The 6th of October is Noodle Day.
You get to have noodles for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
As autumn begins in the northern hemisphere, few things can be as comforting as a bowl of hot noodles.
And if you are in the southern hemisphere, where spring is starting and you are enjoying a warm, spring day, you may like to enjoy a bowl of cool noodles, to herald the coming summer.
With a whole 24 hours to celebrate noodles, you can sample unique noodles and noodle dishes from places such as Hong Kong, Italy, Germany, Singapore, Taiwan, Hungary… the list of different cuisines that make noodles is seemingly endless!
And there are so many kinds of noodles! Today, try thick noodles, thin noodles, sheet noodles, egg noodles, crispy fried noodles…. buckwheat noodles, rice noodles, wheat noodles, yam noodles, potato noodles, bean noodles, tofu noodles. And what about veggie noodles such as zoodles made with zucchini or Caulifloodles made with cauliflower?
Heck, if you’re pressed for time, even just a packet of ramen noodles from the dollar or pound store will count!
Some restaurants will offer specially priced featured noodle dishes, or discount upgrades, or free delivery.
There are probably lots of special noodle offers around today, if you just “use yer noodle” to look for ’em!
Activities for today
- Look for restaurants and noodle places offering special promotions, offers, and featured noodles;
- check apps for coupons and deals;
- try a type of noodle you’ve never had before.
In 1930, a writer in the Camden, New Jersey ‘Courier Post’ wrote, “…and yesterday [Monday, 7 June 1930], tho we forgot to mention it, was National Noodle Day…the motto was: ‘neglect not the noodle!’: — Lord Camden’s Almanack. New Jersey: Courier Post. Sunday, 6 July 1930. Page 8, col. 3.
The first print mention that CooksInfo is aware of for a “Noodle Day” in October dates from 2006 in California:
“Then there’s the notable National Noodle Day on Oct. 6.” — Hester, Carole. Looking about: Interesting facts about folks around the county and beyond. Ukiah, California: Ukiah Daily Journal. Friday, 27 October 2006. Page A3, col. 1.
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D’Alimonte, Michael. Montreal National Noodle Day Is Today. Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Blog. 6 October 2014. Accessed September 2021 at https://www.mtlblog.com/foodgasms/montreal-national-noodle-day-is-today
Daniels, Colin. Where To Celebrate National Noodle Day In Miami. Miami, Florida: Haute Living. 3 October 2017. Accessed September 2021 at https://hauteliving.com/2017/10/national-noodle-day-miami/644311/
Gusman, Carolina. #ShowUsYourNoods on National Noodle Day. Chicago, Illinois: Chicago Tribune. 6 October 2017. Accessed September 2021 at https://www.chicagotribune.com/pac-blvd-noodles-noodle-day-story.html
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Noodles & Company Celebrates National Noodle Day With Free Noodles Your Way. Broomfield, Colorado: PR Newswire. 1 October 2019. Accessed September 2021 at https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/oct-6-noodles–company-celebrates-national-noodle-day-with-free-noodles-your-way-300929084.html
Polansky, Rob. Kraft wins the internet today with it’s National Noodle Day giveaway. Hartford, Connecticut: WFSB News. 6 October 2020. Accessed September 2021 at https://www.wfsb.com/news/kraft-wins-the-internet-today-with-its-national-noodle-day-giveaway/article_c26bc31e-07c4-11eb-9bb1-8fe3159758c1.html