Whether it’s called Black Wednesday, Blackout Wednesday, or Drinksgiving, the night before Thanksgiving is widely known as one of the most popular drinking nights of the year.
According to Womply, restaurants and bars have a 167% increase in normal daily revenue on Thanksgiving Eve. There are several reasons why this day in particular tends to be a popular night to get out of the house.
Most Employees Have Thanksgiving Off Work
Most employees do not have to work on Thanksgiving. Because of this, many people decide to go out the night before Thanksgiving to enjoy spending time with old friends or family who may be in town for the holiday.
Home for the Holidays
As previously mentioned, family or other out-of-town acquaintances may return to their hometown or a place where family is located for Thanksgiving. This is typically a time when people who haven’t seen each other want to catch up or visit with one another. Common places for these interactions include bars or other food establishments.
Staying Out of the Host’s Way
When coming into town to visit, guests may feel that they’re in their hosts’ way or a bother to family or friends hosting them. That’s why many feel obligated to leave the home and go out during the Thanksgiving holiday. Additionally, guests may feel that they’ll be obligated to help with the Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, so they use Wednesday to take time for themselves and enjoy the holiday festivities.
A Thanksgiving Meal is the Perfect Cure for a Hangover
After a night of drinking, having a hearty meal like those typically served during Thanksgiving can be exactly what cures a hangover from partying the night before. Eating before, during, and after drinking can help individuals get sober faster; so if someone arrives home early in the morning of Thanksgiving and wakes up in the afternoon, a Thanksgiving meal can help them feel more on track.
Caught Drinking and Driving Around Thanksgiving?
Just as many people go out on Thanksgiving Eve, law enforcement is also out on patrol looking for intoxicated drivers. If you are accused of drinking and driving, you need an experienced DWI attorney working your case. The team at The Law Offices of Jed Silverman is ready to help you no matter the criminal charges you may face. Contact our dedicated attorneys online or by phone so we can start working with you. (713) 597-2221