Repeal Day

Rose wine What is Repeal Day?

Remember that whole Prohibition thing back in the 1920s, early 30s? You know, when alcohol was prohibited in America under the 18th Amendment? If not, you can read all about it here before sighing in relief that December 5 marks the anniversary of the day that prohibition was officially repealed in 1933 under the 21st Amendment.

How do people celebrate Repeal Day?

According to Jeffrey Morenthaler, a bar manager in Oregon who created in his effort to spread the word about Repeal Day and its importance, Americans don’t celebrate Repeal Day enough:

Repeal Day is not celebrated [...] in this country, yet it is the only day which truly has any connection with alcohol. December 5th is the anniversary of the day the United States repealed the Eighteenth Amendment and gave us the constitutional right to consume alcohol.

- Jeffrey Morgenthaler

In other words, that’s something to celebrate! Share a glass of wine with your loved one, meet your friends for a round at the local bar or throw a bar tending party and create new drinks.

Remember: Repeal Day commemorates our right (if 21 or older) to purchase, consume and enjoy alcohol responsibly. Please drink responsibly and do not drink and drive.


Photo Source: Samantha from Scotland UK (Rose wine) via Wikimedia Commons
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