National Pierogi Day is an annual feast celebrated on October 8th of every year. The foodie lovers precisely the dumpling fans can celebrate this food holiday. Taste the delicious semi-circular dumplings made of unleavened dough on National Pierogi Day to complete the celebration.
“It’s a good thing that dumplings are small because Lee Anne’s goodies will make your willpower vanish as you reach for ‘just one more.” – Roger Mooking
History of National Pierogi Day
The first National Pierogi Day was celebrated on 2009. The plural form of the rarely used Polish word pierog is Pierogi. Pierogi can be spelt in several ways like perogi or pierogy and is known as varenyky. Pierogi are filled dumplings made up of unleavened dough around a savoury or sweet filling. It is semicircular in shape, traditionally stuffed with a mashed potato filling, potato and onion, potato, and cheese, cabbage, cheese, sauerkraut, mushroom, ground meat, spinach or fruit. The dough will be first boiled, sometimes baked or fried in the butter. It has the Central and Eastern European origin. These dumplings are popular in Slavic, Baltic, and other Eastern European cuisines.
Pierogi is the national dish in Poland and Slovakia. The dumplings will be served with toppings. It includes melted butter, sour cream, fried onion, sauteed mushrooms, or combinations of those ingredients. The Eastern European immigrants popularized pierogi in the United States. Pierogi was a family food among the immigrants and found in ethnic restaurants. In the post-World War II era, ethnic churches made freshly cooked pierogi as a staple fundraiser. Americans typically consider pierogi as a side dish and in other countries, it is the main dish.
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How to Celebrate National Pierogi Day
Celebrating the National Pierogi Day is very simple. Enter your favorite restaurant and order some Pierogi for yourself. Know more about Pierogi and how to make them. Prepare it in your home for your family with different stuffings. Share your Pierog recipe and celebrations on the social media using the hashtag #NationalPierogiDay.