December 20, 2020 – National Tie Month | National Sangria Day

You Know What Goes With That Tie You Bought Dad For Christmas? How About Some Smarty Pants Tie Trivia?

Welcome to December 20th, 2020 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate tie trivia and punching things up.

Croatian soldiers who served in the French army during the reign of Louis XIV wore scarves called Cravats. The name is derived from the French word for “Croatian” and soon came to refer to any kind of a neckerchief worn by a man. After the Battle of Steenkerque in 1692, this sort of neckwear was called a steenkirk. As men’s clothing evolved in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this fashion accessory became known as the necktie. The term cravat is still used. It refers to a scarf worn with a dress suit, which is folded in front with the ends tucked inside the coat. And if that snazzy tie you bought for Dad’s Christmas gift doesn’t wow him, you can always dazzle him with your tie trivia during National Tie Month.

If you’re a fan of sangria then you already know how festive this drink can be.  Pour some red or white wine in a pitcher with fruits and some seasonal spices and you’ll see why the Spanish welcome this libation all year round.  It is said that sangria originated in early Greek and Roman times when safe drinking water was not always available.  Mixing the water with spices, wine and anything else on hand made it drinkable.  Today, true sangria is bottled in Spain and Portugal but every culture seems to make it their own with simple variations.  Americans served it up with an extra shot of brandy at the 1964 World’s Fair.  Enjoy a pitcher of celebration on National Sangria Day and add some warmth and cheer to your wintertime festivities. 

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