A new national "holiday" has been proclaimed, New Year’s Day will henceforth forever be known as “National Hangover Day.”

This day has of course always existed, but had yet to be named. We always knew Jan. 1 was the day when we’d wake up with a cold sweat and the urge to expel all our internal organs via our mouths. Now we have a name for it.

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This is all of course thanks to NationalDayCalendar.com, an unelected body of people who apparently have the legislative ability to make these "holidays" appear out of nowhere.

The site offers some ideas for how to prevent a hangover which can essentially be boiled down to the following nuggets of wisdom:

  • Pace yourself when drinking
  • Drink water

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The site also offers some ideas for how to help cure your hangover, all of which can yet again be boiled down to the following:

  • Drink water
  • Don’t drink more alcohol
  • Eat if you can
  • Wait for it to pass

Happy National Hangover Day, you lush!

Matt Lee is a Web producer for Metro New York. He writes about almost everything and anything. Talk to him (or yell at him) on Twitter so he doesn’t feel lonely @mattlee2669.