October Holidays

Halloween Pup

Halloween, is one of the most beloved October Holidays for kids, and  even the adults. Heck...even the animals get into dressing up and entering costume contests! 

The fall colors are beautiful this time of year, and there are lots of fun fall harvest festivals to attend.

From Halloween, on through Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years, the time gets lumped together and called "The Holidays". Some stores even bring out the Christmas goods right after Halloween!

Below you will find our listing of October Holidays and Observances that fall in the month of October.  

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked below.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, we'll include the year as well as the date rule below. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
  3. If we have made an error, have any incorrect dates, or have left off any Holidays, Observances, or Awareness Days etc, please let us know! Contact Us!


Annual Holidays and Observances
United Nations International Years

Each year, the United Nations chooses a few different topics, or themes that they want all the Countries around the World to focus on. 

In 2026, these are:

  • International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists

In 2025, these are:

  • International Year of Glaciers Preservation

In 2024, these are:

  • International Year of Camelids

In 2023, these are:

  • Interational Dialogue as a Guarantee of Peace
  • International Year of Millets 

In 2022, these are:

  • International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development
  • International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development
  • Interational Year of Glass

In 2021, these are:

  • International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development
  • International Year of Fruits and Vegetables
  • International Year of Peace and Trust

In 2020, these are:

  • International Year of Plant Health
  • International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

In 2019, these are:

  • International Year of Indigenous Languages
  • International Year of Moderation
  • International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements 

In 2017, these are:

  • International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

In 2016, these are:

  • International Year of Pulses

In 2015, these are:

  • International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies
  • International Year of Soils

In 2014, these are:

  • International Year of Crystallography
  • International Year of Family Farming
  • International Year of Small Island Developing States
  • International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

In 2013, these are:

  • International Year of Quinoa
  • International Year of Water Cooperation

In 2012, these are:

  • International Year of Cooperatives
  • International Year of Sustainable Energy for All.


Monthly Holidays and Observances

  • Adopt a Dog Month
  • Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
  • Agent Orange Awareness Month
  • American Cheese Month
  • American Magazine Month
  • American Pharmacists Month
  • Antidepressant Death Awareness Month
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Month
  • Bat Appreciation Month
  • Black Cat Awareness Month
  • Black Speculative Fiction Month
  • Blindness Awareness Month
  • Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month
  • Campaign for Healthier Babies Month
  • Car Care Month
  • Celebrating the Bilingual Child Month
  • Celiac Disease Awareness Month
  • Celiac Sprue Awareness Month
  • Child Health Month
  • Children's Magazine Month
  • Christmas Seal Campaign
  • Church Library Month
  • Church Safety and Security Month
  • Class Reunion Month
  • Clergy Appreciation Month (Also Known as Pastor Appreciation Month)
  • Computer Learning Month
  • Consumer Information Month
  • Contact Lens Safety Month
  • Cookbook Month
  • Co-op Awareness Month
  • Country Music Month
  • Cut Out Dissection Month
  • Diversity Awareness Month
  • Dollhouse & Miniatures Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Dwarfism Awareness Month 
  • Dysautonomia Awareness Month
  • Dyslexia Awareness Month
  • Eat Better, Eat Together Month
  • Eat Country Ham Month
  • Eczema Awareness Month
  • Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month
  • Emotional Wellness Month
  • Employee Ownership Month
  • Energy Awareness Month
  • Energy Management is a Family Affair - Improve Your Home Month
  • Eye Injury Prevention Month
  • Fair Trade Month
  • Fall Car Care Month
  • Family Health Month
  • Family History Month
  • Feral Hog Month or Hog Out Month
  • Financial Planning Month
  • Fire Prevention Month
  • Gay and Lesbian History Month
  • German-American Heritage Month
  • Global ADHD Awareness Month
  • Global Diversity Awareness Month
  • Go Hog Wild-Eat Country Ham Month
  • Go Nuts Over Texas Peanuts Month
  • Gourmet Adventures Month
  • Halloween Safety Month
  • Head Start Awareness Month
  • Health Literacy Month
  • Healthy Lung Month
  • Home Eye Safety Month
  • Hunger Awareness Month
  • I'm Just Me Because Month
  • International Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • International Starman Month
  • International Strategic Planning Month
  • International Walk to School Month
  • Italian-American Heritage Month
  • Learn to Bowl Month
  • LGBT History Month
  • Long-Term Care Planning Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month
  • Mental Illness Awareness Month
  • Month of Free Thought
  • National Aesthetician Month
  • National AIDS Awareness Month
  • National Animal Safety and Protection Month
  • National Apple Month
  • National Applejack Month
  • National Arts and Humanities Month
  • National Audiology Awareness Month
  • National Bake and Decorate Month
  • National Book Month
  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
  • National Caramel Month
  • National Chili Month
  • National Chiropractic Health Month
  • National Cookie Month
  • National Crime Prevention Month
  • National Critical Illness Awareness Month
  • National Cyber Security Awareness Month
  • National Dental Hygiene Month
  • National Depression Education and Awareness Month
  • National Dessert Month
  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
  • National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
  • National Dropout Prevention Month
  • National Energy Action Month
  • National Ergonomics Month
  • National Family Sexuality Education Month - Let's Talk
  • National Farm to School Month
  • National Field Trip Month
  • National Gain the Inside Advantage Month
  • National Go on a Field Trip Month
  • National Kitchen and Bath Month
  • National Learning and Development Month
  • National Liver Awareness Month
  • National Medical Librarians Month
  • National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month
  • National Orthodontic Health Month
  • National Pasta Month
  • National Pet CBD Month
  • National Pet Wellness Month
  • National Physical Therapy Month
  • National Pickled Peppers Month
  • National Pit Bull Awareness Month
  • National Pizza Month
  • National Popcorn Month
  • National Popcorn Poppin' Month
  • National Pork Month
  • National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
  • National Pretzel Month
  • National Protect Your Hearing Month
  • National Reading Group Month
  • National Roller Skating Month
  • National RSV Awareness Month
  • National Sarcastic Awareness Month
  • National Seafood Month
  • National Sensory Awareness Month
  • National Service Dog Month
  • National Spina Bifida Awareness Month
  • National Spinning & Weaving Month
  • National Stamp Collecting Month
  • National Stop Bullying Month
  • National Substance Abuse Prevention Month
  • National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month
  • National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month
  • National Toilet Tank Repair Month
  • National Window Covering Safety Month
  • National Work and Family Month
  • Organize Your Medical Information Month
  • Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month
  • Pear and Pineapple Month
  • Persimmons Month
  • Photographer Appreciation Month
  • Polish-American Heritage Month
  • Positive Attitude Month
  • Quality Month
  • Raptor Month
  • Rett Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Rhizomes Month
  • Rhubarb Month
  • Right Brainers Rule Month
  • Sausage Month
  • Self-Promotion Month
  • Sexuality Education Month
  • SIDS, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month 
  • Spina Bifida Prevention Month
  • Spinach Lovers Month
  • Spinal Health Month
  • Squirrel Awareness and Appreciation Month
  • Stress Awareness Month
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Month
  • Tackling Hunger Month
  • Talk about Prescriptions Month
  • UNICEF Month
  • Vegetarian Awareness Month
  • Vegetarian Month
  • Wishbones for Pets Month - October 15 - November 30
  • Women Walking in Their Own Shoes Month
  • Workplace Politics Awareness Month
  • World Animal Month
  • World Blindness Awareness Month
  • World Menopause Month
  • Workplace Politics Awareness Month
  • Youth Against Tobacco Month


