Advent’s Call for Peace

Today posed a challenge. December 5th is National Repeal Prohibition Day. Prohibition went into effect with the passage of the 18th Amendment in 1920 and repealed on December 5, 1933 with the 21st Amendment. Celebrating the end of Prohibition is easy.

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What Comforts You?

Once again, depending upon which National Calendar you wish to follow, today might just be National Comfort Food Day. On the Foodie scene, it’s also Sacher Torte Day and Rhubarb Vodka Day. The vodka makes sense since on December 5, 1933 Prohibition was repealed. That alone is reason to celebrate.

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A Toast to The End of Prohibition

When Americans think Prohibition, we think of the 18th Amendment banning the production, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages. It is interesting to note that the consumption of alcohol was not prohibited. We think of the 1920s and early 30s, the birth of the Speak Easy, Organized Crime and Rum Runners. However; the movement to ban the evils of drinking began long before the 18th Amendment was ratified.

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