2021 Daily Holidays that fall on October 16, include:
Bridge Day - October 16, 2021 (Third Saturday in October)
Department Store Day
Global Cat Day - (also known as National Feral Cat Day)
International Independent Video Store Day - October 16, 2021 (Third Saturday in October)
International Repair Day - October 16, 2021 (Third Saturday in October)
National Cut Up Your Credit Card Day
National Dictionary Day
National Feral Cat Day - (Also known as Global Cat Day)
National Fetch Day - October 16, 2021 (Third Saturday in October)
National Learn a Word Day
National Liqueur Day
Steve Jobs Day
Sweetest Day - October 16, 2021 (Third Saturday in October)
World Anesthesia Day
World Food Day
World Spine Day
2021 Weekly Holidays that include October 16, are:
Bone and Joint Health Action Week - October 12-20
Cricket World Cup - October 1 - November 14, 2021
Death Penalty Focus Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Week with October 10th in it)
Drink Local Wine Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Second Full Week in October)
Earth Science Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Second Full Week in October)
Emergency Nurses Week - October 10-16, 2021
Improve Your Home Office Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Second Full Week of October)
National Case Management Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Second Full Week of October)
National Chestnut Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Second Full Week of October)
National Food Bank Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Week that has Oct. 16th in it - World Food Day)
National Metric Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Week that has Oct. 10th in it)
National Veterinary Technician Week - October 10-16, 2021
Pet Peeve Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Second Full Week of October)
Rabi '-al-Awwal - October 7, 2021 - November 5, 2021
Take Your Medicine Americans Week - October 10-17
Teen Read Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Week of Columbus Day)
Veterinary Technicians Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Second Week in October)
World Rainforest Week - October 11-16, 2021
2021 Monthly Holidays that include October 16, 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.
The Astrological Sign for October 16 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.
1854 - Oscar Wilde, Irish playwright, poet, and novelist (The Picture of Dorian Grey) (d. 1900)
1925 - Angela Lansbury, English-American actress, singer and producer (Murder She Wrote)
1946 - Suzanne Somers, American actress and producer (Three's Company)
1793 - Marie Antoinette, Austrian born queen consort of Louis XVI of France (b. 1755)
1997 - James A. Michener, American author (Tales of the South Pacific) (b. 1907)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1986 - Marie Osmond marries Brian Blosil
1924 - Margaret Mitchell, American writer who wrote Gone with the Wind divorces her 1st husband Berrien Upshaw
Quote of the Day
October 16 is Global Cat Day - (also known as National Feral Cat Day)
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
October 16 is World Food Day!
Healthy Recipes are a Lifestyle Solution for fast food in our lives. Many of us eat out for over half of our daily meals. We are busy, tired, and the thought of making a meal does not make sense, when grab and go fast food is so available and cheap. Our kids love fast food, and we aim to please. This is not a healthy diet habit. Kerry's recipe section will focus on quick healthy meals.