October 5

October 5 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2023 Daily Holidays that fall on October 5, include:

  • Bring Your Bible to School Day - October 5, 2023 (First Thursday in October)
  • Chic Spy Day 
  • Do Something Nice Day 
  • Get Funky Day 
  • Global James Bond Day 
  • International Day of No Prostitution 
  • National Apple Betty Day 
  • National Depression Screening Day - October 5, 2023 (Thursday of Mental Illness Awareness Week)
  • National Kiss a Wrestler Day 
  • National Poetry Day (UK) - October 5, 2023 (First Thursday in October
  • National Storytelling Day 
  • World Teacher's Day

2023 Weekly Holidays that include October 5, 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)
  • Hoshana Rabbah - Evening of October 5, 2023 to Evening of October 6, 2023 (Final Day of Sukkot)
  • 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)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Week - October 4-7, 2023
  • 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)
  • World Space Week - October 4-10

2023 Monthly Holidays that include October 5, 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 5 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

  • 1829 - Chester A. Arthur, American General, lawyer, and politician who became the 21st President of the United States (d. 1886)
  • 1943 - Steve Miller, American singer, songwriter, and guitarist (Steve Miller Band - The Joker)
  • 1975 - Kate Winslet, English actress (The Titanic)

Famous Deaths

  • 2004 - Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian, actor, producer and screenwriter (Caddyshack) (b. 1921)
  • 2011 - Steve Jobs, American businessman who co-founded Apple Inc., and Pixar (b. 1955)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1968 - Actor Charles Bronson (The Dirty Dozen) marries Jill Ireland
  • 2007 - Actress Reese Witherspoon divorces actor Ryan Phillippe

Quote of the Day

October 5th is Do Something Nice Day!

This should be easy for everyone to do! Our world is so crazy and divided these days, and everyone should be able to appreciate niceness!  It is easy to be nice to your friends and families. You can also be nice to complete strangers you encounter in your everyday life, but also to those you encounter online. 

I love social media, and while there are so many amazing people that I've run into on it, it is not without the unkind, those who do not act nice by their criticism and nasty comments.  We can all learn to be better! It's not hard! First, if it is not nice to say, keep it to yourself and don't say it. Many things that you say cannot ever be undone and can create lasting hurt. Learn the art of compliments....look for the good in people!

Today.....go out of your way to do something NICE for someone! It will make you feel better, as well as the person you are nice to!

Make Someone's Day today and Everyday!

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

The month of October is National Chili Month!

This healthy chili recipe is easy and great.

The month of October is National Chili Month!

This healthy chili recipe is easy and great. It is stealthy healthy cooking, because it includes lots of veggies, stealthy healthy for kids that are picky eaters. You can use either ground beef, or make it vegetarian/vegan with no meat.

You can find this healthy chili recipe at Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!

This Day in History

  • 1869 - The Eastman runnel in the U.S. State of Minnesota collapses during construction causing a landslide
  • 1877 - The Nez Perce War in Northwestern United States comes to an end
  • 1905 - The Wright brothers set a new world record flight in their Wright Flyer III by flying 24 miles in 39 minutes
  • 1910 - The monarchy of Portugal is overthrown and a republic is declared
  • 1930 - British airship R101 on its maiden voyage crashes in France on its way to India killing 48 people
  • 1930 - Jews passports are invalidated in Nazi Germany
  • 1943 - Japanese forces execute ninety eight American POWs on Wake Island
  • 1947 - U.S. President Truman makes the first televised Oval Office address to the Nation
  • 1962 - The first of the James Bond film series Dr. No is released in Britain starring Sean Connery and Ursula. The film series is based on the novels by Ian Fleming
  • 1966 - A reactor at the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station near Detroit, Michigan suffers a partial meltdown
  • 1970 - The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is founded
  • 1984 - Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space
  • 1991 - An Indonesian Air Force C-130 crash kills 135 people

This Day in Music

  • 1999 - Run Devil Run is released by Paul McCartney in the U.S.
  • 2001 - Reba premieres on the WB network starring Reba McEntire
  • 2002 - A Moment Like This from Kelly Clarkson, jumps from #52 to #1 on the Hot 100, breaking the record for the biggest leap to the top spot (video below)
  • 2012 - Adele and her songwriting partner Paul Epworth create the theme song to Skyfall, a James Bond film. The song features a 77 piece orchestra

This Day in Sports

  • 1907 - Canadian Interprovincial Rugby Football Union (IRFU) plays their first game with Montreal beating Toronto 17-8
  • 1915 - Ty Cobb of the Detroit Tigers steals his 96th base of the season to earn the MLB record which stands until 1962
  • 1921 - The World Series is broadcast on the radio for the first time
  • 2004 - Scottie Pippen, 7 time All-Star and 6-time World Champion announces his retirement from the NBA and the Chicago Bulls

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

(TEFL) n.

1. (education) Initialism of teaching (of) English as a foreign language

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