National Hospitality Day

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In the UK, the 3rd or 4th Friday in September (falls on September 29th in 2023) is National Hospitality Day, a celebration of the nation's pubs, bars, coffee shops, restaurants and hotels, and the folk in these venues that provide hospitality to the rest of the nation.

Hospitality Day started in 2021 as a post-Lockdown opportunity for the nation to say "Welcome back – we've missed you." This year, as the industry navigates the cost-of-living crisis, National Hospitality Day serves as a reminder of the massive role the industry plays in our local communities and in the wider economy, enriching lives and creating livelihoods. Please participate by going out and supporting your hospitality sector with a special thank you.

Many venues will have fundraising activities in support of the four main hospitality charities:

Long unsociable hours, low pay and the stress of coping with busy shifts leave many hospitality workers needing help with physical, mental, and financial challenges. These UK charities are there to help.

From first dates to wedding celebrations, the relaxation of an after-work pint or cocktail, and the weekend brunch or Sunday roast, the hospitality sector is crucial to making these occasions special. So, please eat out or drink out on National Hospitality Day, perhaps order a Bartender's Martini, or, with the pineapple being a symbol of hospitality, a Pineapple Daiquiri. And, at the very least, say thank you.

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