Taco Day

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The Taco Day is a celebratory day that promotes consumption of tacos. In the United States National Taco Day is celebrated on October 4th. In Mexico the Día del Taco is celebrated on March 31.

In the United States[edit]

May 3 - On April 30, 1968, Congress Member Henry B. González gave a speech on the floor of Congress in which he quoted the National Taco Week Council of San Antonio, Texas, as saying: "On May 3rd of every year National Taco Day will be observed in honor of the birth date of the great Texan and American, the Honorable Henry B. Gonzalez, Congressman of Bexar County and San Antonio."[1] There is no indication that Congress took any further action.

In Mexico[edit]

March 31 - Day of the Taco - Día del Taco - International Taco Day - Día Internacional del Taco created in 2007 by Televisa[2][3][4][5][6]

In France[edit]

In France, "Tacos Day" is July 31, however French tacos are very different from their Mexican counterpart. French tacos reportedly originated in the suburbs of Lyon.


October 4th is celebrated under the misnomer "National Taco Day." This has led to some confusion as this does not reference any country or correspond to any country's National Taco Day. This holiday was created as part of a 2009 advertisement campaign by the taco chain Del Taco.[7]

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  1. ^ Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the 90th Congress. Vol. 114. U.S. Government Printing Office. 1968-04-30. p. 11132.
  2. ^ elEconomista.es. "¿Por qué se celebra el Día del taco?" [Why celebrate the Day of the taco?]. economiahoy.mx (in Spanish).
  3. ^ "¡Buen provecho! Mexico celebrates the Day of the Taco". vallartadaily.com. 2016-03-31.
  4. ^ "¡Feliz Día del Taco! Celebra aquí comiendo unos cuantos". sdpnoticias.com (in European Spanish). 2016-03-31.
  5. ^ "Today (like any other) is a good day to eat a taco". Mexico News Daily. 2016-03-31.
  6. ^ "Feliz Día del Taco: ¿cuál es tu favorito?". cnnespanol (in European Spanish). 2016-03-31.
  7. ^ "National Taco Day: Origin, meaning, and why it is celebrated on October 4". 3 October 2022.

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