National Refreshment Day

National Refreshment Day

National Refreshment Day is celebrated on the Fourth Thursday of July every year. Refreshment Day celebrates the hottest time of the year with cold refreshments, if you find yourself daydreaming of refreshment at the peak of Summer you’re not alone.

Traveler Beer Company founded National Refreshment Day in May 2015. The Traveler Beer Company is a craft beer venture based in Burlington, Vermont, with the mission of combining the European shandy tradition with American ingenuity to create The American Craft Shandy.

How to stay fresh in summer

We all need to detoxify ourselves of the stress and mental agony we go through daily. As we all are different individuals, we all have different ways and means to refresh. Hence, we should devise our own ways to get rejuvenated and recharged for a new episode. Refreshment is a broad term. It is something that can be related to our habits, our food, our mood, or anything that we can all be associated with.

By adopting a healthier lifestyle and knowing the ways to pamper our own selves, we can always stay refreshed and rejuvenated. Eat fresh food and be healthy. In summer, eat cooked food immediately, because, in this season vegetables, pulses get spoiled quickly. Eat well digestible food and stay away from heavy food. Within an hour and a half of waking up in the morning, definitely eat something or take green tea. It would be better to start the day with lemon and honey in lukewarm water.

Reduce the consumption of tea and coffee in summer. Caffeine increases dehydration in the body. Instead, include juice, ice-tea, curd, lassi, buttermilk, sattu, lemon-water, mango panna, sherbet, coconut water, sugarcane juice in your diet. The World Health Organisation (WHO) currently recommends no more than 12 teaspoons of sugar daily in everything you eat and drink.

How to make yourself feel refreshed:

Love yourself: The most important thing to improve yourself is to be healthy. Take good care of your body and stay healthy. Have a healthy body to improve yourself. To keep yourself healthy, eat well and exercise every day. Avoid intoxicating liquor cigarettes.

Know yourself: Understand and recognize yourself. Once you figure out what you want out of your life, it will be very easy to better yourself. If you will recognize your true self then your life will become much easier and you will be able to live a better life.

Believe in yourself: You must believe in yourself. You must believe that your tomorrow will be better than today. You must believe that you can do anything. There is no work you cannot do, there is no book you cannot read. Your confidence is very important in improving you.

Avoid negative things: To improve yourself, it is most important that you avoid negative things and try to be positive as much as possible. Avoid bad company, Avoid bad people, Avoid bad habits, Avoid bad behavior, Avoid evils. Avoid everything that doesn’t seem right to you and focus only on your goal.

Admit your mistakes: A person should admit his mistake. Accept your mistakes in front of others and don’t argue. Be simple and get along with everyone.

Always keep learning: Always keep learning, big or small, you can learn from anyone. Learning is good, the more you learn, the better you will become. You can learn from your superiors by the tail. You can also learn from your parents or elders.

Be self-reliant: Those who want to take control of their life, understand that they do not need anyone else to achieve their goals. Being independent is a good thing. Do your own work, do not depend on others for work. Being dependent on yourself without bothering your parents, siblings and friends make you a better person.

Identify your goal: To become a better person, you should not wander here and there like other people, identify your goal and work towards accomplishing it. Speak only as much as is needed. Talking excessively reduces the importance of a man. As you move towards your goal, the world will start telling you the good.

Don’t waste time: The time that has passed will not come again. If you don’t know the value of time then you can never be a better person or call yourself better. Take care of your time and do all your work on time. Don’t be lazy and don’t rely on tomorrow. Appreciate the time to be a better person.

Respect others: The hallmark of a good man is to be respected by all. Do not use foul language with anyone and treat everyone with respect, whether small or big.

Lemon Mint Cocktail Recipe to Refresh you

Lemon Mint Cocktail


  • 1 handful fresh mint
  • Juice of 1 lime (approx. ¼ c)
  • 2 12 oz. cans frozen lemonade
  • 3 c. vodka
  • 3 c. club soda


  • Place handful of fresh mint leaves, lime juice and 1 can of frozen lemonade in a blender for 10 minutes. No skimping on the blending time. You need to let it run to chop the mint into minuscule pieces.

  • Add the second can of lemonade and blend one more minute. Pour into a pitcher with the vodka and club soda. To serve, fill glasses with ice then pour in the lemonade mixture. Garnish with fresh mint if desired.

How to observe

The toasts those moments of ice, cold refreshment, a nice cold milkshake. These are the simple pleasures that we all love and cherish. Turn the fan on high, grab your bathing suit, and ice down the beer. Make the most of the dog days and raise a glass to National Refreshment! Use #NationalRefreshmentDay on social media.

Refreshment Day Quotes

Refreshment Day Quotes

  • To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment. – Jane Austen

  • Love is the greatest refreshment in life. – Pablo Picasso

  • Choose to be in touch with what is wonderful, refreshing, and healing within yourself and around you. – Nhat Hanh

  • I find it refreshing to unplug from it for a while. You kind of forget how deeply you get embedded in it. – Will Wright

  • Gracious words refresh, restore and revive the soul. – Lailah Gifty Akita

  • You’ve been through enough… Refresh your spirit… Today is a great day to let go of the past… Fall in love with life again. – Steve Maraboli

  • Rejoicing in the sun: That when my time is run, And daylight too, I so might rest once more, Cool with refreshing dew. – Christina Georgina Rossetti

  • Solitude is creativity’s best friend, and solitude is refreshment for our souls. – Naomi Judd

  • It’s very refreshing to go away and take a break, to clear your head, and just get into something else. – Francois Nars

  • To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment. – Jane Austen

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