Here at Sing Gin we think of every day as Gin Day! We live and breathe our passion for our gin and its proud place in the vast array available on the market. It’s true to say that there’s a ginaissance going on, and gin just keeps gaining more popularity!
With that in mind, it only seems right and natural that gin should have its own awareness day! So, let’s discover what World Gin Day is and how it’s celebrated around the globe.
World Gin Day is celebrated on the second Saturday in June (the perfect time of year to savour a G&T in the garden with friends!) so in 2022 it was on Saturday 11th June, and in 2023 it will be Saturday 10th June. Yes, it is always on a Saturday, for good reason…
First and foremost, it’s a celebration! World Gin Day is a day to enjoy gin. If you ask us, a global day of recognition of our favourite drink isn’t something to experience solo. Best to gather a group of fellow gin fans for this one.
For gin makers such as ourselves, it’s the perfect opportunity to connect with gin drinkers, to discover what they’re looking for in their ideal gin, and maybe introduce them to a gin they haven’t tried before.
World Gin Day is led by blogger Emma Stokes, also known as Gin Monkey. The day was founded by her friend Neil Houston in 2009 as a way to bring together friends in the celebration of gin, in Birmingham. Emma took it over in 2010, where it largely moved to London to a bar in Soho called Graphic. Since then it’s grown and grown, reaching gin lovers all over the world. Today World Gin Day is celebrated in over 30 countries and reaches more than 200 million people via social media. That’s a lot of lovers of gin!
You have a few options! One way is to see whether there are any Gin Day events happening near you. Events are listed on the World Gin Day website and you’ll likely find more appear the closer to June we get.
If connecting with people all over the world is your aim, World Gin Day has its own hashtag so you can post about your gin adventures on social media and see how others are celebrating, too: #WorldGinDay.
A really lovely way to celebrate Gin Day is to make it your own! Here are some ideas for you. First, gather some friends…
Ah yes, indeed there is. International Gin and Tonic Day was founded in 2010 and is celebrated worldwide on the 19th October, a date chosen in memory of G&T fan Mary Edith Keyburn. She passed away with a G&T in a teacup at her elbow, smuggled in by friends, who then chose her date of passing to start celebrating an annual day of gin and tonic appreciation. That’s quite a legacy!
The beauty of this day is that a G&T is so quick and easy to mix up and enjoy. Get together with friends or celebrate this one quietly at the end of a long day – raise a glass to Mary.
And before you start feeling a little merry on all these celebrations – there is a National Gin and Tonic Day as well, which takes place in America.
Hopefully you’re now feeling inspired to sample a new gin, pour yourself a glass of your favourite, and raise a glass to the gin industry. It’s one we’re very proud to be part of. If you fancy making an award-winning gin – made from the grape rather than the grain – your next gin to try, we think you’ll find Sing Gin a very enjoyable experience. Cheers!
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