Welcome to our special list of national days dedicated to the celebration of pasta and noodles.

To be precise, we have compiled two distinct lists: one focusing on Italian pasta and pasta dishes, and the other on Asian noodles.

The pasta list includes 11 national pasta days and one national month, highlighting the rich tradition of Italian cuisine. The noodle list features three national noodle days and one month dedicated to noodles.

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🍝 National Pasta Days

There are 11 national days dedicated to Italian pasta and pasta dishes. The most important of these are National Pasta Day on October 17 and World Pasta Day on October 25, both of which celebrate pasta in general. October is also recognized as National Pasta Month, providing an entire month to enjoy and explore various pasta dishes.

Lasagna Awareness Month

Lasagna Awareness Month is celebrated in July to honor and enjoy this beloved Italian dish. It’s a time to try new lasagna recipes, share your favorite versions, and appreciate the delicious layers of pasta, sauce, and cheese. Whether you make it at home or order from a restaurant, it’s all about savoring this classic comfort food.

October: National Pasta Month

October is celebrated as National Pasta Month, a time to honor and enjoy the diverse and delicious world of pasta. This month-long celebration encourages pasta lovers to explore various pasta shapes, recipes, and dishes from different culinary traditions. It’s an opportunity to appreciate pasta’s rich history and its role in cuisines around the globe.

January 4: National Spaghetti Day

National Spaghetti Day celebrates the iconic long, thin pasta that is a staple in Italian cuisine. Spaghetti is typically served with tomato sauce, meatballs, or various other toppings, making it a versatile and beloved dish.

February 7: National Fettuccine Alfredo Day

This day honors Fettuccine Alfredo, a rich and creamy pasta dish made with butter, heavy cream, and Parmesan cheese. Fettuccine, a flat and thick pasta, pairs perfectly with this decadent sauce.

February 13: National Tortellini Day

National Tortellini Day is dedicated to the small, ring-shaped pasta traditionally stuffed with a mix of meat, cheese, or vegetables. Tortellini is often enjoyed in broth or with a variety of sauces.

March 20: National Ravioli Day

Ravioli Day celebrates the square or round pasta pockets filled with cheese, meat, or vegetables. These pasta pillows can be served with marinara sauce, butter, or cream-based sauces.

April 6: National Carbonara Day

This day is dedicated to the classic Italian pasta dish, Carbonara, made with eggs, cheese, pancetta, and black pepper. The creamy and savory sauce is typically served with spaghetti or rigatoni.

July 7: National Macaroni Day

National Macaroni Day highlights the short, hollow pasta that is commonly used in macaroni and cheese. Macaroni is also popular in salads, casseroles and soups.

July 14: National Mac & Cheese Day

This day celebrates the comfort food favorite, macaroni and cheese. The dish combines macaroni pasta with a creamy cheese sauce, often baked to perfection.

July 29: National Lasagna Day

National Lasagna Day honors the classic baked pasta dish made with layers of wide, flat lasagna noodles, cheese, meat, and tomato sauce. Lasagna is a hearty and flavorful meal enjoyed worldwide.

October 17: National Pasta Day

National Pasta Day celebrates all types of pasta, from spaghetti to penne to fusilli. This day recognizes the diversity and cultural significance of pasta in many cuisines.

October 25: World Pasta Day

World Pasta Day emphasizes the global appreciation of pasta, highlighting its versatility and importance in various culinary traditions. This international celebration brings attention to pasta’s role in diets around the world.

December 11: National Noodle Ring Day

This day is dedicated to noodle rings, a special dish where cooked noodles or pasta are molded into a ring shape, often mixed with cheese and eggs, and then baked. This dish is more common in Western cuisine.

🍜 National Noodle Days

Throughout the year, noodle enthusiasts have multiple opportunities to celebrate their love for this versatile and culturally significant food.

There are four national days dedicated to noodles, each highlighting different aspects of noodle culture. Additionally, March is recognized as National Noodle Month, offering a whole month to explore and enjoy various noodle dishes.

March: National Noodle Month

March is celebrated as National Noodle Month, a time dedicated to exploring and enjoying a wide variety of noodle dishes from around the world.

February 6: National Chopsticks Day

National Chopsticks Day celebrates the traditional utensil used in many Asian cultures for eating noodles and other foods. Chopsticks are commonly used with various noodle dishes such as ramen, udon, and soba, highlighting their cultural importance and dining etiquette.

April 4: National Ramen Noodle Day

This day honors the popular Japanese noodle soup, ramen, which consists of wheat noodles served in a meat or fish-based broth. Ramen is typically flavored with soy sauce or miso and topped with ingredients such as sliced pork, nori, menma, and scallions.

October 6: National Noodle Day

National Noodle Day is the biggest day celebrating noodles, focusing on the vast variety found in Asian cuisine, such as soba, udon, and rice noodles. This day recognizes the cultural significance and culinary versatility of noodles in Asian dishes, highlighting their role in meals across Japan, China, Korea, and beyond.

Before You Go:

Did you know that in addition to food related national days we also have other curated national day lists that you might also want to visit.

We have online and printable National Days Calendars (see the printable calendars in my Etsy shop), National Days for Teachers, and a wide array of special lists such as cat daysdog daysanimal daysbook daysmusic daysstationery days and even Harry Potter days.

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Last Update: July 5, 2024