Day bartender: the subtleties of the profession or how to celebrate the holiday
Currently, the barman's profession can be safely attributed to the category of popular, which is directly related to the rapid development of the catering and entertainment industry. The bartender's day is an international holiday and is celebrated everywhere on February 6. Let's talk about it in more detail.
International Bartender's Day - February 6 - is celebrated together with the Day of Saint Adamant. By its appearance this holiday is due to the Christian apostle, who lived in the distant VII century. Adamant made great efforts to draw the population of the European wine-growing regions (Flanders, France, Germany) into the Catholic faith. After the canonization, he was given the loud title of patron of all professions, somehow connected with wine. These include winemakers, brewers, bartenders, restaurateurs, as well as all suppliers and sellers of alcoholic beverages. Thus, on February 6, there are two, in fact, a completely different holiday: one - religious, the second - professional.
Let's take a closer look at the history of the name of the profession. Few people know that the "bar" is the abbreviation of the word "barrier". In the New World, during the "gold rush", numerous retail outlets began to emerge, selling first a variety of goods, and later, bottled beverages. To separate the trading hall and the place of rest, so-called barriers, which later fell to "bars", began to be built. Workers of such establishments began to be called barmen.
Although a bartender's day, like any other holiday, is an event that is joyful and cheerful, but the daily work of members of this profession can be called laboriously. It requires a good physical shape and endurance, because during the entire shift barman is forced to stand on his feet. And without the speed of reaction, excellent coordination of movements, an excellent eye and the ability to concentrate attention to the real professional of his business can not do. The need for constant communication with people, taking into account their moods and basic wishes imposes certain restrictions on workers in this field. They should have not just communicability, but also a special tact, consistency and courtesy. Adding here night shifts and a ban on alcohol consumption (and it can sometimes be difficult to restrain), one can draw the bold conclusion that this profession does not suit everyone. Among the advantages of this work can be a flexible schedule, no need for special education and the opportunity to get tips.
How to celebrate the Day of the bartender? The answer arises by itself. In bars and clubs this holiday is celebrated especially solemnly. You can also throw a cocktail party with friends or arrange a wine tasting. True professionals of their business take part in a prestigious event called BacARDI-Martini Grand Prix. This competition for barmen has been held since 966 in one of thirteen countries, whose representatives take part in it. This is, indeed, a spectacular event! However, in many countries, including in Russia, similar competitions are held at the regional level. Participants perform in the most diverse nominations, depending on their skills and specialization.
Thus, the Day of the Bartender is a popular international holiday. The number of representatives of this profession is growing every year. In Russia, even has its own "bartender bible", designed to make it as easy as possible to learn the basics of this activity and make it especially fascinating.