National Sangria Day

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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.

When is Sangria Day?

It's national sangria day on the 20th December.

History of National Sangria Day

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!

Celebration of National Sangria Day

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.

History behind the term 'Sangria'

16th century

The Birth of Sangria

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.

19th century

Sangria at the Worlds' Fair

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.

20th century

Sangria in the United States

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.

21st century

Sangria Goes Global

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.

Did you know?

Did you know that to really be called sangria, the drink must have certain ingredients? These include red wine, chopped fruit, a sweetener, and a small amount of brandy. However, variations may include white wine or champagne instead.


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First identified

7th December 2015

Most mentioned on

20th December 2017

Total mentions


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