It's World Buckfast Day And People Across The Globe Are Celebrating

Did you know World Buckfast Day was a thing? Well, it is, it's today, and people across the globe are celebrating - though most of those people are in Scotland.

If you've had the tonic wine before, you will know it is a very unique beverage. If you haven't, basically it's a caffeinated wine that was originally made by monks in Devon and has since grown to become a staple of drinking culture in Scotland.

Buckfast is much-loved in Scotland. Credit: PA
Buckfast is much-loved in Scotland. Credit: PA

The celebratory day was started five years ago by Michael Onk (great surname), and it has grown with each year. Mr Onk said the day can be celebrated in whatever way people deem appropriate, as long as they drink responsibly - after all, Buckfast gets you fucked fast.

According to The Scottish Sun, Mr Onk said: "We came up with the idea of this day five years ago and it's getting bigger each year.

"Like we always say. it can be honoured in anyway you want, in a bar, in a house party, up a tree, in the sea.

"As long as you're acting responsibly and enjoying the fine wine."

Make sure you drink responsibly if you're celebrating World Buckfast Day today. Credit: PA
Make sure you drink responsibly if you're celebrating World Buckfast Day today. Credit: PA

He added: "Each year we contact bars, restaurants and clubs and places like that to see if they can add Buckfast to their menu in some form just for the day.

"We've had Buckfast cocktails, pizza, burgers, donuts and ice-cream.

"Some places get really creative and fans of the drink - ourselves included - love it."

Bars and restaurants across Scotland are getting into the spirit of the day with Buckfast-themed offerings, as well as venues across the rest of the UK and as far as Australia.

So if you're getting involved in the celebrations, have a blast, but don't forget the golden rule: Buckfast gets you etc etc.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.

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