October 25

October 25 Information from the Holidays and Observances website!

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2023 Daily Holidays that fall on October 25, include:

  • Chucky, The Notorious Killer Doll Day 
  • International Artists Day 
  • MDS World Awareness Day 
  • National Cartoonists Against Crime Day 
  • National Greasy Foods Day 
  • National I Care About You Day 
  • Punk For a Day Day 
  • Sourest Day 
  • St. Crispin's Day
  • World Pasta Day 
  • World Pizza Makers Day

2023 Weekly Holidays that include October 25, are:

  • Ace Week (Formerly Asexuality Week) - October 22-28, 2023
  • American Massage Therapy Week - October 22-28, 2023
  • Disarmament Week - October 24-30
  • Give Wildlife a Brake Week - October 22-28, 2023 (Last Week in October)
  • Global Health Equity Week - October 23-27, 2023
  • International Dyslexia Association Reading Week - October 22-28, 2023
  • International Magic Week - October 25-31
  • Kids Care Week - October 22-28, 2023 (Always includes 10/27 - Make a Difference Day)
  • National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week - October 22-28, 2023 (Last Week in October)
  • National Massage Therapy Awareness Week - October 22-28, 2023 (Last Full Week in October)
  • National Red Ribbon Week - October 23-31 (Last 9 days of October)
  • National Respiratory Care Week - October 22-28, 2023 (Last Full Week of October)
  • Pastoral Care Week - October 22-28, 2023 (Last Full Week in October)
  • Prescription Errors Education & Awareness Week - October 24-31
  • Pro Bono Week - October 22-28, 2023
  • Respiratory Care Week - October 22-28, 2023 (Last Week of October)
  • World Origami Days - October 24 - November 11

2023 Monthly Holidays that include October 25, 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.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. 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

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for October 25 is Scorpio which spans from October 23 to November 21.

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.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1692 - Elizabeth Farnese - Queen of Spain who was married to King Philip V (d. 1766)
  • 1881 - Pablo Picasso - Spanish painter and sculptor (d. 1973)
  • 1912 - Minnie Pearl - American entertainer (Hee Haw) (d. 1996)
  • 1957 - Nancy Cartwright - American voice actress who is the voice of Bart Simpson on The Simpsons)

Famous Deaths

  • 1047 - Magnus the Good - Norwegian King (b. 1024)
  • 1154 - Stephen, King of England
  • 1993 - Vincent Price, American actor (b. 1911)
  • 1995 - Bobby Riggs, American tennis player (b. 1918)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1764 - John Adams, 2nd American President marries Abigail Smith
  • 1777 - Patrick Henry, Governor of Virginia marries second wife Dorothea Dandridge
  • 1859 - Chester A. Arthur, 21st U.S. President marries Ellen Herndon
  • 2008 - Picabo Street, Olympic gold medal winning skier marries John Reeser
  • 2009 - Ivanka Trump, American businesswoman marries Jared Kushner, real estate developer and newspaper publisher

Quote of the Day

October 25 is International Artists Day!

October 25 is International Artists Day!

Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day 
or a Recipe of the Day

Fall is a great time of the year to bring out your slow cooker and make wonderful soups, stews, and healthy meals.

Learning slow cooker tips can help you understand the differences between cooking in a slow cooker, oven cooking, and stove top cooking. They are all different. I've been using mine for the last ten years and planning meals with this kitchen appliance in mind has simplified my cooking. It is so handy for nights that I will be home late and my family loves the home cooked flavor of the meals.

20 Slow Cooker Tips to improve your healthy cooking

A Crockpot is a wonderful addition to family life. If you can read, you can prepare a tasty meal that seems like you fussed all day. It’s easy to cook real food that tastes like Grandma’s healthy cooking, and these slow cooker tips will prevent you from making errors!

Please checkout Kerry's 20 Slow Cooker Tips to improve your healthy cooking from her Healthy Diet Habits website!

This Day in History

  • 1760 - Upon the death of George II, his grandson King George III succeeds to the British throne
  • 1812 - The American frigate, USS United States captures the British frigate HMS Macedonia during the War of 1812
  • 1861 - The Toronto Stock Exchange is created
  • 1927 - The Italian luxury liner SS Principessa Mafalda sinks off the coast of Brazil resulting in the death of 314 onboard
  • 1940 - Benjamin O. Davis Sr., is named the first African American General in the United States Army
  • 1944 - During World War II, the USS Tang, the top American submarine ace of the war is sunk by it's own malfunctioning torpedo
  • 1971 - The People's Republic of China replaces the Republic of China at the United Nations
  • 1973 - Egypt and Israel accept United Nations Security Council Resolution 339 in order to bring a ceasefire in the Yom Kippur War
  • 1995 - A commuter train slams into a school bus in Fox River Grove, Illinois that kills seven students
  • 2001 - Microsoft releases Windows XP
  • 2009 - The October Baghdad bombings kill 155 and injure at least 721
  • 2010 - Mount Merapi in Indonesia starts a month long series of eruptions that kill 353 people and cause 350,000 people to evacuate

This Day in Music

  • 1975 - Still Crazy After All These Years is released today as Paul Simon's fourth solo album
  • 1986 - True Colors by Cyndi Lauper hits #1 in America (video below)
  • 1999 - The Grass is Blue is a bluegrass music album released by Dolly Parton that wins her the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album
  • 2006 - Press Play by Diddy is his first #1 album on the Billboard 200 since 1997
  • 2006 - Forbes declares Kurt Cobain the top-earning dead celebrity
  • 2008 - Womanizer by Britney Spears hits #1 on the Hot 100
  • 2017 - Nashville stages a star studded farewell concert for Kenny Rogers retirement after a 60 year music career. Dolly Parton performs her duet Islands in the Stream with Kenny Rogers (video below)

This Day in Sports

  • 1964 - Viking Jim Marshall runs 66 yards in the wrong direction for a safety and is known as "The Wrong Way Run"
  • 1972 - Eddy Merckx of Belgium cycles 30 miles, 1,258 yards in 1 hour
  • 1973 - The San Francisco Giants trade Willie McCovey to San Diego Padres for pitcher Mike Caldwell
  • 1990 - Evander Holyfield KOs Buster Douglas in 3 rounds for the heavyweight boxing title
  • 2015 - British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins his second consecutive World Drivers Championship, the US F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

(purpureal) adj.

1. (literary, poetic) Of a purple color

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