International Hangover Day
Every year the day after International Beer Day is celebrated as International Hangover Day. It’s 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 beverage overall. Only water and tea are more popular than beer.
The countries that consume the most beer are Czech Republic, Namibia, Austria, Germany. Many people in these countries like Poland, Ireland, Romania and others enjoy the benefits of drinking beer. This cool, refreshing drink is more nutritious than other types of alcoholic beverages. Additionally, moderate beer drinkers may reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease. Beer can also help reduce stress and strengthen bones. Another reason people enjoy drinking beer is that it’s a great way to socialize. One major drawback of beer is that drinking too much can lead to a hangover the next day.
One of the most common symptoms associated with hangovers is a throbbing headache. People with hangovers may experience lethargy, sweating, fatigue, irritability, and nausea. 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, hangovers can last up to 3 days. Hangovers are usually worse for people who drink on an empty stomach. Existing health conditions, age and certain medications can make hangovers worse.
Many people around the world have tried to find a quick cure for a hangover. In Namibia, drinking buffalo milk is thought to cure hangovers. Canadians say that eating poutine after a night of drinking can prevent a morning hangover. In Ireland, drinkers bury themselves up to their necks in wet river sand.
International Beer Day was established in 2007 by the Association of California Brewers. After that, observers of this day found the need for International Hangover Day.