National Burrito Day 2024: An appreciation day for the delicious burritos

The first Thursday of April every year is observed as National Burrito Day by the people of the United States. The day is observed as an appreciation day for the delicious food that burrito is. Many food chains around the country celebrate this holiday with special deals and promotions. In 2024, this day will be observed on Thursday, April 4. For more interesting details related to National Burrito Day 2024 such as its history, significance, celebration, etc, keep reading this article.

National Burrito Day 2024 Date

Below mentioned are the upcoming dates for National Burrito Day for the upcoming 5 years.

National Burrito Day 2024April 4, 2024Thursday
National Burrito Day 2025April 3, 2025Thursday
National Burrito Day 2026April 2, 2026Thursday
National Burrito Day 2027April 1, 2027Thursday
National Burrito Day 2028April 6, 2028Thursday

National Burrito Day 2024 Overview

EventNational Burrito Day 2024
DateApril 6, 2024
Observed byUnited States

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Significance of National Burrito Day

Burrito is a Mexican dish and everyone in the United States likes the taste of this delectable tortilla-wrapped cuisine. It is a very flexible dish whose filling can easily be changed depending on the taste of people. Veg or non-veg, chicken or beef, red bean or black bean, there is an unlimited number of ways in which burritos can be enjoyed. To celebrate the amazing taste and flexibility of its recipe, National Burrito Day is celebrated every year on the first Thursday of April.

History of National Burrito Day

The details of when National Burrito Day started are not known but here you can find little details about the history of burritos. Before the modern burrito was discovered, people of the Maya civilization of Mexico are believed to wrap foods with fillings of chili peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, squash, and avocados. This history is as old as 1500 BC and is considered to be the origin of burritos, although more closer to tacos.  Again it is said that in 1985, the burrito was identified as a regional item from the Mexican state of Guanajuato which was defined as a rolled tortilla with meat or other ingredients inside. 

According to another folk history, there was a man during the Mexican Revolution, Juan Méndez, who sold tacos in the streets of Bella Vista. To keep the food warm, he used to wrap it in large homemade flour tortillas and transported it on his donkey. People started calling it the “food of the burrito” which means food of the little donkey which was later shortened to just burritos. And this is how burritos became a popular food in Mexico. Burritos first appeared in America at a restaurant named El Cholo Spanish Cafe in Los Angeles during the 1930s.

Celebration of National Burrito Day

There are many ways to celebrate National Burrito Day all of them involving eating a delicious burrito, of course. You can try the burrito recipe at your home and invite your friends and family for a treat. If you have never done it before, you can try a cookbook for the recipe or have a little creativity of your own. You can try preparing burritos with different fillings depending on everyone’s taste. And of course, you don’t have to do everything alone. Everyone can chip in a little bit to prepare the fillings of their choice and enjoy burrito night together. If you do not feel like cooking at home, you can visit any restaurant famous for its burritos and have a stomach full of these delicious wraps. If you already have been to one, National Burrito Day is the perfect opportunity to discover the places with the best burritos in your city.

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How to make burritos?

A tasty burrito is not very difficult to make and all you need are the right ingredients and a little bit of effort. Here’s a very simple recipe for a Mexican-style burrito that you can try at home.

What you need- Tortilla wraps, minced beef, kidney beans, red onion, tomato, garlic, corn, cilantro, vegetable oil, oregano, cumin, paprika powder, black pepper, salt, sour cream, and cheese.

How to prepare?

  • Chop the onion and garlic and saute them for about 5 minutes. Add the minced meat and cook it well. 
  • Now add oregano, cumin, black pepper, paprika, and salt, and keep stirring the mix.
  • Next add tomatoes, corn, and kidney beans and keep cooking till the meat is cooked.
  • Heat the tortilla wrap and line it will cheese and place the filling inside it.
  • Wrap the tortilla carefully and add some sour cream and finely chopped fresh cilantro on top of it.
  • Your burrito is now ready to eat.

Frequently Asked Questions

When do we celebrate National Burrito Day?

First Thursday of April every year

Which country is known as the origin place of burritos?


Who holds the record for making the world’s largest burrito?

La Costeña of Mountain View, California made 3,578 feet long burrito weighing 4,456.3 pounds on May 3rd, 1997.

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