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International Day of the Nacho

October 21

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An event every year that begins at 00:00 on day 21 of October, repeating indefinitely

October 21
🌐 Everywhere
First occurrence:
Created in 1975 by the town officials of
Piedras Negros,
birth town of nachos, to honor
the creator of nachos:
Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya
What if you’re hungry for a snack, but there are no snacks in the house.
Either you go hungry, or you make something with whatever food is left.
Sometimes those snacks are acceptable enough.
But in some lucky inspired moments….
Sometimes you hit the jackpot snackpot and your snack turns out so well,
that a statue is raised in honor of your snack skills…

As documented, nachos were created in 1943 when maître d’hôtel Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya got customers awkwardly late in the evening and made a snack from leftover food.
Ignacio cut fried corn tortillas into bits covered it with melted cheese, sprinkled it with jalapeno peppers and called it after himself: “Nachos Especiales”.
Ignacio would later open his own restaurant “Nacho’s Restaurant”.
After his death a statue was erected in his honor in Piedras Negras.



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