When is National Burrito Day?
April 5th is National Burrito Day.
What is National Burrito Day?
Tortillas, rice, beans, cheese—and these are only the beginning. National Burrito Day celebrates these tortilla-rolled sandwich lookalikes, the ever popular, endlessly variable burrito.
Burritos come in many forms. What’s better, pico de gallo or salsa rojo? There are hundreds of salsas to choose from, and any one of them can make or break a burrito. For meats, people use pork, pollo, beef, and steak tips. The popularity of filling a burrito with queso fundido is growing too.
Juarez, a city in northern Mexico, cradled the burrito in its infancy. During the 1910 Mexican Revolution, one restaurateur started wrapping his dishes in thick tortillas to keep it warm, and the burrito was born. It quickly spread from northern Mexico into Texas and beyond.
The infinite variety, culinary ease, and no-fork-necessary style make burritos worthy contenders in the gastronomic world, and we pay homage to this mighty food on National Burrito Day.
Fun facts about National Burrito Day!
- In Mexico, burritos are usually smaller and only have a couple of ingredients.
- A chimichanga is a fried burrito.
- Burritos are not nearly as popular with Mexicans as they are with Americans.
- Burrito means “little donkey,” and pico de gallo means “rooster’s beak.”
How to celebrate National Burrito Day:
- Take the day to browse the burrito shacks in your town. Sample burritos for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and then post your favorite local spots on social media.
- Throw a burrito bash! Gather your friends, and lay out a burrito buffet. Pro tip: run a guacamole contest to make sure there’s plenty of guac to go around.
What’s the hashtag for National Burrito Day?
Post your burrito pics on social media with #NationalBurritoDay.