By Joshua Madden
It takes only a quick Google search to realize that people have created all sorts of funny (and arguably pointless) holidays, but today is special. Today, ladies and gentlemen, is National Guacamole Day.
Who doesn’t love guacamole? Having just recently moved here from Kansas, I’m discovering quickly that guacamole — and Mexican food in general, for that matter — is a little more treasured here in Texas than it might be elsewhere, but that’s not to say the rest of the world is ignoring it.
If you search for “Guacamole book” on Amazon.com — be sure to not just search the books department — the search will yield 80 results. Think about that for a second: at least 80 books have been written about guacamole.
Not feeling in a reading kind of mood? Fine, just search for “Guacamole” and you’ll still get plenty of results…and by plenty, I mean more than a thousand.
In an article for the Atlanta Constitution Journal titled, “Free guacamole at Schlotzsky’s,” Lauren Davidson wrote “Schlotzsky’s is celebrating National Guacamole Day (for real) Friday [today] by giving customers a free 3-ounce serving of guacamole with the purchase of any sandwich meal.”
Even if you can’t make it off-campus to chow down on some free guacamole at Schlotzsky’s, you can still swing by Quiznos and order guacamole for one of your sandwiches there.
Sounds like it’s not just me and it’s not just Texas that feels the need to celebrate National Guacamole Day.
But maybe you didn’t make plans in time. Maybe you’re just now hearing about National Guacamole Day and you’re not going to have time to throw a guacamole-themed party for you and your friends.
Don’t get too disappointed, because National Spicy Guacamole Day is Nov. 14th. That’s just around the corner. What better way to warm up the middle of November than by digging into some spicy guacamole?
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is part of the A&E section’s celebration of avocados in honor of National Guacamole Day.