2018 Daily Holidays that fall on October 3, include:
Balloons Around The World Day - October 3, 2018 (First Wednesday in October)
Butterfly and Hummingbird Day
Look at the Leaves Day!
Mean Girls Appreciation Day
National Caramel Custard Day
National Kale Day - October 3, 2018 (First Wednesday in October)
National Pet Obesity Awareness Day - October 3, 2018
National Pumpkin Seed Day - October 3, 2018 (First Wednesday in October)
Virus Appreciation Day
Walk to School Day - October 3, 2018 (First Wednesday in October)
World Cerebral Palsy Day - October 3, 2018 (First Wednesday in October) (Thanks to Stacey R. for letting us know about this one)
World Temperance Day
2018 Weekly Holidays that include October 3, are:
Customer Service Week - October 1-5, 2018 (First Mon-Fri Week in October)
Drive Safely Work Week - October 1-5, 2018 (Monday - Friday of First Full Week in October)
Financial Planning Week - October 1-7, 2018 (First Mon-Sun Week in October)
International Sandsculpting Championship - September 28 - October 7, 2018
Kid's Goal Setting Week - October 1-5, 2018
National Chimney Safety Week - October 1-7, 2018 (Week before Fire Prevention Week)
National Fall Foliage Week - September 30 - October 6, 2018 (Begins on the Last Sunday in September)
National Healthcare Food Service Workers Week - October 1-7, 2018 (First Week in October)
National Healthcare Resource & Materials Management Week - October 1-7, 2018 (First Week of October)
National Heimlich Heroes Week - October 1-5, 2018 (First Full M-F Week in October)
National Hispanic Heritage Weeks - September 15, 2018 - October 15, 2018 (Starts on September 15 and ends on October 15th each year)
National Walk Your Dog Week - October 1-7 (First Week of October)
National Work From Home Week - October 1-5, 2018 (First Full Week in October)
No Salt Week - October 3-10
Pediatric Nurses Week - October 1-7, 2018
Shemini Atzeret - Evening of September 30, 2018 to Evening of October 2, 2018
Simchat Torah - Evening of October 1, 2018 to Evening of October 2, 2018
Spinning & Weaving Week - October 1-7, 2018 (First Full Week Mon-Sun in October)
Trichotillomania, Skin Picking & Related BFRB Awareness Week - October 1-7
Universal Children's Week - October 1-7
World Dairy Expo - October 2-7, 2018 (First Tuesday - Sunday in October)
2018 Monthly Holidays that include October 3, 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
Oktoberfest - September 22, 2018 - October 7, 2018 Beer Festival in Munich, Germany. This festival is now held all over the World. Also, check out our Holidays in Germany page!
The Astrological Sign for October 3 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.
1941 - Chubby Checker, American singer and songwriter (The Twist)
1947 - Fred DeLuca, American businessman who co-founded Subway (d. 2015)
1949 - Lindsey Buckingham, American, songwriter, and guitarist (Fleetwood Mac)
1954 - Stevie Ray Vaughan, American guitarist, singer and songwriter (d. 1990)
1959 - Jack Wagner, American actor and singer (General Hospital, Melrose Place)
1964 - Clive Owen, English actor (Closer, Sin City)
1969 - Gwen Stefani, American singer, songwriter and fashion designer (No Doubt)
1226 - Francis of Assisi, Italian friar and saint (b. 1181)
1867 - Elias Howe, American engineer who invented the sewing maching (b. 1819)
1998 - Roddy McDowall, English and American actor (Planet of the Apes, My Friend Flicka) (b. 1928)
2004 - Janet Leigh, American actress (Psycho, Little Women) (b. 1927)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1944 - Comedian Jerry Lewis marries singer Patti Palmer
1988 - Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley marries musician Danny Keough
Quote of the Day
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
No Salt Week is October 3-10!
"What should your salt intake be per day?" If you are like most people, you're clueless! You stand in line at Costco unloading package after package of heavily processed food, without realizing one serving might include an entire day’s limit!
Check out the stats before you purchase processed foods and you might be surprised what you find! Adding lots of foods that contain a high sodium level is not a healthy diet habit!
Find out more facts about Salt and ways to reduce your salt intake from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!
This Day in History
1789 - George Washington proclaims the 1st National Thanksgiving Day on November 26
1849 - American author Edgar Allan Poe is found delirious in a gutter in Baltimore and was the last time he was seen in public before his death
1863 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln designates the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day
1872 - Bloomingdale's department store opens in New York City
1932 - Iraq gains independence from the United Kingdom and joins the League of Nations
1952 - Britain successfully tests a nuclear weapon to become the world's third nuclear power
1995 - O.J. Simpson is found not guilty of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman in Los Angeles, CA
2008 - U.S. President George W. Bush signs the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008
This Day in Music
2014 - The Rumours album from Fleetwood Mac is certified Double Diamond for sales of over 20 million in the U.S.
2004 - Joss Stone's album Mind Body & Soul debuts at #1 in Britain
2001 - Keith Urban wins the Aria Award in Australia, an Outstanding Achievement Award
Above, is the video of The Fighter with Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood
This Day in Sports
1920 - The NFL plays its first games
1970 - Baseball umpires strike for the first time
1971 - Tennis player Billie Jean King becomes the first female athlete to win $100,000
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. Causing or characterized by unity or union.
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