The Scots are very wise; they reserve January 2nd as a 'Hangover Day'. After the revelries of Hogmanay, and New Year's Day, they need another full day to recover. Nicola Sturgeon has the right idea.
I only noticed this important day whilst checking my on-line Calendar engagements. I also noticed that binge-drinking England has no such holiday; I wonder why? They probably need it more than the Scots!
The 2nd is a holiday here as well.ReplyDelete
They were saying on the radio, this morning, that many won't return to work until next Monday.Delete
That's an extra week not a day.Delete
And they started on Christmas Eve!Delete
To me, certain days are sacrosanct... even when working, I have always taken the 2nd as a holiday...ReplyDelete
I have Scots blood running in my veins and the moment I discovered that, in Scotland, they took the 2nd as holiday.... I have too!
So, also, is my Birthday a non-work day.... but, perhaps I should make the day after a recuperation day... just because I am getting long in the tooth, of course... to allow that extra time for my body to recover... but not from partying... from the shock!!
A lot here have decided to 'faire le pont', and won't return to work until next Monday; or even Tuesday.Delete
There are so many here that celebrate New Year's Eve but no day off, life goes on as usual.ReplyDelete
Yesterday (the 1st) everything was closed here. Too many sore heads I expect.Delete
Our youngest son (31) never appeared at all yesterday apart from sneaking down at 8pm to make bacon and egg! ( well I think that is what the noises in the kitchen were!)ReplyDelete
Not sure if he will be joining the world today or not!!
Oh dear.... I'm pleased to say that, for me, those days are long forgotten.Delete
Shops are closed here on the 2nd so the staff can have a holiday after weeks of extra hours. Supposed to be stocktaking day though for the big chains. Offices and banks work as usual... Till 2 pmReplyDelete
As for binge drinking you should (possibly already did) Google international day of alcohol. Binge drinkers have dozens of choices. Whisky is May 18th, g&t June 9th....or every day in summer
There's a bok beer day too but not even one for a headacheDelete
There seems to be a day for everything. I even heard of a 'Hug Someone Day'; I bet that went down well.Delete
While I may well be a person of excess, New Year's Day is for recovering, not for drinking. My Scottish genes fail me on this point. Have you ever seen the figures for the average age of death for poor people in Glasgow? Not so poor that they can't afford alcohol and cigarettes, along with a very bad diet that sees them off at a very young age.ReplyDelete
Glasgow, the home of the deep fried pizza, and Mars bar (consumed, of course, after copious amounts of Buckfast tonic wine).Delete
It's been a public holiday here in NZ as your sister said.. interestingly not in Australia where my cousin had to go to work today!ReplyDelete
Everyone is working here today (I've been shopping), except for the 'yellow jacket' folk who are still manning the barricades.Delete
Hangover! What hangover?ReplyDelete
Scotland! What Scotland?Delete
I doubt Queen Nicola was even born when January 2nd became a Bank Holiday.ReplyDelete
I'd imagined it was Nicola putting two fingers up at England.Delete
It has been in place since 1971 at the same time Boxing Day was also added.Delete
I once spent Hogmanay in the Scottish Highlands, and - believe me - they drink whisky non-stop for two weeks solid. I dropped out after two days and nights, but everyone else carried on until the middle of January. This is a true story.ReplyDelete
My annual bottle of winter Single malt (Aberlour) remains, as yet, unopened. After this encouragement, I may broach it tonight.Delete
I went to a ceilidh on new years eve (In Scotland). The bar was so packed that in the end the organisers said that they couldnt keep up and to go to the off licence as it was going to be open till late. Everyone hot footed it over there, other went home for lemons and extra glasses and we cleared the freezer of all the ice I had been hoarding for today. (I went to the supermarket yesterday and bought some as I couldnt have made it in time). a rather strapping rugby lad kept dragging me up to dance. His kilt flying and as it was a bit crazy he stood on my dress and ripped it and I have marks on my shins where a lady went the wrong way when twirling and kicked me a few times. Next year I am wearing a shorter dress or a skirt, with knee high boots to save my legs. Also we will be asking for a table a little away from the rugby lot as they seemed to think throwing me about was good fun (I am 5 feet tall on a good day and not very big). Tumblers were full of whisky or gin. I have only been to a ceilidh in a big barn before rather than a hall with not much room down the middle. Happy New Year Cro and Family, From MarisolReplyDelete
the ice is for today... I am to host Ladies/Lasses Day, as this is a bank holiday the ladies have a party at one persons house as a relaxation from doing lots over Christmas and new year here. I dont know if this is just my in laws who do this. But I heard others saying they were going visiting today to others Ladies day.... I must ask where it started.Delete
Jodhpurs, hard hat, and very heavy leather hacking boots might do the job; plus extra strong chaps. Just pretend you thought it was fancy dress. As an ex club rugby player myself, I can assure you that you came away relatively unharmed.Delete
I never minded going back to work after the holidays and a week or so of being home. Sometimes, you have had enough and need to escape.ReplyDelete
I must admit, I'm very happy it's all over. I can't eat like I used to, and I also get tired easily.Delete
A small village in the Austrian sticks celebrated New Year's Eve at 12 noon on the 31st December so that everybody could get to bed at a reasonable time. A photo in the paper shows the villagers and the local mayor uncorking the communal bottle of sparkling white. No hangovers there!ReplyDelete
Unless, of course, they all continued for another 12 hours. I don't think it has quite the same appeal.Delete
For my comment read Cro's.ReplyDelete
Very wise, Weave.Delete
I read that there's an attempt to dry England out with a month of abstinence. Even Bath has officially signed on to the plot.ReplyDelete
Yes, but they're making an exception for The Bell Inn.Delete