world level the collective promotion in favour of pasta received a powerful
impulsion thanks to the outcome of the World Pasta Congress held in Rome
on 25th October 1995.
Delegations from various countries discussed together the theme of the
collective promotion in favour of pasta consumption, exchanging their
ideas and experiences.
Account was taken and stress was laid on the importance of spreading to
the utmost the knowledge of pasta among consumers throughout the world
by means of collective initiatives of promotional nature and institutional
The countries with greatest experience in this field made available their
know-how for the benefit of those countries which have only recently come
to realise the virtues and merits of pasta. The ambitious project of organising
on a world-wide basis World Pasta Day on 25th October of each year, for
the purpose of recalling and enhancing the first event that saw the gathering
of the international pasta community was successfully carried through,
thanks to the efforts of the Steering Committee, consisting of representatives
of the National Pasta Association (United States), of UN.A.F.P.A. and
of the Associations of Venezuela and of Turkey, set up to co-ordinate
the organisation of this important event.
UN.A.F.P.A. carried out an important task of co-ordination of the initiative
and thereafter saw to the collection and spreading of information on the
various initiatives undertaken for World Pasta Day in the various countries
of the world.
These are principles based on the idea:
On 25th October of each year, the world over, World Pasta Day is celebrated
in the form of events and promotional initiatives in different countries
of the world.
The objective of World Pasta Day is to draw the attention of the media
and consumers to pasta. Communication should underline the fact that
pasta is a global food, consumed in all five continents, having unquestionable
merits, appropriate for a dynamic and healthy life style capable of
meeting both primary food requirements and those of high-level gastronomy
Every country celebrates World Pasta Day in absolute autonomy, while
respecting a global strategy, and making use of the official logo of
key messages, recurring in the various communication initiatives, emphasise
the economic feasibility, gastronomic versatility and nutritional value
information about the different promotional activites carried out by the
various EU member states, please contact the respective Associations
Members of UN.A.F.P.A.