National Chili Day

Category: Food
National Chili Day in USA in 2023
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About National Chili Day

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Dates of National Chili Day
2023 USA Thursday, February 23rdNational Chili Day
2022 USA Thursday, February 24thNational Chili Day
2021 USA Thursday, February 25thNational Chili Day
2020 USA Thursday, February 27thNational Chili Day
2019 USA Thursday, February 28thNational Chili Day
Summary
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Despite popular belief, chili does not come from Mexico. “For all the emotions that it stirs up, no one is really sure how or in what form chili originated,” National Geographic reports. The recipe is certainly influenced by Mexican culture, but it also incorporates elements from Native American and Spanish culinary traditions. Many historians believe chili originated in Texas where all three of these cultures intersected.

Chili became the official state dish of Texas in 1977, and the state legislature declared that the spicy stew deserved to be the state dish "in recognition of the fact that the only real 'bowl of red' is that prepared by Texans

According to legend, Spanish priests called the first chili “the soup of the Devil” because they believed that chili peppers were an aphrodisiac.

To celebrate National Chili Day, indulge in a delicious bowl of this historical spicy stew!

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