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Why Catholics Usually Buy Their Priests Beer Every 9th September

In honour of International Purchase a Priest a Drink Day, which takes place on the 9th of September every year, Catholics all around the world are invited to buy their priests a beer on that particular day.

According to one Reverend Father Ugochukwu Ugwoke, Catholics are urged to buy a beer for their priests in order to commemorate the occasion on April 14.


The continuation of this practise, despite the fact that it has been widely denounced by some for a variety of reasons, is based on a number of considerations.

Tradition has it that purchasing a priest a beer did not begin today, but has been in existence since St. Hopswald of Aleyard, who is credited with being the first person to take his priest out for a drink.

As for why the tradition has endured despite considerable criticism, it is thought that it was created by church members as a way of expressing gratitude to priests and has since expanded.

The congregation also chose the date on which they would purchase beer for their priests, in order to share with them how they had benefited from the effect of their clergy.

The tradition is carried out by Catholics who either accompany their Reverend Fathers to locations where they would drink beer or invite them to their homes to drink beer with them..

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Aleyard Catholics St. Hopswald Ugochukwu Ugwoke

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