National Coffee Day is an exciting day for coffee lovers everywhere. You get to celebrate your favorite obsession (er, drink), enter contests, and get all kinds of tasty freebies. Who doesn’t want more free coffee?
But to get your celebration on, you’ll need to know exactly which day is party day. Is it the same every year, and does it matter where in the world you live? Scroll down to find out — and start planning your party!
What is National Coffee Day?
National Coffee Day is an international holiday to celebrate coffee! It was invented somewhere in the early 2000s and is celebrated in countries all over the world. You can celebrate with a cup of gourmet joe — or collect a free or discounted coffee at many coffee chains.
When is National Coffee Day?
In America, National Coffee Day is always celebrated on September 29th. This year, that’s on a Wednesday — so you can celebrate hump day and coffee day at the same time!
September 29th is also National Coffee Day (or International Coffee Day) in many other countries, including India, Norway, Canada, and the Philippines. On the other hand, if you live in the UK, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, or Mexico, you’ll celebrate National Coffee Day on October 1st.
Some countries celebrate on other days of the year. Costa Rica celebrates coffee, one of its biggest exports, on the second Friday in September. Peru celebrates on the 22nd of August. In Brazil, you can celebrate on May 24th, while Colombia celebrates on June 27th.
There you have it! In many countries, including the US, Norway, and Canada, National Coffee Day is on September 29th. If you live in the UK, Japan, or Mexico, you’ll celebrate on October 1st. And there are a few other days — like Costa Rica’s second Friday in September — when you may find this caffeinated holiday if you live elsewhere in the world. Wherever you are — and whatever day it is — we hope you enjoy your coffee holiday with a tasty cup (or three) of java.