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National Noodle Day

Celebrate National Noodle Day with delicious recipes, activities, discounts, and more - it's the perfect way to make your day a little tastier!
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October 6
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Celebrate National Noodle Day on October 6! This day has been around since the early 2000s and is a great opportunity to enjoy your favorite type of noodles. Did you know that noodles have been around for over 4,000 years? They are popular all over the world and can be made from rice, buckwheat, wheat or even zucchini. So get ready to feast on some tasty dishes this National Noodle Day!

History of National Noodle Day

National Noodle Day Dates

National Noodle Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Origination of National Noodle Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Noodle Day was first celebrated in the early 2000s to recognize one of the world's most versatile food items.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2005</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Noodle Restaurants Surge</div><div class='timeline-text'>The mid-2000s saw a surge in restaurants specializing in noodle dishes nationwide, further promoting noodle's culinary significance.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Noodles in Food Festivals</div><div class='timeline-text'>Noodles started to have a key spot in national food festivals, escalating their popularity amongst food enthusiasts.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Noodle Recipe Books</div><div class='timeline-text'>Increasing interest in home cooking led to the publication of numerous noodle-cookbooks, stressing the importance of noodles in cuisine.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2019</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Noodle Innovation & Health</div><div class='timeline-text'>Noodle dishes saw creative and health-focused innovations with the introduction of vegetable noodles, whole-grain noodles, gluten-free noodles, and more.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2021</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Online Noodle Cooking Classes</div><div class='timeline-text'>During the global pandemic, online cooking classes became popular to learn about various international noodle dishes at home.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Noodle Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Make your own noodles</h3><p class='facts-text'>Making noodles is not nearly as hard as it seems.  Water, flour, salt, and an egg is all you need... mix the dough, roll it out flat, flour, then roll into a 'jellyroll' shape, and cut in to strips.  Now get to it.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Go out for noodles</h3><p class='facts-text'>Much simpler than making your own noodles, go try out that new restaurant that serves noodles.  Search for Noodles on Yelp and see where your noodle adventure takes you, whether it is to Italian, Korean, Chinese, American or Japanese, the choices are endless.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Take a noodle-making class</h3><p class='facts-text'>Search out your local cooking school and sign up for pasta making class. You'll learn so much about making noodles and pasta that you'll have spaghetti coming out of your ears.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Host a noodle potluck</h3><p class='facts-text'>Invite some friends over for a noodle potluck! Everyone can bring their favorite noodle dish to share with the group and then have a great time trying each other’s creations.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Organize a noodle eating contest</h3><p class='facts-text'>Gather some friends together and organize a noodle eating contest! This is sure to be a fun way to celebrate National Noodle Day and will give everyone something to laugh about afterwards.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Noodle Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Noodles are easy to make</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Noodles are one of the easiest things you can make for dinner - all you need is a pot of boiling water and some noodles! Not only that, but there are so many different kinds of noodles that you can choose from - spaghetti, ramen, linguine, udon - the possibilities are endless!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>They are filling</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Noodles are incredibly filling and comforting which makes them perfect for those chilly winter nights. They pair wonderfully with almost any type of sauce or topping so you can really let your imagination run wild when it comes to coming up with delicious noodle dishes!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Noodles are budget friendly</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>One of the best things about noodles is that they're incredibly budget friendly. Noodles themselves are relatively inexpensive and by adding in some canned vegetables or leftover bits of meat, you've got yourself a complete meal that won't break the bank!</p></div></div>

5 Amazing Noodle Facts You Didn't Know

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>There are more than 600 pasta shapes worldwide</h3><p class='facts-content'>Although commonly associated with Italian cuisine, noodles come in various shapes and sizes across the globe. From spaghetti to penne, farfalle to macaroni - the possibilities are endless!</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Noodles have been to space</h3><p class='facts-content'>The first food eaten by an American astronaut in space was beef with noodles. John Glenn, Jr. ate it during the Friendship 7 flight on February 20, 1962.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Longest noodle is over 10,100 feet long</h3><p class='facts-content'>Recognized by Guinness World Records, the longest noodle ever made was over 10,100 feet long. It was made by a Chinese food company in Nanshan, China, in October 2017.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>China consumes the most noodles worldwide</h3><p class='facts-content'>As the birthplace of noodles, it's no surprise that China consumes more noodles than any other country in the world, followed closely by Indonesia.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The world's oldest known noodles are over 4000 years old</h3><p class='facts-content'>Archaeologists in China discovered a sealed bowl containing noodles made from millet that were over 4000 years old, beating Italy's claim to invention!</p></div></div>

National Noodle Day FAQs

When is National Noodle Day?

National Noodle Day is celebrated on October 6 every year. In 2024 National Noodle Day will occur on a Sunday.

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