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Absinthe day

It always falls on February 5th every year.

The first documented reference to absinth dates back to the 18th century. Reportedly, Pierre Ordinair, a French physician living in Switzerland in 1792, used absinth as a cure. This recipe was then given to Henry's sister and sold as a healing elixir. According to another absinthe theory, they were selling before the doctor arrived. It is confirmed that Major Dubied received a recipe from his sisters and founded the first absinthe distillery with his son, Marcellin and Henry-Louis Pernod, in Couvet. In the French town of Pontarlier, a second distillery was commissioned in 1805. In 1905 the absinth was banned in Switzerland and then in other countries. It has been labeled as harmful (hallucinogenic, causing brain damage and madness), but to date there has been no evidence that it is a harmful product than any other alcoholic beverage. In the 1990s, when the European Union again authorized its production and sale, the absinth was revived again.

Absinth is a hard alcoholic drink. It is made from wormwood, anise and fennel. It is green in color but is also colorless. The right absinth is produced by dipping the herbs (wormwood, anise, fennel) in alcohol, followed by distillation and dyeing. Alcohol content in absinth ranges from 65% to 80%. It is called a green fairy.