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World Gin Day 2021: when is it and what happens

World Gin Day is a global celebration of gin, held on the second Saturday of June since the first event in 2009.

Events around the world celebrate gin - in a G&T, in cocktails or neat.

We're running a competition this year. You can win a York Gin & Tonic hamper with runners-up prizes of cans of four of our new G&T cans. Find out more

World Gin Day events happen in over 30 countries - with the details of events available on its website

This year, World Gin Day is on Saturday 12 June - which happens to be the Queen's official birthday. We hope she'll enjoy a G&T on the day!


However you're celebrating this international gin day of celebration, we hope you have fun. Cheers!

About World Gin Day

Emma Stokes, a drinks blogger and expert known as the Gin Monkey, is the person behind the day.

The World Gin Day website is updated regularly and so does its Facebook page. Gin Monkey’s Instagram and Twitter accounts are well worth a follow.

World Gin Day was actually started in Birmingham by someone called Neil Houston whose objective was to get his friends together to drink gin.

Emma and Neil were friends - and they moved the event to the Graphic gin bar in London’s Soho in 2010, with Emma’s friends joining in.

In 2013 Emma took over the running of World Gin Day - and has guided it to its present popularity, reaching over 200 million people on social media.

Other national and international gin days

National Gin and Tonic Day (US) - 9 April

International Gin and Tonic Day - 19 October

International Scottish Gin Day - 24 October

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