Sep16 Fun Holiday – Guacamole Day
September 16 is Guacamole Day. The unofficial holiday celebrates the delicious Mexican side-dish or dip made of avocados.
Usually eaten as a side-dish, guacamole has been a part of traditional Mexican cuisine since the time of the Aztecs. Today, the dip, whose name comes from an Aztec dialect Nahuatl and means guacamole sauce, is a popular side-dish, salad addition and party dip all around the world.
Traditionally, the dish is made by mashing avocados in a mortar and pestle and adding chopped onions, tomatoes, garlic, lemon juice and cumin to it.
Avocados are fruit native to Mexico and Central America and are considered to be a good source for Vitamin K and some types of vitamin B.
The holiday is also called National Guacamole Day in the U.S.
How to Celebrate?
- With lots of guacamole, of course!
- Have guacamole for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Have it with your bacon and eggs for breakfast, use it as a spread for your sandwich at lunch, add it your salad at dinner, or if you are like us eat a bowlful of yummy guacamole by itself!
- Ever tried to make a sweet guacamole? In Sri Lanka, mashed avocado is mixed with milk and sugar or syrup and eaten as a dessert.
Did You Know…
…that avocados are also known as alligator pear owing to the texture of its skin?
Guacamole Day Observances
|Fun Holiday: Guacamole Day Observances|
|2020||Wed||Sep 16||Guacamole Day|
|2021||Thu||Sep 16||Guacamole Day|
|2022||Fri||Sep 16||Guacamole Day|
|2023||Sat||Sep 16||Guacamole Day|
|2024||Mon||Sep 16||Guacamole Day|
|2025||Tue||Sep 16||Guacamole Day|
|2026||Wed||Sep 16||Guacamole Day|
|2027||Thu||Sep 16||Guacamole Day|
|2028||Sat||Sep 16||Guacamole Day|
|2029||Sun||Sep 16||Guacamole Day|