Daily Holiday Calendar - holidays and special events by Month and Day

Home

Content Channels:

Major Holidays
Holidays by Month
Food Holidays
Garden Holidays
Birthdays
Anniversaries
Just 4 Fun
This Day in History

Christmas
Halloween
Thanksgiving
Easter
Valentine's Day
St. Patrick's Day
Chinese New Year

Holiday Recipes
Garden Recipes
Pumpkin Recipes

Free Greeting Cards

How to Create Special Days

"National" Days Definition

 

 


 

Amazon.com
Search for:
Calendars
Holidays
Recipes










China Unique - Chinese holidays, giant panda bears, Asian recipes, more.

Mint Julep Day

Date When Celebrated: This holiday is always on May 30

Today is Mint Julep Day. It's a day to enjoy and savor this frosty and refreshing southern classic drink.

Mint Julep is an bourbon based alcoholic beverage. A related version of it, is gin based. It originated and is very popular today in areas south of the Mason-Dixon line in the United States.  The roots of Mint Julep may have Arabic origin, where a similar drink called Julab was made with rose petals. Considered a sign of hospitality, Mint Juleps were first served in the early 1800's on Virginia plantations. It quickly spread in popularity across the south. In 1850, Kentucky Senator Henry Clay introduced it to Washington, D.C., at the Round Robin Bar.

Perhaps Mint Juleps are best known as the official drink of the Kentucky Derby (1938). Today, over 120,00 Mint Juleps are served at the two day "Run for the Roses" event.

Did You Know: Mint Juleps were used medicinally for stomach maladies and other ailments.

Mint Juleps are a frosty cooler. We suspect the originator of this special day set May 30th as the date to celebrate them, as hot weather has arrived in the south by this time. 

May we suggest: Official Kentucky Derby Mint Julep recipe

Related Holidays: Kentucky Derby Day


Origin of Mint Julep Day:

Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. It appears to have started around 2014.

We found an occasional incorrect reference to this as a "National" day. We found no presidential proclamation or act of congress, declaring it as a national day.

See: "National" Days Definition



Ecards Send a free Ecard daily for just about any May calendar holiday, occasion, observance or event. Or, just for the fun of it!


More About Today:

What happened on this Day? This Day in History

Famous May Birthdays

Flower of the Day: Ornamental Grass

Recipe of the Day: Mint Juleps







Holiday Insights, where every day in May is a holiday, a bizarre or wacky day, an observance, or a special event. Join us in the daily calendar fun each and every day of the year.

Did You Know? There are literally thousands of daily holidays, special events and observances, more than one for every day of the year. Many of these holidays are new, and more are being created on a regular basis. Holidays in May are no exception. At Holiday Insights, we strive to thoroughly research and record the details of each one as completely and accurately as possible.

 

Gardener's Network - home gardening, how to grow flowers, vegetables, and herb plants.

Home | Christmas | Halloween | Thanksgiving | Easter | Fourth of July | St. Patrick's Day |
| Chinese New Years | Labor Day | New Year's | Valentine's Day | Holiday Recipes |

Copyright 2000-2020: holidayinsights.com © By Premier Star Co.