Looks like Drunksgiving has been cancelled for much of America.
November 22, 2020 2:26am CST
I see some of your scratching your head and saying "Of what is this Drunksgiving of which he doth speak?" Traditionally, 'Drunksgiving' is the night before Thanksgiving (so it always falls on a Wednesday - Thanksgiving is the 4th Thursday in November) when all the people that came home to be with family for Thanksgiving dinner go out to the bars (since they don't have to get up early to go to work the next day), meet up with old acquaintances, and drink like there's no tomorrow...which, unfortunately, for some that will be true after wrapping their car around a tree on the way home because they were too drunk to drive. But it is one of the busiest nights of the year for most bars...rivaling St. Patrick’s Day and Superbowl Sunday (nothing outdoes New Year's Eve, also known as 'Amateur Night' by many older drinkers). Except - enter stage left - COVID. Many bars are currently closed due to restrictions, and those open which only allow outdoor seating will not do much business in the northern half of the US where temperatures are not very conducive to outside activities (who wants to sit out in 32 F/0 C weather to drink?) Myself, I haven't gone for a few years (unless I had to run sound for a live band) and I don't really miss it, but I'm sure there are going to be many who find it all a bit 'restrictive' of their normal life. I offer my sympathies. And then I go to bed...you know you are old when you would rather sleep than drink. (Article is from last year pre-COVID)
It’s not an official holiday but you’d never know it based on the amount of people who party on the night before Thanksgiving.
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• Marion, Ohio
@myklj999 The local bar that we used to go to is often packed on Fridays as she has an all you can eat fish dinner. We had seen it was getting busier again. But this Friday she had scaled back or people just were not going out one.
• United States
yepperz, back'n the day such 'twas a 'thing'. most oft i 'twas the designated dummy, er, i mean driver 'f such mayhem. i've no doubts folks've well stocked liquor cabinets though'n those 'ccustomed to this 'tradition' 'll jest get plastered 't home. which's good. no tree wrappin', 'njuries to self'n others.