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National Spanish Paella Day

Celebrate National Spanish Paella Day with a delicious meal - delight your taste buds and experience the flavors of Spain!
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March 27
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Get ready to celebrate National Spanish Paella Day on March 27th! Paella is a traditional Spanish dish that has been around since the mid-1800s. It's made with rice and vegetables, meats, and/or seafood cooked in one pot. It's a delicious meal that can be enjoyed any day of the year but especially on this national day dedicated to it. So get your paellera (pan used for cooking paella) out and let’s get cooking!

History of National Spanish Paella Day

National Spanish Paella Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Birth of Paella</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the mid-1800s in Valencia, Spain, paella is believed to have been born, originally a meal for farmers and laborers cooked over open fire.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1900s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Paella Spreads Across Spain</div><div class='timeline-text'>By the early 1900s, Paella started to gain popularity throughout Spain, with regional variations emerging based on the local ingredients available.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1960s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Paella Journeys Abroad</div><div class='timeline-text'>United States and other countries embrace Spanish cuisine, including Paella, during the 1960s due to increasing travel and migration.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1992</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Olympic Paella</div><div class='timeline-text'>Caterer Serunion creates a gigantic paella serving 100,000 people at the Barcelona Olympics, showcasing the dish to a global audience.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2007</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Record-Breaking Paella</div><div class='timeline-text'>Spanish town Valencia sets a Guinness World Record for the largest paella ever cooked, serving approximately 110,000 portions.</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'>National Spanish Paella Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Spanish Paella Day is established in the United States, celebrated annually on March 27th, promoting the appreciation of this iconic Spanish dish.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Spanish Paella 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 paella</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Paella is a delicious and easy-to-make dish. Gather the ingredients, such as saffron, garlic, onions, tomatoes, paprika, peas, seafood, and chicken. Start by sautéing the vegetables and then adding the broth and other ingredients. Once cooked, enjoy with some crusty bread for a delicious meal.</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'>Visit a Spanish restaurant</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a trip to a local Spanish restaurant to celebrate Paella Day. Sample different types of paella from classic Valencian to seafood paella or vegetarian paella for a truly authentic experience.</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'>Host a paella party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and family for a fun night around the dinner table celebrating National Spanish Paella Day! Have everyone bring their favorite ingredients and you can all take turns cooking the dish together.</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'>Watch Spanish films</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get into the festive spirit by watching some classic Spanish films featuring paella. You could watch Pan’s Labyrinth or Vicky Christina Barcelona for an interesting cultural experience.</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'>Learn about the history of paella</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take some time to learn more about the history of paella and how it has evolved over time. Read some books or watch documentaries to get an in depth look at this iconic Spanish dish.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Spanish Paella Day

<div class='whywelove-item'><div class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 class='whywelove-title'>Paella is a blend of flavors & cultures</h3><p class='whywelove-text'>Paella is a wonderful representation of Spanish cuisine and its influence from different cultures. It combines ingredients and techniques from the Romans, Moors, and native Valencians to create a unique dish that is truly representative of Spain's rich history and cultural diversity.</p></div></div><div class='whywelove-item'><div class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 class='whywelove-title'>Cooking Paella can be a fun social activity</h3><p class='whywelove-text'>The preparation of paella is often a social event in itself. Its slow cooking process allows plenty of time for friends and family to gather around the pan, share stories, and enjoy each other's company while anticipating the delicious meal that's being prepared.</p></div></div><div class='whywelove-item'><div class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 class='whywelove-title'>It's a one-pot wonder meal</h3><p class='whywelove-text'>Paella is a perfect one-pot meal, mixing rice, protein, vegetables, and seasoning all together. It is both satisfying and convenient to make and serve, making it a favorite among both novice and veteran cooks.</p></div></div>

5 Enticing Facts About Spanish Paella Day

National Spanish Paella Day FAQs

When is National Spanish Paella Day?

National Spanish Paella Day is celebrated on March 27 every year. In 2024 National Spanish Paella Day will occur on a Wednesday.

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