The Purge is a movie franchise which has been a success since its debut in 2013. The idea of its premise was (and still is) a revolutionary concept. It’s a tale of a United States where, for one night out of the year, all laws are suspended, and citizens can do whatever they please without consequence.
Now in 2021, many are wondering when the next Purge event could occur in real life.
The answer: 2023.
Though not an actual Purge night, the next significant event that could be likened to the fictional events seen in the movies is set to take place in 2023.
It is expected that on the night of March 4th, 2023, a nationwide Blackout will occur, lasting up to 19 hours. This is the longest Blackout the United States have ever seen and the most significant in over 100 years.
Of course, you can bet that different people will interpret the Blackout differently. While some may use it as an opportunity for rest, relaxation and reflection, there will undoubtedly be those more inclined to take it as an opportunity for chaos. It’s up to you to decide how you want to spend your 2023 Purge night.
Fortunately, the blackout will be accompanied by safety measures so that it doesn’t get out of hand. These measures include:
- Increased security: Police and military are on high alert, and police officers and National Guard personnel will be stationed across the country.
- Suspension of business: All businesses will be closed during the blackout, and no electricity will be available.
- Curfew: A strict curfew will be in place during the blackout, from 8pm – 7am, to deter any unauthorized behavior.
- Emergency services: Fire and emergency services will remain available during the blackout, to respond to any emergency situations.
So get ready for your 2023 Purge Night on March 4th. It’s sure to be one to remember.