January 16th: International Hot and Spicy Food Day – Celebrations

If you are a food lover then you might be up for a treat today as today is International Hot and Spicy Food Day. Try new spicy dishes today!

Food is an element of life that all of us love and most of us like to try different types of cuisines as well. Every city, state, or country has its own cuisine as well. Some people like spicy food, some prefer desserts, some prefer finger food and the list goes on. However, if you are a fan of hot and spicy food, then you need to reserve a table at your favourite spicy food joint for tonight. Don’t be surprised, but today is International Hot and Spicy Food Day. Every year, on 16th January this day celebrates all the hot and spicy foods present in the entire world.


Did you know that spices kill bacterias and also help speed your metabolism up? Well, there are studies that prove the above statement. Spices like turmeric and cumin are known to be powerful antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. This day celebrates the hot and spicy food as well as the people eating it. Eating spicy food might sound fun, however, not every person can eat spicy food easily. 

January 16th: International Hot and Spicy Food Day - Celebrations - Digpu


There are various events that take place across the globe to celebrate this day. When we hear the word spicy, we tend to think of Chinese, Indian and Thai cuisines. You can cook a wonderful meal and invite your family and friends over for dinner. You can also go to your favourite restaurant and enjoy a nice hot and spicy meal. If you really want to do something fun, you might want to enter a competition as well. There is a wildfire of events happening from habanero-eating challenges to cook-offs of popular recipes. Choose your way to celebrate and let us know in the comments section.

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