International Hot And Spicy Food Day

Supriya Jain
Sep 05, 2023 By Supriya Jain
Originally Published on Feb 23, 2022
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International Hot And Spicy Food Day is the day to enjoy delicious hot species on a spicy dish.
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Where is the International Hot and Spicy Food Day celebrated?

International Hot and Spicy Food Day is celebrated all across the world, it is not just limited to one country. 

Who is the International Hot and Spicy Food Day celebrated by?

International Hot and Spicy Foods Day is celebrated by anyone and everyone who enjoys eating the hottest foods and spicy dishes.

When did International Hot and Spicy Food Day first start?

The origins of spices date back to 6000 years of course. But the International Hot and Spicy Food Day origins are not entirely known. 

Who started International Hot and Spicy Food Day?

It is not known who started the celebration of this day dedicated to hot spices like chili pepper tops.

Mexicans usually prefer to eat hot peppers and chilies during this day.

History And Timeline

The history of spices dates back to 6000 years, yes you read it right! The history of species is as old as the history of civilization itself.

Humanity Embraced the Spices

Chilies were one of the first spices to be grown.

400 BC

Healing Properties were Discovered

Many Greek and Indian botanists discover the influencing healing and Ayurvedic properties of spices.

First to Second century

Spices put on record

The Greeks were also one of the first to record the importance of spices in their books. Theophrastus, also known as the father of Botany, wrote about 600 spices.

Second century

Other More Popular Spices Came into Existence

Famous spices like cardamom and turmeric were the first ones to be grown in Babylon.

Sixth century

The Start of the World’s Utilization of Many Spices

They became a great part of the world, as they started using spices in food, trades, medicines, and other aspects.

17th century

Traditions And Customs

On the occasion of International Hot and Spicy Food Day, there are a variety of wild and amazing traditions followed by people all over the world. Some of them are adding some extra tinge of spices to the popular recipes and of course devouring some of the spiciest cuisines in the world.

Ways To Celebrate International Hot And Spicy Food Day

Venture out to one of the most Indian or Mexican restaurants you can find and try out their spiciest food on the menu, of course at the same time making sure that your belly can handle the heat. You can cook at home instead of using the spiciest ingredients you could find.

Facts And Stats

  • This day is dedicated to enjoying spicy foods with friends and family.
  • Celebrations for International Hot and Spicy Food's Day are observed across the world.
  • Different events are organized at restaurants on International Hot and Spicy Food Day.

Which country loves spicy food?

Well, Mexico and India are the countries that are hugely in love with spicy foods.

Why is spicy food hotter the next day?

This happens because spicy food usually ripens over time.

Is there a National Spicy Food Day?

No, there is not. This event is known as International Spicy Food Day.

What is National Spicy Food Day?

A number of countries enjoy spicy food so this is an international day to celebrate spices.

Which country loves spicy food?

Some of the countries which consume these aromatic ingredients are China, Thailand, India, Malaysia, and Jamaica.

Why is spicy food popular in hot countries?

In a hot climate, eating spicy food will help in keeping off parasites and microbes from meat.

Is it good to eat spicy food when it's hot?

It is actually awesome to eat spicy food when it is hot since it gives one of the most unique tastes with different cuisines.

Which country eats the world's spiciest food?

Mexico eats the world's spiciest food. 

When Is This Day Celebrated

  • Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Saturday, January 16, 2021
  • Sunday, January 16, 2022
  • Monday, January 16, 2023
  • Tuesday, January 16, 2024

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Written by Supriya Jain

Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration specializing in Marketing

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Supriya JainBachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration specializing in Marketing

As a skilled member of the Kidadl team, Shruti brings extensive experience and expertise in professional content writing. With a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Punjab University and an MBA in Business Administration from IMT Nagpur, Shruti has worked in diverse roles such as sales intern, content writer, executive trainee, and business development consultant. Her exceptional writing skills cover a wide range of areas, including SOP, SEO, B2B/B2C, and academic content.

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