Every 29th is Gnocchi Day in Argentina. You may wonder why all the way down in South America we would dedicate a special day of every month to an Italian dish. The answer lies in the fact that as in immigrant country, a big part of our heritage is Italian, as the last wave of immigration in the early 20th century was in its majority Italian. This explains why almost every restaurant in Argentina has pasta as part of their menu, and why ice cream is a big deal back home, and also why we eat a lot of pizza.
Bearing this in mind, it is said that the celebration of Gnocchi day originates amongst these immigrants, that got their paycheck at the beginning of the month, and by the 29th, not much was left, only enough to buy potatoes, some flour and an egg. All that you need to put together this delicious dish.