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National Sangria Day - December 20
Wed, Dec 20, 2023

National Sangria Day

National Sangria Day is the perfect opportunity to gather with friends and enjoy this delicious and noble drink! Wine lovers know that it is difficult to come up with a better drink.

History

Sangria originated in Spain. Peasants spent a lot of time in the orange plantations and to make their work easier they would always carry a bottle of wine with them. To make it more refreshing, spring water and fruit juice were added. This mixture was both tasty and refreshing in the heat, and did not cause intoxication.

In Spain, Sangria wasn’t always popular. In the 8th century, Muslims seized the region and banned the use of alcohol. They ruled the region for 700 years until 1492, when the state gained independence and wine again became significant. In the 18th century, the French borrowed the drink and prepared it with champagne and white wine. It was introduced to the US in 1964 during a World Exhibition held in New York, and National Day was founded later.

Interesting facts

Did you know that Sangria is:

  • Called ‘blood’ in Spanish, referring to its bright color.
  • Traditionally served in decanters.
  • Made with different fruits such as tangerines, apples, pineapples, limes, and strawberries.
  • Sometimes spiced with ginger, mint, and cloves.
  • Traditionally poured into glasses.
  • Sometimes diluted with mineral water.
  • Of moderate strength, with an alcohol content of no more than 12%.

How to take part

On National Sangria Day, gather your family around the table, cook delicious meals, and have fun! Get a quality drink and share it with your loved ones. Learn more about the history of wine – there are a lot of interesting facts to discover.

When is National Sangria Day celebrated in 2023?

National Sangria Day is observed on December 20 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday December 20 2023
Friday December 20 2024
Saturday December 20 2025
Sunday December 20 2026

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