National Meatball Day (March 9)
Historians say that meatballs were first created around the 2nd century B.C. in China. Meatballs then moved slowly across the Middle East, travelling along trade routes throughout Europe. Spaghetti and meatballs are not popular amongst Italians. They are popular however with Italian-Americans. It was due to Italians going home to visit Italy that meatballs gathered favor in Italy. While we know how meatballs came to be, we don’t know who invented the holiday. But you can display for love for spaghetti and meatballs or just cocktail meatballs alone every March 9.