Thursday, 7 April 2016

National Beer Day:Ever Heard That Before?

I am almost sure that you may never have heard that there is a day called BEER day.Yes.It is April 7 and it is celebrated as the national beer day in the United States.

What actually is it all about?

 National Beer Day is an official holiday in the United States celebrated every year on April 7, and marking the day in 1933, the first day in 13 years, that people could legally buy, sell, and drink beer.

It is recognized nationwide among beer enthusiasts like Big Dom and Fugatti. 

National Beer Day is a celebration of the Cullen–Harrison Act being signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 22, 1933. Upon signing the legislation, Roosevelt made his famous remark, "I think this would be a good time for a beer." 

 The law went into effect on April 7 of that year, allowing people to buy, sell and drink beer containing up to 3.2% alcohol by weight (or 4.05% by volume) in states that had enacted their own law allowing such sales. People across the country responded by gathering outside breweries, some beginning the night before. On that first day, 1.5 million barrels of beer were consumed, inspiring the future holiday.

Today, April 7 is recognized as National Beer Day and April 6 is known as New Beer's Eve.

First conceived in 2009 by a man named Justin Smith, the boozy holiday predates the social media craze but is finding it’s perfect for sites like Twitter and Instagram. Brands can boast about the holiday, consumers can mark the day and check into their local bars, and this year, most Americans can also celebrate the fact that the weekend is just another day away.

I hope that this isnt imported into Africa in any form because of the negative effects of abuse and its impact on our society.