International Nacho Day - October 21
Sat Oct 21st

International Nacho Day

People from around the world commemorate International Nacho Day and the delectable, delectable nacho every year on October 21st. For the first time ever, the day also encourages people to try nachos for the first time ever.

This popular appetizer also makes a great snack. Many nacho enthusiasts eat them as a complete meal if the nachos have enough toppings. When most people think of nachos, they picture tortilla chips topped with melted cheese. However, it is never wrong to stack on a ton of ingredients!

Some of the best nacho toppings include:: These are some of the best nacho toppings available:

  • Hamburger or shredded chicken is the preferred dish to choose from
  • Black olives
  • Red onions
  • Pico de gallo
  • Refried beans
  • Grilled corn
  • Sour cream
  • Avocado
  • Shredded lettuce

Some people add jalapeno peppers to really spice it up.

Nachos are believed to have arisen at the source of nachos

Not surprisingly, nachos appeared in Mexico. Piedras Negras, a small town in Northern Mexico, has the exact origins. Eagle Pass, Texas, is just across the border from the town. Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya, the restaurant's owner, invented the delectable dish in 1943. What is surprising is that he invented nachos for Americans!

While in town, Ignacio had to make a quick snack for some US military wives. He quickly fried some tortillas and topped them with warm cheese and jalapenos. "Nacho's special" was answered when asked what to call the dish, Ignacio replied, "Nacho's special."

Nachos became a hit in Texas before spreading to the entire Southwest United States. The popularity of nachos among the Texas Rangers baseball team began to sell them at Arlington Stadium in the 1970s. Today, nachos are served at stadiums, restaurants, and bars around the world.

Some countries even have their own special version of nachos. They also have nachos with jerk pork in Jamaica. The Greeks substituted pita chips for the tortilla chips and topped them with feta cheese, cucumber, red onion, and tzatziki sauce. With toasted naan bread and topped with curry powder and mozzarella cheese, Indian nachos can be made.

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The best way to commemorate this day is to eat nachos! Make your own nachos at home or order some at a local restaurant. Get a group of friends together and eat nachos for lunch. You've never tried before with your nachos with toppings. While watching the movie, Nacho Libre, you could also eat nachos. #InternationalDayOfTheNacho Be sure to snap a photo of your nachos and post it on social media with #InternationalDayOfTheNacho.

The nacho's history has spanned the international day of the nacho festival

Anaya's grandmother, Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya, died in 1975. He was honoured with a plaque in Piedras Negras following his death. The Nacho's International Day was later established by members of the town. Every year in mid-October, the town also hosts a three-day International Nacho Festival.