National Fajita Day

August 18, 2021

August 18 - National Fajita Day

What Is National Fajita Day?

Fajitas are a savoury Tex-Mex dish developed in early 1930’s Texas. Mexican vaqueros created the dish using leftover cuts of beef cooked over an open fire It was originally served with tortillas, and is now also served with Pico de gallo and guacamole. Fajitas are seasoned with a mixture of southwestern spices, bright bell peppers, and grilled onions. Recent developments have also made adaptations to the protein available in the dish, using chicken, shrimp, or pork as well as beef. While celebrating the day with a large, table serving of fajitas to share, do a little bit more learning about the lives and contributions of Mexican cowboys in Texan history.

When Is National Fajita Day?

National Fajita Day on August 18th celebrates the deliciousness of Tex-Mex cuisine.

History Of National Fajita Day

On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina founded National Fajita Day in 2016 to celebrate the flavour of Tex-Mex cuisine in America. The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the celebration in July of 2016 to be observed on August 18th annually.


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