Origin of this Holiday
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We did however find that this holiday has been celebrated for years. There is plenty of documentation to support that this holiday does indeed exist.
We are wondering if this holiday was created by a food organization- but, our research couldn't find the answer to this question-
This holiday is referred to as a "National" day., as all food & drink holidays are. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate.
So have fun with it and celebrate it!
How is this holiday celebrated?
This holiday is celebrated by doing something macaroni! Here's a few ideas:
- Make you and your whole family a beautiful dish of macaroni! What's the number 1 macaroni dish? Come on you know what it is- "It's Macaroni and Cheese!" Serve a nice big bowl to your family or why not try a new macaroni casserole recipe? There are hundreds to choose from :)
- Have a macaroni buffee party! Ohhhh this is a great food party! All you do is line up all kinds of shapes and sizes of cooked macaroni and a line of all kinds of sauces to pore on top. "I mean really, how many times do you get to have a food party like this?"
- Kids love macaroni crafts and this is a perfect day to have some fun with the kids. 1) Glueing dry macaroni to cardboard and making pretty pictures. You can use colored macaroni (like spinach/green) or you can let the kids paint the dry macaroni either one. 2) Another popular kids craft is macaroni picture frames. All you do is buy cheap wooden picture frames from the dollar store and glue on macaroni. Add a fun photo of the kids and everyone will love their artistic creation. 3) Little girls love to make macaroni jewelry! Let them string up necklaces and wear them for the whole day. 4) Macaroni Day is in July right, well many people also celebrate "Christmas In July." so I can't think of a better time to make macaroni garland than on National Macaroni Day.
- Host your very own cooked macaroni eating contest!
We found recognition about this holiday from:
Calendar sites and personal Internet sites that blog and share information about this holiday.
What is Macaroni anyway?
"Macaroni is a kind of moderately-extended, machine-made dry pasta. Much shorter than spaghetti, and hollow, macaroni does not contain eggs. Though home machines exist that can make macaroni noodles, macaroni is usually made commercially."
"Macaroni is a borrowing of the Italian word maccherone and its plural maccheroni. Its etymology is debatable. Some scholars consider it related to Greek μακαρία (makaria), a kind of barley broth. Others think it comes from Italian ammaccare, "to bruise or crush" (referring to the crushing of the wheat to make the pasta), which comes, in turn, from Latin macerare, meaning 1) to soak in liquid, to soften, or 2) to torment, to mortify, to distress (the term also giving us the English macerate)."
"In English-speaking countries, the name macaroni is customarily given to a specific shape of pasta (i.e. small pasta tubes cut into short pieces). In the U.S. and the United Kingdom, this pasta is often prepared by baking it with a sauce made from cheddar cheese; the resulting dish is called macaroni and cheese."
"In Hong Kong, the local Chinese have adopted macaroni as an ingredient in the Hong Kong-style Western cuisine. In the territory's Cha chaan tengs, macaroni is cooked in water and then washed of starch, and served in clear broth with ham or frankfurter sausages, peas, black mushrooms, and optionally eggs reminiscent of noodle soup dishes. This is often a course for breakfast or light lunch fare."
More Pasta related:
"There are approximately 3500 different shapes of pasta. Examples include spaghetti (solid, thin cylinders), maccheroni (tubes or hollow cylinders), fusilli (swirls), and lasagne (sheets). Two other noodles, gnocchi and spätzle, are sometimes considered pasta. They are both traditional in parts of Italy. Pasta is categorized in two basic styles: Dried and Fresh. Dried pasta made without eggs can be stored for up to two years under ideal conditions, while fresh pasta will keep for a couple of days in the refrigerator. In preparation for consumption, pasta is generally boiled."