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National Pizza Party Day

It's National Pizza Party Day - gather your friends and family, order some delicious pizza and have the best time ever!
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Introduction

It's time to party and celebrate National Pizza Party Day on the third Friday of May! This day has been around since the late 1980s, when it was created to honor and celebrate the beloved Italian dish. Pizza is a classic favorite among people of all ages, and with its endless topping combinations, there's something for everyone. So gather up your friends and family, break out the pizza dough and toppings, and get ready to have some cheesy fun!

History of National Pizza Party Day

National Pizza Party Day Dates

National Pizza Party Day Timeline

<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'>Margherita Pizza Invention</div><div class='timeline-text'>In Naples, Italy, Pizzaiolo Raffaele Esposito creates the Margherita Pizza, named after 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'>First US Pizzeria Opens</div><div class='timeline-text'>Lombardi's, the first pizzeria in the United States, opens in New York City.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1943</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Chicago-Style Pizza Creation</div><div class='timeline-text'>Pizzeria Uno in Chicago introduces the deep-dish pizza, a new style of pizza with a thick crust and hearty toppings baked in a deep pan.</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'>Pizza Party Emergence</div><div class='timeline-text'>The concept of pizza parties gains popularity in the US, especially among children's birthdays and school celebrations.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>Late 1980s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Pizza Party Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Pizza Party Day is established and celebrated on the third Friday in May to honor and celebrate pizza.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>Today</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Continuing Tradition</div><div class='timeline-text'>Every year, people across America gather on this day to have pizza parties with their friends and family, keeping the tradition alive.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Pizza Party 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 your own pizza is not nearly as hard as it seems. All you need is some dough, sauce, cheese, and your favorite toppings. Roll out the dough, spread the sauce, sprinkle the cheese and top with whatever you like. Bake it in the oven and enjoy.</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'>Go out for pizza</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Find a great pizza restaurant near you and enjoy a delicious meal. Search for Pizza on Yelp and see where your pizza adventure takes you. Whether it is a traditional pizzeria or a new twist on the classic dish, you are sure to have a great time.</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'>Throw a pizza party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over for a pizza party! You can make your own pizzas or order from a local pizzeria. Serve up some salad and beverages for sides and enjoy the company of your friends.</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 class. You'll learn so much about making pizza that you'll have slices coming out of your ears.</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'>Visit a pizza museum</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check out a local pizza museum or exhibit to learn more about the history of this beloved dish. You'll be sure to have a great time learning about all things pizza.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Pizza Party 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'>There's nothing quite like biting into a hot and cheesy slice of pizza. Whether it's thin-crust or thick-crust, plain or loaded with toppings, there's something truly amazing about the combination of flavors that make up a classic pizza. And what better day to celebrate this delicious treat than on National Pizza Party Day!</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 is Fun to Make</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Making your own homemade pizzas can be a ton of fun for the whole family. Not only can you customize your pies with whatever toppings you like, but assembling them is an activity that everyone can enjoy! Plus, it's a great way to get creative in the kitchen and get kids excited about trying new things.</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 Supports Local Businesses</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether you're ordering a delivery from your favorite local pizzeria or stopping by for takeout, every time you buy from a local business, you're helping them keep their doors open and their employees employed. So next time you’re looking for something quick and easy for dinner, why not order some pizza and support your community at the same time?</p></div></div>

5 Sizzling Facts for National Pizza Party Day

<div class='facts-listing'><div class='facts-item'><div class='fact-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Americans Eat Approximately 100 Acres of Pizza Each Day</h3><p class='facts-content'>This figure is calculated by considering that approximately 3 billion pizzas are sold in the U.S. every year. That's a lot of pizza parties!</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='fact-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Pepperoni is the Most Popular Pizza Topping in the U.S.</h3><p class='facts-content'>You'd be surprised to know that Americans prefer their pizza with pepperoni topping. More than a third of all pizza orders include this spicy sausage.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='fact-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>There's a U.S. Military Lab Dedicated to Pizza</h3><p class='facts-content'>The U.S. military spent years and millions of dollars developing a pizza that can stay good at room temperature for three years and still taste fresh when eaten, an ideal meal for troops deployed overseas.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='fact-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Pinneapple on Pizza Originated in Canada</h3><p class='facts-content'>While many people believe pineapple as a pizza topping - i.e, the "Hawaiian" pizza - came from Hawaii, it was actually invented by Sam Panopoulos in Canada in 1962.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='fact-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The World's Largest Pizza was 13,580 Square Feet</h3><p class='facts-content'>In 2012, the world record for the largest pizza ever made was broken in Rome, Italy. Named “Ottavia”, the pizza was gluten-free and measured 13,580 square feet (1,261.65 square meters)!</p></div></div></div>

National Pizza Party Day FAQs

When is National Pizza Party Day?

National Pizza Party Day Dates

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Day

2023

May 19

Friday

2024

May 17

Friday

2025

May 16

Friday

2026

May 15

Friday

2027

May 21

Friday

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