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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 If you haven't, basically it's a caffeinated wine that was originally made by monks in Devon and has since grown to become a staple of drinking culture in Scotland.
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."
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."
It's finally here. Happy #worldbuckfastday Remember to PM us your pics & vids of the day, best one wins a Bucky t-shirt. Enjoy Buckateers :hearts:#buckfast #buckfastwine #buckfasttonicwine #bucky #buckie #commotionlotion #wreckthehoosejuice #lurganchampagne pic.twitter.com/dvHzgtyXkV
- WreckTheHooseJuice (@buckfast_wthj) May 11, 2019
Monk Up Your Pizza!
On May 11th for one day only, to commemorate World Buckfast Day, we are serving up an exclusive Buckfast Flavoured Pizza
Topped with Buckfast Beef Brisket, Haggis, Tenderstem Broccoli, Potato Scone and Pulled Pork...just the tonic to fuel your Saturday night pic.twitter.com/sQ1ja5ixAK
- Pizza Punks (@PizzaPunksUK) May 8, 2019
I am at Buckfast Abbey (on World Buckfast Day no less) and there is honestly old ladies in coach parties drinking cans of bucky out of wine glasses in the cafe
- Liam. (@parcelorogues) May 11, 2019
THE DAY HAS ARRIVED... #worldbuckfastday
Party at ours Bongo's Bungalow! :house_with_garden:https://t.co/PlYcLWmeqW
Who's ready to get Bucked up? pic.twitter.com/BrVUZdXPcd
- Bongo's Bingo (@BongosBingo) May 11, 2019
So if you're getting involved in the celebrations, have a blast, but don't forget the golden rule: Buckfast gets you etc etc.
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