Apple Cider Day

There are a few things that people in North America expect when November comes around. They know that it’s the end of the mowing season in many areas; that Thanksgiving is coming up quickly; and with its arrival, the holiday season begins.

People also know that the weather is going to be nice and crisp and that the brisk November days are going to be perfect for enjoying warm apple cider. And a holiday that encourages all of us to enjoy this form of cider is Apple Cider Day. This holiday is observed annually on the 18th of November and it encourages everyone to enjoy apple cider in all of its forms.

The History Of Apple Cider Day

Apple cider has been around for a very long time. How long? Some records date back to the 1st century B.C. in what is now modern-day England. This makes sense since apples have been enjoyed in Asia and Africa as far back as 1,300 B.C.

So, it’s only logical that apple cider would be created eventually. After all, it’s just fermented apple juice. Of course, apple cider back then had a much higher alcohol content than the ciders that are commercially available today. As far as the history of Apple Cider Day, we’re not entirely sure when this holiday was created.

We think it came into existence sometime after 2003 — the year when the pumpkin spice trend really started taking off. This was a time when many people began to rediscover traditional fall flavors, and they became extremely popular.

Crisp & Tasty Apple Cider Facts

Apple cider is pretty good, but there is something better. What is that, you ask? Well, it’s apple cider facts. We’ve collected quite a large collection of factoids about this beverage, and we’re now going to list them below for everyone’s education and entertainment. Enjoy the following facts with a nice hot apple cider, and it’s a great way to celebrate Apple Cider Day.

  • It takes about three dozen apples to make one gallon of apple cider.
  • In 14th-century Europe, children were often baptized in cider because it was cleaner than water.
  • Cider in the U.S. is categorized as wine for tax purposes.

Observing Apple Cider Day

Apple Cider Day is a great way to get ready for the Thanksgiving season, and it’s a drink that can be enjoyed in a variety of different ways. There’s hot apple cider, cider mixed with sparkling wine to make a winter sangria, used in chai tea, or made into a boozy winter drink using mulling spices. No matter how a person chooses to observe this day, they should spread the word about it using the hashtag #AppleCiderDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
November 18 Monday
Next year (2025)
November 18 Tuesday
Last year (2023)
November 18 Saturday
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