Beer Day in Iceland
Beer Day in Iceland is held on March 1. Marked the end of beer prohibition in 1989. Bjórdagurinn or Bjordagur. This event in the first decade of the month March is annual. Help us
Prohibition went into effect in Iceland in 1915 and initially banned all alcohol - and was voted for by the Icelandic population. When the beer ban was eventually lifted on the 1st of March in 1989 and people could legally buy beer, people flocked the streets to drink this previously unattainable drink.
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