National Name Your Poison Day

National Name Your Poison Day is a holiday that falls on June 8th and encourages everyone, or at least everyone who drinks, to choose the alcoholic beverage they like the most. However, just because this holiday is intended to be about people ordering alcoholic beverages doesn’t mean that everyone can’t participate in this holiday. Perhaps your “poison” is a chocolate milkshake or iced coffee. We don’t know; all that we do know is that people should think long and hard about what they want to drink on this day.

Facts About Alcoholic Beverages

We’ve come across some fascinating facts about alcoholic beverages that we think anyone reading this can enjoy, and we’ve listed them below. Just something to enjoy while you’re ordering up your favorite beverage on June 8th.

  • Alcohol is a depressant. It slows down brain activity.
  • Alcohol consumption releases dopamine in the brain.
  • Alcohol is processed through the liver.
  • Men are statistically more likely to consume alcohol than women.
  • Alcohol consumption can be traced back 7,000 years to Asia.
  • Alcohol is a risk factor for a person developing dementia.

Observing National Name Your Poison Day

National Name Your Poison Day asks that everyone order the drink that they want to drink. Bartenders have used the phrase “what’s your poison?” for years to ask patrons what they might want, and that’s why this holiday is associated with alcoholic beverages. However, that doesn’t mean that teetotalers or people not of legal drinking age can’t enjoy this holiday by ordering up a soda, coffee, or a milkshake. While observing this holiday, just be sure to use the hashtag #NationalNameYourPoisonDay on your social media accounts.

When is it?
This year (2024)
June 8 Saturday
Next year (2025)
June 8 Sunday
Last year (2023)
June 8 Thursday
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