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March: 365 Reasons to Get Drunk

March 1 National Beer Day (Iceland). Celebrates the end of 75 years of prohibition of beer in 1989. Ice cold brew. 2 First Festival of Vesta...

May: 365 Reasons To Get Drunk

May 1 May Day. Comrade drunkards of the world, unite! We’ve nothing to lose but our outstanding bar tabs! Red wine. 2 Manfred Von Richthofen’s Birthday...

June: 365 Reasons To Get Drunk

June 1 Latrobe Brewing Co. founded (1939). The “33” on Rolling Rock bottles is an homage to a copywriter's typo. Rolling Rock. 2 Vandals sack Rome...

December: 365 Reasons to Get Drunk

Key: Holiday. Pithy comment. Suggested holiday libation. December 1 Festival of Poseidon (Greek). Let the Sea God drown your sorrows. Sea Breeze. 2 St. Bibiana’s Day. Patron saint...

February: 365 Reasons to Get Drunk

February 1 Boris Yeltsin’s Birthday (1931). Doing multiple shots of vodka on stage was one of his populist campaign tricks. Chilled double Stolis. 2 Groundhog Day....

January: 365 Reasons to Get Drunk

January 1 National Day of Resolutions. Can’t break ‘em unless you make ‘em. Bloody Mary. 2 Drinking Straw patented (1888). Fact: You get drunk faster if...

July: 365 Reasons To Get Drunk

July 1 The Feast of the Most Precious Blood. Creepy Catholic celebration celebrates Christ bleeding. Rusty Nail. 2 National Literacy Day. Attempt to write the...

Above and Beyond Last Call: Medals for Boozing Beyond the Call...

Blackout Brigade Medal of Merit Motto: “I won’t remember you.” Long after lesser drunks have staggered off to bed, these valorous boozers shout: “Yes, I will...

April: 365 Reasons to Get Drunk

Key: Holiday. Pithy comment. Suggested holiday libation. (Recipes included for the odd ones.) April 1 April Fool’s Day. AKA The Day of Abject Cruelty Posing as Good-Natured...

August: 365 Reasons to Get Drunk

Key: Holiday. Pithy comment. Suggested holiday libation. August 1 Modern Drunkard Magazine was unleashed on the drinking public (1996). Rise up, boozehead! Anything and everything. 2 Peter...