October 4

October 4 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on October 4, include:

  • Blessing of the Animals at the Cathedral Day - (Also known as Feast of St. Francis of Assisi)
  • Dick Tracy Day 
  • eDay 
  • Feast of St. Francis of Assisi 
  • Improve Your Office Day
  • International Toot Your Flute Day
  • Kanelbullens Dag (Cinnamon Bun Day) 
  • Kid's Music Day - October 4, 2024 (First Friday in October)
  • Lee's National Denim Day - October 4, 2024 (First Friday in October)
  • National Body Language Day - October 4, 2024 (First Friday in October)
  • National Diversity Day - October 4, 2024 (First Friday in October)
  • National Golf Day 
  • National Manufacturing Day - October 4, 2024 (First Friday in October)
  • National Ship in a Bottle Day 
  • National Taco Day 
  • National Vodka Day 
  • Odd Socks Day - October 4, 2024 (Celebrated in Australia - See our Holidays in Australia page)
  • Plaidurday - October 4, 2024 (First Friday in October)
  • St. Francis of Assisi's Feast Day 
  • Ten-Four Day 
  • World Animal Day 
  • World Pet's Day 
  • World Smile Day - October 4, 2024 (First Friday in October)

2024 Weekly Holidays that include October 4, are:

  • Active Aging Week - September 30 - October 6, 2024
  • Getting the World to Beat a Path to Your Door Week - October 1-7, 2024
  • National Chimney Safety Week - September 29 - October 5, 2024 (Week before Fire Prevention Week)
  • National Drive Electric Week (Formerly National Plug In Week) - September 27 - October 6, 2024
  • National Fall Foliage Week - September 28 - October 5, 2024 (Begins on the Last Sunday in September)
  • National Hispanic Heritage Weeks - September 15, 2024 - October 15, 2024 (Starts on September 15 and ends on October 15th each year)
  • National Manufacturing Week - October 4-10, 2024 (Begins on the First Friday in October)
  • National Storytelling Weekend - October 4-6, 2024 (First Full Weekend in October)
  • National Vegetarian Awareness Week - October 1-7, 2024
  • National Walk Your Dog Week - October 1-7 (First Week of October)
  • Navratri - October 3-12, 2024 (Hindu Holiday)
  • No Salt Week - October 3-10
  • Rabi 'al Awwal - September 6 - October 5, 2024
  • Rosh Hashanah - Evening of October 2, 2024 - Evening of October 4, 2024
  • Shetland Wool Week - September 29 - October 5, 2024
  • Trichotillomania, Skin Picking & Related BFRB Awareness Week - October 1-7
  • Universal Children's Week - October 1-7
  • Vegetarian Awareness Week - October 1-7, 2024
  • World Space Week - October 4-10

2024 Monthly Holidays that include October 4, 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)

  • Oktoberfest - September 21, 2024 - October 6, 2024 - Beer Festival in Munich, Germany. This festival is now held all over the World. Also, check out our Holidays in Germany page!
  • International Sand Sculpting Championship - September 27 - October 6, 2024
  • World Dairy Expo - October 1-4, 2024 (Held in Madison, WI)

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for October 4 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.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1923 - Charlton Heston, American actor and director (Ben-Hur, 10 Commandments) (b. 2008)
  • 1962 - Jon Secada, Cuban America singer and songwriter

Famous Deaths

  • 1669 - Rembrandt, Dutch painter (b. 1606)
  • 1890 - Catherine Booth, Co-founded The Salvation Army (b. 1829)
  • 1970 - Janis Joplin, American singer and songwriter (b. 1943)
  • 2022 - Loretta Lynn, American Country singer, songwriter and musician (Coal Miner's Daughter) (b. 1932)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1905 - Calvin Coolidge (30th U.S. President) marries Grace Anna Goodhue

Quote of the Day

Today, October 4th is World Animal Day and World Pet's Day

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

There are many weight loss problems that will need to be addressed on your path to losing weight. Preparing for them at the beginning allows you to avoid being blindsided later on. Tips and strategies for success can be on hand when you face these difficulties, or areas that you need to change.

There are many weight loss problems that will need to be addressed on your path to losing weight. Preparing for them at the beginning allows you to avoid being blindsided later on.

Diets have encouraged taking a deep breath, and gutting it out with as much will power and determination that you can muster. This might work for the short term, but once your diet is over, the old patterns of eating soon return, along with the weight! There are manlifestyle solutions and healthy diet habits that you can incorporate for success!

Learn more about Weight Loss Problems from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!

This Day in History

  • 1535  - The Coverdale Bible is the first complete English language bible printed by William Tyndale and Myles Coverdale
  • 1824 - Mexico becomes a republic after adopting a new constitution
  • 1876 - Texas A&M University opens as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas
  • 1883 - The Orient Express leaves on its first official journey from Paris to Istanbul
  • 1927 - Gutzon Borglum starts sculpting Mount Rushmore and works on it until 1941
  • 1941 - Norman Rockwell's Willie Gillis character in on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post for the first time
  • 1957 - Sputnik 1 is launched as the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth
  • 1960 - Eastern Air Lines Flight 375 out of Boston's Logan International Airport crashes after a bird strike on takeoff, ultimately killing 62 out of 72 people on board
  • 1963 - Hurricane Flora kills 6,000 people in Cuba and Haiti
  • 1997 - A robbery at the Loomis, Fargo and Company office in Charlotte, North Carolina is the second largest cash robbery in U.S. history with $17.3 million in cash taken. The FBI recovered approx. 95% of the cash and got 24 convictions 
  • 2006 - Julian Assange launches Wikileaks, a non-profit organization that publishes news leaks and classified media information provided by anonymous sources

This Day in Music

  • 2000 - Dixie Chicks win big at the CMA Awards with 4 awards including Entertainer of the Year
  • 2000 - Teenage UK Craig David wins Best UK Newcomer, Best R&B Act and Best UK Single for Fill Me In (video below)
  • 2005 - Little Big Town's second album The Road to Here is released and has four Top 20 hits on the Country charts.
  • 2005 - All the Right Reasons is released by Nickelback with the hits Photograph, Far Away, and Rockstar sending the album to #1 in Canada and the U.S. selling over 10 million copies

This Day in Sports

  • 1895 - The United States Golf Association puts on their first U.S. Open Men's Golf Championship in Newport, Rhode Island
  • 1983 - A new land speed record of 633.468 mph was set by Richard Noble driving Thrust2 at the Black Rock Desert in Nevada
  • 2021 - Bubba Wallace becomes the first African American NASCAR driver to win a major race

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Pabulum (Noun)

1. Food or fodder, particularly that taken in by plants or animals
2. Material that feeds a fire.
3. (Figuratively) Food for thought.
4. (Figuratively) Bland intellectual fare; an undemanding diet of words.

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