Weekly Holidays and Observances

  • 4-H Week - October 6-12, 2024 (First Full Week in October)
  • Ace Week (Formerly Asexuality Week) - October 20-26, 2024 
  • Active Aging Week - September 30 - October 6, 2024 (Last Full Week of September, or the first week of October to coincide with the International Day of Older Persons on October 1)
  • Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - October 5-13, 2024
  • American Beer Week - Second week of October
  • American Massage Therapy Week - October 20-26, 2024
  • Animal Welfare Week - October 6-12, 2024 (First Full Week of October)
  • Bone and Joint Health Action Week - October 12-20
  • Bullying Bystanders Unite Week - October 20-26, 2024 (Third Full Week of October)
  • Cephalopod Awareness Days - October 8-12
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul Week - Fourth week of October
  • Choose to be G.R.E.A.T Week - October 14-18, 2024 (Starts on Second Monday - Friday in October)
  • Customer Service Week - October 7-11, 2024 (First Mon-Fri Week in October) 
  • Death Penalty Focus Week - October 6-12, 2024 (Week with October 10th in it)
  • Disarmament Week - October 24-30
  • Drink Local Wine Week - October 13-19, 2024 (Second Full Week in October)
  • Drive Safely Work Week - October 7-11, 2024 (Monday - Friday of First Full Week in October)
  • Earth Science Week - October 13-19, 2024 (Second Full Week in October)
  • Emergency Nurses Week - October 6-12, 2024
  • Fall Astronomy Week - October 7-13, 2024
  • Financial Planning Week - October 7-13, 2024 (First Mon-Sun Week in October)
  • Fire Prevention Week - October 6-12, 2024 (Second Week of October)
  • Food & Drug Interactions and Awareness Week - October 17-24
  • Freedom From Bullies Week - October 20-26, 2024 (Third Full Week in October)
  • Freedom of Speech Week - October 20-26, 2024 (Third Week in October)
  • Get Organized Week - October 6-12, 2024 (First Full Week of October)
  • Getting the World to Beat a Path to Your Door Week - October 1-7, 2024
  • Give Wildlife a Brake Week - October 20-26, 2024 (Last Week in October)
  • Global Health Equity Week - October 23-27, 2023 (2024 TBA)
  • Great American Beer Festival (Denver, CO) - October 10-12, 2024
  • Great Books Week - October 6-12, 2024 (First Full Week of October)
  • Home Based Business Week - Second Week of October
  • Hoshana Rabbah - Evening of October 22, 2024 to Evening of October 23, 2024 (Final Day of Sukkot)
  • Improve Your Home Office Week - October 13-19, 2024 (Second Full Week of October)
  • Infection Control Week - October 13-19, 2024 (Third week of October)
  • International Credit Union Week - October 13-19, 2024 (Week of International Credit Union Day)
  • International Dyslexia Association Reading Week - October 24-26, 2024
  • International Infection Prevention Week - October 13-19, 2024
  • International Magic Week - October 25-31
  • International Post Card Week - October 6-12, 2024 (First Full Week in October)
  • International Sand Sculpting Championship - September 27 - October 6, 2024
  • International Tree Climbing Week - October 24-27, 2024
  • Kids Care Week - October 27 - November 2, 2024 (Always includes 10/27 - Make a Difference Day)
  • Kid's Goal Setting Week - October  6-12, 2024 (First Full Week in October)
  • Mawlid Al Nabi - Evening of October 26 - Evening of October 27, 2023
  • Mediation Week - October 13-19, 2024 (Third Week in October)
  • Medical Assistants Recognition Week - October 20-26, 2024 (Third Full Week in October)
  • Meditation Week - October 13-19, 2024 (Third Week in October)
  • Mental Illness Awareness Week - October 6-12, 2024 (First Full Week of October)
  • Mystery Series Week - October 6-12, 2024 (First Full Week of October)
  • National Bulk Foods Week - Third Week of October
  • National Business Women's Week - October 20-26, 2024 (Third Full Week of October)
  • National Carry a Tune Week - October 6-12, 2024 (Always has October 7th in the Week)
  • National Case Management Week - October 13-19, 2024 (Second Full Week of October)
  • National Character Counts Week - October 20-26, 2024 (Third Full Week of October)
  • National Chemistry Week - October 20-26, 2024 (Third Full Week of October)
  • National Chestnut Week - October 13-19, 2024 (Second Full Week of October)
  • National Chili Week - First Week of October
  • National Chimney Safety Week - September 29 - October 5, 2024 (Week before Fire Prevention Week)
  • National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week - October 13-19, 2024 
  • National Consumers Week - Fourth Week of October
  • National Drive Electric Week - September 27 - October 6, 2024
  • National Fall Foliage Week - September 28 - October 5, 2024 (Begins on the Last Sunday in September)
  • National Food Bank Week - October 13-19, 2024 (Week that has Oct. 16th in it - World Food Day)
  • National Food Services Workers Week - October 6-12, 2024
  • National Forest Products Week - October 20-26, 2024 (Week that starts on the Third Sunday in October)
  • National Friends of Libraries Week - October 20-26, 2024 (Third Full Week of October)
  • National Health Education Week - October 21-25, 2024 (Third M-F week of October)
  • National Healthcare Food Service Workers Week - October 6-12, 2024 (First Week in October) 
  • National Healthcare Quality Week - October 20-26, 2024 (Third Full Week of October)
