Name Your Poison Day


In modern parlance, “name your poison” is a phrase most commonly spoken by a bartender when they ask a patron what type of drink they are having. Name Your Poison Day is a day dedicated to making decisions and choices, whether they be among good or bad options. But, since “poison” is in the phrase, there is a negative connotation and more often than not the day is about choosing among various bad options.

Name Your Poison Day is observed next on Monday, June 8th, 2020. It has always been observed annually on June 8th.

How to Observe

Celebrate the day by making a decision! It doesn’t matter if you are picking among good or bad options. This is a great day to go to the bar and “name your poison”. If you are a bartender, this is the phrase you should be using all day to ask patrons what they want to drink. If you have other vices or poisons that you indulge in, today you get a free pass. If you are a smoker, go to a gas station and name what brand of cigarettes you want. Go to the most unhealthy restaurant and “name your poison” there as well. It’s okay, you can get the the double bacon cheeseburger with a side of bacon. This is also a good day to listen to 80’s hair metal band Poison, or the Alice Cooper song “Poison”. It’s a good day to watch the film Poison, or Arsenic and Old Lace. You can choose between the two; just “name your poison”!

Occurrence Patterns

ObservedFirst YearLast Year
annually on June 8th--



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