The History of 21st Birthday

Having a birthday is considered a special occasion in many different countries, but the 21st birthday is special in many ways. For one reason or another, turning 21 has always been a rite of passage and a great cause of celebration world wide. Of course, in the United States, the 21st birthday marks the final milestone to completing the process of becoming an adult as the doors to taverns, pubs, nightclubs, and bars become open and waiting. Suddenly, that which was secretive and unknown, becomes ordinary and, well, to be honest, underwhelming. There are a lot of things I would rather witness than an unsuspecting birthday reveler the morning after an American 21st birthday bar crawl, but that s entirely another story for another time. Did you know that other countries put as much effort into the 21st birthday also? For example, the drinking age isn t twenty-one in Holland, yet they still celebrate the birthday in a big way.
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