  • National Healthcare Supply Chain Week - October 6-12, 2024
  • National Heimlich Heroes Week - October 7-11, 2024 (First Full M-F Week in October)
  • National Hispanic Heritage Weeks - September 15, 2024 - October 15, 2024 (Starts on September 15 and ends on October 15th each year)
  • National Home-based Business Week - October 6-12, 2024 (First Week of October that includes the second Tuesday in October)
  • National Human Service Awareness Week - October 6-12, 2024 (First Full Week of October)
  • National Kraut Sandwich Week - October 20-26, 2024 (Third Week of October)
  • National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week - October 20-26, 2024 (Last Week in October)
  • National Manufacturing Week - October 4-10, 2024 (Begins on the First Friday in October)
  • National Massage Therapy Awareness Week - October 20-26, 2024 (Last Full Week in October)
  • National Medical Assistants Recognition Week - October 20-26, 2024 (Third Full Week in October)
  • National Metric Week - October 6-12, 2024 (Week that has Oct. 10th in it)
  • National Midwifery Week - October 6-12, 2024  (Sunday to Saturday During the First Full Week of October)
  • National Newspaper Week - October 6-12, 2024 (First Full Week of October)
  • National Nuclear Science Week - October 21-25, 2024 (Third Monday-Friday Week in October)
  • National Pharmacy Week - October 20-26, 2024 (Third Full Week in October)
  • National Physician Assistants Week - October 6-12
  • National Red Ribbon Week - October 23-31 (Last 9 days of October)
  • National Respiratory Care Week - October 20-26, 2024 (Last Full Week of October)
  • National Save For Retirement Week - October 20-26, 2024 (Third Full Week of October)
  • National School Bus Safety Week - October 20-26, 2024 (Third Full Week of October)
  • National School Lunch Week - October 14-20, 2024 (Starts on Second Monday in October) 
  • National School Yearbook Week - October 6-12, 2024 (First Full Week of October)
  • National Storytelling Weekend - October 4-6, 2024 (First Full Weekend in October)
  • National Teen Driver Safety Week - October 20-26, 2024 (Third Full Week in October)
  • National Vegetarian Awareness Week - October 1-7, 2024
  • National Veterinary Technician Week - October 13-19, 2024 (Third Week of October)
  • National Walk Your Dog Week - October 1-7 (First Week of October)
  • National Wolf Awareness Week - October 20-26, 2024 (Third Week of October from Sunday - Saturday)
  • National Work From Home Week - October 6-12, 2024 (First Full Week in October)
  • Navratri - October 3-12, 2024 (Hindu Holiday)
  • No Salt Week - October 3-10
  • Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging Week - October 6-12, 2024 (First Full Week of October)
  • Nuclear Science Week - October 21-25, 2024 (Third M-F Week in October)
  • 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!
  • Pastoral Care Week - October 20-26, 2024 (Last Full Week in October)
  • Pediatric Nurses Week - October 7-11, 2024
  • Pet Peeve Week - October 13-19, 2024 (Second Full Week of October)
  • Pickled Peppers Week - October 6-12, 2024 (First Full Week of October)
  • Prescription Errors Education & Awareness Week - October 24-31
  • Primary Care Physicians Week - October 6-12, 2024
  • Pro Bono Week - October 20-26, 2024
  • Public Power Week - October 6-12, 2024 (First Full Week of October)
  • Rabi '-al-Awwal - September 6 - October 5, 2024
  • Respiratory Care Week - October 20-26, 2024 (Last Week of October)
  • Right Care Action Week - October 20-26, 2024 (Third Full Week in October)
  • Rodent Awareness Week - October 20-26, 2024 (Third Full Week in October)
  • Rosh Hashanah - Evening of October 2, 2024 - Evening of October 4, 2024
  • School Lunch Week - October 14-18, 2024 (Second M-F Week of October)
  • Shemini Atzeret - Evening of October 23 - Evening of October 24, 2024
  • Shetland Wool Week - September 29 - October 5, 2024 
  • Simchat Torah - Evening of October 24 - Evening of October 25, 2024
  • Skin Care Awareness Week - October 6-12, 2024 (First Full Week of October)
  • Spinning & Weaving Week - October 7-13, 2024 (First Full Week Mon-Sun in October) 
  • Spiritual Care Week - October 20-26, 2024 (Third Full Week in October)
  • Sukkot - Evening of October 16, 2024 to Evening of October 23, 2024 (Jewish)
  • Take Your Medicine Americans Week - October 10-17
  • Teen Read Week - October 13-19, 2024 (Week of Columbus Day)
  • Teller Appreciation Week - October 7-11, 2024 (Five Days Starting First Monday in October)
  • Trichotillomania, Skin Picking & Related BFRB Awareness Week - October 1-7
  • Universal Children's Week - October 1-7
  • Vegetarian Awareness Week - October 1-7, 2024
  • Veterinary Technicians Week - October 6-12, 2024 (Second Week in October)
  • Walk a Child to School Week - October 6-12, 2024 (First Full Week of October)
  • Winter Weather Preparedness Week - (Dates Vary by State)
  • World Dairy Expo - October 1-4, 2024 (Held in Madison, WI)
  • World Origami Days - October 24 - November 11
  • World Rainforest Week - October 9-14, 2023 (2024 TBA)
  • World Series - (2024 TBA)
  • World Space Week - October 4-10
  • Yom Kippur - Evening of October 11, 2024 to Evening of October 12, 2024
  • Youth Protection Week (Kiwanis) - October 7-14, 2024
  • YWCA Week Without Violence - October 21-26, 2024 (Third Week in October) 


