National Punch Day is commemorated each year on September 20. Punch refers to a mixture of a wide variety of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks that are generally made with fruit or fruit juice. Enjoy drinking a tall glassful of this delicious party refreshment drink to celebrate 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, food historians consider that this refreshment beverage originated in India from its name. The word Punch comes 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 have been lots of changes brought to the traditional version, and yet it is still a famous drink.

National Punch Day

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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 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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