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A Year Of Worldwide & National Tea Holidays

Irish Breakfast Tea
[1] A toast to Queen Elizabeth (photo © AG Photographer | Canstock Photo).

[2] There are two matcha holidays: February 6th in Japan and May 2nd in the U.S. You can celebrate both (photo © Matcha Co. | Unsplash).

Red, White & Blue Lemonade [3] Hibiscus iced tea with blueberries (photo © Blueberry Council).


April 21st is the birthday of England’s Queen Elizabeth, born in 1926. It’s also National Tea Day in the U.K., created in her honor. But there are many more national tea holidays in the U.S., and others to celebrate worldwide.

So, fellow tea lovers: get ready to celebrate year-round. There’s at least one holiday in every month except July.

(July is National July Belongs to Blueberries Month, so perhaps some blueberry iced tea—photo #3?)

The holidays originated in the U.S., except as noted.

But no matter what country or people established the holiday, you can celebrate alongside them.

For National Caffeine Awareness Month (March), celebrate with decaffeinated tea or herbal tea.

  • January: National Hot Tea Month
  • January 12th: National Hot Tea Day
  • February 6th: Matcha Day (Japan†)
  • March: National Caffeine Awareness Month
  • April 21st: National Tea Day (U.K.)
  • April 30th: National Bubble Tea Day
  • May 2nd: National Matcha Day
  • May 2nd: Green Tea Day† (Japan)
  • June: National Iced Tea Month
  • June 10th: National Iced Tea Day
  • June, Last Friday: National Cream Tea Day (U.K.)
  • August, Second Full Week: Afternoon Tea Week (U.K.)
  • Third Saturday in August, World Honey Bee Day
  • September: National Honey Month
  • September 3rd: National Afternoon Tea Day*
  • September 21st: National Chai Day
  • October 1st: Japanese Tea Day (Japan†)
  • October 31st: Japanese Tea Day (Japan†)
  • November 1st: Genmaicha Day (Japan†)
  • November 23rd: One Cup Of Tea Day (Japan†)
  • November 30th: National Maté Day (Argentina)
  • December 15th: International Tea Day (Consortium‡)
    > The history of tea.
    > The history of iced tea.
    > The history of tea bags.
    > The history of afternoon tea.
    > The different types of tea.


    *The Nibble created this holiday in honor of Anna, Duchess of Bedford, who created the custom of afternoon tea. She was born on September 3, 1783. Here’s the story of afternoon tea.

    †There are two Japanese Tea Days celebrated in Japan, plus other tea days.

    ‡The world’s tea-producing countries established International Tea Day in 2004, to draw attention to the impact that the tea trade has on workers and growers. Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, and Vietnam.






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