National Taco Day is feasted on October 4th of every year. Foodie lovers have got another day to celebrate this Mexican dish. Tacos are the favourite finger food loved by people from all over the world. There need not be any extra special reason needed for the Taco lovers to taste it. Enjoy eating the delicious tacos to celebrate the National Taco Day.
“I don’t eat fast food often, but I love tacos. I could write prophetically about how perfect the taco is.” – Ken Baumann
History of National Taco Day
The Exact origin and history of the National Taco Day are unknown. Taco has its traditional history anyhow. A taco is a traditional Mexican food prepared by corn or wheat tortilla folded or rolled around the filling. With great versatility and variety, a taco will be made by a variety of fillings like beef, pork, chicken, seafood, vegetables, and cheese. A taco is eaten without any utensils. The fillings are folded inside a soft or hard tortilla. Garnishes often accompany it likes salsa, chilli, pepper, avocado, cilantro(coriander), guacamole, tomatoes, onions, and lettuce.
The word taco describes a typical Mexican cuisine of a maize tortilla folded around the food. The Tacos has anthropological evidence that says the indigenous people who lived in the lake region of the Valley of Mexico had traditionally eaten tacos filled with small fish. There are several mentions about the Tacos in the history. The first historical reference to tacos dates back to 1520. It was during this period the conquistador Hernando Cortez wrote to King Charles V of Spain to explain his happenings in the New World. In his letter, he had mentioned about a delicious meal the Aztec inhabitants had prepared with “tlaxcalli” or “tortilla.”
It is universally believed that in the 18th century the first tacos were served up in Mexico. It consists of a tortilla wrapped around some spiced meat. Later, in the 19th century, it is considered that the Mexican immigrants were the first brought the tacos into the United States. Over the years, the popularity of the taco has grown exponentially. According to Jeffrey M. Pilcher, a taco expert, the word taco has originated from the silver mines in Mexico during the 18th century. The taco refers to the little explosives workers who extract the ore. There are many traditional varieties of tacos like Tacos al pastor/de adobada, Tacos de Asador, Tacos de Cabeza, Tacos sudados, Tacos de Pescado and more.
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How to Celebrate National Taco Day
Celebrating the National Taco Day is very simple. Go to the nearest sandwich shop or restaurant to taste the Taco to spice up the celebration. You can even taste the new one which you had not tasted before. Prepare traditional tacos for your family and serve them with love. Post and share your Taco day celebrations on using the hashtag #NationalTacoDay on the social media.