National Guac Day

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National Guacamole Day? Holy guacamole, what a splendid cause for culinary celebration! On 16th September, get your avocados, tomatoes, and limes ready as we delve into the verdant world of this deservedly adored dip. Lovers of zesty Mexican cuisine and avocado enthusiasts alike, prepare to rejoice!

When is Guac Day?

It's national guac day on the 16th September.

Lighting the Torch for Tasty Tradition

According to our database, National Guacamole Day saw its highest internet buzz on 16th September 2020, with a whopping 33,325 mentions. Clearly, the infectious enthusiasm for this avocado-based delight is as pervasive as that beautiful green goop on your nachos.

Why Avocados are Awesome

Why all the online love for guacamole? Well, besides its irresistibly creamy taste and texture, avocados—an essential ingredient in guacamole—are an excellent source of healthy fats. Not just another pretty face in the fruit bowl, it's a tasty and wholesome addition to your diet.

A Day to Dip, Devour and Savor

National Guacamole Day isn’t just about indulging guilt-free in that extra scoop of guac on your burrito. It’s an opportunity to experiment in the kitchen with various guacamole recipes. Spicy or mild, chunky or smooth, every preference has a place in our communal love for this diverse dip.

Remember, it's a Day for Celebration!

Like the creamy, zesty dip that we honor on this day, the spirit of National Guacamole Day is all about unity and togetherness. It brings loved ones around the table in shared admiration for a true culinary wonder. So be sure to tag your guacamole gourmet creations with #NationalGuacamoleDay and spread the avocado love!

History behind the term 'Guac'


Origins of Guacamole

Guac, the popular term for guacamole, traces its origins back to traditional Mexican cuisine. Guacamole is a delicious avocado-based dip that has been a staple of Mexican cuisine for centuries. It is made by mashing ripe avocados and combining them with various ingredients, such as lime juice, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and spices. The rich and creamy texture, combined with the zesty flavors, makes guacamole a favorite among food enthusiasts.


Introduction of 'Guac'

The term 'guac' emerged in the late 1990s as a shortened form of the word 'guacamole.' It is believed to have originated in American English, as a way to make the word more casual and accessible. 'Guac' quickly gained popularity among millennials and social media users who were looking for a shortened version of the word to use in everyday conversations and online platforms.


Guac-mania in Social Media

The rise of social media platforms played a significant role in the spread of the term 'guac.' With the growing popularity of platforms like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, people started using the term 'guac' as a hashtag or a catchy phrase to describe their love for guacamole. The simplicity and catchiness of the term made it a popular choice for food lovers and created a buzz around the dish.


Guac in Pop Culture

Over the years, 'guac' has become more than just a term for guacamole; it has made its way into pop culture. From memes to merchandise, 'guac' has become a symbol of food appreciation and a trendy word associated with avocado-based dishes. It is often used humorously or in a playful manner, reflecting the influence of modern digital culture on the evolution of language and slang terms.

Did you know?

Did you know that avocados were known as 'ahuacatl' or 'testicle' by the Aztecs due to their shape? Luckily, the Spanish conquistadors had trouble pronouncing that, so we ended up with the more palatable 'aguacate', which morphed into 'avocado'. And that's a relief because 'national testicle dip day' doesn't have quite the same ring to it!


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16th September 2015

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16th September 2020

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