National Pupusa Day is celebrated in America on the second Sunday in November every year. Have you heard of this holiday? We strongly advise you to get ready, because delicious treats are waiting for you today – it is simply unacceptable to miss a day!
Pupusa, a stuffed corn tortilla from El Salvador, is traditionally served with tomato salsa and curtido, but the filling options are endless. The dish has a very long and controversial history. Most people consider El Salvador to be their birthplace, but some argue that Honduras is their birthplace. Interestingly, states claim that pupusa was prepared 2000 thousand years ago.
Scientists could not look so far into the past: according to them, the dish began to be made with meat only in 1570, vegetables could have been an early filling. Initially, it was known only at the local level, since 1980 it began to be popularized in America. It happened after the war in El Salvador: a lot of people left for the north during this difficult time.
Did you know that:
- 2005 brought El Salvador the declaration of pupusa as a national dish at the federal level;
- the early analogues of the dish were original – inventive people experimented with fillings;
- in 2007, the record for the largest pupusa was set – 33 feet wide and 200 feet long. This event is recorded at a fair in El Salvador;
- Pupusa has been named the best street food in New York by the Guardian.
How to celebrate
Go to a place where they cook an amazingly delicious dish! We are sure that there are cozy places in your city. Try to create it yourself, study the recipes, attract helpers from relatives and friends, experiment and have fun. Take a picture of the result and publish it on social networks!
When is National Pupusa Day celebrated in 2022?
National Pupusa Day is observed on the second Sunday of November each year.