Daily Holidays and Observances

  • CD Player Day - October 1
  • Homemade Cookies Day - October 1
  • International Coffee Day - October 1 (Celebrated on September 29 in the United States)
  • International Day of Older Persons - October 1
  • International Music Day - October 1
  • International Raccoon Appreciation Day - October 1
  • Less than Perfect Day - October 1
  • Lincolnshire Day - October 1
  • Model T Day - October 1
  • National Black Dog Day - October 1
  • National Book It Day - October 1
  • National Fire Pup Day - October 1
  • National Fruit at Work Day - October 1, 2024 (First Tuesday in October)
  • National Hair Day - October 1
  • National Lace Day - October 1
  • National Walk Your Dog Day - October 1
  • Pudding Season Begins - October 1
  • Vegan Baking Day - October 1
  • Willy Wonka Day - October 1
  • World Ballet Day - October 1
  • World Vegetarian Day - October 1
  • Balloons Around The World Day - October 2, 2024 (First Wednesday in October)
  • Coffee With A Cop Day - October 2, 2024 (First Wednesday in October)
  • Guardian Angels Day - October 2
  • International Day of Non-Violence - October 2
  • National Custodial Workers Day - October 2
  • National Fried Scallops Day - October 2
  • National Kale Day - October 2, 2024 (First Wednesday in October)
  • National Name Your Car Day - October 2
  • National Pumpkin Seed Day - October 2, 2024 (First Wednesday in October)
  • National Research Maniacs Food Day - October 2
  • Peanuts Day (Snoopy Cartoon) - October 2
  • Phileas Fogg Wager Day - October 2
  • Random Acts of Poetry Day - October 2, 2024
  • Walk to School Day - October 2, 2024 (First Wednesday in October)
  • World Farm Animals Day - October 2
  • World No Alcohol Day - October 2
  • Bring Your Bible to School Day - October 3, 2024 (First Thursday in October)
  • Butterfly and Hummingbird Day - October 3
  • Germany Unity Day - October 3
  • Global Smoothie Day - October 3
  • Latina Women's Equal Pay Day - October 3, 2024
  • Look at the Leaves Day! - October 3
  • Mean Girls Appreciation Day - October 3
  • National Boyfriend Day - October 3
  • National Caramel Custard Day - October 3
  • National Family TV Show Day - October 3
  • National Poetry Day (UK) - October 3, 2024 (First Thursday in October
  • Techie's Day - October 3
  • Virus Appreciation Day - October 3
  • World Temperance Day - October 3
  • Blessing of the Animals at the Cathedral Day - October 4 (Also known as Feast of St. Francis of Assisi)
  • Dick Tracy Day - October 4
  • eDay - October 4
  • Feast of St. Francis of Assisi - October 4
  • Improve Your Office Day - October 4
  • International Toot Your Flute Day - October 4
  • Kanelbullens Dag (Cinnamon Bun Day) - October 4
  • 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 - October 4
  • National Manufacturing Day - October 4, 2024 (First Friday in October)
  • National Ship in a Bottle Day - October 4
  • National Taco Day - October 4
  • National Vodka Day - October 4
  • 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 - October 4
  • Ten-Four Day - October 4
  • World Animal Day - October 4
  • World Pet's Day - October 4 
  • World Smile Day - October 4, 2024 (First Friday in October)
  • Bed & Breakfast Inn Mascot Day - October 5, 2024 (First Saturday in October)
  • Cephalopod Awareness Day - October 5, 2024 (First Saturday in October)
  • Chic Spy Day - October 5
  • Digital Scrapbooking Day - October 5, 2024 (First Saturday in October)
  • Do Something Nice Day - October 5
  • Frugal Fun Day - October 5, 2024 (First Saturday in October)
  • Get Funky Day - October 5
  • Global James Bond Day - October 5
  • Inter-American Water Day - October 5, 2024 (First Saturday in October)
  • International Day of No Prostitution - October 5
  • National Apple Betty Day - October 5
  • National Kiss a Wrestler Day - October 5
  • National Play Outside Day - October 5, 2024 (First Saturday of EVERY Month)
  • National Storytelling Day - October 5
  • Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Day - October 5, 2024
  • Woofstock - October 5, 2024 (First Saturday in October)
  • World Card Making Day - October 5, 2024 (First Saturday in October)
  • World Teacher's Day - October 5
  • American Libraries Day - October 6
  • Change a Light Day - October 6, 2024 (First Sunday in October)
  • Come and Take it Day - October 6
  • Country Inn Bed & Breakfast Day - October 6, 2024 (First Sunday in October)
  • Ecological Debt Day - October 6
  • Fast of Gedaliah - October 6, 2024 (Fast from Dawn to Dusk)
  • Garlic Lover's Day - October 6
  • Gedaliah - October 6, 2024 (Fast from Dawn to Dusk)
  • Intergeneration Day - October 6, 2024 (First Sunday in October)
  • International African Diaspora Day - October 6, 2024 (First Sunday in October)
  • International Blessings of the Fishing Fleet Day - October 6, 2024 (First Sunday in October)
  • Jackie Mayer Rehab Day - October 6
  • Mad Hatter Day - October 6
  • National Badger Day - October 6
  • National Coaches Day - October 6
  • National G.O.E. (Growth, Overcome, Empower) Day - October 6, 2024 (Sunday of the First Full Weekend in October)
  • National German-American Day - October 6
