Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

16 Delicious Facts About Tacos Because It's National Taco Day!

You might not have realized it, but tacos are a serious thing, especially on National Taco Day, which just so happens to be today, October 4th. So, if you love tacos then this is the ultimate holiday for you. There's just no excuse why you shouldn't eat some tacos today! So, call in sick, or take an extended lunch break, and head on over to your favorite taco making restaurant like Taco Bell or Chipotle's and start celebrating. One taco just isn't enough. Besides, this is a fiesta! So eat up! Things are about to get hot and spicy at popular taco restaurants all across the nation.

National Taco Day is great when it falls on a Tuesday, cause you can hashtag #TacoTuesday.

But this year, the popular made-up food holiday fell on a Wednesday. But we don't care, because we love this popular Mexican dish, and simply can't stop with you one.

Have you ever wondered what the word taco actually means?

It turns out that it means "light lunch," which is ironic because most of us who frequent fast food venues like Taco Bell wind up order like six of these suckers and we're never in the mood to share.

Tacos aren't a recent food invention either. It turns out that they go back thousands of years.

According to Tacopedia (yes, it exists), tacos were invented around 1,000 and 500 B.C. and our ancestors used the tortilla as an edible spoon to scoop up all the tasty ingredients. Is your mouth watering yet?

Did you know that you can also go on a taco cleanse to improve your health?

While conventional tacos use beef or chicken, there's also a vegan alternative that has had a major impact on the well-being of some people. Rumor has it that even FRIENDS celeb Jennifer Aniston might have figured out how to make some of these.

Did you know that you can also go on a taco cleanse to improve your health?

Taco Cleanse

You can eat tacos anywhere, but not at any time according to Mexican tradition.

While most of us eat tacos for lunch, dinner, and any time in between, Mexicans have a different point of view. For example, Antojitos tacos can only be eaten during dinner while seafood tacos should only be eaten during lunch.

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