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What day is National Tequila Day celebrated? July 24

What is National Tequila Day? National Tequila Day is a day to enjoy your favorite blend of tequila or try a new one. Here are a few facts you might not know about tequila. First, it must be made from the blue agave plant. Second, it can only be produced in five regions in Mexico. That’s partly because these plants only grows in the rich and sandy soil of Jalisco, Mexico at altitudes of 1,500 meters. To make tequila, the heart of the plant is removed when the plant is 12 years old. Third, tequila has five official classifications: Blanco, Joven, Reposado, Añejo, and Extra Añejo (from youngest to oldest). Fourth, there are 600 subtle aromas in tequila.  In addition, tequila sales doubled in the U.S. in recent years. For instance, in 2005, Americans spent $1.2 billion a year on tequila, but that number jumped to $2.3 billion in 2015.

How to celebrate: Grab a friend and bring a lime and the salt to the party as you enjoy a truly great drink on National Tequila Day. Savor your favorite tequila cocktails, such as the margarita or tequila sunrise, or sip it straight like a good whiskey. Either way, enjoy the moment with friends. Just be sure to bring a designated driver or take a cab or Uber home and drink responsibly.

What is the hashtag? The hashtag for National Tequila Day is #NationalTequilaDay.

What other national days are there for alcohol? There are many other national days relating to alcohol. In fact, National Day Archives has a separate category just for drinks, including alcohol. Browse it by using the category button on the top left of the webpage.