  • National Noodle Day - October 6
  • National Physician's Assistant Day - October 6
  • National Pickle Day - October 6, 2024 (First Sunday in October)
  • National Plus Size Appreciation Day - October 6
  • World Cerebral Palsy Day - October 6
  • World Communion Day - October 6, 2024 (First Sunday in October)
  • Bathtub Day - October 7
  • Blue Shirt Day World Day of Bullying Prevention - October 7, 2024 (First Monday in October)
  • Child Health Day - October 7, 2024 (First Monday in October)
  • Day of Unity - October 7, 2024 (First Monday in October)
  • LED Light Day - October 7
  • National Consignment Day - October 7, 2024 (First Monday in October)
  • National Flower Day - October 7
  • National Forgiveness Day - October 7
  • National Frappe Day - October 7
  • National Inner Beauty Day - October 7
  • National Personal Safety Day - October 7
  • Supreme Court Opening Day - October 7, 2024 (First Monday in October
  • Team Margot Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Registration Day - October 7
  • World Day of Architecture - October 7, 2024 (First Monday in October)
  • World Day of Bullying Prevention / Blue Shirt Day - October 7, 2024 (First Monday in October)
  • World Habitat Day - October 7, 2024 (First Monday in October)
  • You Matter to Me Day - October 7
  • Ada Lovelace Day - October 8, 2024 (Second Tuesday of October)
  • Alvin C. York Day - October 8
  • American Touch Tag Day - October 8
  • Headspace Day (Australia) - October 8, 2024 (Second Tuesday in October)
  • International Lesbian Day - October 8
  • National Children's Day - October 8
  • National Fluffernutter Day - October 8
  • National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day - October 8
  • National Pierogi Day - October 8
  • National Salmon Day - October 8
  • Own Business Day - October 8, 2024 (Second Tuesday in October)
  • World Child Development Day - October 8, 2024 (Second Tuesday in October)
  • World Octopus Day - October 8
  • Bullying Prevention Day - October 9, 2024 (Second Wednesday in October)
  • Curious Events Day - October 9
  • Emergency Nurses Day - October 9, 2024 (Wednesday of Emergency Nurses Week)
  • Fire Prevention Day - October 9
  • International Beer and Pizza Day - October 9
  • International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction - October 9, 2024 (Second Wednesday of October)
  • International Top Spinning Day - October 9, 2024 (Second Wednesday in October)
  • Leif Erikson Day - October 9
  • Moldy Cheese Day - October 9
  • National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work & School Day - October 9, 2024 (Second Wednesday in October)
  • National Nanotechnology Day - October 9, 2024 (On or around October 9)
  • National Pet Obesity Awareness Day - October 9, 2024 (Second Wednesday in October)
  • National Pro-Life Cupcake Day - October 9
  • National Sneakers Day - October 9
  • Nautilus Night (Cephalopods) - October 9
  • Scrubs Day - October 9
  • Stem Cell Awareness Day - October 9, 2024 (Second Wednesday in October)
  • Stop America's Violence Everywhere (SAVE) Today - October 9, 2024 (Second Wednesday in October)
  • Stop Bullying Day - October 9, 2024 (Second Wednesday in October)
  • Submarine Hoagie Hero Grinder Day - October 9
  • Walk And Roll to School Day - October 9, 2024 
  • World Post Day - October 9
  • Bonza Bottler Day - October 10
  • Hug a Drummer Day - October 10
  • International Stage Management Day - October 10
  • Motorsports Memorial Day - October 10
  • National Angel Food Cake Day - October 10
  • National Cake Decorating Day - October 10
  • National Depression Screening Day - October 10, 2024 (Thursday of Mental Illness Awareness Week)
  • National Handbag Day - October 10
  • National Hug a Kevin Day - October 10
  • National Love Your Hair Day - October 10
  • National Metric Day - October 10
  • National Shift 10 Day - October 10
  • National Tuxedo Day - October 10
  • Naval Academy Day - October 10
  • Powers of Ten Day - October 10
  • Squid & Cuttlefish Day - October 10
  • World Day Against the Death Penalty - October 10
  • World Homeless Day - October 10
  • World Hospice and Palliative Care Day - October 10
  • World Mental Health Day - October 10
  • World Porridge Day - October 10
  • World Sight Day - October 10, 2024 (Second Thursday in October)
  • General Pulaski Memorial Day - October 11
  • International Day of the Girl Child - October 11
  • Kimberly Day - October 11
  • Myths & Legends Day For All Fantasy Movie, Books, and Legends Cephalopods - October 11
  • National Coming Out Day - October 11
  • National Family Bowling Day - October 11, 2024 (Second Friday of October)
  • National Food Truck Day - October 11
  • National It's My Party Day - October 11
  • National Sausage Pizza Day - October 11
  • Southern Food Heritage Day - October 11
  • Vet Nurse Day - October 11, 2024 (Second Friday in October)
  • World Egg Day - October 11, 2024 (Second Friday of October)
  • "You Go Girl" Day - October 11
  • Astronomy Day - Fall - October 12, 2024
  • Cookbook Launch Day - October 12
  • Day of the Six Billion - October 12
  • Drink Local Wine Day - October 12
