National Tater Day
National Tater Day is observed next on Friday, March 31st, 2023 (181 days from today).
Do you like tater? There are many dishes made from tater and it is sure to delight you. If you like your fun creation, National Tater Day celebrated every year on March 31st is for you! This date recognizes all the potatoes that provide us with essential vitamins, minerals and fiber.
Potatoes are quite versatile, which may explain why so many people like them. In the United States, they are the number one consumed vegetable. And when you consider how many ways we can eat over 200 different types of potatoes in the United States, you won't be surprised.
History of National Tater Day
The day can be traced back to Kentucky, where they have been celebrating Tater Day for a while. However, studies could not find the author of this National Tater Day.
First of all, we can bake them. Who doesn't love a baked potato? Yes, we see you in the back. Hand down. The rest of us thoroughly enjoyed the scones. Plus those baked potatoes? With all sorts of delicious toppings, you can bake them twice. Twice! Second, we can also boil them. And we can make soups, salads from boiled potatoes or make one of the all-time favorite potato dishes - mashed potatoes. And did you know, mashed potatoes also have many different recipes? You can't have shepherd's pie without mashed potatoes. Let's scoop them and slice them and we can make scallops, fried or even minced. And then the potato dumplings and pancakes.
In addition to all the ways we use potatoes, this date may have originally taken on a different meaning. In early April, parts of Kentucky celebrate Tater Day. Sweet potatoes are one of the main cash crops in this area. Tater Day started back in the early 1840s with the trade and sale of sweet potatoes. In the United States, it is the oldest continuous trade day.
Worldwide, there are more than four thousand varieties of potatoes.
Since potatoes were shipped from Europe to the colonies in the early 17th century, their consumption has become a staple of the North American diet.
How to view National Tater Day
Eat potatoes, eat or stuff them however you like. Sprinkle with herbs, cheese or just a pinch of salt. It is really important that you honor this humble vegetable. Use #NationalTaterDay to post on social media.
ObservedNational Tater Day has been observed annually on March 31st.
Wednesday, March 31st, 2021
Thursday, March 31st, 2022
Friday, March 31st, 2023
Sunday, March 31st, 2024
Monday, March 31st, 2025