Interesting Facts About Partying: Let’s Have Fun!

Whether it is New Year’s Eve, a tea party, the Rio Carnival or Glastonbury Festival, everybody loves letting his or her hair down in one way or another. Partying is a tradition that goes back to the beginning of time, and many of the most fascinating stories throughout history end (or begin with!) celebrations.
Every person goes to a party for the plain reason of having fun, it’s both acknowledged and practiced. It is a sensorial experience and the setting is meant to heighten all five of it. In that particular moment in time, you forget who you’re supposed to be and the things you’re supposed to do, there’s no time but the present and you’re there to make the most of it.
Everyone desires to get away from his or her realities once in a while. In these settings, people don’t really care where you came from or what you’ve done. Your appearance, confidence and moves are the only basis of judgment — you get to be whoever you want to be.
Whether it’s to escape from your monotonous routines, fears or thoughts, the setting is a perfect platform for distraction from the lights to the hot chick or guy beside the bar.
After every party, there’s always a new story to tell. It can be something you’re proud of or something you deeply regret. However, no matter how euphoric a moment can be, you have to acknowledge that it’s only as good as it lasts. As said, it’s an escape — and you can’t escape forever.
Here are some interesting facts about partying and partygoers in history:
1. The toga party is a staple university student tradition made famous by the 1978 movie ‘Animal House’. The largest toga party consisted of 3,700 participants and was held in Brisbane, Australia.
2. Oscar Wilde was one of the most prolific party goers of the 1800’s, and was famous for his excellent conversation skills and sparkling wit. He is famous for saying “Hear no evil, speak no evil – and you’ll never get invited to a party”.
3. One of the most famous parties ever happened two days before the founding fathers of the U.S.A. signed the Constitution. The paper itself took five months to write, so when it was complete, the fathers were ready to unwind.
Between 56 people, they drank 55 bottles of Madeira wine, 60 bottles of Claret wine, eight bottles of whiskey, 22 bottles of porter, eight of cider, 12 of beer and seven bowls of strong punch. That’s more alcohol consumption per person than science tells us a human being is capable of surviving.
4. Bachelor parties, or “stag-dos” as they’re known in the UK, are a partying tradition in which grooms-to-be will celebrate with their friends before a wedding ceremony. This tradition can be traced back to ancient Sparta, when soldiers would hold dinner parties in honor of the groom’s last night as a single man.
5. Alexander the Great is famous for making the biggest party blunder in history. After conquering Persia, Alexander settled in down in Persepolis for a ‘symposium’ with his generals. The drinking and partying began to get out of hand, and ended abruptly when Alexander flew into a rage and burned down the city palace, which he now owned. Needless to say, he regretted it the next morning.
6. Toasting is a classic party tradition, and different cultures have their own unique way of expressing good will before taking a drink. In Germany, if you clink glasses without making eye contact, then both drinkers get seven years of bad luck!
In Japan, the more senior of two drinkers will always touch glasses above the rim of the other’s glass as a display of rank. Cheers!
7. The largest tea party ever was held in Indore, in India, and had 32,681 tea drinking attendees.
8. The longest dance party ever lasted 55 hours and took place in Wexford, Ireland.

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