  • Dussehra - October 12, 2024 (Also Known as Vijayadashmi)
  • Fall Astronomy Day - October 12, 2024 (Saturday Nearest 1st Quarter Moon)
  • Free Thought Day - October 12
  • I Love Yarn Day - October 12, 2024 (Second Saturday in October)
  • International African Penguin Awareness Day - October 12, 2024 (Second Saturday in October)
  • International Day against DRM (Digital Rights Management) - October 12
  • International Moment of Frustration Scream Day - October 12
  • International Newspaper Carrier Day - October 12, 2024 (Saturday of the First Full Week of October)
  • National Chess Day - October 12, 2024 (Second Saturday in October) and October 13
  • National Costume Swap Day - October 12, 2024 (Second Saturday in October)
  • National Curves Day - October 12, 2024 (Second Saturday in October)
  • National Farmers Day - October 12
  • National Gumbo Day - October 12
  • National Kids Bowl Free Day - October 12, 2024 (Second Saturday in October)
  • National Motorcycle Ride Day - October 12, 2024 (Second Saturday in October)
  • National Savings Day - October 12
  • Old Farmers Day - October 12
  • Pulled Pork Day - October 12
  • Spanish Language Day - October 12
  • Universal Music Day - October 12, 2024 (Second Saturday in October)
  • World Arthritis Day - October 12
  • World Migratory Bird Day - October 12, 2024 (Second Saturday in October)
  • Clergy (or Pastor) Appreciation Day - October 13, 2024 (Second Sunday in October
  • English Language Day - October 13
  • Father-Daughter Day - October 13, 2024 (Second Sunday in October)
  • Good Samaritan Day - October 13
  • International Day for Disaster Reduction - October 13
  • International Day for Failure - October 13
  • International Plain Language Day - October 13
  • International Suit Up Day - October 13
  • National Chess Day - October 13 and October 12, 2024 (Second Saturday in October) 
  • National M & M Day - October 13
  • National Metastatic Breast Cancer Day - October 13
  • National No Bra Day - October 13 (In honor of Breast Cancer)
  • National Train Your Brain Day - October 13
  • National Yorkshire Pudding Day - October 13
  • Silly Sayings Day - October 13
  • Treat Yo' Self Day - October 13
  • US Navy Birthday (USN) - October 13
  • World Thrombosis Day - October 13
  • Be Bald and Be Free Day - October 14
  • Columbus Day - October 14, 2024 (Second Monday in October)
  • Indigenous People's Day - October 14, 2024 (State Holiday in some U.S. States)
  • National Chocolate Covered Insects Day - October 14
  • National Dessert Day - October 14
  • National FRUMP Day - October 14 (FRUMP = Frugal, Responsible, Unpretentious, Mature Persons Day)
  • National Kick Butt Day - October 14, 2024 (Second Monday in October)
  • National lowercase Day - October 14
  • National Online Banking Day - October 14, 2024 (Second Monday in October)
  • Native American Day's (South Dakota) - October 14, 2024 (Second Monday in October)
  • Spider-Man Day - October 14
  • World Standards Day - October 14
  • Blind Americans Equality Day - October 15
  • Breast Health Day - October 15
  • Global Handwashing Day - October 15
  • I Love Lucy Day - October 15
  • Information Overload Day - October 15, 2024 (Third Tuesday in October)
  • International Day of Rural Women - October 15
  • My Mom is a Student Day - October 15
  • National Aesthetician Day - October 15
  • National Cheese Curd Day - October 15
  • National Chicken Cacciatore Day - October 15
  • National Face Your Fears Day - October 15, 2024 (Third Tuesday in October)
  • National Grouch Day - October 15
  • National Latino AIDS Awareness Day - October 15
  • National Mushroom Day - October 15
  • National Pharmacy Technician Day - October 15, 2024 (Third Tuesday in October)
  • National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day - October 15
  • National Pug Day - October 15
  • National Roast Pheasant Day - October 15
  • Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity - October 15, 2024 (Third Tuesday in October)
  • Sewing Lovers Day - October 15
  • White Cane Safety Day - October 15
  • BRA Day USA - October 16, 2024 (Third Wednesday in October) (BRA = Breast Reconstruction Awareness)
  • Department Store Day - October 16
  • Dictionary Day - October 16
  • Global Cat Day - October 16 (also known as National Feral Cat Day)
  • Global Dignity Day - October 16, 2024 (Third Wednesday in October)
  • Hagfish Day - October 16, 2024 (Third Wednesday in October)
  • Love Your Body Day - October 16, 2024 (Third Wednesday in October)
  • National Boss Day - October 16, 2024 (October 16 annually except if it falls on a weekend, then nearest weekday)
  • National Cut Up Your Credit Card Day - October 16
  • National Dictionary Day - October 16
  • National Feral Cat Day - October 16 (Also known as Global Cat Day)
  • National Fossil Day - October 16, 2024 (Wednesday of Earth Science Week) 
  • National Learn a Word Day - October 16
  • National Liqueur Day - October 16
  • National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day - October 16, 2024 (Wednesday of Second Full Week in October)
  • Steve Jobs Day - October 16
  • Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce - October 16, 2024 (Third Wednesday in October)
