When is this holiday celebrated?
This holiday is celebrated annually on November 12 every year.
What does this holiday celebrate?
This holiday celebrates Happy Hour!
What is Happy Hour?
"Happy hour" is a marketing term for a period of time in which a restaurant or bar offers discounts on alcoholic drinks, such as beer, wine and cocktails.
Typically it is in the late afternoon Monday through Thursday, sometimes Friday, usually taking place at some point between 4 PM and 7 PM. This promotion is intended to boost business on what may otherwise be a slow day. In most cases the "happy hour" lasts longer than a single hour.
In some European countries like the Netherlands, the price of an alcoholic drink is regulated and selling them at half price is prohibited. During happy hour, a customer gets double the amount of drinks instead.
The term originated in the United States Navy.
In the 1920s, “happy hour” was slang for on-ship performances. “Happy” in this context meant slightly drunk.
The idea of drinking before dinner has its roots in the Prohibition era. When the 18th Amendment and the Volstead Act were passed banning alcohol consumption, citizens would host “cocktail hours”, also known as “happy hours”, at a speakeasy (an illegal drinking establishment) before eating at restaurants where alcohol could not be served. Cocktail lounges continued the trend of drinking before dinner. "Happy hour" entered civilian use around 1960, especially after a Saturday Evening Post article in 1959. Happy hour has become a tradition for many workers, white and blue collar alike.
Origin of this Holiday
I wonder why the month of November was picked to celebrate this holiday and why the 12th day was picked?? That's the question. But unfortunately...
our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
This holiday is referred to as a "National" day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate.
So have fun with it and celebrate it!
We found reference to this holiday at ECard Greeting Sites
It's Happy Hour Day. It's time to have fun. So just go ahead and have a gala time with your friends and loved ones. Be happy and make others happy. Don't forget to add some extra fun by sending our ecards to all you know and love. Happy Hour Day ECard Greetings
What type of holiday is this?
Other November Holidays around the world
How can I Celebrate this holiday?
- Blog with us about it! - We have a blog called "Everyday is a Holiday" so visit our pages and talk with us about this holiday.
- Send Free E-Greeting! - If your ready to get together with your friends don't forget to invite them with these fun Internet Invitations.