National Eggnog Day

Eggnog is a beverage that many people believe should only be consumed during the Christmas holidays. Nonetheless, it has earned its own holiday. Okay, in all fairness, while it does have its own holiday, it still has to share the day with Christmas Eve, so it is kind of stuck in that holiday beverage role.

This holiday is called National Eggnog Day and it falls annually on December 24th, which should make it an easy holiday to observe since you’ll probably already have eggnog for Christmas in your home when you celebrate it.

The History of Eggnog

It’s believed that eggnog dates back to a 14th-century drink enjoyed by Medieval monks known as “posset.” This drink was a warm ale that contained eggs and figs. Over time, this drink probably ended up being combined with other Medieval drinks such as noggin—a strong beer.

However, some people believe that the modern eggnog was born in Colonial America and not Medieval Europe. According to this theory, eggnog was a combination of grog and egg. If that was indeed the case, then it goes without saying that it’s still a drink that was influenced by the English drinks that came before it. Since rum was readily available in Colonial America, it was widely used in the eggnog drinks of the time.

Delicious Facts About Eggnog

We’ve gathered together a collection of interesting facts about eggnog and we decided to share some of them below. We hope that they’re as delicious to you as the eggnog you’re going to enjoy on this holiday.

  • George Washington had his own eggnog recipe.
  • Eggnog was extremely popular in Colonial America.
  • December is National Eggnog Month.
  • Hard eggnog was the primary cause of the Eggnog Riots at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, in 1826.
  • Dwight Eisenhower was also a fan of eggnog and had his own recipe.
  • A Hell’s Angel is a beverage made with one egg, two ounces of brandy, one teaspoon of cream, and a handful of ice.

Observing National Eggnog Day

Pouring yourself a cup of eggnog is probably the best way to enjoy this holiday. And that shouldn’t be hard to do considering that eggnog can be found in every supermarket at this time because of its widespread use during the Holiday Season.

While you’re enjoying the eggnog of your choice, you should also take a picture of it and post it to social media so that everyone can see what you’re drinking. When you do, don’t forget to use the hashtag #NationalEggnogDay.

When is it?
This year (2024)
December 24 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
December 24 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
December 24 Sunday
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