National Empanada Day

National Empanada Day 2023

Last Updated on March 31, 2023

Would you like to try out something new? Something that floods the taste buds with flavor? 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 fried or baked. Empanada kind of resembles pies or calzones. The empanada is usually stuffed with meat, vegetables, fruits, or cheese. In the United States of America, this day is observed as a national day on April 8. Its huge cultural impact has led to its national recognition and fandom among U.S.A citizens.

The history behind National Empanada Day:

History of 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 globally, especially in New Jersey. It was brought to other countries via immigrants from Galicia, Spain. Spanish people enjoy pastries a lot. In the south and southwest of the U.S., empanadas are called ‘creoles.’ In the southeast, they are referred to as ‘fried pies.’ The empanada is particularly famous in Spain and Portugal, and the unique pastry stuffing recipe is created, and the day is celebrated on April 8. Both Spanish and Portuguese found reason to celebrate empanada pastries on April 8.

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Facts about empanadas:

National Empanada Day Empanadas is a beautiful day and is celebrated on April 8th to learn many facts about ‘empanadas.’ The usage and dough fillings of empanadas differ from place to place. In Argentina, the empanada is served as a dessert with fruit filling. In the United States of America, the empanada is generally dough filled with ingredients like seasoned meat (pork, chicken, and beef) or cheese or sweet potatoes 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 for an empanada being made with seafood filling.  You can spread the word on how empanadas are made on social media with the right hashtags. It is made by a folding technique using pastry dough. It is one of the yummy finger food, and the recipe for a fried pie with the stuffing of chicken, beef, and ground pork is famous in South America,

How to celebrate National Empanada Day:

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 many empanadas and share them with homeless people and the needy. Try out different flavors of empanadas and observe the flavors 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 and spend 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, dinner, dessert, and tea-time snacks. That’s what makes empanadas the perfect dish that needs to be recognized!

When is National Empanada Day?

2023April 8Saturday
2024April 8Monday
2025April 8Tuesday

Other Days Celebrated in April

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