Saturday, April 8th is National Empanada Day! According to thespruce.com, empanadas originated in Spain hundreds of years ago, in fact a cookbook that was published in 1520 includes a recipe for “Seafood Empanadas”. The name empanada comes from the Spanish verb empanar, meaning to wrap in bread. Today you can find many different variations of empanadas around the world! Celebrate National Empanada Day by trying to make your own! Click here to check out The Spruce for different empanada recipes!