National Taco Day:
National Taco Day is being celebrated on the 4th of October every year. This day recognizes the tortilla stuffed savory with different kinds of veg and non-veg fillings.
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Why National Taco Day?
This Taco is a Mexican dish, which the United States of America has imported in the 1960s.
This day has been mainly celebrated because a taco is not one of the United States’ dishes. It has been imported or learned from the European country Mexico. As per the anthropological evidence, this food was being eaten traditionally by the native people who live in the lake region in the valley of Mexico.
All foods are essential to the people. Then why is there a particular National Taco Day in the United States of America? It has been heard that after the second world war, America has started developing itself to become the most advanced and developed country in the world. For that, they have observed so many cultures from other continents and countries. One of the most important among where’s the food culture. It is known to everyone that people are experts in making different types of delicious foods in European countries. Show the United States started grabbing those food recipes from the European countries. Taco is a traditional and unique Mexican dish which the people of the lake region in the valley used to do. A classic Taco is also known as Salsa. The food is made from corn tortillas wrapped around with some feelings. Traditionally the tortilla is very soft, but as per the variations in different countries, it has turned into a hard shell. In some countries, the main tortilla is made of flour also.
When you are pretty tired of your daily routine, having a taco during that time can boost your energy. The tortillas’ fillings have different varieties like chicken, beef, pork, fish, lettuce, cheese, salsa, onions, and guacamole. If you like sauces, then you can add some to it. Different people use different combinations of foods to prepare a perfect taco according to their taste.
Nowadays, tacos have become so popular worldwide. But it has gained the maximum same in China, Mexico, and the United States of America. Every country has its own cooking process. Therefore, you can see different variations in making tacos in other countries.
The fast-food business has also industrialized the tacos. The famous fast food companies are making customized tacos like Taco Bell, Chipotle, and Del Taco. These recipes are pretty renowned in different countries.
If you pay attention to Hollywood, you will find this food in different movies. Taco is one of the favorite foods of the character named Deadpool in the Marvel comics. In some other films, the food is being prioritized in the street foods or large scale fast food centers. With this much promotion and customization, the popularity of Taco is increasing gradually day by day.
Taco can be delicious food for dinner also. The food was not that spicy in general, and it can fill your stomach after having just one. The feeling ingredients are mostly processed and mixed with mayonnaise, which makes it tastier.
Tacos can be eaten on different occasions as one of the main dishes. The appearance and gesture of the food make it look more attractive. So if you are going on a date with your partner, you can order tacos to make her feel happy. The fillings inside the tacos are full of vegetables. Therefore, this food can easily be considered as one of the healthy foods. It is always recommended to have corn tortillas instead of flour ones because the corn tortillas make this food tasty and healthy.
On this particular day, the restaurants and fast food companies offer discounts on different types of tacos. Shops offer to buy one get one free or buy 2 get one free offers to celebrate National Taco Day. Therefore it is also an opportunity for you to have your favorite Taco at a lower price on this day from the restaurants and fast food centers. The online food delivery apps also launch different discount offers to seek more attention from the customers. You can order tacos online from the food delivery apps and enjoy the beautiful and delicious food by staying at your home.
For any family gatherings, tacos can be one of the best options to serve your family members. Generally, this food does not need any side dishes. Therefore it will be easier for you to arrange tacos for your family members. One of the dishes originated from the other countries tacos treated as continental food by the United States of America.
The celebration of National Taco day started very recently to honor this delicious food. But this food was imported into the country during the 1960s. This food has grabbed popularity among the communities of the United States.
Some people say that the celebration of National Taco Day was started for commercial purposes. Just like national frappe day, tacos are being sold in larger quantities on National Taco Day. Business opportunity for all the restaurants and food centers to grab more attention of the customer by selling tacos at a lower and pocket-friendly price. People of the United States are very passionate about these special days. To celebrate National Taco Day, they order and eat only tacos on that day. This behavior helps the businessmen earn some extra profit.
How Can We Observe National Taco Day?
Whether it is a Tuesday or not, it is the time to enjoy some tacos. You can go to a restaurant or a fast-food center for tacos or prepare them at home. Taco recipes are readily available on the internet as well as on YouTube. It is not a big deal to make tacos at home. There are different additional varieties of the food. You can choose the recipe of any of the writers you like most from the internet and cook it accordingly. Before you start celebrating this wonderful day with homemade tacos, you have to share your feelings on social media and give a massive shout out to your favorite Mexican food truck or restaurant, or Taco stand. This will make you feel happy to eat the food.
