National Tamale Day

National Tamale Day

March 23, 2023

Get ready to spice up your day with National Tamale Day - enjoy delicious tamales and explore the world of Mexican cuisine!

when is it?
March 23
United States
It's time to get excited for National Tamale Day on March 23! This day is a celebration of one of the oldest known foods, which dates back thousands of years. The ancient Aztecs and Mayans are credited with creating tamales from corn dough stuffed with fillings such as meat, cheese or vegetables. Today, people enjoy tamales around the world as there are countless variations made in many different cultures.

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How to Celebrate National Tamale Day

<div id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">1. </span>Host a tamale-making party</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-text">Gather friends and family to help you make tamales. Everyone can bring their own filling and be in charge of rolling up the dough. Once they are all cooked, enjoy them together with some Mexican beer or margaritas.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">2. </span>Try a new recipe</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-text">There are so many different types of tamales out there; why not try something new? Look up recipes online, visit your local grocery store or Mexican market, or buy a cookbook to get inspired.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">3. </span>Visit a tamale festival</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-text">Many cities have festivals that celebrate tamales with vendors selling all kinds of tamales. Taste as many varieties as you can and find out which one is your favorite.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">4. </span>Eat tamales for breakfast</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-text">Instead of having cereal or toast for breakfast, why not switch it up and have some delicious tamales? They pair great with coffee and will give you the energy to start your day off right.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">5. </span>Throw a tamale potluck</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-text">Invite friends and family to each bring their favorite type of tamale to share. You can also provide drinks, sides, and desserts to make it an even bigger celebration.</p></div>

Why We Love National Tamale Day

<div id='' class='matter-item'><h3 id='' class='matter-title'><span class='matter-letter'>A.</span>Tamales are flavorful</h3><p id='' class='matters-text'>Tamales are a delicious and vibrant dish that can satisfy any appetite! From the combination of masa (corn dough) and filling to the herbs, spices, and sauces used to add flavor to the dish, tamales definitely live up to their reputation as being delectable!</p></div><div id='' class='matter-item'><h3 id='' class='matter-title'><span class='matter-letter'>B.</span>Tamales support local business</h3><p id='' class='matters-text'>When you purchase Tamales from your local business, you’re helping to support them. You’re providing an income for the individuals within that business, while also ensuring quality ingredients. Plus, when you shop from local businesses instead of large supermarkets or chains, you’re helping reduce your carbon footprint by limiting transportation emissions.</p></div><div id='' class='matter-item'><h3 id='' class='matter-title'><span class='matter-letter'>C.</span>Tamales are customizable</h3><p id='' class="matters-text">One great thing about tamales is that they can be tailored to fit anyone's specific tastes. Whether it's adding extra cheese or swapping out beef with chicken – whatever floats someone's boat. So grab some corn husks and start making personalized tamales today! </p></div>

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