National Spicy Guacamole Day

There are both mild versions and spicy versions of guacamole, and each type has its fans. This holiday, however, isn’t concerned with the first type of guacamole but instead focuses on the spicy variety.

This holiday is called National Spicy Guacamole Day, and it’s observed annually on November 14th. If you’re a fan of spicy guacamole, then you’re likely going to want to observe this holiday, but if you’re not, then you might want to stick with celebrating National Guacamole Day on September 16th instead.

The History Of Guacamole

Guacamole is a dish that dates back at least 500 years. It comes from a dish called “ahuaca-muilli” that was made by the Aztecs in Central America. When the Spanish invaded the area, their pronunciation of this dish evolved over the years until it became known as guacamole.

The Spanish attempted to bring avocados back to Europe so they could make their guacamole, but they had problems growing avocados in Spain. That’s why traditionally guacamole has been a popular dish in the U.S. and Mexico.

Spicy Facts About Guacamole

If you’re looking to munch on some tasty facts about this holiday, then stick around because we’ve come up with some interesting facts about guacamole that we think everyone celebrating this holiday is going to want to know.

  • Avocados have been eaten in South America, Central America, and Mexico for over 1,500 years.
  • The Nahuatl word for guacamole, “ahuaca-molli,” means “mashed testicles.”
  • The Aztecs called guacamole “mashed testicles” because the stone fruit of avocados reminded them of testicles.
  • California produces approximately 90% of all avocados grown in the U.S.
  • In 1914, Hass avocados imported from Mexico were banned.
  • The ban on these avocados was lifted approximately 83 years later in 1997.
  • The biggest serving of guacamole ever made was in 2013 when 450 students made almost 3 tons of guacamole.
  • Almost 50 million pounds of avocado are eaten on Super Bowl Sunday every year.
  • A whole avocado contains approximately 250 calories and is a good source of fiber.
  • Avocados are also a good source of Vitamins A, C, E, and various B vitamins.
  • Apollo 11 astronauts took guacamole to space but didn’t eat it because Buzz Aldrin had eaten all of the chips they took.
  • Guacamole is as popular for Super Bowl Sunday as hot chicken wings are.

Observing National Spicy Guacamole Day

The best way to observe National Spicy Guacamole Day is to buy your favorite brand of this type of guacamole or make your own. While you’re enjoying your guacamole, you can use the hashtag #NationalSpicyGuacamoleDay on your social media accounts to let everyone know what you’re eating.

When is it?
This year (2024)
November 14 Thursday
Next year (2025)
November 14 Friday
Last year (2023)
November 14 Tuesday
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