I like to think that I learn something new everyday. Today was no exception. While visiting some family members visiting from Guanajuato, I asked about their weekend plans. My tía Anita, who lives in LA, told me that they’d be celebrating our tía Lola’s birthday and el Día del Taco with a taquiza. Ralph and I were confused.
Tía Anita explained that a new holiday had been declared in Mexico in honor of tacos and that tomorrow, March 31st would be the first Día del Taco. I know, I know. Mexicans are always eating tacos, so what makes March 31st different? I don’t know, but I like the fact that such a day exists.
When I got home, I googled Día del Taco and found the official website. Apparently, there’s a big party in el Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. The website (in Spanish only) is full of information on tacos and how they differ through out the 31 states in Mexico.
Sadly, I can’t truly celebrate el Día del Taco. Eating a taco means eating a tortilla and I have one more week to go before Easter. I hope you all have plenty of tacos for me. If you’re in LA and still don’t know where to find a good taco, check out Taco Hunt.