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National Pizza Day

Celebrate National Pizza Day with the ultimate slice - enjoy your favorite toppings and cheesy crust in a delicious combo you won't forget!
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February 9
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United States
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Get ready to celebrate National Pizza Day on Feb. 9! This popular food has been around for centuries, with the first recorded pizza being made in Naples, Italy in the 1700s. Since then, it's become a worldwide phenomenon and is now one of the most beloved foods on Earth. Whether you like classic pepperoni or something more adventurous like pineapple and jalapeno toppings - there's no wrong way to enjoy this cheesy delight!

History of National Pizza Day

Most Popular Pizza Chain by State

Most Popular Pizza Chain by State

National Pizza Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1700s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Origin of Pizza</div><div class='timeline-text'>Pizza as we know it was first created in Naples, Italy during the late 1700s, often served as street food for the poorer Neapolitans.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1889</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Pizza Margherita Creation</div><div class='timeline-text'>Pizza Margherita, traditionally topped with tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil to represent Italy's flag colors, was supposedly created in honor of Queen Margherita of Italy.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1905</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>America's First Pizzeria</div><div class='timeline-text'>Lombardi's Pizzeria in New York City, considered the first pizzeria in the United States, opened its doors in Little Italy.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Expansion of Pizza Chains</div><div class='timeline-text'>Major pizza chains like Domino's and Pizza Hut were established in the United States during the 1950s, helping popularize pizza across the country.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Frozen Pizza Revolution</div><div class='timeline-text'>The frozen pizza market boomed in the 1980s with brands like DiGiorno and Red Baron making homemade pizza easily accessible.</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'>National Pizza Day Establishment</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Pizza Day began being popularly recognized and celebrated on February 9, paying tribute to one of the world's most beloved dishes.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Pizza Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make your own pizza</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Making pizza is a lot of fun and it can be done with any ingredients you have lying around. You can make a classic Margherita pizza or get creative with new toppings and flavors.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Order delivery</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Sometimes you just don't feel like making your own pizza, so order up your favorite from the local pizzeria and have it delivered right to your door.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go out for pizza</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather up some friends and go out for pizza. Choose one of the local pizzerias in town that has a unique menu, maybe even one that specializes in wood fired pizza.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take a pizza making class</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Search out your local cooking school and sign up for a pizza making course. You'll learn all about dough, sauce, and topping combinations that will help you take your homemade pies to the next level.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a pizza party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends over for an evening of fun, games, and delicious homemade pizzas! Everyone can make their own custom creations with whatever toppings they'd like.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Pizza 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'>Pizza is delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Who doesn't love pizza? It's delicious, savory, and comforting. Whether it's classic pepperoni or a white pizza with mushrooms and olives, everyone has their own favorite toppings that make this dish even more delicious!</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'>Pizza can be made to suit any diet</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether you're vegan, gluten free, or just looking for something lighter at lunch time; you can customize your pizza anyway you like. From cauliflower crusts to zucchini noodles for topping - there are endless possibilities for different types of delicious pizzas!</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'>Pizza brings people together</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From family dinners to hangouts with friends, pizza has the power to bring people together. Let’s face it: sharing a few slices with your loved ones always tastes better than eating alone. So next time you’re in need of some quality bonding time – think pizza!</p></div></div>

5 Yummy Facts About National Pizza Day

National Pizza Day FAQs

When is National Pizza Day?

National Pizza Day is celebrated on February 9 every year. In 2024 National Pizza Day will occur on a Friday.

National Pizza Day Dates



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