National Absinthe Day
Tue, Mar 5, 2024

National Absinthe Day

National Absinthe Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to absinthe. This bright green strong liquor has been a symbol of creative individuals for many years. Artists, musicians, and actors loved it. It is characterized by a very bright and powerful taste, which is due to the use of wormwood for cooking. The holiday is celebrated on March 5.


The history of National Absinthe Day is not known. It was probably created to enjoy this strong drink and to thank its creator.

Given the fact that wormwood was used to create absinthe, many researchers believe that it may have existed as early as ancient Greece and was prescribed for the treatment of various diseases. This assumption is not denied, but common history attributes the creation of this drink to the French doctor Pierre Orginer. The original recipe for the drink was patented by him at the end of the 18th century.

The medicinal purpose of absinthe has been preserved. The drink began to be produced on a distillery scale in 1797, when production was set up in Switzerland’s Couve. In the 19th century, it was actively used as a drug to prevent malaria. At the same time, it was temporarily banned because it was supposed to cause violence and unrest (don’t forget that it was strong alcohol!). His real fame came in the 20th century. The drink confidently holds its position today.

Interesting facts

  • The absinthe factory in Switzerland was opened by Henry-Louis Pernod.
  • Because of its color, the drink is often called the Green Fairy.
  • The classic version of drinking absinthe is very beautiful. For this purpose, a special spoon with holes is placed on the glass. A piece of refined sugar is placed in it and set on fire. The sugar turns into liquid caramel and drips through the holes into the absinthe, sweetening it and lowering the degree just a little bit.

How to celebrate

On National Absinthe Day, go to a bar or gather with family/friends, remembering to bring a bottle of absinthe to enjoy the taste of this legendary drink. Try the classic version of serving with a lump of sugar.

Spread the word on social media. Ask other users if they have tried absinthe and what impression it left.

When is National Absinthe Day in 2024?

National Absinthe Day is observed on March 5 each year.


Tuesday March 5 2024
Wednesday March 5 2025
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