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National Hangover Day

Recover from last night's shenanigans and toast to National Hangover Day with a hearty breakfast and lots of water!
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January 1
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Happy New Year and cheers to National Hangover Day on January 1! This day may not have the most glamorous name, but it's a reminder to take it easy after all the festivities from the night before. The origins of this holiday are unknown, but one thing is for sure – many people around the world can relate to the aftermath of celebrating a little too hard. So let's start off the new year by recovering and rehydrating, and maybe even sharing some funny stories with friends about our wild night out. Here's to leaving the hangovers in 2020 and making 2021 a great year!

History of National Hangover Day

National Hangover Day Dates

National Hangover Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Origin of the term 'Hangover'</div><div class='timeline-text'>The term 'hangover' came into being in the late 19th Century. It was used to describe the aftereffects of drinking too much alcohol.</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'>Prohibition in the United States</div><div class='timeline-text'>During Prohibition, alcohol production and sales were illegal, but clandestine consumption led to many cases of hangovers.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1933</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>End of Prohibition</div><div class='timeline-text'>After Prohibition ended, alcohol was once again readily available, causing a surge in overindulgences and subsequent hangovers.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1956</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Medical Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>The World Health Organization recognized alcohol-related hangover as a medical condition in Due To Disorder: Alcohol Hangover.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Hangover Cures Rise</div><div class='timeline-text'>Numerous hangover cure products and home remedies gain popularity, indicating the shared experience of excessive drinking and its aftermath.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2016</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Hangover Day Coincides</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Hangover Day started getting recognition as a cultural holiday, celebrated on January 1, after New Year's Eve festivities.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National 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 hangover brunch</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and cure your hangover with a delicious brunch. Serve up some greasy breakfast foods, mimosas, and Bloody Marys to help ease the pain.</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'>Watch movies about hangovers</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Stay in bed and binge-watch classic movies about hangovers like "The Hangover" trilogy or "Bridesmaids". It's a great way to laugh off your own hangover.</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'>Try a new hangover cure</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Do some research and try out a new hangover cure. Whether it's drinking pickle juice, taking activated charcoal, or eating a banana, you never know what may actually work for you.</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'>Go for a hangover hike</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get some fresh air and go for a hike to clear your head. It may not sound appealing, but the exercise and nature will help you feel better in no time.</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 hangover spa day</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Treat yourself to a relaxing spa day to help soothe your hangover symptoms. Get a massage, take a steam, and enjoy some pampering to feel rejuvenated after a night of partying.</p></div></div>

Why National Hangover Day is Important

<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 reminder to practice responsible drinking</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Hangover Day highlights the importance of responsible drinking and reminds us to be mindful of our alcohol consumption. It serves as a day for reflection and encourages individuals to make safer choices when it comes to alcohol.</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 awareness to the negative effects of overindulgence</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Experiencing a hangover can be uncomfortable and negatively affect our productivity and daily routine. National Hangover Day sheds light on the negative consequences of overindulging in alcohol, serving as a reminder to moderate our intake for our own well-being.</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'>It promotes self-care and recovery</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>After a night of heavy drinking, it's important to take care of ourselves and allow our bodies time to recover. National Hangover Day encourages individuals to practice self-care, whether that means staying hydrated, getting some rest, or indulging in comfort food to help alleviate the symptoms of a hangover.</p></div></div>

5 Facts About Treating a Hangover

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Hydration is Key for Hangover Recovery</h3><p class='facts-content'>Alcohol is a diuretic, which means it makes you urinate more frequently and can lead to dehydration, a main cause of many hangover symptoms like headache and fatigue.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Eating a Healthy Breakfast Can Alleviate Hangover Symptoms</h3><p class='facts-content'>A balanced breakfast can help maintain your blood sugar levels. Low blood sugar can exacerbate a hangover, leading to fatigue and mood disturbances.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Sleep is Crucial for Hangover Recovery</h3><p class='facts-content'>Alcohol can affect the quality of your sleep, which can in turn worsen hangover symptoms. Ensuring you get plenty of sleep after drinking can help your body recover.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Having a Spoonful of Honey Can Help</h3><p class='facts-content'>Honey has high fructose levels that may help metabolize alcohol more quickly.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Avoiding Alcohol while Hungover Can Speed Up Recovery</h3><p class='facts-content'>Though "hair of the dog" is a popular remedy, it merely postpones the symptoms and can eventually lead to more severe hangovers. Avoiding alcohol allows your body to recover.</p></div></div>

National Hangover Day FAQs

When is National Hangover Day?

National Hangover Day is celebrated on January 1 every year. In 2024 National Hangover Day will occur on a Monday.

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