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National Football Hangover Day

Recover from the weekend's intense football games with our ultimate hangover cure - a day of relaxation, greasy food, and cozy blankets.
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February 14
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Introduction

After a day of cheering on your favorite football team and indulging in game day snacks, it's time to recover from the excitement on National Football Hangover Day – February 14. This unofficial holiday was created for all the die-hard football fans who may need a little extra rest and relaxation after a big game. So kick back, relax and nurse that hangover with some good food, hydration, and maybe even some gentle stretches to ease those post-game sore muscles. Don't worry, the next season is just around the corner!

History of National Football Hangover Day

National Football Hangover Day Dates

National Football Hangover Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1869</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Football Inception</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first game of American football was played between two college teams, Rutgers and Princeton.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1920</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>NFL Formed</div><div class='timeline-text'>The National Football League (NFL) was established, professionalizing the sport.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1967</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Super Bowl</div><div class='timeline-text'>Super Bowl I was held, marking the beginning of the NFL's annual championship game and its associated festivities.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2004</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First 'Sick Day'</div><div class='timeline-text'>Records indicate a surge in worker absences the day after Super Bowl XXXVIII, suggesting the emergence of what would become National Football Hangover Day.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2019</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Official Observance</div><div class='timeline-text'>Kraft Heinz Company officially recognizes National Football Hangover Day and starts a petition to make it a national holiday.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Football Hangover Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have a recovery brunch</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over for a delicious brunch to help cure your football hangover. Serve up some breakfast favorites like eggs, bacon, and pancakes to help you refuel after a long day of watching the game.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Plan a spa day</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Relax and recharge with a spa day to recover from your football hangover. Book a massage, facial, or other treatments to help you feel refreshed and rejuvenated.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Watch a classic football movie</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take it easy and watch a classic football movie to relive some of your favorite moments from the game. Some great options include "Rudy," "Remember the Titans," and "Friday Night Lights."</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Sweat it out with a workout</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get your blood pumping and sweat out those football hangover toxins with a workout. Hit the gym, take a fitness class, or go for a run to help you feel better.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have a game night</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather some friends and have a game night to distract yourself from your football hangover. Bring out your favorite board games or try out some new ones for a fun and relaxing evening.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Football Hangover Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a day to relax and recover</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>After a day of intense football watching, it's important to take some time to unwind and recuperate. National Football Hangover Day allows you to do just that - put your feet up, maybe have a greasy breakfast, and recharge for the week ahead.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It brings friends and family together</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Football hangover day is a great excuse to get together with loved ones and cheer on your favorite team. Whether you're reminiscing about past games or making friendly bets on the results, this holiday is all about bonding over a shared love of football.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>There's still more football to watch</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Just because the main games are over doesn't mean there isn't more football action to enjoy. National Football Hangover Day gives you the perfect opportunity to catch up on missed plays, watch highlights, and get ready for the upcoming games. Plus, it gives you an excuse to continue indulging in your favorite game day snacks!</p></div></div>

5 Shocking Facts About Football Hangover Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Post-Super Bowl Monday Sees a Decline in Productivity</h3><p class='facts-content'>According to employment firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, companies may lose about $4 billion in productivity the day after Super Bowl due to absences and sluggish performance.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>11 Million Americans Take the Day Off Post Super Bowl</h3><p class='facts-content'>An estimated 11 million Americans use pre-approved time-off or call in sick the day following Super Bowl Sunday, according to a survey from The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>National Football Hangover Day is not an Official Public Holiday</h3><p class='facts-content'>Despite the spike in absenteeism, National Football Hangover Day is not a recognized public holiday, and American workers are generally expected to show up for work the day after the Super Bowl.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Petition to Make Post-Super Bowl Monday a National Holiday</h3><p class='facts-content'>There was a petition started to make the Monday after Super Bowl a national holiday. In 2013, a 4 million-strong petition was put forward to the White House but it did not lead to any official change.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Super Bowl Sunday Sees Increased Food Consumption</h3><p class='facts-content'>Super Bowl Sunday is second only to Thanksgiving in terms of food consumption in the United States. As per the American Institute of Food Distribution, the average American will consume around 2,400 calories during the game.</p></div></div>

National Football Hangover Day FAQs

When is National Football Hangover Day?

National Football Hangover Day is celebrated on February 14 every year. In 2024, National Football Hangover Day will fall on a Wednesday.

National Football Hangover Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Feb 14

Tuesday

2024

Feb 14

Wednesday

2025

Feb 14

Friday

2026

Feb 14

Saturday

2027

Feb 14

Sunday

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