On January 16th, 1919, the United States Congress passed the Volstead Act enabling legislation for the Eighteenth Amendment, outlawing and of course, prohibiting intoxicating beverages; alcohol.
Over the course of the next thirteen years, support for Prohibition waned as the United States awoke to the widespread problems Prohibition had caused. The number of repeal organizations—many of which were comprised of former Prohibitionists—increased, and in 1932 Franklin Delano Roosevelt ran for President on a platform that included the repeal of Prohibition.
Repeal Day is not widely celebrated in the United States, yet it commemorates the anniversary of the day the United States repealed the Eighteenth Amendment and gave Americans the constitutional right to consume alcohol; Repeal of Prohibition, the Twenty-first Amendment.
Unlike St. Patrick’s Day or Cinco de Mayo, Repeal Day is a day that all Americans
have a part in observing, because it’s written in our Constitution. No other holiday celebrates the laws that guarantee our rights, and Repeal Day has everything to do with our personal pleasures.
That said, raise your glass and have a drink!