Ah, National Pizza Day, a day to celebrate this amazing dish. Who will join me? In this guide, we’ve collected everything you need to know about this important day, and reading it will help you know everything possible about this celebration of the most fabulous food: Pizza!
What is national pizza day?
National Pizza Day is a day to celebrate everything to do with pizza. That is, eating it, sharing it, talking about it, as well as the people and businesses who make pizza every day for their happy customers. This auspicious day is held every year on February 9th.
We aren’t sure who started National Pizza Day, however we believe that the first one was held some time in the late 1990s. No matter when it started though, the important thing is we can now celebrate it every year!
When is national pizza day 2023?
National Pizza Day 2023 will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2023.
Who has deals for national pizza day?
Across the world, a number of the independent pizzerias, as well as the bigger pizza chains, are known to offer national pizza day deals. The best way to keep up to date on who has deals for national pizza day, is keep an eye on their social media pages.
You can follow most pizzerias on their Instagram or Facebook pages, or ask them when you are next ordering pizza about their plans for the day. It may be just what they need to hear, to organise an event for their customers, or deals and specials.
National pizza day activities
There are a number of ways you can celebrate National Pizza Day, including the following.
Host your own pizza party
Why not arrange to either make your own, or have delivered, pizza to your home or nearby venue, and invite friends and family to share it?
Go on a pizzeria crawl
Have an area where there are a number of pizza establishments in walking distance? Why not organise a pizzeria crawl – it’s just like a pub crawl but slices not beers!
Run a pizza trivia game
You could test peoples pizza knowledge with a pizza trivia game. We’ve got plenty of interesting pizza facts and pizza history on this website for you to use as the basis for questions.
Bring pizza to your office
If you’re at work on pizza day, why not have pizza sent in, and treat your colleagues to a pizza lunch? I’m sure they will be super appreciative to you.
Throw a virtual pizza party
Can’t get a group together? Try jumping on video chat with friends, and everyone bring their own pizza, virtually.
Share pizza day images
See below for some national pizza day social media images that we’ve made for you to share.
Make pizza for family and friends
There’s somethign special about spending the time to make the dough and arrange the toppings so you can make pizza for a group of friends or family at home. See the hundreds of pizza recipes we have on this website as inspiration for your own pizza party.
Send a pizza to a loved one
Know someone who doesn’t get to go out much, and maybe is currently stuck at home? Why not treat them to a pizza! Just make sure they know it is coming, and that someone is at home to greet the pizza delivery person.
National pizza day social media images
Below, we have created some shareable national pizza day images for your social media. All you need to do is click to see the larger (2,000 x 2,000 pixels) image, and then ‘Save as’.
National pizza day captions
Looking for some social media captions to go with these images, or another image? How about one of the following captions?
- Today (Feb 9th) is National Pizza Day! What’s your favorite pizza?
- Today (Feb 9th) is National Pizza Day! What will you be eating to celebrate?
- February 9 is National Pizza Day! Grab a slice and celebrate.
- Who wants to celebrate National Pizza Day? It’s on February 9.
- Did you know pizza is one of the world’s most eaten foods? Happy Pizza Day!
National pizza day hashtags
The National Pizza Day hashtags each year on Instagram, Twitter and other platforms are;
Other national or international pizza days
It isn’t just international pizza day, either. There are a number of other days, both in the USA and across the world, that are related to pizza as well. These include;
|February 9||National Pizza Day||USA|
|April 5||National Deep Dish Pizza Day||USA|
|third Friday in May||National Pizza Party Day||USA|
|10 July||National Pizza day||Brazil|
|August 20||International Hawaiian Pizza Day||Global|
|September 5||National Cheese Pizza Day||USA|
|September 20||National Pepperoni Pizza Day||USA|
|October 9||International Beer and Pizza Day||Global|
|October 11||National Sausage Pizza Day||USA|
|November 1||National Calzone Day||USA|
|November 12||National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day||USA|
If you wanted to celebrate even more throughout the year, you would be pleased to discover that many of the typical toppings on pizza also have national or international appreciation days. For example, June 4 is National Cheese Day. Another great reason to celebrate pizza!
I trust that this guide has helped you fully understand national pizza day, and why it is such an important day in our calendar.
Get out there, celebrate pizza, eat some great meals and share it with your friends and family.