Celebrated on September 16th
Guacamole is Aztec for “Avocado Sauce”, the original recipe calling for crushed avocado, tomatoes and salt. Also, the Haas avocado does not begin to ripen until it is harvested (off the tree)
On April 11, 2013, 450 high school students in Tancítaro, Michoacán, Mexico set the world record for the largest serving of guacamole, which weighed 2,670 kilograms, or 5,886lbs. National Guacamole Day is celebrated on Mexican Independence Day, September 16th.
Need to ripen that avocado ASAP? Place it in a brown paper bag with a banana or two. The bananas will release ethylene gas, a natural plant hormone that aids in ripening fruit.