Happy 915 Day El Paso!

Today we celebrate 915 Day in El Paso – the 915 referencing the El Paso area code number and today's date of September 15.

Our beautiful city of El Paso was first established in 1827 by Juan María Ponce de León. Soon after in 1881, the city’s growth boomed with the arrival of the Southern Pacific Railroad and finally, in 1873, El Paso was incorporated as a city.

As a border city, El Paso is located at the intersection of three states (Texas, New Mexico, and Chihuahua) and two countries (the U.S. and Mexico).

According to the 2019 U.S Census, El Paso is the sixth-largest city in Texas with an estimated population of 681,728, making it the 22nd-largest city in the country.

So today, in honor of 915 Day let’s celebrate by showing our love for El Chuco, The Sun City, EPT, El Paso:

Eat Local

El Paso has some the best Mexican food in the U.S. and on 915 Day is the perfect time to hit up your favorite spots. May I suggest local eats such as Chico’s Tacos, Charcoaler Drive-in, or Lucy’s Mexican Café.

Shop Local

No more than ever it is especially important to support local – stop by your local shop or business and keep it local.

Show Your Love

In the last few years a surge of El Paso centric t-shirts has popped up and many can be purchased at local shops such as Chuco Relic, El Paso’s Finest, and Viva La Mocha Designs. Sporting your favorite El Paso tee is perfect for 915 Day.