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National Burrito Day

Taco 'bout a party! Celebrate National Burrito Day with your favorite burritos and all the fixings for an unforgettable fiesta.
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It's time to get your burrito fix on National Burrito Day! Celebrated on the first Thursday in April, this fun holiday honors the popular Mexican dish and its delicious ingredients. Burritos have been around for centuries, but only recently have become a staple of Mexican cuisine. The combination of fresh rice, beans, and flavorful meats wrapped up in a warm tortilla is sure to satisfy any appetite. So gather your friends and family and join us in celebrating National Burrito Day with some delicious burritos!

History of National Burrito Day

National Burrito Day Dates

National Burrito Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Burrito Origin</div><div class='timeline-text'>The concept of the burrito originated in Mexico in the 1800s, where they were commonly consumed in the northern regions of the country.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1930</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Burrito Reference</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first known reference to a 'burrito' in the United States appeared in a 1930 dictionary of Mexican cooking.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1960s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Burrito Popularization</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the late 1960s, burritos began to gain popularity outside of California and spread across the United States.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Fast Food Adoption</div><div class='timeline-text'>Major fast food chains, like Taco Bell and Chipotle, began offering burritos on their menus, further increasing their accessibility and popularity.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div the='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Gourmet Burrito Trend</div><div class='timeline-text'>The 2000s saw the rise of gourmet burritos with unique combinations of flavors and high-quality ingredients.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Burrito Day Initiation</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first National Burrito Day was celebrated in the United States, it has since been celebrated annually on the first Thursday in April.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Burrito Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a Burrito Joint</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Make it a point to visit your favorite burrito joint and indulge in one of their delicious creations. Don't forget to bring a friend or two, and don't forget the hot sauce!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have a Burrito Making Party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite some friends over and have a burrito making party.  Everyone can choose their own ingredients and make their own burritos exactly the way they want.  Don't forget the guacamole!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make Burrito Bowls</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>For those who don't like tortillas, why not make burrito bowls? Lay out all the toppings and let everyone make their own burrito bowl with whatever ingredients they like.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try Different Varieties</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take this special day as an opportunity to try out all the different varieties of burritos you can find, from traditional Mexican to fusion varieties. You'll never know what you'll like until you try it.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create Your Own Burrito Recipe</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Why not create your own unique burrito recipe? Have fun experimenting with different ingredients and flavors, and share it with your friends and family.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Burrito Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Burritos are delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Burritos are a great way to combine all of your favorite Mexican flavors into one delicious dish. From classic beef and bean burritos to creative vegetarian options, there's something on the menu for everyone! Plus, since they're wrapped in a flour or corn tortilla, they're easy to eat on the go.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Burritos are customizable</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whichever type of burrito you decide to make, you can customize it with whatever ingredients you like. Whether it's rice and black beans or chorizo and cilantro, there are tons of different flavor combinations that will appeal to every palate. Feel free to get creative and have fun with it!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Burritos are easy to make at home</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Making burritos at home doesn't have to be daunting task. With the right ingredients, tools and a little bit of practice, you can whip up a delicious burrito in no time! Plus, if you have leftovers, you can store them in the freezer for a quick and healthy meal later on down the line.</p></div></div>

Unrolling 5 Surprising Facts for Burrito Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Word 'Burrito' Means 'Little Donkey' in Spanish</h3><p class='facts-content'>While there are various theories, one popular belief is that the food got its name because it resembles the packs and rolls that donkeys used to carry.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The World's Largest Burrito Was Over 2 Miles Long</h3><p class='facts-content'>Created in La Paz, Mexico in 2010, the two-mile-long burrito took hundreds of people to make and weighted 12,786 pounds.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>"Mission-style" Burritos Originated in San Francisco</h3><p class='facts-content'>This popular variation, with extra rice and other ingredients like sour cream and guacamole, was a 1960s innovation by San Francisco's Mission District taquerías.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Breakfast Burrito was Invented in Santa Fe</h3><p class='facts-content'>In the late 1970s, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Tia Sophia's restaurant owner first offered the breakfast burrito as a house speciality, initiating a popular trend nationwide.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Burritos Made Their Space Debut in the 2000s</h3><p class='facts-content'>In 2001, Mexican judoka and tech entrepreneur, Rodolfo Neri Vela brought vacuum-sealed versions of burritos on a NASA mission, marking the dish's first foray into space.</p></div></div>

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