National Taco Day

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National Taco Day History

National Taco Day celebrates the delicious Mexican dish, the taco. Tacos are a beloved food item that consists of a tortilla filled with various fillings such as meat, cheese, vegetables, and sauces. The observance aims to promote and appreciate the cultural significance of tacos and their popularity worldwide.

While National Taco Day is primarily an American observance, it has gained popularity in Canada as well. Tacos have become a staple in Canadian cuisine, with numerous Mexican restaurants and food trucks offering a wide variety of taco options. They have also been adapted to suit Canadian tastes, with ingredients like maple syrup-infused sauces and poutine fillings.

National Taco Day is observed by indulging in tacos and celebrating the diverse flavors they offer. Many restaurants and food establishments offer special deals and promotions on their taco menu, encouraging people to try different types of tacos. It is a great opportunity for taco lovers to explore new flavors, appreciate the creativity in taco recipes, and enjoy a tasty meal. National Taco Day in Canada is observed on October 4th.

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.
  • Traditional Mexican tacos do not use ingredients such as lettuce, tomatoes or cheese. These are typically American additions. Authentic tacos often make use of corn tortillas and are filled with fresh meats like flank steak or fish, and topped with onion, cilantro, and salsa.
  • One of the first types of tacos described in historical records is called "tacos de miners" or miner's tacos.
  • Taco Bell, the famous American taco chain, first expanded to Canada in 1984, and now has over 300 locations across the country.
  • Canadian tacos often incorporate local and regional ingredients, such as wild-caught seafood from the Atlantic coast or Saskatchewan cheeses.

Top things to do in Canada for National Taco Day

  • Visit your local taqueria for free or cheap tacos!
  • Explore local Mexican eateries in your area that serve authentic tacos. Celebrate the day by trying different types of tacos, such as carne asada, al pastor, fish tacos, or vegetarian options.
  • Invite friends and family over for a taco party. Prepare a taco bar with various fillings, salsas, and toppings. You can also set up a margarita station or make Mexican-inspired beverages.

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