2023 Daily Holidays that fall on October 10, include:
Ada Lovelace Day - October 10, 2023 (Second Tuesday of October)
Bonza Bottler Day
Headspace Day (Australia) - October 10, 2023 (Second Tuesday in October)
Hug a Drummer Day
International Stage Management Day
Motorsports Memorial Day
National Angel Food Cake Day
National Cake Decorating Day
National Handbag Day
National Hug a Kevin Day
National Love Your Hair Day
National Metric Day
National Shift 10 Day
National Tuxedo Day
Naval Academy Day
Own Business Day - October 10, 2023 (Second Tuesday in October)
Powers of Ten Day
Squid & Cuttlefish Day
World Child Development Day - October 10, 2023 (Second Tuesday in October)
World Day Against the Death Penalty
World Homeless Day
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day
World Mental Health Day
World Porridge Day
2023 Weekly Holidays that include October 10, are:
Cephalopod Awareness Days - October 8-12
Choose to be G.R.E.A.T Week - October 9-13, 2023 (Starts on Second Monday - Friday in October)
Death Penalty Focus Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Week with October 10th in it)
Drink Local Wine Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Full Week in October)
Earth Science Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Full Week in October)
Fire Prevention Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Week of October)
Improve Your Home Office Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Full Week of October)
National Case Management Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Full Week of October)
National Chestnut Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Full Week of October)
National Hispanic Heritage Weeks - September 15, 2023 - October 15, 2023 (Starts on September 15 and ends on October 15th each year)
National Manufacturing Week - October 6-13, 2023 (Begins on the First Friday in October)
National Metric Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Week that has Oct. 10th in it)
National Physician Assistants Week - October 6-12
National School Lunch Week - October 9-13, 2023 (Starts on Second Monday in October)
No Salt Week - October 3-10
Pet Peeve Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Full Week of October)
Rabi 'al Awwal - September 17 - October 15, 2023
School Lunch Week - October 9-13, 2023 (Second M-F Week of October)
Take Your Medicine Americans Week - October 10-17
Teen Read Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Week of Columbus Day)
Veterinary Technicians Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Week in October)
World Rainforest Week - October 9-14, 2023
World Space Week - October 4-10
Youth Protection Week (Kiwanis) - October 9-13, 2023
2023 Monthly Holidays that include October 10, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our October Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of October.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events (Date Order)
Cricket World Cup - October 5 - November 19, 2023
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - October 7-15, 2023
The Astrological Sign for October 10 is Libra which spans from September 23 to October 23.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of October is:
Marigold is a Mediterranean native plant and has been prized for both its beauty and versatility. They come in a range of colors including white, gold, and yellow; however, probably the most popular is bright orange.
This year, I used several flats of marigolds around all my vegetables that I was growing. I also re-potted a bunch of hanging baskets with succulents and put some yellow marigolds in each one for some color.
The Birthstone(s) for October are :
Opal gemstones are truly unique, because each individual gem is adorned with a one-of-a-kind color combination.
Tourmaline is a favorite gemstone for many because it's available in a rainbow of beautiful colors.
1940 - Winston Churchill, English journalist and politician (d. 2010)
1950 - Nora Roberts, American author
1954 - David Lee Roth, American singer and songwriter who was the lead singer of Van Halen
1958 - Tanya Tucker, American country western singer and songwriter (Delta Dawn)
1974 - Dale Earnhardt, Jr. - American race car driver
2004 - Christopher Reeve, American actor and producer (Superman) (b. 1952)
2015 - Sybil Stockdale, American activist who co-founded the National League of Families (b. 1924)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1773 - Paul Revere, American revolution patriot marries Rachel Walker in Boston
1974 - Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (Bewitched) divorces William Asher
1975 - Actress Elizabeth Taylor marries Richard Burton for the second time, for her 6th overall marriage
Quote of the Day
October 10th is World Mental Health Day!
Mental health, as defined by the World Health Organization, is "a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community".
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The month of October is Vegetarian Awareness Month!
Vegetarian Spaghetti is one of my favorite healthy recipes. It’s a wonderful treat for the warmer weather when heavy meals, just don’t cut it! You don’t have to be vegetarian to enjoy it, and it’s a great meal to serve if you have vegetarians coming for dinner.
Cooking without meat does not need to be difficult. Simply leave the meat out of your loved recipes and fill the void left with extra vegetables, which is a healthy diet habit!