National Punch Day is commemorated each year on September 20. Punch refers to a mixture of a wide variety of both the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks that are generally made by the fruit or fruit juice. Enjoy drinking a tall glassful of this delicious party refreshment drink as to celebrate the National Punch Day.
“I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.” – Winston Churchill
History of National Punch Day
There is no such mention about when this day was first celebrated and the person who established it. However, the food historians consider that this refreshment beverage had originated in India from its name. The word Punch has come from the Hindi word Paanch meaning five. It is believed that the original punch drinks in India are prepared with five ingredients. Punch Day is not a reason to drink rather the day celebrates the five key ingredients. The Punch drinks mostly use alcohol (spirits), lemon, sugar, water, and tea (cinnamon). It is a carbonated beverage usually served in large, wide bowls known as punch bowls at wedding parties and other celebrations. It is believed that in the 17th century Punch drink was introduced by the sailors who worked for the British East India Company via India. Soon Punch spread all over Europe and became popular and spread to other countries. Over the centuries, there are lots of changes brought to the traditional version and yet it is still a famous drink.
Other Celebrations on September 20
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How to Celebrate
Prepare your favorite punch drink and share it with your family and friends. Search for punch recipes from the trusted sources as there are hundreds of them available. Use #NationalPunchDay as the hashtag to share your National Punch Day celebrations on social media.
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