National Guacamole Day on September 16th brings fresh flavors together for the perfect celebration.

Avocados shine as the star of this dip! Lime juice, tomatoes, onion, and seasonings make guacamole a guilt-free addition to any snack or meal.

Since avocados fall under the superfood category, feel free to indulge. Expect a flavorful dip packed full of good fats and nutrients, along with the fresh taste of lime and hint of spice. It is easy to make, too. Take it to work or use it for a party dish.

When is National Avocado Day?

Guacamole is versatile, too. For example, add it as a topping on a quesadilla or even add it to a salad. You can even spread it on your morning toast! Of course, the simplest way to enjoy is by dipping your favorite tortilla chip.

Guacamole originated with the Aztecs in Mexico and made its way into American cuisine as a dip, condiment, and salad ingredient.

Using a mortar and pestle, mash ripe avocados and then mixing in sea salt. Beyond the basic ingredients, you can also add hot sauce, yogurt, or other seasonings. If a celebration calls for spicier guacamole, add jalapenos, chilis, cumin, or red pepper. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalGuacamoleDay

Mix up your favorite recipe for guacamole. Go to your favorite restaurant and order some fresh guacamole. While there, give a shout-out to the restaurants with the best guacamole around. We even have a recipe for you to try:

Fresh Guacamole

Be sure to invite friends. As we say around here, why #CelebrateEveryDay if you don’t do it with friends? When you do, use #NationalGuacamoleDay to share on social media.


National Day Calendar is researching the source and history of this food holiday.

Guacamole FAQ

Q. Do we celebrate other guac holidays?
A. Yes! The calendar is full of days that either feature guacamole, the avocado or includes guacamole as part of the ingredients. We LOVE food holidays! Try these out:

Spicy Guacamole Day
Tortilla Chip Day
Salsa Month
Avocado Day

Q. Where do avocados grow?
A. While avocados are native to Mexico and Central America, they are cultivated around the world today. In the United States, Florida, California, and Hawaii all grow avocados. Trees can also be grown in your backyard or as house plants in more temperate regions.

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