Because you needed more reasons to drink, right?

This is it, folks. October is here, which means it’s officially drinking weather. Slamming beers at tailgate parties is expected of everyone, and making themed Jell-O shots to match your Halloween costume is just around the corner. While you count down the days until you can debut your slutty rendition of Mario and Luigi, though, crack open a pumpkin beer for the following official October days of drinking.

October 4: National Vodka Drinking Day

You love a good Pumpkin Spice Latte, so what’s not to love about a pumpkin pie martini? October 4 is National Vodka Drinking Day, so it’s pretty much the only reason to ever buy pumpkin flavored vodka. Seriously, throw Pinnacle Vodka a bone and run to the liquor store for a bottle of this stuff. Or just take shots of literally any other vodka, because you’ve got a great excuse for day drinking now.

October 7: National Hockey League Opening Night

Are you last in your fantasy league? May as well give football a break on October 7 and drink to hockey. The puck drops for the opening night of the NHL on Wednesday night, which means you should probably head to your closest Old Chicago for a Sam Adams’ Oktoberfest and cheap game time appetizers.

October 18: Deflategate Rematch

You were probably drunk during the actual Deflategate game, so there’s definitely no hope you’ll remember the stats of this one, either. Either way, thank the October gods for yet another reason to chow down on buffalo wings and throw back 24 oz mugs of Coors Light while you watch the New England Patriots take on the Indianapolis Colts. Bonus points for finding a Tom Brady drinking game.

October 26: National Pumpkin (Beer) Day

Okay, so this one’s a stretch. Technically, October 26 is National Pumpkin Day, but beyond a pie and a latte, how can you really utilize this day to your advantage? The answer is beer, it’s always beer. Get your hands on Southern Tier’s Pumking or Shipyard’s Barrel-Aged Smashed Pumpkin and throw on some Hocus Pocus. This is a perfectly acceptable day to drunkenly walk up to your roommates and sing, “Come, little children, I’ll take thee away into a land of enchantment.”

October 27: World Series Begins

It’s clear that the month of October assumes you don’t know shit about fantasy football, which is why you’re encouraged to drink your sorrows away for the start of the World Series. America’s pastime really is watching a good old-fashioned baseball game while chugging beers. Use this day to forget about your shitty lineup and celebrate an easier sport instead.

October 31: Halloween, Duh

If you need validation for drinking on this day then you can’t sit with us. Cheers to November 1, though, because the post-Halloween walk of shame deserves nothing short of a slow clap.