National Pupusa Day is celebrated in America on the second Sunday in November every year. Have you heard of this holiday? If not, we strongly advise you to get ready, because delicious treats are waiting for you today – it is simply unacceptable to miss this 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 the birthplace of the pupusa, but some argue that Honduras is their birthplace. Interestingly, some claim that pupusa was prepared 2000 thousand years ago. However, scientists suggest that pupusas were not made with meat until 1570, and that vegetables were an early filling. Initially, it was known only at the local level, but since 1980 it began to be popularized in America. This happened after the war in El Salvador, when many people left for the north.
- In 2005, El Salvador declared pupusa a national dish at the federal level.
- The early analogues of the dish were original and inventive – people experimented with different fillings.
- In 2007, a record was set for the largest pupusa – it was 33 feet wide and 200 feet long. This event was recorded at a fair in El Salvador.
- Pupusa has been named the best street food in New York by the Guardian.
How to take part
To celebrate National Pupusa Day, visit a place that serves this amazing dish. We are sure that you can find cozy pupusa restaurants in your city. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can also try to make pupusas yourself. Look up recipes, invite some friends and family to help, and experiment with different fillings. Don’t forget to take pictures of the results and share them on social media!
When is National Pupusa Day celebrated in 2023?
National Pupusa Day is observed on the second Sunday of November each year.