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National Burrito Day – 1st Thursday of April

NATIONAL BURRITO DAY

National Burrito Day is observed annually on the first Thursday in April.

A burrito is a heavy tortilla wrapped around meat, cheese, tomato, rice, beans, vegetables, and sauces.  Burritos can be filled with ground beef, shredded chicken, shredded beef or shredded pork.  Bean choices often include black, red, whole or refried beans.  Vegetables can be grilled or fresh.  Cumin, chili powder, and oregano are typical spices used to give the burritos an authentic Mexican flavor.  Chimichangas are burritos that have been deep fried.

The word burrito first appeared in the Dictionary of Mexicanisms in 1895.  It is the term used in the Guanajuato region and means little donkey in Spanish.  It is possible that it stems from the appearance of the packs and bedrolls donkeys used to carry.  In other regions of Mexico, similar types of food are known as flauta.

The burrito was introduced in the United States in the 1930s at the El Cholo Spanish Café in Los Angeles.  

HOW TO OBSERVE

Call some friends and go out for burritos or make some at home. Try this delicious chicken burrito recipe from @HolidayFoodies! Use #NationalBurritoDay to post on social media.

Taco SocksCelebrate National Burrito Day by wearing your favorite pair of TexMex socks! Keep checking our selection. It changes all the time.

HISTORY

Our research was unable to find the founder of National Burrito Day.

Dates
April 4, 2019
April 2, 2020
April 1, 2021
April 7, 2022
April 6, 2023
April 4, 2024
April 3, 2025
April 2, 2026
April 1, 2027
April 7, 2028
April 6, 2029

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