Three Latinas Are Trying To Give Conchas A National Day
Because every day should be concha day.
Three Latinas started a campaign on Change.org urging California Governor Jerry Brown to recognize December 8th as National Concha Day.
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As most of us already know, conchas are a staple of Mexican tradition for Día de los Muertos, Christmas, and… every day if you’re in abuelita’s kitchen.
As conchas have gained more fame in Latino pop culture, three Latina foodies decided to take action to give conchas their own day to shine and 1,700 people have agreed.
Seventeen hundred proud concha lovers have already signed the petition.
The campaign needs a total of 2,500 signatures for Governor Jerry Brown to be presented with the request.
Some are signing the petition because conchas are much more than just pan dulce.
They are literally life.
Others have a sentimental connection to the beloved pan dulce.
But for most people, the concha is a representation of Latino culture.
Jessica Resendíz, one of the women who started this petition, says dedicating an entire day to the concha only makes sense.
“There’s a national day for everything: donuts, pizza, tacos! Why not one for pan dulce? I grew up having conchitas con chocolate. This would mean everything to us if it happens. In honor, we would celebrate with an event featuring local vendors, music, dance and of course conchitas con cafécito.”
– Jessica from @raggedytiff
For Karla Jimenez, another founder of this petition, National Concha Day would be a victory the Latino community as a whole.
“If National Concha Day was a reality it would mean another stepping stone, another reminder of the power and reach of our community. And of course it would be so much fun! We can foresee the awesome events and attention to local business and panaderías.”
– Karina Jimenez from @vivaloscupcakes
As for how Alicia Becerra, the third petition starter, would celebrate if National Concha Day became official:
“I would celebrate National Concha Day by taking my kids to our local panadería. We will eat conchas along with a warm cup of champurrado and share stories about their late Abuela Doña Concha that they never fully got to know.”
– Alicia from @aliciasdelicias
So why December 8th? December 8th is known in Mexico as Día de la Concepcion, and Concha is often used as a nickname for the name Concepcion.
To help make National Concha Day a reality check out the change.org petition here and tell us what National Concha Day would mean to you in the comments below.