NEBRASKA -- Cheers to the Thanksgiving season or should I say Drinksgiving as Americans across the state are kicking the holidays off with an up then a down and bring it to town. 

Also known as Blackout Wednesday, the tradition is rumored to have begun years ago when students would return home for the holidays from college and go out to celebrate. 

According to Days of the Year, the coined term Drinksgiving was created sometime in the year 2007 and has made its way all over the country since, even to Nebraska. 

NCN reached out numerous bars and liquor stores in Norfolk for comment on their response for the anticipated festivities this Wednesday. 

Despite requests for interviews being shot down all puns intended due to being busy preparing for tonight, we did learn that they are expecting big turnouts. 

And here at News Channel Nebraska, we want to you stay safe and drink responsibly, so no. 1 make sure to have a designated driver or rideshare service to get you home, no 2. make sure to retrieve your credit or debit cards when you to close out your tab, and no 3. tip your local neighborhood bartenders.  

So in the famous words of Frank Sinatra, "Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy."

Remember to be safe on the roadways, and Nebraska State Patrol says that they will have extra patrolmen during the holiday season.