Repeal Day commemorates the repeal of prohibition when the 21st Amendment was ratified on December 5, 1933. Somewhat ironically, it was the state of Utah that put ratification of the 21st Amendment over the top.
On December 5th, 1933, Utah, the final state needed for a three quarters majority, ratified the 21st Amendment, repealing Prohibition and restoring the American right to a celebratory drink. While the amendment still allowed for state and local levels of Prohibition, by 1966 there were no state laws banning alcohol.
The libertarian Reason TV produced a video on George Cassiday who was Congress’ favorite bootlegger in celebration of Repeal Day 2012. Mr. Cassiday even had an office in both the House and Senate Office Buildings.
So on this Repeal Day, if you indulge in adult beverages, celebrate this country coming to its senses.