National Taco Day

National Taco Day Quick Facts - US

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2020 DateOctober 4, 2020
2021 DateOctober 4, 2021
National Taco Day

National Taco Day History

National Taco Day celebrates the traditional Mexican dish consisting of a flour or wheat tortilla wrapped or folded around either meat or veggies. Topped with garnishes like lettuce, tomato, or sour cream, the taco is a food known worldwide. National Taco Day was an initiative started in 2007 by Televisa, a Mexican television station. In Mexico, Taco day (Día del Taco) is celebrated March 31st, but in the U.S the day is celebrated on October 4th.

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National Taco Day Facts

  • According to Guinness World Records, the largest taco ever made weighed 750 kg (1,654 lb). It measured 10.95 m (35.9 ft) long and 86 cm (33.8 in) wide. The taco contained: 536.4 kg (1,182.5 lb) of grilled steak, 84.82 kg (186 lb) of dough, 81.2 kg (179 lb) of onion and 48.25 kg (106.3 lb) of coriander.
  • Glen Bell opened the first Taco Bell on March 21, 1962, in Downey, CA. The restaurant now boasts over 6,000 locations in 26 different countries.

National Taco Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Visit your local taqueria for free or cheap tacos!

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