National Football Hangover Day is celebrated on February 14. If you stayed up all night to celebrate your team’s big win or mourn its loss, you’ll likely be experiencing symptoms similar to a hangover or even an actual hangover the next morning. Whether you ate or drank too, or you simply need to recover from the excitement, you are eligible for celebrating National Football Hangover Day! The day is celebrated by football fans by taking a day off from work and staying home to rest and recover from the previous night’s madness.
History of National Football Hangover Day
National Football Hangover Day was started by E.S.P.N. host and sports personality Katie Nolan in January 2019. Nolan reasoned that the eventfulness of staying up late to watch football deserves an entire day to recover the day after. This was her way of giving special recognition and honor to those fans who spent the entire football season cheering for their favorite football team.
Every year since 1967, football fans across the country have participated in the most-watched football event in America. On National Football Hangover Day, football fans gather together to celebrate, place friendly wagers, and indulge in food and drink. Studies show that nearly 14 million people call into work ‘sick’ the day after the big game! However, employers have figured out the reason for it and fans would rather have an official holiday after a busy football session than waste a sick day nursing a hangover.
Treating a hangover is debatable and everyone seems to have their own cure for it. Some people claim to have the ‘almighty cure’, while others say that the best way to treat a hangover is to simply let it pass. Hangover symptoms vary from person to person. Commonly, hangovers are characterized by headaches, nausea, fatigue, and dehydration. Normally, a hangover can be treated at home. However, a severe hangover could be indicative of alcohol poisoning, which requires emergency medical treatment as soon as possible. Doctors suggest that staying hydrated by drinking water can help minimize a hangover. It is also recommended that you avoid drinking on an empty stomach because alcohol is absorbed into the body more rapidly.
National Football Hangover Day timeline
Modern football originates in Britain.
Manchester United is founded.
Football is played at the Summer Olympics in London for the first time.
The Uruguay national team is the first FIFA World Cup winner.
National Football Hangover Day FAQs
Who invented football?
Although there have been games recorded around the world involving balls being kicked around a field, it’s widely believed that the football originated in England.
What is a hangover?
A hangover refers to a set of symptoms that occur as a consequence of drinking too much. Typical symptoms include fatigue, weakness, thirst, headaches, muscle aches, nausea, stomach pain, vertigo, sensitivity to light and sound, anxiety, irritability, sweating, and increased blood pressure.
What is the remedy for a hangover?
Strategies include staying hydrated, getting plenty of sleep, eating a good breakfast, and taking certain supplements, all of which could reduce your hangover symptoms. Also, drinking in moderation and choosing drinks that are low in congeners can help prevent a hangover in the first place.
National Football Hangover Day Activities
Try a hangover cure
The ‘hair of the dog’ is said to be the cure for a hangover. Ingredients like tomato or Clamato® juice, a raw egg, a dash of Tabasco sauce and Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and vodka may also just cure your hangover.
Work from home
Celebrate National Football Hangover Day by staying home from work or working from home. Don’t forget to inform your employer!
Take care of an ailing friend
This may not be the post-celebration you imagined, but taking care of your loved ones is important on National Football Hangover Day. Make sure they are hydrated and eating well.
5 Facts About Football That Will Blow Your Mind
Football is very popular
It is the most-watched and played sport on Earth.
It involves a lot of running
During every game, the players run an average of almost six miles.
Some players start quite young
Bryce Brites, a 20-month-old baby, is the world’s youngest professional football player.
Very enthusiastic participation
At least 5,098 teams with more than 35,000 players competed in the Bangkok League Seven-a-Side Competition in 1999.
The highest goal scorer
Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest goal scorer in the world.
Why We Love National Football Hangover Day
A continuation of the football fever
National Football Hangover Day lets you bask in the football frenzy for one more day. It is the perfect way to say goodbye to the exciting football season.
You can stay home from work
Nobody likes to go back to work right after a high-energy football match. This day lets you stay home and reflect on all your favorite moments from the previous night.
It’s a day to rest
This is a day dedicated to resting and recovering. Even if you don’t have a hangover, use the day to take a break from your busy schedule.
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