Dear Shae, Where does the term “Happy Hour” come from?
– Grace O.
No one really knows for sure, but a Navy buddy of mine says that it might have originated from the United States Navy. I guess back in the 1920’s there was a part of the day when the seamen (LOL. Semen) liked to relax by boxing or wrestle to relieve some stress. ‘Happy Hour’ was slang referring to that time of day. It wasn’t until sometime in the 1960’s the term was used in correlation with cheap drinks and appetizers. Here are some more dull facts regarding ‘Happy Hour.’
Massachusetts implemented a state wide ban in 1984 and in 2011 the state of Utah passed a ban on Happy Hours effective January 1st, 2012. Two places I plan on never visiting…How can I enjoy myself in a state than bans hot wings from 5 to 6 pm?