5 Fitting Occasions for Cigar Smoking

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For regular stogie smokers, any time is a good time to enjoy a cigar. However, if you are new to the art of cigar smoking or simply like to savour it for a special event, there are several occasions that present the perfect opportunity to relish a pleasurable puff. From the birth of a baby to your own or even a close friend’s wedding, we take a look at five of the most fitting occasions for cigar smoking:

The Birth of a Baby

The tradition of smoking a cigar at the birth of a baby has been around for centuries and is thought to have originated from American Indians, who would celebrate the arrival of a newborn by exchanging cigars with one another. While this primitive tradition has become less popular in recent times, many new fathers still celebrate the birth of their son or daughter by inviting family members or close friends to enjoy a smoke with them at the first opportunity, whether that’s outside the hospital just hours afterwards or down the pub at a later date!

A baby’s tiny foot pictured in black and white

Christmas

While Christmas is a time to eat, drink and be merry, it’s also the perfect occasion to enjoy a flavoursome stogie! After a hectic day of opening presents, socialising with family and friends and feasting on some delicious festive food, there’s nothing better than retiring to the chair, whiskey in hand, to savour an after-dinner smoke. Whether you’ve been gifted with a box of Cuban cigars or have treated yourself to a festively flavoured stogie, a winter smoke is always a pleasantly warming experience.

A red bauble featuring glittery golden Christmas trees hung on a larger tree

New Year

Welcome in the New Year as you mean to go on; with decadence! When the clock strikes midnight, celebrate with a glass of champagne and a premium cigar, two accompaniments that go in hand in during this annual celebration. Not only is a cigar the ultimate accessory for those attending a black suit and tie event on New Year’s Eve but it’s also a sign of wealth; consequently, some believe that smoking a cigar to welcome in the New Year is thought to bring prosperity (fingers crossed).

Fireworks going off over a city to welcome in the new year

Stag Do

What better occasion to enjoy a cigar smoke than on a stag do? Whether it’s your own or someone else’s, having some premium cigars to smoke after a raucous night out or a heavy few days will pick you up nicely as well as add a touch of class, something which most stag dos tend to lack if we’re being brutally honest! Take a moment, all be it brief, to sit back and relax with your best mates and share a smoke together during this memorable event.

Six men all dressed up and going for a night out

Weddings

Finally, no wedding day would be complete without the appearance of a celebratory stogie or two. Whether it’s your own big day or a close friend’s wedding, smoking a cigar before the ceremony will not only help calm those pre-wedding nerves but it will also provide some last-minute bonding time between the groom, best man and ushers and the chance to talk about any last-minute worries. Alternatively, sharing an after-party smoke with your nearest and dearest will enable you all to reflect on the day and create a wonderful memory together that you’ll each treasure for many years to come.

A best man pinning a flower to the groom on his wedding day

Have you celebrated any other special occasions by smoking a cigar? Share your experiences and memories with us on our social media channels now or if you’ve got a big event coming up, head over to our website now to find the perfect stogie to celebrate with!

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