National Tater Day

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Welcome to! Today we're celebrating National Tater Day, a day dedicated to the crunchy, savory, and versatile tater. Get ready to dive into a world of spuds, smiles, and spud-ilicious festivities!

When is Tater Day?

It's national tater day on the 31st March.

The Internet and National Tater Day

Believe it or not, National Tater Day didn't start off as a celebration of potatoes, taters, or any spud-related shenanigans. It actually began as a way to pay homage to the wonders of the internet and its ability to create fun and quirky national days.

Back in 2016, on the 31st of March, the internet exploded with mentions of National Tater Day. People from all corners of the web were sharing their love for potatoes and encouraging others to embrace the joy of taters.

With a whopping 1405 mentions, it was clear that National Tater Day had struck a chord with internet users everywhere. Pictures of mouthwatering potato dishes, funny potato memes, and even potato-inspired song parodies flooded social media feeds. It was a day filled with laughter, carb-filled celebrations, and a deep appreciation for our starchy friends.

The Origins of National Tater Day

While the exact origin of National Tater Day is lost in the internet abyss, all signs point to it being a spontaneous creation by potato enthusiasts looking for a reason to celebrate the humble tuber.

As the internet's love for potatoes grew, so did the popularity of National Tater Day. More and more people joined in the festivities, spreading the word and sharing their favorite potato recipes.

From crispy french fries to creamy mashed potatoes, it seemed like everyone had a favorite way to enjoy their taters on this special day. Some even took it a step further by organizing potato-themed parties, where guests showed off their culinary skills in a grand potato cook-off.

Did You Know?

Did you know that potatoes are the fourth most consumed food crop in the world? That's right, these versatile spuds are a staple in many cuisines across the globe. So, the next time you dig into a plate of golden fries or fluffy baked potatoes, remember that you're part of a global potato-loving phenomenon!

History behind the term 'Tater'


The Birth of Potato Importation

In the year 1785, potato importation began to rise. The term 'tater' evolved as a shortened form of 'potato,' commonly used in informal conversations. It was a convenient alternative to the longer and more cumbersome word.

19th Century

Rise of American English Slang

During the 19th century, American English slang gained popularity, and 'tater' became a widely recognized colloquialism for potato. It was embraced by individuals across various regions, especially in rural areas and farming communities where potatoes were a staple crop.

20th Century

Tater Tot Invention

In the early 20th century, the tater tot was invented by Ore-Ida, a frozen potato product company. The term 'tater' was prominently used in the product's name, further solidifying the association of the word with potatoes in the public consciousness.


Tater Tots go Commercial

In 1926, Ore-Ida introduced tater tots to the commercial market, marking a pivotal moment in the popularization of the term 'tater.' The product quickly gained fame and popularity, leading to the widespread use of the term to refer to various potato dishes.

21st Century

Continued Informal Usage

Even in the 21st century, 'tater' remains a beloved, informal term for potato in the English language. It showcases the evolution of language and how slang terms can become deeply rooted in cultural identity. From everyday conversations to menu descriptions, 'tater' continues to be a familiar and endearing term across the United States and beyond.

Did you know?

Did you know that potatoes are the fourth most consumed food crop in the world?


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First identified

31st March 2015

Most mentioned on

31st March 2016

Total mentions


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