INTERNATIONAL HANGOVER DAY
Every year on the day after International Beer Day, International Hangover Day marks a day of recovering from that international holiday. It’s also a day to learn about hangover remedies.
Beer is the most widely consumed alcoholic beverage in the world. In fact, beer is the third most popular drink overall. Only water and tea are more popular than beer.
Countries that Consume the Most Beer
- Czech Republic
Many people in these countries and others enjoy the benefits of drinking beer. This cool, refreshing beverage is more nutritious than other kinds of alcoholic drinks. Additionally, beer drinkers who drink in moderation can reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease. Beer also helps reduce stress and even strengthen the bones. One more reason people enjoy drinking beer is it’s a great way to socialize. The one major drawback of beer is that drinking too much could cause a hangover the next day.
One of the most common symptoms associated with hangovers is a throbbing headache. People with hangovers might also feel sluggish, sweaty, tired, irritable, and nauseous. It’s clearly not fun to have a hangover. For most people with a hangover, these symptoms go away within 24 hours. Unfortunately for some, however, a hangover lasts up to 3 days. Hangovers are usually worse for people who drink on an empty stomach. Existing health conditions, age, and certain medications can also make hangovers worse.
Many people around the world have tried to find a quick fix to a hangover. In Namibia, the supposed cure for a hangover is drinking buffalo milk. Canadians say that eating poutine after a night of drinking prevents a hangover in the morning. In Ireland, drinkers bury themselves up to their necks in wet river sand. Haitians practice voodoo in order to get rid of their hangover. Maybe some better advice to curing a hangover is to get plenty of sleep, stay hydrated, eat bland food, and take an aspirin. Contrary to popular belief, what doesn’t help is drinking alcohol during a hangover.
HOW TO OBSERVE #InternationalHangoverDay
Did you drink too much beer during International Beer Day? If so, there is a good chance you’ll have to observe this day. The best way to do this is to find a way to get rid of your hangover. You can also ask your friends how they cure a hangover. If you’re lucky enough to not have to work or do much, you can also watch a movie, such as “The Hangover,” “Dude Where’s My Car,” or “Dazed and Confused.” And remember, the only sure way to prevent a hangover is abstaining from too much alcohol in the first place!
Share this day with your favorite hangover remedy on social media with #InternationalHangoverDay.
INTERNATIONAL HANGOVER DAY HISTORY
International Beer Day was established by the Association of California Brewers in 2007. Sometime after that, observers of this day found the need for an International Hangover Day.
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