Apple Cider Day

Joan Agie
Mar 21, 2023 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on Mar 21, 2023
Edited by Archita Chaplot
Fact-checked by Pratiti Nath
Apple Cider Day is observed on November 18.

Where is Apple Cider Day celebrated?

Apple Cider Day is celebrated in the United States of America.

Who is Apple Cider Day celebrated by?

Apple Cider Day is observed by families, farmers, and health enthusiasts all over the country.

When did Apple Cider Day first start?

The exact beginning of this day is not known. It slowly gained popularity as health enthusiasts, and cider lovers started promoting the day online.

Who started Apple Cider Day?

Apple Cider Day was launched by the Association of Apple Wine and Fruit Juice Press Houses in Hesse, Germany. After this, different countries started observing their day for apple cider, including the United States.

People love apple cider during holidays and festivals.

History And Timeline

Did you know that people made apple cider vinegar as early as 3000 BC? People have enjoyed the bittersweet taste of this fermented drink during festivals and get-togethers.

Cider Was Invented

History says that the Celts, a group of people who lived in Britain during the Iron Age, started making crabapple cider by using fruits from the crabapple shrubs.

3000 B.C

Apples Became Popular Worldwide

When the Romanians invaded Europe, they started planting apple orchards and introduced this wonderful fruit into the country. According to history, this paved the way for the creation of apple cider in Europe, where it became extremely popular and spread all over the world.

55 BC

Apple Cider Was Commercialized

This was when everyone globally started tasting and enjoying apple cider. As a result, industries in the United States started learning the technique and mass-producing it. This is considered a winter drink and is enjoyed by all classes of people.


Apple Cider Popularity Declined

After a while, people started considering apple cider as a cheaper version of alcohol and started avoiding them. The popularity of the drink waned off.


Apple Cider Regained Popularity

With the 21st century came a lot of health ideologies. People started picking up healthier alternatives for food and beverage. As a result, industries again started introducing apple cider. This time, a lot of flavors were introduced. Spiced apple cider and sweet flavor were available.

21st Century

Traditions And Customs

While in most parts of the globe, apple cider is an alcoholic beverage, the United States also produces non-alcoholic apple cider with a full body and a pleasant taste. Spiced apple cider is a popular drink that families and friends enjoy sipping during the holidays or the fall.

Families can make their version by infusing spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and a sweetener of choice into sliced apples. They fill a pot of water, add the slices and the spices and let them simmer for a couple of hours.

You can sip warm apple ciders in cold winters to relax the body. It also keeps you cozy from the inside.

Ways To Observe Or Celebrate Apple Cider Day

You can observe or celebrate Apple Cider day by getting together with the family. You can eat amazing foods cooked using this great ingredient. The holidays are the best season to celebrate the spirit of this potion.

You can also head out to a local apple farm and fill your baskets with fresh apples. Buying from them adds to the holiday spirit, supports local businesses, and keeps everyone happy.

If you are a beer person, then try this for a change. Not only is this equally tasty, but it also contains zero sugar. Needless to say, it is a healthier alternative. You can also observe apple cider day by making recipes from fresh cider and sharing it with people you love.

If you are a social bird, share your story of how much you love it by tweeting and posting about apple cider day on your social media handles.

Facts And Stats

  • John Adams, one of America's Presidents, drank it every morning to stay healthy. He apparently lived for 90 years. Apple Cider Day aims to spread awareness about this healthy potion.
  • Apple Cider Day marks the beginning of the apple cider season all over the world. While Apple Cider Day is celebrated on November 18th, World Cider Day is celebrated on June 3.
  • This event was launched by the Association of Apple Wine and Fruit Juice Press, and Apple Cider Day is being celebrated as a popular fest.

Is there an Apple Cider Day?

Yes, Apple Cider Day is observed on the 18th of November every year. This is the day when people get together to celebrate and praise this wonderfully healthy beverage.

Why is it called cider?

Cider is defined as any fermented or alcoholic drink made from fruit extracts. Since this is made from apples, it is called apple cider. In most countries, it is a fermented alcoholic beverage, while in the United States, it usually means an unfiltered form of apple juice.


What is the history of cider day?

Apple cider spread from the UK to other countries. Thanks to its health benefits, people dedicated a day to this healthy potion as it became popular.


When Is This Day Celebrated

  • Friday, November 18, 2022
  • Saturday, November 18, 2023
  • Monday, November 18, 2024
  • Tuesday, November 18, 2025

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Written by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

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Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

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