International Day of the Nacho - October 21
Fri, Oct 21, 2022

International Day of the Nacho

On International Day of the Nacho, drop all diets, because on October 21 you need to enjoy your favorite dish in all its variety! With cheese, beans, chili, guacamole – there are so many additives that you can get confused. Learn more about Mexican cuisine and celebrate with us!


There is a legend that nacho turned out quite by accident. It happened in 1943 in the Mexican town of Piedras Negras in the Old Victory Club. The chef Ignacio Anaya worked here, who came up with the appetizer. The institution was located near the American military base, so there were always many visitors here.

Once the wives of the military were walking around the city and were very hungry. They walked around the neighborhood, and found the only working cafe. Ignacio met the group, but almost all the food supplies were gone, so he went to the kitchen and began to fantasize. He sliced ​​the tortilla, fried it, sprinkled it with cheddar cheese and marinated jalapenos, and put it in the oven for a couple of minutes. The chef served the dish to the women and called it “special nacho”.

Since then, the snack has been loved all over the world! Interestingly, the name comes from the name Ignacio, only in an abbreviated form. We think this is fair. Nacho gained particular popularity in the 1970s.

Interesting facts

Did you know that nacho:

  • instantly restores energy and gives strength;
  • cooked according to the original recipe in Piedras Negras;
  • mentioned in the 1949 Taste of Texas cookbook;
  • in 2010, Mexican cuisine was included in the UNESCO Heritage List;
  • one of the famous and consumed dishes along with nacho is chicken with rice and beans.

How to celebrate

National Day can be celebrated at home or in a Mexican restaurant. Cook it yourself or enjoy an appetizer from the chef – decide! Gather your friends and organize a fun party, contests for the best dish. Take pictures of success and share on social networks!

When is International Day of the Nacho celebrated in 2022?

International Day of the Nacho is observed on October 21 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday October 21 2022
Saturday October 21 2023
Monday October 21 2024
Tuesday October 21 2025
Wednesday October 21 2026