Get your jugs out, folks! By that, we of course mean your pitchers, because it's time to pour some wine, toss in some fruit, and make magic happen. Yes, it's all about National Sangria Day—a day that remarkably combines art, science, and a bunch of alcohol for the win. (Not that we're encouraging a bacchanalian revel, of course!) Looks like people were really getting into the spirits of things, with the most mentions of the day popping up on 20th December, 2017.
It's national sangria day on the 20th December.
Originating in Spain, sangria has charmed the socks (and sometimes the sanity) off people for centuries. The name 'sangria' comes from 'sangre', the Spanish word for blood, reflecting its typically dark-red color. But don't worry, no vampires were involved in the making of this drink—unless, of course, you count some of the hangovers.
Sangria made its way to America during the 1964 World's Fair in New York and it was love at first pour. Bursting onto the social media scene in the 21st century, National Sangria Day has been recorded in our data since way back when profile pictures were still in sepia. It looks like the party really started shaking on December 20th, 2017, with 3175 online mentions in 24 hours. That's a lot of fruit soaked fun!
To celebrate National Sangria Day, start by gathering your ingredients – preferably a full-bodied wine, any fruits you have on hand, a bit of brandy for that kick (don't make us swear), and a touch of sweetener. Combine, chill, and say cheers. Then put your feet up, sip your sangria, and contemplate the clear correlation between the rise of National Sangria Day mentions and happiness levels worldwide. Ok, we might not have actual data on that, but we're pretty sure there's something there.
Sangria, the beloved fruity wine punch, has a history that can be traced back to the 16th century in Spain. It is said that the term 'sangria' comes from the Spanish word 'sangré', meaning 'blood', and refers to the red color of the drink. At this time, wine was a popular beverage, but due to often being of low quality, people started adding ingredients like sugar, lemon, and spices to improve the taste. This was the birth of what we now know as sangria.
The popularity of sangria spread beyond Spain in the 19th century. In 1864, sangria made its international debut at the World's Fair in Paris. Visitors from around the world were introduced to this refreshing and flavorful drink, and it quickly gained recognition as a delightful summer beverage.
Sangria crossed the Atlantic Ocean and became popular in the United States in the mid-20th century. It was initially embraced by Americans who had traveled to Spain and experienced the drink firsthand. As the popularity of international cuisine grew, so did the demand for sangria. It became a staple at Spanish and Mexican restaurants, and soon, people started experimenting with different variations, adding their own unique twists and flavors to the traditional recipe.
In the 21st century, sangria has become a beloved drink around the world. It is not only enjoyed in Spain and the United States but has gained popularity in numerous countries. Variations of sangria can be found in different parts of the world, with regional fruits and flavors being incorporated into the mix. From sparkling sangria to white wine-based versions, the possibilities are endless. Sangria's refreshing and fruity characteristics continue to captivate people's palates, making it a go-to choice for social gatherings and summer celebrations.
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