Beer Pong Day

Beer Pong Day is a holiday observed annually on the first Saturday in May and celebrates a game that has been enjoyed by party-goers for over 70 years. Beer pong is a drinking game where players attempt to bounce or hit table tennis balls into cups of beer. If they’re successful, then their opponent is required to drink the contents of the cup where it landed.

As most people will quickly see, it’s a game where participants can end up drinking a lot of beer in a short period of time. Also known as Beirut, this game has been the preferred game of college dorms and everyone else looking to add a little competitive fun to their party.

The History Of Beer Pong Day

According to apocryphal reports, beer pong is a game that dates back to the 1950s. These reports state that it was first played in Boston, Massachusetts—although we’re unable to independently verify whether that’s the case. What we do know is that it wasn’t played in an official capacity until 1979.

What we do know is that Beer Pong Day is a holiday that was first observed in 2006. This is also when the World Series of Beer Pong (WSOBP) was created by beer pong players. This annual event is observed in Las Vegas, Nevada every year.

Exciting Facts About Beer Pong

Below are some facts about beer pong that we would like everyone to know. We discovered the following facts after doing extensive research for Beer Pong Day. Let’s take a look at them below.

  • Beer pong was originally played with paddles, but that practice was phased out near the end of the 20th century.
  • The Canadian version of this game is played on an air hockey table with a puck.
  • Beer pong is the official game of Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • In professional beer pong, players have no more than 45 seconds to toss their ball.
  • Beer pong used to be a popular game played at Ivy League schools, but that is beginning to change as schools move away from alcohol-related activities.

Observing Beer Pong Day

Fortunately, this holiday is observed on a Saturday, which allows people to really enjoy this game with their friends and family. Of course, most people will use actual beer to play beer pong, but that doesn’t have to be the case.

People who are avoiding alcoholic drinks can use non-alcoholic beer or root beer to play this game. Beer pong players who want to advertise this game or this holiday to other people can do so by using the hashtag #BeerPongDay.

When is it?
This year (2024)
May 4 Saturday
Next year (2025)
May 3 Saturday
Last year (2023)
May 6 Saturday
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