National Taco Day is celebrated in the United States annually on October 4th, and many restaurants are preparing for this date, offering discounts and happy hours.
The exact date of the taco’s creation is uncertain, but it is first mentioned in 1520 by the Spanish conquistador, Hernan Cortes. The ‘tortilla’ was made from wheat and corn and had a soft texture. It is believed that the taco was created by experiment, when someone realized that by soaking corn until soft, grinding it into flour and baking it, a cake was created. Historians believe the original fillings were chili and beans.
In the 19th century, tacos were served in small cafes in Mexico City, mainly to workers. However, the dish then grew in popularity and is now enjoyed by people around the world.
- The taco is a simple dish, yet has conquered the world.
- It was originally known as the ‘miner’s taco’.
- It is adaptable to any cuisine and any taste preferences.
How to take part
You can take part in National Taco Day by visiting your favorite restaurant, ordering a taco delivery, or making the dish yourself. Prepare your own unique recipe to surprise your family and friends. You can also check if your city has any events taking place on the day.
When is National Taco Day in 2023?
National Taco Day is observed on October 4 each year.