Happy late National Vodka Day! The holiday has been celebrated on October 4 since 2009. National Taco Day also falls on the same date.
I am not sure if the Russians and Mexicans planned this event or if it is a coincidence. The date was chosen at random by some random guy. Americans obviously needed another excuse to drink the distilled spirit that did not even originate in America.
Personally, I think the reason is not as important as the celebration! If you did not get to have any vodka this past Friday, be sure to make up for it next weekend.