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Thirsty Thursday – July 4, 2024

Thirsty Thursday is celebrated by party-goers on the first Thursday in July every year. The informal holiday was started by college students who would party on campus but today, of course, the holiday is celebrated by everyone who likes to have a good time and live it up. Since Thursday is so close to the weekend, Thirsty Thursday also sets the tone for a weekend full of having fun, drinking, and eating. This is a great way to meet your friends, relax, and have a good time. And if you really enjoy the celebrations, you can continue to observe them throughout the year. Bring out your party hats for Thirsty Thursday!

History of Thirsty Thursday

We don’t really know about the origins of Thirsty Thursday. However, partying and the weekend is almost always synonymous with college-goers living it up after a hard week of studying. For as long as we can remember, the youth have set partying trends with drinking games, music, food, and even partywear. Thirsty Thursday is also a splendid way to brush up on the hottest cultural trends and see how you like the partying of the current generation. At its heart, Thirsty Thursday is a celebration of life and youth – one that reinvigorates us and removes the tiredness of the week gone by.

But is partying a completely new phenomenon? Absolutely not! The modern form of partying as we know it today — dancing, drinking, staying out late — emerged in the 1800s, nearly 200 years ago. The origin of club culture is a bit murky, but the earliest parties of such kind were usually held in warehouses. The ballrooms of the 19th century turned into jazz clubs in the 1940s where young people would often sing and dance late into the night. And from the jazz clubs emerged discotheques in the 1950s! However, the party culture really latched on in the 1970s with the influx of pop songs, themed clothing, and disc jockeys creating personalized tunes for the dance floors. ‘Dance numbers’ turned into a big thing and quickly gained fame as a new genre of music.

In the 1980s and 1990s, clubbing became commercialized. But soon after, in the 2010s, clubbing started to decline. This is mainly because younger people have taken to social media and dating apps, and do not need to go to clubs to meet new people.

Thirsty Thursday timeline

The 100 Jazz Club

One of the oldest clubs in the U.S.A. begins operations.

Dance ‘Disco Heat’

The disco song by Sylvester is a hit among clubgoers.

House and Techno

A new genre of club music emerges.


One of the first European techno music clubs opens in Germany.

Thirsty Thursday FAQs

What does Thirsty Thursday mean?

It is a fun holiday celebrated on Thursdays involving drinking alcohol and partying.

Why is Thursday the best day of the week?

By Thursday, you are past the mid-week mark and it’s all downhill to the weekend!

What does ‘hard partying’ mean?

Hard-partying means enjoying a party enthusiastically, usually by drinking and dancing.

Thirsty Thursday Activities

  1. Treat yourself to a drink

    Treat yourself to your favorite drink on Thirsty Thursday. That’s the best way to celebrate the day. If you do not drink, treat yourself to your favorite soda or iced tea. As long as you are drinking something, you are celebrating Thirsty Thursday!

  2. Throw a party

    Gather your friends to celebrate Thirsty Thursday in style. Throw a party and invite your closest friends for a night of merrymaking, singing, dancing, and enjoying each other’s company.

  3. Celebrate by yourself

    Can’t make it to a club on a weekday night? Fret not. Celebrate Thirsty Thursday by yourself. Put on some music, make your favorite drink, order in food, and enjoy your own company.

5 Facts Facts About Partying That Will Blow Your Mind

  1. Israel has an underwater bar

    Patrons can enjoy their drinks several feet under the water.

  2. Ibiza is extremely popular

    On any given day, Ibiza has the most number of people at clubs.

  3. It’s a great way to meet people

    According to surveys, clubs are still the number one place to meet romantic partners.

  4. South Korea loves its liquor

    The country has the most number of hard alcohol drinkers.

  5. Russia recently classified beer as alcohol

    Until 2013, beer was considered a non-alcoholic drink in Russia.

Why We Love Thirsty Thursday

  1. It’s a day to party

    Thirsty Thursday is truly the day to let your hair down and party. Unwind with your favorite drinks, food, and music, and get ready for more partying on the weekend.

  2. Reminisce the good times

    You can also reminisce about the parties from your youth on Thirsty Thursdays. Notice how the trends have changed and indulge in the latest partying fad.

  3. It brings loved ones together

    No party is complete without a big group of friends. Thirsty Thursday is the perfect excuse to bring all your loved ones together and enjoy some happy times in each other’s company.

Thirsty Thursday dates

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