By |11 May 2023 at 12:06 AM
World Buckfast Day 2023: Date, History, Facts, Activities

Since 2015, World Buckfast Day has been observed on the second Saturday of May, on May 13. World Buckfast Day is not about consuming red or white wine, but rather a unique wine that is said to possess supernatural powers. The special wine consumed on this day is called Buckfast, a tonic wine with a distinctive flavour that is relished internationally. It is alcoholic and consists of pure caffeine added to Devon’s Buckfast Abbey’s fortified wine.

The background of World Buckfast Day

In 1897, the nephew of a French monk visited Buckfast Abbey in Devon, England, and carried with him the recipe for a tonic wine. The monks added their own ingredients to create their version of the wine, but the modern Buckfast took shape in the 1920s when the distribution was turned over to a wine merchant who improved the formula to create a smoother-tasting medicinal wine and increased its popularity.

Buckfast is currently best known in some of the most impoverished regions of Scotland as ‘commotion lotion,’ or in its abbreviated form, ‘Buckie.’ The fortified wine has become inextricably intertwined with the nation’s alcoholism problems, as evidenced by its constant appearance in newspaper headlines and on the lips of newsreaders. In the past decade, this beverage’s popularity has sparked some controversy. Buckfast is produced with alcohol and caffeine, which are, respectively, a depressant and a stimulant. Buckfast has been attributed to years of political debate to ban the beverage because it can have negative effects on certain individuals.

World Buckfast Day was founded in 2015 in the United Kingdom by a fan group known as “Wreck the Hoose Juice.” The day has become a worldwide phenomenon, celebrated in numerous nations including the United Kingdom, Scotland, Australia, and some Caribbean nations.

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Consider Buckfast

Attempting something new is one of the best ways to commemorate this day. If you are interested in trying Buckfast, this may be your chance.

Visit a local tavern

Numerous locations commemorate this day. Go to a local pub and order a bottle of Buckfast to join the group.

Have joy with companions

Buckfast also commemorates the brotherhood of the monks through the creation of this unique wine. To have joy with a friend, you can bring a bottle of Buckfast to their home.


Buckfast is associated with intoxicated individuals prone to antisocial behaviour, particularly those under the age of 18.

From 2006 to 2009, Buckfast was mentioned in 5,638 police reports, as reported by the BBC in 2010.

The app, which was released by the fan website, enables users to locate the nearest Buckfast distributor.

He admitted to getting inebriated on Buckfast during a night out in Scotland.

The cocktail, or something very similar to it, appeared in an episode of “The Simpsons.”


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