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Crate Day

Prost! It's Crate Day! Crack open a cold one from the crate, and let good times and camaraderie abound. Never a dull moment on Crate Day!
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December 3
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New Zealand
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Pop the tops and let the good times roll, because Crate Day is here on December 3! Originating in New Zealand, this unique holiday encourages folks to share a crate of beverages with good friends and even better conversation. The tradition started in 2009 as a radio promotion and has since evolved into an anticipated annual tradition that's spread far beyond its Kiwi beginnings. So, whether you're digging into a crate of local brews or sampling an import, Crate Day is all about camaraderie, good cheer, and enjoying the simple pleasure of a shared drink with friends. Cheers to Crate Day!

History of Crate Day

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2009</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of Crate Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>Crate Day originated as a radio promotion in New Zealand to encourage camaraderie and merriment by sharing a crate of beverages.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Nationwide Celebration</div><div class='timeline-text'>The holiday received recognition across the nation and was widely celebrated with a large public event in Auckland.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2011</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>International Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>By 2011, Crate Day had spread beyond New Zealand's shores reaching Australia, solidifying it as an internationally recognized celebration.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Crate Day Traditions Form</div><div class='timeline-text'>Crate Day saw established match-side discussions and outdoor festivities as regular traditions by 2014.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2018</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Growing Popularity</div><div class='timeline-text'>Despite early controversy, the celebration continued to grow with Crate Day events being held worldwide.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Virtual Crate Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>Due to global pandemic, many enthusiasts celebrated Crate Day virtually, maintaining the spirit of camaraderie.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Crate Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Host a Crate Day party</h3><p class='facts-text'>Utilise this fun-filled holiday as an excuse to invite friends over for a Crate Day party. Remember, the goal of the day is camaraderie and good cheer. Ask every guest to bring a crate of their favorite beverages. Swap stories, laughter, and create memories with friends over chilled drinks.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Start a crate exchange</h3><p class='facts-text'>Let the spirit of sharing thrive even more by organizing a crate exchange. You and a group of friends can each purchase a crate of an interesting or unique beverage, then take turns trading until everyone has something new to try. This will not only amplify the fun of the celebration but also allow everyone to taste various drinks.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Take a microbrewery tour</h3><p class='facts-text'>What better way to appreciate the crate of drinks you are sharing than by understanding how they are made? Book a tour at a local microbrewery and discover the intricate process involved in crafting these tasty beverages. Purchase a crate directly from the brewery for an authentic, local flavor to your Crate Day.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Create a crate day playlist</h3><p class='facts-text'>Music can set the mood for any occasion, and Crate Day should be no exception. Invite all your friends to contribute to a Crate Day playlist. Choose songs reminiscent of good times, shared memories, or simply tunes that everyone enjoys. Then, as you enjoy your beverages, let the music keep the good vibes flowing.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Organize a drink tasting competition</h3><p class='facts-text'>Put a twist on the celebrations by organizing a friendly competition. Let your friends rate their favorite drinks in terms of flavor, color, texture, and aftertaste. This fun activity not only brings entertainment but also, everyone gets to learn the art of drink tasting.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Crate Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a social event</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Crate Day is all about camaraderie and good cheer. It encourages people to gather with their friends, share a crate of drinks and create memorable moments. The focus on community and togetherness is one of the reasons why we love Crate Day!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It promotes the joy of sharing</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Crate Day provides an excellent opportunity to cultivate the spirit of sharing. Whether it's by exchanging crates, swapping stories, or sharing drinks, it gives everyone a chance to partake in a give-and-take experience which enhances bonding and relationships.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a day for appreciating beverages</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether you're a fan of local brews or exotic imports, Crate Day invites you to celebrate your love for various beverages. There's the added bonus of potentially discovering new favorites through crate exchanges or drink tasting competitions. It's a day of discovery and a treat for beverage enthusiasts.</p></div></div>

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