Better than December 25 or even your own birthday, February 9 is arguably the greatest date on the calendar, purely because it is World Pizza Day.

It’s your time to get your pizza eating game on! Yes, you heard correctly! A whole day – 24 happy hours – to celebrate that yummy carb that almost no one can do without!

From the humble beginning to today’s gourmet offerings pizza has captured the heart and stomachs of people around the globe. Do you like the traditional cheese and pepperoni? Are you more adventurous and need to show that in your pizza toppings? Now is time to show the world!

Pull out your favorite cookbook or hit up a search engine and search for pizza recipes. Pick one that speaks to you and get going. Not a fan of the kitchen? Head out and try a new pizzeria – or two! Make it a great family adventure. Maybe pick toppings out at random and try something you’ve never had before. You never know, it may become your new favorite.

Here are few “weird” pizza toppings You should give a try on World Pizza day:

Banana Curry Pizza
Canned Tuna Pizza


Russian “mockba” with Sardines, tuna, mackerel, onions and salmon
Japanese “mayo jaga,” with mayonnaise, potatoes, bacon, corn, pimiento and onion
Coconut, shrimp pizza from Costa Rica
Green Peas Pizza