National Pepperoni Pizza Day

Written by: Emily Vargo

For all of those who love pepperoni on their pizza, this is a day for you. September 20, 2021, is National Pepperoni Pizza Day. The most popular topping on pizza is pepperoni. For DC students who live on or near campus, a few great places within walking distance to get pizzas are Pizza Hut and Marco’s. A little farther away are Fired Stone Tavern and Jersey’s.

In June of 1889, Raffaele Esposito created the first-ever pizza. The Queen of Italy inspired Esposito to make the first-ever pizza, and her name was Margherita of Savoy. Esposito made the first-ever round dough delicacy topped with tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella to represent the colors of the Italian flag and to honor the queen.

Now the modern-day pizza has as many toppings on it as your heart desires. Besides having as many toppings as you want on your pizza, you can now have different styles of pizza. The different types of pizza are Neapolitan, Chicago, New York, Sicilian, Greek, California, Detroit, and St. Louis style pizza. Even though that seems like there are too many to choose from, there are many more.

Now not only do you have styles of pizza, but you also have different types of pizza crust. The types of crust are stuffed, cracked, flatbread, cheese crust, and thick crust. Since pizza is so popular, it has two national days.

February 9th and September 20th are the days we celebrate National Pepperoni Pizza Day. If you are a lover of pepperoni pizza or just a lover of pizza, make sure on the 20th you grab yourself a slice to celebrate the day.

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