National Hangover Day

Anyone who has ever been to a New Year’s Eve party and had a few drinks understands why this day is celebrated on January 1.

Celebrating New Year’s Eve with a drink or a toast does not have to leave you feeling terrible. So prepare to learn about and celebrate National Hangover Day!

The Origins of National Hangover Day

Hangovers were first described around 3000 years ago in an Indian book on surgery and medicine, the Susrata Samhita. The hangover, dubbed “paramada” in this book, was described as a condition that occurred after drinking and included symptoms such as headache, joint pain, thirst, and a feeling of heaviness in the body.

Hangover remedies have been used for thousands of years in a variety of cultures. Hangover remedies made of myrrh and ground bird’s beak were used by the ancient Assyrians to treat the aftereffects of revelry. The Chinese would drink green tea, whereas Mongolians would consume pickled sheep’s eyes.

Although the concept of a hangover has been around for a long time, the term “hangover” is relatively new. It first appeared in the early nineteenth century and was used to mean something along the lines of an unfinished business meeting. After a stock crash, the term is still used to describe economic situations.

It wasn’t until 1904 that the first references to a hangover as a result of excessive drinking became commonplace.

National Hangover Day began in 2015 as a suggestion from Keegan Calligar and Marlo Anderson of Bentonville, Arkansas. They believed that January 1 needed more holidays to commemorate, so they devised National Hangover Day.

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How to Celebrate National Hangover Day

Looking for ways to commemorate and remember National Hangover Day? Consider some of these intriguing ways for celebrating the day:

Try Some Hangover Cures

Those who drank a little too much on New Year’s Eve and are suffering from a hangover may wish to commemorate National Hangover Day by trying these hangover treatments. Though many doctors believe that fluids and time are the only true remedies for a hangover, many people swear by the following:

  • Consume Some Breakfast. Although a hangover may cause nausea and a desire to avoid eating, alcohol can drop blood sugar levels. This implies that eating some fast-digesting carbohydrates in the morning, whether it’s a piece of toast or just a few crackers, is a smart idea.
  • “Hair of the Dog” is a film. The concept of applying the “hair of the dog that bit you” to hangovers implies that a drink is consumed in the morning to alleviate the hangover. (However, some medical specialists may argue that drinking more alcohol just serves to continue the cycle.)
  • Caffeine should be consumed. Though it’s critical to drink lots of water and be hydrated, it’s conceivable that coffee, tea, or other caffeinated beverages might help reduce grogginess and headaches.
  • Relievers of pain. 
    Headaches from hangover can be excruciating, so taking some ibuprofen or aspirin may help, but make sure to eat something to prevent stomach irritation. 
    Acetaminophen should be avoided since it might exacerbate the effects on the liver.

Watch The Hangover Movies

This three-film series is crazy, but it’s also great way to celebrate National Hangover Day! 
You can choose to watch just one or all three:
  • The Hangover (2009). This comedy’s all-star cast includes Bradley Cooper, Zack Galifianakis, and Ed Helms. 
    When three buddies awaken in Las Vegas after bachelor party to discover that the groom has gone missing, pandemonium follows.
  • The Hangover Part II (2011). Following on from the last clip, this time different Wolfpack member is getting married – in Thailand. 
    Even if the groom makes every effort to prevent it, hangover occurs.
  • The Hangover Part III (2013).
    In the third episode of this trilogy, the group must assist their buddy Alan, who is going through personal crisis. 
    And, of course, they wind up in Las Vegas, where the whole hungover thing started.


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