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Jaska Sarell
05-04-07, 11:40
Prohibition law was introduced in Finland in 1919. As a result drinking habits turned to strong spirits in form of moonshine and smuggled spirits especially from Estonia. Finally in 1932 the parliament decided to revoke the prohibition law and state monopoly shops were opened in large towns, later known as Alko shops.
The opening date was 5th April 1932 and time 10:00, i.e. 5.4.32 at 10, hence the well known numerical series 5-4-3-2-1-0.

:) Jaska