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National Guacamole Day

Get ready to dip into National Guacamole Day! Enjoy the creamy deliciousness with family, friends and some chips - it's a fiesta of flavor!
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September 16
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It's time to bring out the avocados and get ready for some delicious guacamole on National Guacamole Day, September 16! This holiday has been around since the early 2000s and celebrates one of Mexico’s favorite dishes. Even though it was invented in Mexico, guacamole is now popular all over the world with its creamy texture and flavor combination.

History of National Guacamole Day

National Guacamole Day Dates

National Guacamole Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>14th Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Invention of Guacamole</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Aztecs in what is now Mexico invented Guacamole, known as ahuaca-mulli, which means avocado sauce.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1500s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>European Introduction</div><div class='timeline-text'>After the Spanish Conquest of the Aztec Empire, Spaniards were introduced to Guacamole and subsequently brought to Europe.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1900s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Popularity in The U.S.</div><div class='timeline-text'>Guacamole gained popularity in the United States during the 20th century, especially in regions such as California, Texas, and Florida.</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'>Commercial Production</div><div class='timeline-text'>Supermarkets began to carry pre-made guacamole, typically adding ingredients to prevent the avocado from browning and giving it a longer shelf life.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>Early 2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Origin of National Guacamole Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Guacamole Day was first celebrated during the early 2000s, coinciding with Mexican Independence Day on September 16.</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'>Record-Breaking Guacamole</div><div class='timeline-text'>A new Guinness World Record was set in Jalisco, Mexico, for the largest serving of guacamole, weighing 6,788.13 kg or nearly 15,000 lbs.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Guacamole 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'>Host a guacamole tasting party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite all your friends over for a tasting of different guacamoles. Ask everyone to bring their favorite recipe and have a mini showdown between the different types.</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'>Make guacamole-inspired dishes</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Try out some delicious guacamole recipes, like guacamole burgers, tacos, burritos or quesadillas. If you're feeling adventurous, why not try your hand at some guacamole ice cream?</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'>Organize a guacamole cook off</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather all your friends and family together for a friendly competition. Have each of them make their own guacamole and let the winner take home the bragging rights.</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'>Visit your local Mexican restaurant</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take the opportunity to try something new and explore the local Mexican restaurants in your area. You never know what delicious guacamole dishes you may find!</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'>Throw an avocado party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Grab some ripe avocados and get ready for a party! Grab some chips and salsa and have everyone make their own individual guacamole bowls.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Guacamole 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'>It's a celebration of a delicious and healthy snack</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Guacamole is a dip made from avocados that is not only delicious, but also packed with nutrients like healthy fats, fiber, and vitamins. National Guacamole Day gives us a reason to indulge in this tasty and nutritious treat guilt-free!</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'>It's a versatile condiment</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Guacamole is not just for dipping chips - it can also be used as a topping for tacos, burgers, salads, and more. Plus, you can get creative with different add-ins like corn, tomatoes, or even bacon to make it your own unique creation!</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'>It brings people together</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Guacamole Day is a great excuse to gather with friends and family and enjoy this tasty snack together. Whether you're having a party or just hanging out, guacamole is a crowd-pleaser that is sure to bring everyone together!</p></div></div>

5 Unexpected Twists on National Guacamole 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'>Authentic Guacamole Has Only Seven Ingredients</h3><p class='facts-content'>Traditional Mexican guacamole includes avocados, salt, lime juice, tomatoes, chili peppers (usually serrano or jalapeño), cilantro, and onions.</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'>Guacamole Dates Back to the Aztecs</h3><p class='facts-content'>The Aztecs appreciated avocados for their nutritional value, and they created the first recipe for guacamole more than 700 years ago.</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'>Avocados are Named after a Reproductive Organ</h3><p class='facts-content'>The name Avocado comes from the Nahuatl word "ahuacatl," which means testicle. It's assumed that the fruit was named for its shape and its reputation as an aphrodisiac.</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'>Avocados are a Fruit, Not a Vegetable</h3><p class='facts-content'>Yes, avocados are fruits and more specifically they're a type of single-seed berry.</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'>Americans Consume a Lot of Guacamole on Super Bowl Day</h3><p class='facts-content'>Super Bowl Sunday is the single largest day for guacamole consumption in the U.S., the Hass Avocado Board estimates that 79 million pounds of avocados were consumed on Super Bowl Sunday in 2019.</p></div></div>

National Guacamole Day FAQs

When is National Guacamole Day?

National Guacamole Day is celebrated on September 16 every year. In 2024, it will fall on a Monday.

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