Did you know that the first Thursday in April is National Burrito Day? Wow – it’s April – finally!! Anyway, according to the National Day Calendar, the best way to observe Burrito Day is to call all your friends and go out for burritos or serve them up at home. The at-home we can handle. Maybe next year, we’ll include friends.
National Burrito Day is one of those moving holidays, much like American’s Thanksgiving. The celebration of all things Burrito is observed annually on the first Thursday of April. The word burritos was a term used in the Guanajuato reason, and it means Little Donkey in Spanish. Some believe that burritos got their name because they look like the bedrolls and packs that were carried on the backs of small donkeys. In other regions of Mexico, a similar rolled tortilla is known as a Flauta. Chimichangas are a type of burrito that has been deep-fried rather than grilled. While no one knows for sure, it’s believed that the Burrito was first introduced in the United States in the 1930’s at the El Cholo Spanish Café in Los Angeles. El Cholo has been in operation since the 1920’s and continues to serve up authentic family recipes.Continue reading “Celebrating National Burrito Day”