FEBRUARY 9, 2018 | NATIONAL PIZZA DAY | NATIONAL BAGEL DAY | NATIONAL TOOTHACHE DAY | NATIONAL NO ONE EATS ALONE DAY
NATIONAL PIZZA DAY
National Pizza Day is observed annually on February 9th. Whether it is thin crust, Chicago-style, deep dish or anything in between, pizza is an American favorite.
Here are some interesting facts about pizza:
- Pepperoni is the most popular pizza at 36% of all pies ordered.
- Over 3 billion pizzas are sold in the USA each year. Add another 1 billion on frozen pizzas
- 17% of all US Restaurants are pizzerias.
- Antica Pizzeria, the first Pizzeria, opened in Naples, Italy, in 1738.
- Gennaro Lombardi, the first Pizzeria in the United States, opened in 1895 in New York City.
- Americans consume on average 23 pounds of pizza per person each year.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Throw a pizza party and give the following recipes a try:
Use #NationalPizzaDay to post on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Pizza Day.
NATIONAL BAGEL DAY
National Bagel Day (formerly Bagel and Lox Day) is observed annually on February 9th.
Bagels are one of the few breads that are boiled then baked. This creates a soft inside while keeping a crisp outside. Bagels originated in Poland in the early 17th century and now sell over a billion dollars worth each year in the United States.
Over the years, many flavors and varieties of bagels have sprung up across the USA. Cream cheese is a favorite topping on bagels.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Enjoy this Bagels II recipe.
Use #NationalBagelDay to post on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Bagel Day.
NATIONAL TOOTHACHE DAY
Also known as odontalgia, a toothache is pain generating from a tooth or multiple teeth. National Toothache Day is observed annually on February 9.
A toothache can make us miserable, making it difficult to eat, sleep or sometimes even talk. It’s safe to say, toothaches are never pleasant and not really something to celebrate.
We can, however, be aware of how to prevent toothaches.
Routine dental care is an important first step. Avoiding sugary foods and acidic drinks and daily brushing and flossing are important, too. Even so, we can still develop cavities, have accidents that break or chip at tooth or find ourselves with an infection. Teeth can also become sensitive to heat or cold.
Treating a toothache in the short term may be simply handled by over-the-counter treatments, but seeing a denist may still be required to resolve the issue. Some toothaches are so severe as to require emergency intervention, so treating the early signs of a mild toothache is important.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Use #NationalToothacheDay to post on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Toothache Day.
NATIONAL NO ONE EATS ALONE DAY
On the Second Friday in February, lunchrooms across America have accepted the mission started by National No One Eats Alone Day.
No One Eats Alone is a positive prevention initiative from nonprofit Beyond Differences aimed at creating a lunchtime of inclusion. Organized by students for students, middle schools across the nation look beyond differences and find ways to start conversations at lunchtime – with everyone. No one eats alone.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Join the movement. Find out more at No One Eats Alone and use #NoOneEatsAloneDay to share on social media.
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