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National Crunchy Taco Day

Celebrate National Crunchy Taco Day with delicious tacos and all the fixings - it's the perfect way to make your day extra crunchy and tasty!
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March 21
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It's time to celebrate National Crunchy Taco Day on March 21! This day is a fun way to recognize the deliciousness of crunchy tacos, and their long history. The taco has been around since the 18th century in Mexico, and today you can find them all over the world. From hardshell tacos filled with seasoned beef or chicken, to vegetarian options like black beans or potatoes - there's something for everyone on this special day.

History of National Crunchy Taco Day

National Crunchy Taco Day Dates

National Crunchy Taco 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'>Inception of the Taco</div><div class='timeline-text'>The taco, originally a miner's meal in Mexico, began its journey, quickly becoming a staple in the country's cuisine throughout the 19th century.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1914</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Recipe in the U.S.</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first crunchy tacos were introduced in the United States, featured in a cookbook "California Mexican-Spanish".</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1951</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Taco Bell Launches</div><div class='timeline-text'>Glen Bell opens Taco Bell, a fast-food chain specializing in tacos, launching the popularity of crunchy tacos nationwide.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1964</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Pre-formed Crunchy Shell</div><div class='timeline-text'>An inventor patented the first pre-formed crunchy taco shell, revolutionizing the preparation of crunchy tacos.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Corporate Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>Major fast food chains include specially priced tacos in their menus to celebrate National Crunchy Taco Day, popularizing the holiday across the country.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2018</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Emergence of Gourmet Tacos</div><div class='timeline-text'>Gourmet crunchy tacos gain popularity nationwide, with high-end restaurants serving artisanal versions of this beloved food.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Crunchy Taco 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'>Invite friends over for tacos</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your closest friends and family and celebrate National Crunchy Taco Day by inviting everyone over for tacos. Have everyone bring their favorite ingredients and get creative with the toppings.</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'>Visit a taco truck</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Experience the best that street food has to offer and visit a taco truck. Try out different kinds of tacos, from carne asada to veggie tacos.</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'>Throw a taco party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>What’s better than gathering around with friends for tacos? Throw a taco party with all the fixings and decorations. Have a taco bar where guests can customize their own crunchy tacos.</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'>Take a taco cooking class</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take your taco making skills up a notch by taking a cooking lesson or workshop to learn how to make delicious crunchy tacos from scratch.</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'>Go on a taco crawl</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Plan an evening with your friends and go on a taco crawl! Visit multiple restaurants that specialize in tacos and sample as many different kinds of crunchy tacos as you can.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Crunchy Taco 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'>Crunchy tacos are delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Crunchy tacos are full of flavor and texture. It's the perfect balance of crunchy shell, savory fillings, and creamy toppings. Whether you like them filled with ground beef or chunked chicken, there is sure to be a taco that everyone in your family will love!</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'>Crunchy tacos can be customized</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>One of the great things about crunchy tacos is how easy they are to customize. You can choose from different types of meat, cheese, and even vegetables. Add a few extra ingredients like olives, onions or peppers for an extra kick of flavor!</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'>They're fun to make</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Not only are crunchy tacos delicious, they're also fun to make! Gather your family around and let everyone get involved in the cooking process. Kids especially love helping assemble their own tacos - it’s a great way to get them eating healthier food!</p></div></div>

5 Crunchy Facts for National Taco Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Tacos played a role in Mexican Revolution</h3><p class='facts-text'>In the early 20th century, women known as 'Soldaderas' who were a part of the Mexican Revolution used to prepare food like tacos for the revolutionaries. 'Taco de minero', or miner's taco, dates back to those times.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>First taco truck was started in New York in 1966</h3><p class='facts-text'>Long before food trucks became a trend, the first taco truck, operated by two housewives was established in New York in 1966, bringing convenient and affordable tacos to the masses.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>The largest taco ever made was over 246 feet long</h3><p class='facts-text'>In 2011, the town of Mexicali, Mexico curated the world's largest taco, a crunchy beef taco that was over 246 feet long.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Taco Bell has an order named after the LA Lakers' tradition</h3><p class='facts-text'>When the LA Lakers would hold their opponents to less than 100 points, fans would receive a coupon for two free tacos from Taco Bell. This led to the creation of the "Victory Taco," named after this tradition.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Hard shell tacos are actually a U.S invention</h3><p class='facts-text'>Crunchy shell tacos, as we know them today, are actually a U.S invention. In Mexico, soft corn tortillas are often used as the base for tacos.</p></div></div>

National Crunchy Taco Day FAQs

When is National Crunchy Taco Day?

National Crunchy Taco Day is celebrated on March 21 every year. In 2024, National Crunchy Taco Day will occur on a Thursday.

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