  • Thank Your Cleaner Day - October 16, 2024
  • Unity Day - October 16, 2024 (Third or Fourth Wednesday in October)
  • World Anesthesia Day - October 16
  • World Food Day - October 16
  • World Spine Day - October 16
  • Black Poetry Day - October 17
  • Conflict Resolution Day - October 17, 2024 (Third Thursday in October)
  • Forgive an Ex Day - October 17
  • Four Prunes Day - October 17
  • Get Smart About Credit Day - October 17, 2024 (Third Thursday in October)
  • Get to Know Your Customer Day - October 17, 2024 (Third Thursday of the Start of Each Quarter, Jan/April/July/Oct)
  • Great Shakeout Earthquake and Tsunami Preparedness Drill - October 17, 2024
  • International Cassette Store Day - October 17
  • International Credit Union Day - October 17, 2024 (Third Thursday in October)
  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - October 17
  • International Shakeout Day - October 17, 2024 (Third Thursday in October)
  • Mulligan Day - October 17
  • National Edge Day - October 17
  • National Pasta Day - October 17
  • National Playing Card Collectors Day - October 17
  • Pay Back a Friend Day - October 17
  • Spirit Day - October 17, 2024 (Third Thursday in October)
  • Spreadsheet Day - October 17
  • Wear Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Day - October 17, 2024 (Thursday of Third Full Week in October)
  • Wear Something Gaudy Day - October 17
  • World Trauma Day - October 17
  • Alaska Day - October 18, 2024 (Usually on October 18th) 
  • Developmental Language Disorder Awareness Day - October 18
  • Global Champagne Day - October 18, 2024 (Third Friday in October)
  • Hard Boiled Guy/Girl Day - October 18
  • International Necktie Day - October 18 
  • Mammography Day - October 18, 2024 (Third Friday in October)
  • Meatloaf Appreciation Day - October 18
  • National Chocolate Cupcake Day - October 18
  • National No Beard Day - October 18
  • Newspaper Comic Strip Appreciation Day - October 18
  • World Menopause Day - October 18
  • World Student Day - October 18, 2024 (Third Friday in October)
  • Bridge Day - October 19, 2024 (Third Saturday in October)
  • Dress Like a Dork Day - October 19
  • Evaluate Your Life Day - October 19
  • International Gin and Tonic Day - October 19
  • International Independent Video Store Day - October 19, 2024 (Third Saturday in October)
  • International Repair Day - October 19, 2024 (Third Saturday in October)
  • LGBT Center Awareness Day - October 19
  • National Fetch Day - October 19, 2024 (Third Saturday in October)
  • National Seafood Bisque Day - October 19
  • New Friends Day - October 19 (Also on July 19 and January 19)
  • Rainforest Day - October 19
  • Sweetest Day - October 19, 2024 (Third Saturday in October)
  • World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day - October 19
  • Community Media Day - October 20
  • International Chef's Day - October 20
  • International Sloth Day - October 20
  • Miss American Rose Day - October 20
  • National Brandied Fruit Day - October 20
  • National Call-In Day for Health Reform - October 20
  • National Day on Writing - October 20
  • National Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day - October 20, 2024 (Third Sunday in October)
  • National Suspenders Day - October 20
  • National Youth Conference Day - October 20
  • Office Chocolate Day - October 20
  • The International Day of the Air Traffic Controller - October 20
  • World Osteoporosis Day - October 20
  • World Toy Camera Day - October 20, 2024 (Third Sunday in October)
  • Apple Day - October 21
  • Babbling Day - October 21
  • Back to the Future Day - October 21
  • Caramel Apple Day - October 21
  • Celebration of the Mind Day - October 21
  • Check Your Meds Day - October 21
  • Count Your Buttons Day - October 21
  • Garbanzo Bean Day - October 21
  • Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder Prevention Day - October 21
  • International Adjust Your Chair Day - October 21, 2024 (Third Monday in October)
  • International Day of the Nacho - October 21
  • Lung Health Day - October 21, 2024 (Monday of Respiratory Care Week - October 20-26, 2024)
  • Multicultural Diversity Day - October 21, 2024 (Third Monday in October)
  • National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day - October 21, 2024 (Third Monday in October)
  • National Pets for Veterans Day - October 21
  • National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day - October 21 (See our Pumpkins Page!)
  • Reptile Awareness Day - October 21
  • CAPS Lock Day - October 22 (also on June 28)
  • Clean Up the Earth Day - October 22
  • Eat a Pretzel Day - October 22
  • International Stuttering Awareness Day - October 22
  • Kof Awareness Day - October 22
  • National Color Day - October 22
  • National Knee Day - October 22
  • National Make a Dogs Day - October 22
  • National Nut Day - October 22
  • Smart is Cool Day - October 22
  • Event Organizers Day - October 23
  • International Print Day - October 23, 2024 (Fourth Wednesday in October)
  • IPod Day - October 23
  • Medical Assistants Recognition Day - October 23, 2024 (Wednesday of the Third Full Week in October)
