A Toast To Repeal Day 2010

Headline from the Oregonian, Dec 5 1933Sunday, December 5 2010 marks the 77th anniversary of Repeal Day, the day in 1933 when three quarters of the states ratified the 21st Amendment to the Constitution and thus repealed the federal prohibition on the sale, manufacture, and consumption of alcoholic beverages!

Every red-blooded American is obligated to toast to our brewers, vintners, distillers, distributors, publicans, bartenders, waitrons, and friends on this anniversary. And a toast is best performed amongst friends, so head to to your local drinking establishment or throw a cocktail party!

In 2008, the 75th anniversary Repeal Day, several local bars and restaurants were swept up in the celebration, this year not so much. However, the Teardrop Lounge (1015 NW Everett) continues with the tradition by throwing their annual Repeal Day 2010 bash (It’s very important to read the rest of the announcement at the Teardrop Lounge event page – a password is required to enter the party!)

And a few blocks away the Irving Street Kitchen is hosting a Repeal Day Industry Party from 4 to 6pm on Sunday, December 5 2010, with free food and drinks for industry people!!!

For more information about my favorite secular holiday, visit RepealDay.org, a site created by local bartending and mixology blogger Jeffrey Mogenthaler, one of the first individuals to propose treating the anniversary as a holiday.

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