2021 Drinks Holidays – Mark Your Calendars For These Drinking Celebrations

As we enter 2021, we certainly need reasons to celebrate leaving 2020 behind.  it seems like literally every single day there is someone celebrating National something day, it is because it is true. At some point in history, the National Days Wizard joined the ranks of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, Mother Nature, and the Tooth Fairy as some omnipotent holiday powerhouse telling us when to celebrate. But hey, we love celebrating with a drink in hand, so we are here for it.

Even the most random things imaginable have a day dedicated to them (yes, I’m looking at you Dogs in Politics Day on Sept. 23rd). Of course, we know that these days were made up by marketing people but we love any good reason to celebrate with a drink So plan your drink specials and social media posts, here are some of the drinking holidays coming up.

*NOTE – some of these are not technically drink specific holidays, but are days that the beverage industry has typically celebrated or acknowledged. 

2021 Drinks Holidays


JANUARY 2021

Month long – Ginuary
1/1 – Bloody Mary Day
1/1 – Hangover Day
1/3 – Drinking Straw Day – let’s remove or reduce single use plastic straws, please
1/5 – Keto Day
1/11 – Hot Toddy Day
1/11 – Milk Day
1/17 – Hot Buttered Rum Day
1/17 – Bootlegger’s Day
1/20 – Coffee Break Day
1/24 – Beer Can Appreciation Day
1/25 – Irish Coffee Day
1/25 – Burns Night
1/26 – Green Juice Day
1/31 – Brandy Alexander Day
1/31 – Hot Chocolate Day

FEBRUARY 2021

2/6 – International Pisco Sour Day
2/7 – Super Bowl
2/13 – Galentine’s Day
2/14 – Valentine’s Day
2/16 – Fat Tuesday / Mardi Gras
2/17 – National Cafe Au Lait Day
2/18 – Drink Wine Day
2/22 – Margarita Day
2/24 – World Bartender Day
2/26 – Skip the Straw Day
2/27 – Open that Bottle Day
2/27 – National Kahlua Day

MARCH 2021

3/3 – Irish Whiskey Day
3/3 – Mulled Wine Day
3/3 – Moscow Mule Day
3/5 – Absinthe Day
3/8 – International Women’s Day
3/17 – St. Patrick’s Day
3/21 – Vermouth Day
3/22 – World Water Day
3/24 – National Cocktail Day
3/27 – International Whisk(e)y Day

APRIL 2021

4/1 – April Fool’s Day
4/6 – New Beer’s Eve
4/7 – Beer Day
4/8 – Alcohol Screening Day
4/9 – Gin & Tonic Day
4/11 – King Gambrinus Day
4/17 – Malbec Day
4/19 – Amaretto Day
4/20 – Four-Twenty / Cannabis
4/21 – Tea Day
4/30 – Bubble Tea Day

MAY 2021

5/1 – Kentucky Derby
5/1 – Beer Pong Day
5/2 – Lemonade Day
5/5 – Cinco de Mayo
5/6 – National Beverage Day
5/7 – Cosmopolitan Day
5/7 – Homebrew Day
5/13 – World Cocktail Day
5/15 – World Whisk(e)y Day
5/16 – Mimosa Day
5/17 – American Craft Beer Week
5/25 – World Wine Day
5/26 – World Sherry Day
5/30 – Mint Julep Day

JUNE 2021

6/1 – World Milk Day
6/4 – Cognac Day
6/5 – Moonshine Day
6/6 – Give a Bum a Drink Day
6/8 – World Gin Day
6/10 – Iced Tea Day
6/13 – World Gin Day
6/13 – Rosé Day
6/14 – Bourbon Day
6/19 – Martini Day
6/20 – National Vanilla Milkshake Day
6/20 – National Ice Cream Soda Day
6/21 – Smoothie Day
6/21 – World Lambrusco Day
6/30 – Mai Tai Day

JULY 2021

7/1 – National Wine Cooler Day
7/2 – Anisette Day
7/4 – Independence Day (U.S.)
7/7 – Dive Bar Day
7/10 – Piña Colada Day
7/11 – Mojito Day
7/11 – World Rum Day
7/12 – Michelada Day
7/14 – National Gran Marnier Day
7/14 – Bastille Day
7/19 – Daiquiri Day
7/24 – Tequila Day
7/25 – Wine and Cheese Day
7/26 – National Coffee Milkshake Day
7/27 – Scotch Day

AUGUST 2021

8/1 – Mead Day
8/1 – International Albarino Day
8/4 – National White Wine Day
8/6 – National Root Beer Float Day
8/6 – IPA Beer Day
8/7 – International Beer Day
8/8 – International Scottish Gin Day
8/9 – World Baijiu Day
8/16 – National Rum Day
8/18 – Pinot Noir Day
8/20 – National Lemonade Day
8/21 – National Sweet Tea Day
8/25 – Whiskey Sour Day
8/28 – National Red Wine Day
8/29 – International Cabernet Sauvignon Day
8/29 – National Lemon Juice Day

SEPTEMBER 2021

9/1 – 9/30 – Bourbon Heritage Month
9/2 – Labor Day (U.S.)
9/2 – National Espresso Martini Day
9/3 – Cabernet Day
9/7 – National Beer Lover’s Day
9/10 – International Canned Cocktail Day
9/15 – Creme de Menthe Day
9/18 – Grenache Day
9/19 – Oktoberfest
9/20 – Rum Punch Day
9/21 – Grenache Day
9/24 – 9/30 – Brandy Week
9/27 – National Crush a Can Day
9/28 – Drink Beer Day
9/29 – Coffee Day
9/30 – National Mulled Wine Day

OCTOBER 2021

10/1 – International Coffee Day
10/1 – World Sake Day
10/3 – World Smoothie Day
10/4 – Vodka Day
10/5 – 10/9 – Cosmo Week
10/7 – Frappe Day
10/13 – International Pinotage Day
10/19 – International Gin & Tonic Day
10/20 – Brandied Fruit Day
10/21 – National Mezcal Day
10/27 – American Beer Day
10/31 – Halloween

NOVEMBER 2021

11/3 – International Stout Day
11/7 – International Merlot Day
11/8 – National Cappuccino Day
11/8 – Harvey Wallbanger Day
11/8 – National Shot Day
11/12 – Happy Hour Day
11/14 – International Tempranillo Day
11/18 – Apple Cider Day
11/19 – National Macchiato Day
11/19 – Beaujolais Nouveau Day
11/19 – Zinfandel Day
11/23 – National Espresso Day
11/26 – Thanksgiving

DECEMBER 2021

12/1 – 12/31 – Eggnog Month
12/3 – Peppermint Latte Day
12/4 – Cabernet Franc Day
12/5 – Repeal Day (U.S.)
12/10 – 12/18 – Hanukkah
12/13 – Hot Cocoa Day
12/14 – Screwdriver Day
12/20 – Sangria Day
12/21 – Coquito Day
12/24 – Eggnog Day
12/25 – Christmas Day
12/31 – Champagne Day
12/31 – New Year’s Eve

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