The National Lasagna Day is celebrated every 29th of July each year. This day gives recognition to everyone’s favorite Italian pasta dish which is the lasagna. Lasagna is simply a pasta dish made from layers of pasta filled with lots of cheese, meat, sauces, and veggies in between.
About the National Lasagna Day
During the National Lasagna Day, people conduct various activities that let them recognize lasagna as a loved and popular dish. For one, people make their own lasagna at home. Some even try to experiment making new varieties of lasagna. Other people eat in an Italian restaurant that serves amazing lasagna pasta. People also shout out on social media how they are celebrating this special food holiday. Millions of people take part in these celebrations & the same day National French Toast Day.
Though extremely popular at modern times, lasagna has been one of the oldest pasta dishes to be cooked by people. It also comes in a lot of varieties with different cooks and chefs making use of different kinds of cheeses, meats, veggies, and sauces to make this delicious dish.
Some people claim that the first recipe book featuring lasagna was published in Italy during the 1330s. But the origin of lasagna itself is quite obscure. During the 1880s, Italian immigrants brought lasagna to the USA, where it became very popular. In 1995, Ronzoni introduced to American supermarkets a kind of lasagna noodles that need no boiling. Lasagna remain an extremely popular pasta dish even up to this day.
Now, even though we know quite a lot of things about the history of lasagna, the same is not true for the history of the National Lasagna Day. We don’t know for sure how this event started or even who was/were the person/s responsible for founding this event. But still, we can make a good guess as to why the holiday started – perhaps a person of a group of people thought that people have come to love lasagna so much that it would be a good idea to establish a day recognizing the special dish. And maybe from that, the National Lasagna Day was born.
As mentioned earlier, National Lasagna Day is celebrated every 29th of July each year.
The main reason why you should celebrate this day is that lasagna is an extremely delicious pasta dish that you should never pass on. A lot of pasta lovers come and join the celebration of this day so that they could get to eat as much lasagna as they want. If you haven’t tasted lasagna yet, you are missing quite a lot. So make sure to grab your own bites of lasagna during this day, whether you make your own or purchase one from the resto.
Celebration Ideas and Activities
The following are the best things to do to make your celebration of the National Lasagna Day as best as it can be:
Make Your Own Lasagna
Of course, the best things to do for this day is to make your own lasagna. You can follow some helpful online recipe guide or a cookbook that will teach you how to make a delicious lasagna pasta dish. Fortunately for you, the ingredients of this dish are easy to obtain since you can easily find and buy them from supermarkets. If you are experienced in making lasagna dishes, take the opportunity to try new recipes and varieties.
Eat in an Italian Restaurant
Alternatively, if you don’t have the time to make your own lasagna, you can just dine out in an Italian restaurant or any other eating establishment that offers delicious lasagna dishes. It would be better if you can bring along your family and friends to make the celebration more fun.
Celebrate on Social Media
You can also take your celebration of this day on social media. You can, for instance, use the hashtag #NationalLasagnaDay to let your friends and followers know that you are also participating in the celebration of this special day.
- “Once again, my life has been saved by the miracle of lasagna.” – ‘Garfield’ (Jim Davis)
- “Ill tell you what we don’t eat on the Fourth of July. French toast, Asian food, Lasagna. Are you spotting a pattern here?” – Harry Balzer(food industry analyst)
- “Lasagna: the world’s most perfect food!” – ‘Garfield’ (Jim Davis)
- “I like to do ‘Garfield Mondays’: lasagna and napping in a box.” – Chris Pratt
- “For me to make lasagna would be a desecration of a great Italian dish. . . . I don’t mess with sacred things.” – Mario Cuomo
- “In general I love to eat anything. I enjoy anything that is well prepared, a good spaghetti, lasagna, taco, steak, sushi, refried beans.” – Martin Yan
- “Most of us have fond memories of food from our childhood. Whether it was our mom’s homemade lasagna or a memorable chocolate birthday cake, food has a way of transporting us back to the past.” – Homaro Cantu
- “I love cooking. I like to make lasagna – its authentic Italian-style. I also do a great chicken recipe for a barbecue.” – Sullivan Stapleton
- “If I could have drawn a cat yelling for lasagna every day for 15 years and have them pay me $30 million to do so, I would have.” – Berkeley Breathed
- “My perfect last meal would be: shrimp cocktail, lasagna, steak, creamed spinach, salad with bleu cheese dressing, onion rings, garlic bread, and a dessert of strawberry shortcake.” – Joan Rivers
- “I am really good at making Top Ramen. I also love it when my mom makes vegetarian lasagna for me.” – Zendaya