SUNDAY 17 JANUARY 2021 WILL BE THE TRUE NEAPOLITAN PIZZA WORLD DAY
On the occasion of the Sant’Antuono feast, patron saint of Neapolitan pizza-makers, 24 hours of live streaming with free masterclasses in 12 different languages. A fundraiser for the construction of a monument is also ongoing in honor of the Unesco recognition.
On Sunday 17 January 2021, on the occasion of the of Sant’Antuono feast, patron saint of Neapolitan pizza-makers, the first edition of Vera Pizza Day will be staged, the True Neapolitan Pizza World Day. A global marathon conceived by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana - AVPN and dedicated to the most iconic of the foods of Italy.
The traditional lighting of the Sant’Antuono "fire", at the AVPN offices in Naples, will kick off the event: 24 hours of live streaming with 15 free masterclasses held by AVPN representatives from 13 countries, in 12 different languages. Dough making, stretching and cooking of the pizza will be the covered topics, of course everything according to AVPN International Regulations, to give life to true Neapolitan pizza. From Capodimonte (AVPN offices) the baton of this virtual and delicious relay will pass to Melbourne in Australia, and then, from East to West, following the sunrise, to the pizza-makers of Japan, Korea, Thailand, Russia, Egypt, Turkey, Poland, Italy, France, Spain, Brazil and USA. To all this will be added an important conference during which the pizza universe main players will be involved.
Finally, as part of the initiative, a fundraiser for the construction of a work to celebrate the art of the Neapolitan pizza maker created by Maestro Lello Esposito will be promoted. A work that will be the tangible symbol of the UNESCO recognition, which took place in 2017, of "The traditional art of the Neapolitan pizza-maker" as an intangible heritage of humanity.
"It will be - underlines Antonio Pace, President of AVPN - the largest spreading operation, on a global level, of the True Neapolitan Pizza and the art of the Neapolitan pizza-maker. Sant’Antuono feast, recently rediscovered as a moment of celebration for an entire category, will cross the borders of Naples and Italy for the first time. It will be an important day for a profession that in the past has been too often denigrated and which today can rightly be considered a source of pride for the whole country. An initiative that also aims to support those who are suffering more than others from the economic consequences of the delicate historical period we are facing ".
Each masterclass can be followed on the Facebook pages of AVPN, its delegations, its institutional and commercial partners and on those of all affiliates scattered all over the world.