National Beverage day falls on May 6 and we couldn’t be more excited. The day encourages us to sit back, relax, and enjoy our favorite beverages. Beverages come in many forms. And whether you prefer a hold or a cold one, the good news is, there is one for every taste. The only thing that matters is that you pick up or make some of your favorites, gather with family and friends and get ready to enjoy and unwind.
History of National Beverage Day
Beverages have always existed, in one form or another, since the beginning of mankind. Drinks take varied forms and significance in different cultures. They can be viewed as a once in a while treat or as the driving force behind a much needed morning pick me up — shoutout to all the coffee lovers!
The origins of this day can be a little uncertain. Early mentions of National Beverage Day can be found as early as 1921. At this time, the day was known as Bottled Carbonated Beverage day. It was thought of as a way to promote bottled fizzy drinks as “pure” and “wholesome!”
It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when Bottled Carbonated Beverage Day permanently became the less specific National Beverage Day, as ads throughout the 1920s alternately referred to it as National Carbonated Beverage Day or simply Beverage Day, among others.
Nowadays, the meaning has changed thanks to a growing awareness of how and what beverages we consume — especially when they are sugary or alcoholic, so if they fall into this category, it’s always best to consume in moderation.
It is not just during the summer months that beverages play a part in our lives. From cold champagne on New Year’s Eve, to a piping hot espresso on a cold winter’s morning in December, beverages are something we enjoy all year long!