The Most Important Day in American History

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No, not Election Day, you chucklehead. I’m referring, of course, to Repeal Day, the day that Americans decided to call bullshit on Prohibition and repeal the Eighteenth Amendment to the constitution, giving many of us the ability to have a beer at a picnic, crack open a bottle of wine with dinner, work as a bartender without the risk of jail time, or even make our own gin at home without a still.

I wrote about this several years ago, when Repeal Day was still a relatively obscure drinking holiday in the minds of most Americans, and my cold little heart swells with pride every time I hear of another group joining the celebrations happening across the country.

Exactly one month from today marks the 75th Anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition, and on December 5th I’ll be in our nation’s capitol, celebrating with the Washington, D.C. Craft Bartenders Guild and posting all of the events here on this blog.

So, please, be sure to check out my other project, repealday.org: the official home of Repeal Day on the web, and read the full story of Repeal Day here.

That is all, you may return to your previously-scheduled celebrations now.

7 Replies to “The Most Important Day in American History”

  • Michele says:

    And if I were wealthy I would pack myself in your bag and we could celebrate Repeal Day AND my birthday all at once. LOL

    I am bookmarking repealday.org!!

  • Kai Davis says:

    You, sir, are an American Hero of the best sort.

    Are you going to be twittering from the Craft Bartending meetup?

  • Cat Lancaster says:

    Don’t know if you already know this or not, but in DC there is a bar called The 18th Amendment and another one called The 21st Amendment. Or at least there was 11 years ago when I lived there.

    Cat

  • Marshall says:

    We’ll see you on the 5th Mr. Morgenthaler. We’ll have a great contingent at the party!

  • Michele – Wait, if you were wealthy you’d be a stowaway? Why wouldn’t you just charter a private plane for all of us?

    Kai – I will be Twittering from DC, for certain. You can follow my Twitter feed here.

    Cat – It does indeed look as if the 18th Amendment Bar is still there. I’ll have to put it on the list!

  • Michele says:

    I guess being ‘wealthy’ and a ‘stowaway’ doesn’t make much sense, but the money saved on airfare would be used for celebration. I’ll charter that plane next year, for my 40th birthday 🙂

  • Jeff,
    I’ll be hosting my own little Repeal Day party just down the road (Richmond)…What are you doing Saturday Night – and when are you headed home?

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