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National Kool-Aid Day

August 12

National Kool-Aid Day - August

The drink loved by many has its own holiday – Kool-Aid Day! Every year the organizers come up with a new theme: in 2022 it’s Mangonificent. Celebrate the day in Nebraska. Anyone can take part!

The History

Kool-Aid is a soft drink in Nebraska. It was created by Edwin Perkins – a man in love with the profession of an inventor! Even as a little boy, he spent hours in the kitchen mixing various ingredients. Later, he said that he owes it to Jello and Coca-Cola, because it was they who motivated him to succeed!

In 1927, Kool-Aid went on sale. Some of the first flavors are cherry, grape, orange, lemon, and raspberry. By the way, the latter was a favorite for the creator himself.

August is the best month for the festival! When else to celebrate this holiday, if not on a hot summer day, when you can enjoy the taste of the original drink?

Interesting facts

A few fun things:

  • initially Kool-Aid was sold in liquid, then it began to be supplied in the form of a powder familiar to us;
  • during the Second World War, the drink was included in the soldier’s ration;
  • in 1960, the original Kool-Aid Kids cartoon was released;
  • packaging designed by the creator himself;
  • some flavors are sugar-free, such as cherries and grapes.

How to celebrate

Kool-Aid Day is celebrated actively and cheerfully with competitions, boat races, auctions, car shows, parades and much more. If you live in Hastings or the surrounding area, be sure to visit the event! You can become a volunteer and join the organization of the holiday.

You can celebrate the day anywhere in the world – the main thing is with your favorite drink!

When is National Kool-Aid Day celebrated in 2022?

National Kool-Aid Day is observed on the second Friday of August.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday August 12 2022
Friday August 11 2023
Friday August 9 2024
Friday August 8 2025
Friday August 14 2026


August 12
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United States

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