National Ravioli Day celebrates the Italian pasta dish that comes in many shapes and sizes with a wide variety of fillings. Thought to have originated in the 1500’s in central Italy, ravioli is now popular around the globe. The shape is typically square, but round, half-moon and crescent shapes are also popular. Fillings are typically cheese with spice and seasoning or a thin layer of ground meat. Ravioli are usually served in broth or in sauces similar to those paired with spaghetti.
National Ravioli Day is celebrated annually on March 20th.