National Fajita Day - August 18
Fri, Aug 18, 2023

National Fajita Day

National Fajita Day is dedicated to the delicious Mexican dish, which is very popular in the United States. Various ingredients are in it: cheese, beans, hot sauce, guacamole, sour cream, etc. The combinations are up to your imagination!

The History

Fajita became popular as early as 1930. According to some reports, it was invented by Mexican cowboys. They were often paid in beef, so they came up with the idea of ​​cooking steaks over an open fire and eating them with corn tortillas. The dish was simple, but very tasty.

At the end of 1960, Sonny Falcon began selling fajitas – there was no end to the buyers! As a result, Sonny got the nickname King of Fajitas. He went down in history as introducing the dish to the general public, and in 1980 had a huge number of followers. It was hard to find a Mexican restaurant that did not have fajitas on the menu.

Interesting facts

  • In 1992, McDonald’s introduced homemade fajitas;
  • The original Mexican name is arracheras;
  • The dish saves people a lot of time because of its simplicity;
  • Chili sauce is perfect for fajitas.

In many Mexican establishments, the serving is interesting: the filling is brought directly in the pan, and separately a tortilla, cheese, and sour cream sour. The guest wraps everything together themselves and adds as many toppings as he sees fit.

How to take part

Want to cook your own meal? Buy the necessary ingredients and please your loved ones! Be sure to make a photo report to share your National Fajita Day snaps with others.

Visit the nearest restaurant and try the chef’s food. Moreover, on this holiday in many large restaurants there are big discounts!

When is National Fajita Day celebrated in 2023?

National Fajita Day is observed on August 18 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday August 18 2023
Sunday August 18 2024
Monday August 18 2025
Tuesday August 18 2026

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