National Crunchy Taco Day
There are some people who enjoy soft tacos and some who prefer crunchy tacos. We count ourselves among the enthusiasts of crunchy tacos, which is why we were excited to learn about a holiday dedicated specifically to crunchy tacos. This holiday is known simply as National Crunchy Taco Day, and it’s observed on March 21st every year.
Why are we so excited about crunchy tacos? It’s because of the texture. While all tacos are good in our opinion, the crackling texture of the shell elevates crunchy tacos to a whole new level—at least, that’s how we feel in our humble opinion.
The History Of National Crunchy Taco Day
It’s believed that the word “taco” can be traced back to the 19th century when workers in Mexican silver mines used it to describe the little tortilla-wrapped meats they brought into the mines for their lunch.
They were named after the “taquito” of gunpowder that was wrapped in paper and used by miners to blast rocks so they could access the silver more easily. Of course, tacos were made with soft tortillas and wouldn’t be made with a hard shell until they immigrated to the U.S.
Hard-shelled tacos were often served at Tex-Mex restaurants or Mexican restaurants that catered to American tourists. In fact, these tacos were sometimes called “Anglo Tacos” and were occasionally disparaged by Mexicans who felt that they weren’t “true tacos.” Regardless, many people found these tacos to be quite good, and that’s why there’s now a holiday for them in the U.S.
Some Interesting Facts About Tacos
We can’t stress enough just how much we love tacos. If we could, we’d eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We love them so much that we couldn’t resist sharing some cool facts about them. So, what should we do with all of this taco-related trivia? We thought the best use for this trivia was to post it below. Enjoy them with some nice crunchy tacos and a splash of salsa.
- Americans eat more than 4.5 billion tacos a year.
- October 4th is National Taco Day for people who love all different types of tacos.
- October 3rd is Soft Taco Day. Why isn’t Hard Taco Day in October, too? We don’t know.
Observing National Crunchy Taco Day
Anyone wishing to observe this holiday can do so by taking the time to make some crunchy tacos. This is pretty easy to do at home since crunchy taco kits are sold at local grocery stores.
Alternatively, if someone is looking for a more authentic experience, they can head to a Tex-Mex restaurant and order some crunchy tacos. And while they’re enjoying those crunchy sleeves of happiness, they can use the hashtag #NationalCrunchyTacoDay to spread the word about this esteemed holiday.