Drinksgiving, Blackout Wednesday: Why Thanksgiving Eve is the Biggest Drinking Night of the Year

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and most importantly, food. But what about the night before Thanksgiving? That’s when things really get started. In recent years, the night before Thanksgiving has become known as “Blackout Wednesday” or “Drinksgiving”—and for good reason. While we can’t confirm it, it’s been claimed to be the biggest drinking night of the year. Here’s why.

1. College students (and all kinds of out-of-towners) are home for the holidays.

Blackout Wednesday falls right in the middle of college fall break—meaning that there are countless college students home from school and looking for a good time. It’s also when family members fly home from all across the country to celebrate with family. And what better way to catch up with old friends than over a few drinks?

2. It’s a great way to relieve pre-Thanksgiving stress.

Let’s be honest, Thanksgiving can be a stressful time. There’s so much to do—from cooking and cleaning to entertaining out-of-town guests. Blackout Wednesday provides the perfect opportunity to let off some steam before the big day. And what better way to do that than with a few cocktails?

3. There’s plenty of fall and seasonal beers to drink.

If you’re a big fan of seasonal beers, then Blackout Wednesday is the perfect opportunity to stock up before they disappear until next fall. Make sure to hit up your local brewery or beer store early so you can get your hands on all the best pumpkin and Oktoberfest offerings. And don’t forget to stock up on supplies for Thursday morning hangovers while you’re at it!

4. Everyone is in a celebratory mood.

Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks—and celebrating with loved ones. What better way to kick off the holiday season than by enjoying a few drinks with friends on Blackout Wednesday? From wine and beer to festive cocktails, there are plenty of ways to get into the holiday spirit. And who knows? You might even find yourself thankful for a little liquid courage come Thursday morning.

5. You’ll have a great meal to fix your hangover tomorrow.

The best part about getting shwasted on Blackout Wednesday is that tomorrow you’ll have a several course meal to soak up that excess alcohol. And don’t forget the fixins!

If you’re looking for a reason to drink this week, look no further than Blackout Wednesday or Drinksgiving—the biggest drinking night of the year. Whether you’re catching up with old friends or just trying to relieve some pre-Thanksgiving stress, there’s no better way to celebrate than with a few drinks in hand. So go ahead and indulge—just don’t forget to pace yourself. You’ve got a big day ahead tomorrow!

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