2023 Daily Holidays that fall on October 3, include:
Butterfly and Hummingbird Day
Germany Unity Day
Global Smoothie Day
Look at the Leaves Day!
Mean Girls Appreciation Day
National Boyfriend Day
National Caramel Custard Day
National Family TV Show Day
National Fruit at Work Day - October 3, 2023 (First Tuesday in October)
Virus Appreciation Day
World Temperance Day
2023 Weekly Holidays that include October 3, are:
4-H Week - October 1-7, 2023 (First Full Week in October)
Active Aging Week - October 2-8, 2023 (Last Full Week of September, or the first week of October to coincide with the International Day of Older Persons on October 1)
Animal Welfare Week - October 1-7, 2023 (First Full Week of October)
Customer Service Week - October 2-6, 2023 (First Mon-Fri Week in October)
Drive Safely Work Week - October 2-6, 2023 (Monday - Friday of First Full Week in October)
Financial Planning Week - October 2-8, 2023 (First Mon-Sun Week in October)
Get Organized Week - October 1-7, 2023 (First Full Week of October)
Getting the World to Beat a Path to Your Door Week - October 1-7, 2023
Great Books Week - October 1-7, 2023 (First Full Week of October)
International Post Card Week - October 1-7, 2023 (First Full Week in October)
International Sand Sculpting Championship - September 29 - October 8, 2023
Kid's Goal Setting Week - October 1-7, 2023 (First Full Week in October)
Mental Illness Awareness Week - October 1-7, 2023 (First Full Week of October)
Mystery Series Week - October 1-7, 2023 (First Full Week of October)
National Carry a Tune Week - October 1-7, 2023 (Always has October 7th in the Week)
National Chimney Safety Week - October 1-7, 2023 (Week before Fire Prevention Week)
National Food Services Workers Week - October 1-7, 2023
National Healthcare Food Service Workers Week - October 1-7, 2023 (First Week in October)
National Healthcare Resource & Materials Management Week - October 1-7, 2023 (First Full Week of October)
National Healthcare Supply Chain Week - October 1-7, 2023
National Heimlich Heroes Week - October 2-6, 2023 (First Full M-F Week in October)
National Hispanic Heritage Weeks - September 15, 2023 - October 15, 2023 (Starts on September 15 and ends on October 15th each year)
National Home-based Business Week - October 1-7, 2023 (First Week of October)
National Human Service Awareness Week - October 1-7, 2023 (First Full Week of October)
National Midwifery Week - October 1-7, 2023 (Sunday to Saturday During the First Full Week of October)
National Newspaper Week - October 1-7, 2023 (First Full Week of October)
National School Yearbook Week - October 1-7, 2023 (First Full Week of October)
National Walk Your Dog Week - October 1-7 (First Week of October)
National Work From Home Week - October 1-7, 2023 (First Full Week in October)
No Salt Week - October 3-10
Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging Week - October 1-7, 2023 (First Full Week of October)
Pediatric Nurses Week - October 2-6, 2023
Pickled Peppers Week - October 1-7, 2023 (First Full Week of October)
Primary Care Physicians Week - October 1-7, 2023
Public Power Week - October 1-7, 2023 (First Full Week of October)
Rabi 'al Awwal - September 17 - October 15, 2023
Skin Care Awareness Week - October 1-7, 2023 (First Full Week of October)
Spinning & Weaving Week - October 2-8, 2023 (First Full Week Mon-Sun in October)
Sukkot - Evening of September 29 - Evening of October 6, 2023
Teller Appreciation Week - October 2-6, 2023 (Five Days Starting First Monday in October)
Trichotillomania, Skin Picking & Related BFRB Awareness Week - October 1-7
Universal Children's Week - October 1-7
Walk a Child to School Week - October 1-7, 2023 (First Full Week of October)
World Dairy Expo - October 3-7, 2023 (Held in Madison, WI)
2023 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 (Date Order)
Oktoberfest - September 16, 2023 - October 3, 2023 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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