Repeal Day (December 5th) is not celebrated by anyone in this country, yet it is the only day which truly has any connection with alcohol. December 5th is the anniversary of the day the United States repealed the Eighteenth Amendment and gave us all the constitutional right to consume alcohol. Here are a few reasons why I think Repeal Day should be a major drinking holiday in the United States:
We have the constitutional right to do so. How many forms of pleasure are guaranteed by the Constitution? None, unless youíre one of those who get an inflated sense of ego from holding a firearm or speaking in public. Me, Iím going to stick with alcohol.
Itís at the right time. Conveniently located about halfway between Thanksgiving and Christmas, at a time when weíre probably not with our families, the Fifth of December represents a great time to get together with friends and celebrate our constitutional rights.
Repeal Day doesnít exclude. Are you an American, or are you located in the United States? Congratulations, youíre invited to join our party! Sorry, leprechauns, but Saint Patrickís Day is off limits. Being French on Cinco de Mayo is about as cool as being British on the Fourth of July. But December Fifth is a day thatís open to anyone!
Itís easy! There are no outfits to buy, costumes to rent, rivers to dye green. Simply celebrate the day by stopping by your local bar, tavern, saloon, winery, distillery, or brewhouse and having a drink. Pick up a six-pack on your way home from work. Split a bottle of wine with a loved one. Buy a shot for a stranger. Just do it because you can.