National Tortilla Chip Day - February 24
Sat, Feb 24, 2024

National Tortilla Chip Day

National Tortilla Chip Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to this type of chip. They should not be confused with simple corn chips. They are made on the basis of Tortilla, which is common in Latin America, and especially in Mexico. Enjoy the taste of this crunchy snack, which can also be used to make interesting dishes. The holiday falls on February 24.


Tortilla is a thin flatbread that is made most often from corn flour. In the 1940s, Rebecca W. Carrens and her husband owned a factory in Los Angeles in which the automated production of such tortillas was set up. However, the machine often malfunctioned, producing a flatbread with an improper marketable appearance. The woman decided not to throw away the deformed tortillas. She cut them into triangular pieces and fried them. Thus, the first Tortilla chips appeared.

The snack quickly gained popularity in Latin and North America. Already in 1943, the first dish based on these chips was created. It was called Nachos. Classic chips were made and served with different sauces (guacamole, for example) or meat/vegetable dishes.

The National Tortilla Chip Day celebration allows you to fully enjoy the taste of crispy chips and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of Mexican cuisine.

Interesting facts

  • The name Tortilla is of Spanish origin. There the word was translated literally as “little flatbread.
  • To make chips you just cut into pieces of flatbread and fry them in oil in a pan or in a deep fryer.
  • The first tortilla was made around 1000 B.C. by ancient tribes living in Mexico.

How to celebrate

Visit National Tortilla Chip Day Mexican restaurants to enjoy the original flavor of this dish. If you like cooking, make this appetizer or Nachos yourself. Recipes can be found on the Internet.

Spread the word on social media. Ask other users if they have tried such chips. If so, what was their impression of the appetizer?

When is National Tortilla Chip Day celebrated in 2024?

National Tortilla Chip Day is observed on February 24 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday February 24 2024
Monday February 24 2025
Tuesday February 24 2026
Wednesday February 24 2027

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