Are you tired and thirsty? Then grab a Coke! Coke or Coca Cola is one of the most famous beverages in the world! Coke has won the hearts of people across the globe. Coke is consumed in 200 countries all over the world. This carbonated drink not only acts as a means of refreshment but has come to represent carbonated drinks all over the world by setting a golden standard and immense reputation. National Have a Coke day is celebrated on May 8, each year. It is celebrated by millions of people across the globe every year. Coke is an important asset in pop-culture history and a world without Coke is hardly imaginable.
History behind Coca Cola
During the late 19th century, John Pemberton, a chemist, introduced Coca Cola to the world as a medicine. The patent was bought by businessman Asa Griggs Candler who, using his marketing strategies, promoted Coca Cola as a soft drink all over the world. In 1891, Coca Cola was first sold in bottles. In 1894, the first outdoor wall advertisement for Coca Cola was painted in Cartersville, Georgia. In 1914, the world’s longest running Coca Cola fountain, in Fleeman’s Pharmacy at Atlanta, was inaugurated. After 81 successful years, the pharmacy finally closed down in 1995. On July 12, 1994, one billion gallons of Coke syrup had been manufactured and was celebrated by the Coca Cola Company. The first cans of Coke appeared in 1955.
Facts about Coca Cola
Coca Cola became famous as a soft drink only after Candler purchased it, following Pemberton’s death. To promote his product, Candler began to give out coupons to the public for a free Coca Cola drink. Once people had it, they always came back for more and had to pay 5 pence for a drink.
The first Coca Cola bottle was shaped like a cocoa bean. This was first mass produced in 1916.
The Coca Cola fans were initially created for the U.S. soldiers of World War II. But due to the shortage of materials, this plan did not materialize until the end of World War II, when it became available to the public in 1960.
How to celebrate National Have a Coke day?
One can celebrate National Have a Coke day by:
- Taking a break from work and spending some fun time with the family or with friends at the beach or an amusement park; a day filled with fun and your favourite beverage, Coca Cola!
- Enjoying an ice cold tall glass of Coca Cola or, if you are health conscious, Diet Coke.
- Taking the most amazing selfies with your friends and family, with the hashtag: #nationalhaveacokeday
Why celebrate National Have a Coke day?
We should celebrate National Have a Coke Day, not just because it is our favourite beverage, but it gives us an excuse from work to spend some time for rest and relaxation; to break the routine. So don’t forget to celebrate National Have a Coke day!
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