What is National Repeal Day (History and Activities)

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In 1933, following the signing of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the United States ended its 13-year experiment with the increasingly unpopular nationwide prohibition of alcohol, which is to say, yes, it is National Repeal Day!

On December 5th! If you like alcohol, this is a great opportunity to celebrate your legal freedom to drink it. While popular opinion tends to suggest that prohibition failed, it managed to cut overall alcohol consumption in half during the 1920s (though that also meant that alcohol tax revenue dropped to zero). Putting a dangerous flapper-style twist on drinking in illegal speakeasies may also have contributed to a whole cult around drinking, giving it more glamor. And if there is something we really like when we consume alcohol, it is an element of glamor! So if you have any flapper-style costumes, this is the time to get them out …

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What is National Repeal Day (History and Activities)

NATIONAL REPEAL DAY SCHEDULE

1919 – Put down that bottle
The 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution is passed, paving the way for prohibition

1920 – Leave it seriously
The ban goes into effect

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1932 – A great choice
Roosevelt is elected on the promise of repealing the ban

1933 – Pick up that bottle
Effectively, Roosevelt passes the 21st Amendment, repealing the ban.

NATIONAL REPEAL DAY ACTIVITIES

Host a party at your local speakeasy
Many old speakeasies have since become regular bars in cities across the country, which means you can book one and throw a 1920s themed party for your friends without worrying about the police showing up, unless things really get out of hand.

Try a new cocktail
Moscow Mules, Margaritas, Martinis, Manhattans, Daiquiris, Negronis, Old Fashioneds, these are seven cocktails that we have just listed, which should be enough to see even a fairly robust horse at night. So why get stuck in a rut when there are all those fascinating combinations to try?

Don’t forget non-alcoholic cocktails!
Seriously, not everyone drinks, and that’s great. There are a growing number of cocktail practitioners learning the art of non-alcoholic cocktail making, and whether you are the designated driver or just moderating for whatever reason, we really recommend checking out some of the amazing Combinations of flavors offered in the restaurant without alcohol. end of menu. Especially if it’s getting late and you’re having that conversation about whether one more drink is a good idea!

What is National Repeal Day (History and Activities)

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WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL REPEAL DAY

It is the only holiday written in our constitution.
The repeal of the 18th Amendment is the only national holiday written into our constitution, following the passage of the 33rd Amendment in 1933. That means that you are practically doing your patriotic duty by celebrating it, which is one of the many good excuses that you can wear to appear watery-eyed to work tomorrow morning!

The use of flapper is amazing
Flappers were women known for their unconventional style and behavior, with their own hairstyles and ways of dressing like short skirts (gasp!) We love the flapper look and are inspired by the feminist and empowering messages that accompany it. Men also dressed better in the 1920s, including suspenders and pinstripe suits.

Alcohol can be nice, nice
To be honest, we enjoy drinking alcohol in all its forms. Aside from the relaxing effect, we love articles that claim to drink a glass of red wine because it helps reduce the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. So that’s three glasses of red wine that we can drink, right there, just for its health benefits. And then there are the cocktails … we love cocktails too. And beer. The beer is … good too.

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