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National Pizza Day
Foods & Beverages
Mamma Mia....A Slice of Pizza!

When: February 9th

Where: United States

Traditional Celebration Ideas

Order a pizza tonight for dinner and make sure and tip the delivery person.  Try to make a home made pizza with your favorite ingredients.  Look up the top pizza parlor in your area, ( this is often a hotly contested topic of who makes the best pies ) and dine in to enjoy your favorite pizza.
 

Numbers

During the Super Bowl, its estimated that over 2 million pizzas will be sold.

Description

Widely associated with Italy, the word pizza was first recorded in the small city of Gaeta, Italy in 997 A.D.  Upon arriving in the United States, the Italian immigrants not only brought their affection of pizza with them but also their vast knowledge and expert pizza making skills. Another reason for the popularity of pizza in the U.S. is because of the American troops that spent time in Italy during the war brought back their new found love and search for the popular food they come to love while serving in the region.  There are many types of pizzas and toppings with some being rectangle in shape and others being circular.  Some popular toppings include cheese, pepperoni, sausage, olives, and many other custom creations based on geography and tastes. Neapolitan style pizza with origins in Naples, Italy, the southern Italian city is also home to the worlds first pizzeria named Antica Pizzeria Port'Alba .

 

Interesting Facts

  1. About 350 slices of pizza are consumed every second in the U.S.
  2. There are approximately 18,703 Pizza Huts around the world.
  3. As a popular food n the U.S. it's estimated people eat about 100 acres worth of pizza daily.
  4. Margherita Pizza is known worldwide as the most popular version of pizza.
  5. Tied with the United States for pizza consumption is the country of France.

 

Information

Observed:
  • February 9th
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