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National Chai Day

September 21

When is National Chai Day?

National Chai Day happens on Saturday September 21, 2024.

Celebrate National Chai Day On September 21st!

We don’t need an excuse to drink delicious chai, but National Chai Day on September 21st is the perfect opportunity to grab your favorite mug and indulge in a cup of this warm and fragrant brew. But what exactly is chai? Let’s get into it!

 What Is Chai?

Chai is a spiced, milky black tea that originated in India centuries ago. It is made by simmering black tea leaves with spices, milk, and sweetener until you have a rich and creamy beverage. Common ingredients used to make chai include cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, pepper, star anise and allspice. Depending on the region where it’s made (and who’s making it!), the recipe can vary immensely. For example, some recipes call for almond milk instead of cow’s milk or molasses instead of sugar. There are even vegan options available that require no dairy whatsoever!

No matter how you like your chai—sweet or spiced—there’s something special about sipping on a hot brew while enjoying its complex flavor profile. So take time out of your day on National Chai Day to celebrate this wonderful beverage with friends and family. Enjoy!

When does National Chai Day happen next year?

National Chai Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Sunday September 21, 2025
  • Monday September 21, 2026
  • Tuesday September 21, 2027
  • Thursday September 21, 2028
  • Friday September 21, 2029


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