  • National Boston Cream Pie Day - October 23
  • National Canning Day - October 23
  • National Croc Day - October 23
  • National Mole Day - October 23 (related to Chemistry)
  • National Slap Your Irritating Co-Worker Day - October 23
  • Paralegal Day - October 23
  • Swallows Depart from San Juan Capistrano Day - October 23
  • TV Talk Show Host Day - October 23
  • 40 Hour Work Week Day - October 24
  • Black Thursday - October 24
  • Food Day - October 24
  • Good and Plenty Day - October 24
  • National Bologna Day - October 24
  • National Crazy Day - October 24
  • Record Store Day - October 24 (Also on August 29 and September 26)
  • Recycle Your Mercury Thermostat Day - October 24
  • Take Back Your Time Day - October 24
  • United Nations Day - October 24
  • World Development Information Day - October 24
  • World Polio Day - October 24
  • World Tripe Day - October 24
  • Chucky, The Notorious Killer Doll Day - October 25
  • Frankenstein Friday - October 25, 2024 (Last Friday of October)
  • International Artists Day - October 25
  • International Bandanna Day - October 25, 2024 (Last Friday in October)
  • MDS World Awareness Day - October 25
  • National Breadstix Day - October 25, 2024 (Last Friday in October)
  • National Cartoonists Against Crime Day - October 25
  • National Greasy Foods Day - October 25
  • National I Care About You Day - October 25
  • National Pharmacy Buyer Day - October 25, 2024 (Friday of the Third Full Week in October)
  • Nevada Day - October 25, 2024 (Last Friday in October)
  • Punk For a Day Day - October 25
  • Sourest Day - October 25
  • St. Crispin's Day  - October 25
  • World Lemar Day - October 25, 2024 (Last Friday in October)
  • World Pasta Day - October 25
  • World Pizza Makers Day - October 25
  • Allantide - October 26, 2024 (Closest Saturday to Halloween)
  • Chicken Fried Steak Day - October 26
  • Day of the Deployed - October 26
  • Horseless Carriage Day - October 26
  • Howl at the Moon Night - October 26
  • Hug a Sheep Day - October 26, 2024 (Last Saturday in October)
  • Intersex Awareness Day - October 26
  • Kiwanis One Day - October 26, 2024 (Fourth Saturday in October)
  • Make a Difference Day - October 26, 2024 (4th Saturday in October)
  • Mince Meat Pie Day - October 26
  • National Day of the Deployed - October 26
  • National Mule Day - October 26
  • National Pit Bull Awareness Day - October 26, 2024 (Fourth Saturday in October)
  • National Prescription Drug Take Back Day - October 26, 2024 (Last Saturday in October)
  • Pumpkin Day - October 26 (See our Pumpkins Page!)
  • American Beer Day - October 27
  • Boxer Shorts Day - October 27
  • Cranky Co-workers Day - October 27
  • Mother-in-Law Day - October 27, 2024 (Fourth Sunday in October)
  • National Black Cat Day (U.K.) - October 27
  • National Mentoring Day (U.K.) - October 27
  • National Potato Day - October 27
  • Navy Day - October 27
  • Occupational Therapy Day - October 27
  • Reformation Sunday - October 27, 2024 (Sunday before Halloween)
  • Sylvia Plath Day - October 27
  • Visit a Cemetery Day - October 27, 2024 (Last Sunday in October)
  • World Day for Audiovisual Heritage - October 27
  • World Priest Day - October 27, 2024 (Fourth Sunday in October)
  • Champagne Day - October 28
  • International Animation Day - October 28
  • National Chocolate Day - October 28
  • Plush Animal Lovers Day - October 28
  • Separation of Church and State Day - October 28
  • St. Jude's Day - October 28
  • Statue of Liberty Dedication Day - October 28
  • Wild Foods Day - October 28
  • International Internet Day - October 29
  • National Cat Day - October 29
  • National Hermit Day - October 29
  • National Oatmeal Day - October 29
  • Read for the Record Day - October 29
  • World Psoriasis Day - October 29
  • World Stroke Day - October 29
  • Buy a Donut Day - October 30
  • Checklist Day - October 30
  • Create a Great Funeral Day - October 30
  • Devil's Night - October 30
  • Haunted Refrigerator Night - October 30
  • Mischief Night - October 30
  • National Candy Corn Day - October 30
  • National Publicist Day - October 30
  • National Text Your Ex Day - October 30
  • Pumpkin Bread Day - October 30
  • Speak Up For Service Day - October 30
  • Sugar Addiction Awareness Day - October 30
  • World Audio Drama Day - October 30
  • All Hallows Eve - October 31
  • Beggars' Night - October 31
  • Books For Treats Day - October 31
  • Carve a Pumpkin Day - October 31
  • Day of the Seven Billion - October 31
  • Girl Scout Founder's Day - October 31
  • Halloween - October 31
  • Magic Day - October 31
  • National Caramel Apple Day - October 31
  • National Doorbell Day - October 31
  • National Increase Your Psychic Powers Day - October 31
  • National Knock Knock Jokes Day - October 31
  • Reformation Day - October 31
  • Samhain - October 31 (Pagan)
  • Save a Friend Day - October 31
  • Sneak Some of the Candy Yourself Before the Kids Start Knocking Day - October 31
  • Trick or Treat for UNICEF Day - October 31
  • World Cities Day - October 31
  • World Savings Day - October 31


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