasta Day

2019 Thursday, October 17th National Pasta Day

NATIONAL PASTA DAY 2021:History

Thomas Jefferson introduced pasta to the Americas after first tasting it in Naples, Italy. He was the American Ambassador to France at the time. In 1789, he brought the first pasta machine, along with crates of macaroni, back to the United States.

Pasta became a common North American food in the late 19th century with the surge in Italian immigration.

According to the International Pasta Organization, there are more than 600 different shapes of pasta produced throughout the world. Dry pasta are made with just wheat and water. Fresh pasta adds an egg to the dough.

If you miss National Pasta Day, don't worry - it's only just over a week until World Pasta Day on October 25th!

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalPastaDay

Explore the world of pasta. Whether you’re cooking up a salad, main dish, or dessert, recipes abound. We offer several on our recipe page, too! If you don’t feel like cooking, take the family out to an Italian restaurant. No matter what you are planning, invite friends to join you. It’s the best way to Celebrate Every Day®! #NationalPastaDay to post on social media.