Tuesday, December 20, 2011

IWCL Evening group Happy Hour

"In victory I deserve Champagne, in defeat I need it."
Napoleon Bonaparte

The IWCL Evening Group are at it again. They are organising a pre-Christmas Happy Hour.

Have you ever wondered where the expression "Happy Hour" comes from?
One possible origin of the term is from the United States Navy. In the 1920s, "Happy Hour" was slang for a scheduled entertainment period on board a ship during which boxing and wrestling bouts took place; this was a valuable opportunity for sailors to relieve the stress accumulated during the long periods at sea.

The idea of drinking before dinner has its roots in the Prohibition era. When the 18th Amendment and the Volstead Act were passed banning alcohol consumption, citizens would host "cocktail hours", also known as "happy hours", at a speakeasy (an illegal drinking establishment) before eating at restaurants where alcohol could not be served.

Cocktail lounges continued the trend of drinking before dinner. "Happy hour" entered civilian use around 1960, especially after a Saturday Evening Post article on military life in 1959.

Come join the International crowd of Lugano and raise a toast to new and old friends.

Venue: Evening Group Happy Hour
Where: Patio Restaurant & Lounge Bar, Via Motta 7, 6900 Lugano
When: Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
Time: 19:30

Please reserve your place directly with the IWCL at iwcleveninggroup@gmail.com by December 20th.


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