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If you love Coca-Cola, National Have a Coke Day is for you. Lots of people remember the words from the accompanying advertisement song. «Drink a Coca-Cola», «This is a real thing» – you can sing these phrases while pouring a delicious carbonated drink.


May 8 is considered the birthday of Coca-Cola, as on this day a carbonated drink based on cola syrup was patented and introduced to the world. Invented by John Stith Pemberton. Initially, it was intended for hangovers and headaches.

The name Coca-Cola comes from 2 main components: coca leaves (cocaine source) and cola nuts. Cocaine microparticles presented in the drink until the early 20th century. Then formula was changed, experts started using a non-narcotic extract of coca leaves.

The drink gained popularity after the First World War. Today, The Coca-Cola Company remains the largest brand of non-alcoholic beverages supplied to the markets of most countries.

Interesting Facts

What interesting things do we know?

  1. Classic contour-shaped Coca-Cola glass bottle appeared in 1916. Before the bottles had different, less attractive shape. And the first one looked like a medicine bottle.
  2. Classic Coca-Cola remains the most popular.
  3. The Coca-Cola company has about 160 patented drinks.
  4. Coca-Cola is used as a drink, ingredient in desserts, sauces, and even as a cleanser.

When is National Have a Coke Day celebrated in 2022?

National Have a Coke Day is observed on May 8 each year.