Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thanksgiving Eve: Also Known As Blackout Wednesday

English: "The First Thanksgiving at Plymo...
English: "The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth" (1914) By Jennie A. Brownscombe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The holiday season is about to begin with Blackout Wednesday...


The 2013 holiday season is about to get underway tomorrow, November 27th. It is true that many people really feel that the autumn holiday season begins with Halloween and lumbers along through Thanksgiving and the winter holidays of Christmas, some years Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and the celebration of the New Year. 

Thanksgiving Eve has traditionally been spent by most people as a time to travel or cook in preparation to gather with loved ones to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. In many households Thanksgiving Eve can be a very hectic evening: Last minute trips to the grocery store, picking up relatives or friends at the airport, train or bus, straightening the house, finding enough dishes and silverware to serve dinner with, and perhaps even anticipating how the holiday will be with friends and family (particularly with college students who are returning home for the holiday.)

Now we come to understand that Thanksgiving Eve has a relatively new nickname "Blackout Wednesday." See all the related articles below. 


Understanding the statistics for drinking and driving during the holiday season


Alcohol Monitoring Systems created a very informative infographic that families can use to understand the startling statistics for drinking and driving under the influence.


Our Thanksgiving wishes...


The holiday season is here. Tomorrow many will begin to gather with their family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving. It is important to remember that not everyone feels comfortable attending family holiday celebrations. This season can be particularly difficult for those who suffer from alcoholism and clinical depression. There are good memories, bad memories and bittersweet memories that we all attach to holidays. May we all give thanks for life and look forward to the future.

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