Here are the most popular taco varieties in the United States that you prepare at your home so quickly.
- Taco Pizza – Taco Pizza is a very easy recipe to be made. The ingredients needed for this preparation are 1 pound of ground beef, one envelope of taco seasoning, one cup of water, two prebaked pizza crusts (12 inches), 16 ounces of refried beans, three by 4 cup of Salsa, 2 cups of crushed tortilla chips, 2 cups of cheddar cheese (shredded), and some shredded lettuce with chopped tomatoes if you want. First of all, you need to preheat the oven at 350 degrees temperature. Cook the beef on medium flame in a large skillet until the pinkness of the meat is gone. Next, you need to stir the Taco seasoning in water. Once it starts boiling, reduce the heat and keep it aside uncovered for the next 10 minutes. Take an ungreased pizza pan and place the crust onto it. Then put the beans and Salsa. Take the mixture of the beef chips and cheese and spray it uniformly to the pizza crust’s all-ages. Now put it inside the oven and bake it for 15 to 16 until the top’s cheese is completely melted. That’s out of pizzas that can be made so quickly.
- Pork Tacos – Pork tacos are also trendy in the United States. That you need to cook pork tacos are three bowls of ancho chiles and pasilla chiles, four cloves of garlic, half of a medium-sized white onion chopped roughly, three tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, two tablespoons of honey, one tablespoon of cider vinegar, Kosher salt, two tablespoons of dried Mexican oregano, and many other different things. This is a time taking recipe. You need to follow every instruction given in the recipe. Once it is done, you can easily enjoy your lunch or dinner with some mouth-watering tacos.
- Veggie Tacos – Veggie tacos preparation can be done in 25 minutes. Ideas for making Veggie tacos are Virgin olive oil, one cup of chopped summer squash or zucchini, the medium half-size onion fully chopped, one chopped garlic cloves, one large chopped green chili without the seeds and stem, salt, a little bit of cumin, oregano, four corn tortillas, four cheddar cheese slices, and 1/4 cup of crumbled Mexican cotija cheese. With all these ingredients, you will need just 15 minutes to cook and prepare the Taco. As the Taco is full of vegetables, it is healthy for your body. Keep one thing in mind while preparing a vegetable taco. It would help if you made sure to soften the tortillas. You can do it by using butter on the tortillas on a frying pan in low heat. The oregano at the top brings the extreme deliciousness and a wonderful aroma from the Taco.
So these are the recipes that you can prepare in your kitchen to celebrate National Taco Day with homemade food. But if you do not have enough time to do that, you can order online and get it delivered to your doorstep. You can also take your partner and go to one of the finest restaurants or taco trucks in the city.
This is not the end of it. It is always your responsibility to make people aware of these crucial days on the calendar. Click pictures and videos of how you enjoy this wonderful day. If you have cooked the Tacos on your own, you can take photos and videos of the cooking process and social media platforms. Your friends and followers will see that and show their interest in celebrating this day also. In modern days, social media have become the most powerful weapon to reach closer to the people. Whatever good or bad is happening around you, if you put it on social media, it will reach a large mass within a second. That doesn’t mean you always share the bad news and political news. People need to know that something good is also happening around the world. Ever you are going to enjoy any such wonderful day, upload the photographs into social media. You will get a great response from there.
This special day is excellent health for the taco sellers. On regular days people do not eat tacos all the time. Despite having one of the most famous foods in the United States, the taco sellers still need to go through hard times. As you know, the United States people love to celebrate these special days to get some refreshment from their daily business schedules. Therefore on National Taco Day, most people have tacos during their lunch or dinner time or both times. This increases the overall sale of the Taco sellers. So celebrating National Taco day by supporting the Taco sellers of the country is an excellent thing.
History of National Taco Day:
The history of the tacos lies in the European country named Mexico. According to anthropological evidence, tacos are the traditional food for or the people who lived in the Mexico valley’s lakes region. During the Spanish conquistador, the first Taco feast enjoyed by the Europeans was documented in Bernal Diaz Del Castillo. This bill was arranged for the captains in Coyoacan by Hernan Cortes. It is still not clear why the Spanish people used the word Taco to describe this food. Some people say that this word’s origin came from ‘Ataco,’ which means staff or staff. In 1964, Robert L. Gomez founded the National Taco Council in the United States. Council offered a 55-pound Taco to the current President Johnson in the year 1967. National Taco Day was started in the year 2009. Since then, this day has been celebrated happily by the people of the United States in order to stay and live a healthy life.