National Mexican Day

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Ah, National Mexican Day! A celebration of Mexican culture, cuisine, and all things fiesta. Prepare your taste buds for some spicy flavors, your ears for lively music, and your body for plenty of dancing. This is a day to embrace the vibrant spirit of Mexico and indulge in its rich traditions. So put on your sombrero and let's dive into the spicy world of National Mexican Day!

When is Mexican Day?

It's national mexican day on the 30th April.

The Internet History of National Mexican Day

Did you know that National Mexican Day first gained popularity on the glorious day of April 30, 2019? It took the internet by storm with a whopping 778 mentions! People couldn't get enough of the vibrant celebrations and mouthwatering dishes.

But let's rewind a bit and explore the roots of this festive day. National Mexican Day celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Mexico, from its ancient civilizations to its modern traditions. It's a day to honor the contributions of Mexican people to art, music, food, and so much more.

This special day started as a way to promote awareness and appreciation for Mexican culture. With the rise of social media, it quickly spread like wildfire, and now it's a day that people look forward to all year round.

How to Celebrate National Mexican Day

Now that you're all excited about National Mexican Day, it's time to plan your celebration. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Host a fiesta at your place with plenty of delicious Mexican food like tacos, enchiladas, and guacamole. Don't forget the margaritas!
  • Learn to salsa dance! Find some tutorials online or join a local dance class. It's a fun and energetic way to immerse yourself in Mexican culture.
  • Visit a Mexican restaurant in your area and try some authentic dishes. Expand your culinary horizons and discover new flavors.
  • Explore Mexican art and literature. Visit a museum or read a book by a Mexican author. You'll be amazed by the creativity and talent.
  • Watch a Mexican movie or play some traditional Mexican music. Let the sounds and visuals transport you to the colorful streets of Mexico.

Did You Know?

Did you know that Mexico has the largest number of Spanish speakers in the world? With over 130 million people, it's no wonder that Spanish is widely spoken in this vibrant country. So, if you've ever wanted to learn Spanish, National Mexican Day is the perfect excuse to start!

History behind the term 'Mexican'


The Spanish Conquest

In 1521, the Spanish conquistadors led by Hernán Cortés defeated the Aztec Empire in what is now known as Mexico. This marked the beginning of the Spanish colonization of the region.


Mexican Independence

After over 300 years of Spanish rule, Mexico gained its independence in 1821. The term 'Mexican' began to be associated with the people of the newly formed independent nation.


Mexican-American War

The Mexican-American War took place from 1846 to 1848, resulting in Mexico losing a significant portion of its territory to the United States. This event further solidified the term 'Mexican' to refer to the people of Mexican descent.


Mexican Revolution

The Mexican Revolution was a period of armed conflict and social upheaval that lasted from 1910 to 1940. It brought about significant changes in Mexico's political and social structure and contributed to the development of a distinct Mexican identity.


Mexicanidad Movement

The Mexicanidad movement emerged in the 1920s as a cultural and intellectual movement that aimed to define and celebrate the essence of being Mexican. It sought to promote national pride, indigenous heritage, and resistance against foreign influences.


Mexican Cuisine's Global Popularity

Starting in the 1980s, Mexican cuisine gained widespread popularity worldwide. The increasing popularity of dishes such as tacos, guacamole, and salsa contributed to the term 'Mexican' becoming synonymous with delicious and flavorful food.

Did you know?

Did you know that Mexico has the largest number of Spanish speakers in the world?


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First identified

5th May 2015

Most mentioned on

30th April 2019

Total mentions


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