The history of the taco predates the arrival of Europeans in Mexico. There is actual anthropological evidence that the native people living in the lake region of the Valley of Mexico traditionally ate tacos that were filled with small fish. At the time of the Spanish conquistadors, Bernal Diaz del Castillo documented the first taco feast enjoyed by Europeans. This was a meal that was arranged by Hernan Cortes for his captains in Coyoacan. It is unclear as to why the Spanish used their word “taco” to describe this native food.
Many restaurants offer specials for National Taco Day.
Go out for tacos or make them at home. There are many traditional varieties of tacos. Following are a few “tried and true” recipes for you to enjoy:
Skirt Steak Tacos with Roasted Tomato Salsa
Slow Cooker Pork Tacos
Use #NationalTacoDay to post on social media.
Our research found that National Taco Day, an “unofficial” national day began in 2009 however, we were unable to find the creator of this holiday.
National Vodka Day – October 4
NATIONAL VODKA DAY
National Vodka Day is observed annually on October 4th in the United States.
It is by the distillation of fermented substances such as grains, potatoes or sometimes fruits or sugar that vodka is made.
Traditionally prepared vodkas had an alcoholic content of percent by volume. In the United States, products sold as vodka must have an alcoholic content of 30 percent or more.
“On the rocks” (over ice) is a popular way vodka is ordered. Vodka is also commonly used in cocktails and mixed drinks such as:
- Bloody Mary
- Sex on the Beach
- White Russian
- Black Russian
- Vodka Tonic
- Vodka Martini
National Vodka Day is an “unofficial” national holiday.
Go out for some vodka. Remember to always drink responsibly and never drink and drive. Use #NationalVodkaDay when using social media.
Celebrated since at least 2009, National Vodka Day has been mentioned by Wine Enthusiast Magazine and has also been noted on news websites such as CBS.
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NATIONAL GOLF LOVER’S DAY
National Golf Lover’s Day is observed annually on October 4. Golf enthusiasts look forward to this day each year.
National Golf Lover’s Day is sometimes also referred to as National Golf Day.
Since 1952, the PGA has held a charitable event, each year for National Golf Day, which is held on varying days within the year.
It is believed that the modern game of golf originated in 15th century Scotland, it is unclear and very much debated as to it’s ancient origins.
The world’s oldest golf tournament is The Open Championship, which was first played October 17, 1860 at Prestwick Golf Club in Ayrshire, Scotland.
Golf in the United States:
- 1779 – An advertisement in the Royal Gazette of New York City for golf clubs and golf balls.
- 1796 – Notice of annual general meeting for a golf club in Savannah was published in the Georgia Gazette.
- Golf became firmly established in the late 19th century.
- 1894 – Delegates from the; Newport Country Club, Saint Andrew’s Golf Club, Yonkers, New York, The Country Club, Chicago Golf Club, and Shinnecock Hills Golf Club met in New York city to form what became the United States Golf Association (USGA)
- 1910 – There were 267 Clubs affiliated to the USGA.
- 1922 – Walter Hagen became the first native born American to win the British Open Championship,
- 1932 – There were more than 1,100 Clubs affiliated to the USGA.
- 1980 – Over 5,908 Clubs affiliated to the USGA.
- 2013 – Over 10,600 Clubs affiliated to the USGA.
Go out and golf or watch someone else do so. Use #NationalGolfLoversDay to post on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and origin of National Golf Lover’s Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.