National Happy Hour Day 2023: National Happy Hour begins at 7:00 pm on November 12th. If you are at your preferred watering hole with a group of friends, enjoying complimentary or discounted buffalo wings, chips and salsa, fries, and perhaps some coconut shrimp with cocktails or beer, then you are in luck. Without it, life would be dull, so indulge yourself!
The History of National Happy Hour
Unbelievably, something that the majority of us associate with leisure time in predominantly urban environments originated in 1914 with the United States Navy. Nevertheless, “Happy Hour” social organizations did exist in 1900.
The origins of happy hours can be traced back to the early stages of the Mexican-American War. Amid the occupation of Veracruz Harbor, destitute reporters sought to fill mundane stories with American sailors aboard the U.S.S. Arkansas, as earlier combat had exhausted all the exciting prose. It was common to encounter notices such as the one featured in the “Washington Times” on May 1, 1914, which stated, “‘The Happy Hour’ Aboard Ship Makes U.S. Tars (short for “tar heels,” a slang term for North Carolina sailors) Contented.” Social hours following a hectic day were enlivened by boxing matches, dancing, and imbibing. Despite the explicit prohibition of alcoholic beverages on naval vessels commencing in 1899, it is possible that sailors managed to smuggle booze onto board.
Towards the conclusion of World War II, happy hours had become a “thing.” The practice of relaxation had permeated all U.S. naval fleets. On April 25, 1959, however, an article in the “Saturday Evening Post” popularized the phrase “happy hour” beyond the Navy. As reported by “Bustle,” an article titled “The Men Who Chase Missiles” delineated the perils faced by individuals who “inhabited and labored on secluded island outposts in the course of monitoring Cape Canaveral’s missile discharges… “With the rare exception of those who overspend during “happy hour” at the bar, the cash accumulates rapidly.”
Although we sincerely appreciate National Happy Hour Day, the day itself is not officially recognized. It is possible that today is one of those days where the internet has created an immensely enjoyable experience. Thus, let’s arrange to meet at the tavern right after work, say, around 6 p.m., today.
National Happy Hour FAQs
When does Happy Hour occur?
The specific dates and schedules may vary by establishment. In general, happy hour is observed from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and features beverages and appetizers at a reduced price or at no cost.
Can Happy Hour be ordered to go?
In general, no, as the purpose of Happy Hour is to encourage patrons to continue consuming food and beverages within the establishment.
National Happy Hour occurs on what date?
National Happy Hour, which occurs on November 12, satisfies our desire for refreshments and cocktails at a discount.
Day of National Happiness Activities
Gather your companions for a refreshment.
While technically not possible to avail oneself of half-off drinks when organizing one’s own gathering, the cost-effectiveness of consuming beverages at home ensures a favorable outcome. In addition, you need not be concerned with how you will get home. While the ambiance may not be as “cool” as your preferred watering establishment, you can still add variety to your experience by experimenting with different recipes and perfecting your go-to.
Proceed to grubbin’
Happy hour is about more than just imbibing. Additionally, many restaurants and nightclubs offer food specials. Whether you are the designated driver or simply prefer cuisine to alcoholic beverages, Happy Hour is an excellent value.
Go to a bar where your identity is known by all.
Although patrons may not consistently yell your name upon entering your preferred bar as they did for Norm in “Cheers,” “regulars” at bars and restaurants may be eligible for additional discounts on National Happy Hour Day. It is impossible to deny the feeling of camaraderie that one experiences while playing bar games or darts with acquaintances. However, do not restrict yourself to the old standby. Explore a location that has been on your mind for a while, or organize a pub tour for the evening.
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