Today is Happy Hour Day

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bernjb56, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Administrator

    The first instance of the term is difficult to trace, as it was a common reference throughout the centuries, most notably in King Henry V by Shakespeare, where he states “Therefore, my lords, omit no happy hour that may be given furtherance to our expedition.”

    As a reference to a particular time of entertainment, however, it can be traced to a much more specific date, in 1913 it originated from the United States Navy. It took only the length of World War I for the term Happy Hour to refer to all periods of indulgence, including smoking, wrestling, boxing, music, movies, and dancing. As a reference to a point of drinking, however, it made its appearance during the prohibition, the term “Happy Hour” referred to that time spent at a speakeasy before retiring to restaurants no longer able to serve alcohol.

    I'd be happy if it would stop raining for an hour :(

  2. I thought the snowflake Brigade had them banned, used to enjoy a good few drinks during a good old happy session.:beer:
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  3. Had to be done.:chewie:
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  4. Some have an allergic reaction to happyness. :rolleyes:
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  5. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Admin

    Happy Hour seems to last 3 -4 hours at most of the hostelries around here. :rolleyes:

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