The History & Celebration of National Beer Day Holiday
National Beer Day is an unofficial holiday in the United States that is celebrated on 7th of April every year. On this day in 1933, people began to legally buy, sell, and drink beer due to the end of prohibition. 7th April is celebrated as the National Beer Day and 6th April is celebrated as the New Beer’s Eve every year with great pomp and show in the Unites States while in the United Kingdom, it is celebrated on 6th April every year. Beer is world’s oldest prepared beverage that is still the favorite of most of the people.
There are innumerable reasons to celebrate National Beer Day with your loved with a frosty beer in your hands. Around two million of Americans earn their livelihood because of beer. There are a variety of beer and that too in better qualities now-a-days. It is easily available and cheap to buy and on National Beer Day, it can be extremely cheap. Some beers are especially made by the monks and what can be more outstanding than this. One of the top reasons to love beer on the National Beer Day is that it is available in a number of flavors and tastes.
National Beer Day Celebrations in US and UK
The National Beer Day celebrations take place in the breweries, pubs and in the backyards of people all over the world. It is celebrated on 7th of April in the Unites States while on 6th of April in the United Kingdom with great fervor and zeal by the people. It is the day that dedicated to the beer lovers. People raise toasts to the brewers and bartenders and celebrate their love for beer with rejoice.
People who make, sell and drink beer have a reason to have their mugs filled with the frosty beverage on the occasion of the National Beer Day with their friends and family. Bars, pubs, restaurants and breweries celebrate the day with full on enthusiasm. The celebrations of the occasion become manifolds when friends and families gather to enjoy the delicious taste of beer. The day is celebrated and dedicated to the men and women who serve and brew beer. The National Beer Day is celebrated as a mark of bringing nations and cultures from all over the world together by celebrating their beers.
The National Beer Day is celebrated to let the bars and breweries know how much we love and appreciate them and all that by just participating in our favorite activity of drinking beer. Moreover, the National Beer Day is celebrated to acknowledge the ones who produce it, sell it and give people a place to enjoy it. So, raise your glass of the frosty beverage on the National Beer Day have fun.
History of the Celebrations of National Beer Day
We will have to back to 1919 to know about the History of National Beer Day. It was January 16, 1919, when an 18th Amendment to the Constitution was passed by the Congress that had banned the making, transportation and sale of alcohol all around. This was the hard time when Americans had to find illicit and underground ways to drink their favorite beverage ‘beer’. After a decade, United States had to face one of the worst economic depressions.
When in 1933, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt took the office, he saw people were not very happy with the experiment of banning alcohol and that is was in fact, halting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages, which resulted in a major job and revenue loss and decided to repeal the 18th Amendment. On March 22, 1933, President Roosevelt signed the Cullen-Harrison Act that amended the prevailing Volstead Act of 1919 to allow the consumption and sale of low-alcohol beer and wine in public.
The Cullen-Harrison Act came into effect on April 7, 1933 and since then, 7th April began to be celebrated as the National Beer Day. At 12:01 a.m. on April 7, 1933, Americans took to the streets to show their happiness and excitement to have been allowed to drink beer in public again.
Beer is actually an amazing thing to have and it feels great to have a day that is especially dedicated to this wonderful thing. Cheers!