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National Tequila Day

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About National Tequila Day

When is National Tequila Day? This holiday is always celebrated on July 24

National Tequila Day is today, a July 24 holiday. This drink is strong and potent. You can’t drink too many before you really feel its effects. It is made from the distilled sap of the succulent Blue Agave plant. Importantly, not just any agave plant will do. It must be specifically from the Blue Agave plant. As you enjoy a margarita, or a shot or two of tequila today, review our Tequila trivia (below). And, take a moment to be thankful for the blue agave plant.

Agave plants can be grown in any hot, arid area. By Mexican law, Tequila can only be made from the Blue Agave plant grown specifically in and around Tequila, Mexico, and a few select areas nearby. To meet the demand for this liquor, over 300 million plants are harvested a year!

The word “Tequila” has its roots in the Arabic word “Thaquila”, which means heavy and strong.

One Tequila, two Tequila, three Tequila, floor. Lift your Margarita or shot glass in celebration of National Tequila Day!

Thought for the Day: Take life with a grain of salt, plus a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila.

Remember to drink responsibly.

Tequila Trivia

Here are some tequila trivia and facts that will impress your friends as you down a shot, or sip on a Margarita:

  • Most tequilas are 80 proof or 40% ABV. Some producers make their tequilas higher.
  • As early as 150 BC, Ancient Aztecs consumed Pulque, the ancestor of tequila.
  • It was introduced to America at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. During Prohibition, smugglers brought it into the U.S. from Mexico.
  • It is a plant-based drink.
  • The agave plant was once used to make clothes and roofing.
  • The word “Tequila” comes from the ancient Nahuatl word “Tequillan,” which means “place of tribute”.
  • Tequila producers must have patience. The plant matures in 8 – 12 years.
  • The most expensive bottle ever was made by Tequila Ley. It sold for $225,000.
  • Medicinally, Tequila soothes sore throats.


Blue Agave Plant, when is Tequila Day

How to Celebrate in National Tequila Day

Here are a few ideas on how to celebrate this holiday:

  • Drink Tequila straight, or mixed in a drink.
  • Make Margaritas.
  • Have it at the bar.
  • Grow an Agave plant.
  • Use your tequila trivia to amaze your hard-drinking friends.

Today's Quotes and Sayings

“Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.”  – –  Margaret Mead

Tequila, the nighttime, sniffling, sneezing, how did I end up on the floor medicine.

History and Origin of National Tequila Day

Our research did not find the creator or the origin of this day. Perhaps after a few shots, the creator of this fine holiday was two tipsy to record and take credit as the originator.

This is not a true “National” day. Neither the U.S. Congress, nor the President of the United States has proclaimed today National Tequila Day. It is possible that this is a Mexican national day. Our research into Mexican information sources is quite limited.

Definition of “National” Days – and why it is important to distinguish true National days.

This Day in History

Here are some of the things that happened on this day:

  • Jacques Cartier lands in Canada and claims it for France. (1534)
  • President Herbert Hoover announces the Kellogg-Briand Pact which renounces war. (A lot of good that did.)  (1929)
  • Jennifer Lopez, actress, singer, “J-Lo” was born on this day in 1070.

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