1st March Beer Day in Iceland
Bjordagur (Beer Day) celebrates the ability for Icelanders to once again purchase beer following its legalisation on 1st March 1989.
In 1908, four years after gaining home rule, Iceland held a referendum on a proposal to outlaw all alcohol from 1915. About 60% voted in favour. However, support for prohibition dwindled but beer remained banned until the repeal of the legislation in 1989. UK readers might want to know more about the history <here>.