Is it ironic that World Health Day and National Beer Day fall on the same day?
World Health Day is a global health awareness day. Frankly, at this point of my life, every day is a health awareness day!
Old age is not for sissies!
In 1948, the World Health Organization started the celebration and chose April 7. Why that day? Well, it’s the WHO’s birthday, so it’s a good a day as any other!
National Beer Day is a US celebration. It marks the day the Cullen-Harrison Act was enacted after FDR signed it into law.
The Cullen-Harrison repealed the Volstead Act.
When he handed the pen to the lucky recipient, he said, “I think this would be a good time for a beer.”
The law went into effect on 4/7/1933 and allowed people to buy, sell, and drink beer containing 3.2% alcohol. This may have been the last time anything was accomplished in Washington!
Folks lined UP outside breweries nationwide the night before and on April 7, 1933, 1.5 million barrels of beer were consumed.
BTW: April 6 is known as New Beer’s Eve.