Would you like to try out something new? Something that floods the taste buds with flavour? Something that has both bread and mystery filling in the inside? Then you definitely need to try an Empanada. An empanada is a stuffed bread that is fired or baked. Empanada kind of resemble pies or calzones. The empanada is usually stuffed with meat or vegetables or fruits or cheese. In the United States of America, National Empanada Day is observed on April 8. It has had a huge cultural impact, hence leading to its national status of recognition and fandom among the citizens of the U.S.A.
History behind National Empanada Day:
The word ‘Empanada’ is derived from the Spanish word ‘em pandar’, which translates to ‘to wrap or coat in bread’. The empanada first originated from Galicia, Spain, and gradually spread all across the globe. It was brought to the other countries via immigrants from Galicia, Spain. In the south and south west of the U.S., empanadas are referred to as ‘creoles’. In the south east, they are referred to as ‘fried pies’. The empanada is particularly famous in Spain and in Portugal.
Facts about empanadas:
National Empanada Day is a beautiful day to learn a lot of facts about the ‘empanada’. The usage and fillings of empanadas differ from place to place. In Argentina, the empanada is served as a dessert with fruit fillings. In the United States of America, the empanada is generally filled with seasoned meat (pork, chicken and beef) or cheese, and is served as a part of the main course or as a side dish. In Jamaica, they are commonly known as ‘Jamaican patties’. A cookbook from the 15th century mentions a recipe of the empanada being made with seafood filling.
How to celebrate National EmpanadaDay:
It is quite easy to celebrate National Empanada Day. All that one needs to do is take the family out to a family restaurant and order some empanadas or, even better, bake or fry empanadas at home! The next step would be to share a picture of oneself with their empanada on social media with the hashtag: #national_empanada_day. The better way to celebrate National Empanada Day would be to make a lot of empanadas and share it with homeless people and the needy. Try out various different flavours of empanadas and observe the flavours burst inside your tongue.
Why celebrate National Empanada Day:
But why does one need to celebrate National Empanada Day? That is because National Empanada Day is not just about celebrating the Empanada and its cultural significance. It is about family joining together on that day (April 8th) to bond with each other and spend some quality time with each other. The empanada is a very delectable dish that everyone needs to try at least once in their life. Empanadas are great for all meals, from breakfast to lunch to dinner to dessert to tea-time snacks. That’s what makes empanadas the perfect dish that needs to be recognized!
When is National Empanada Day?
Other Days Celebrated in April
- National beer day
- National Hug Your Dog
- International dance day
- National Pet day
- National High Five day
- Husband Appreciation Day