THAT’S considered a Holiday? Says who? October Holidays


The Monthly Holiday List has become one of the Most Popular Posts on this Blog, so expect to find this list here EVERY Month.

Find all of your October  Holidays, Monthly, Weekly and Daily Below

Wanting to remain trendy and current I took a moment to Google what events were coming up for the rest of the month.

 I was stunned to get the list of what some of the  Official Holidays are, you might be surprised too.

As you will see as you read the list some of the things listed make you wonder do they really deserve a day, much less a month?

Who decided they are so special?

Aren’t there other more important things to celebrate?

And how did this list of things get an entire month instead of merely a day or a week.  Is there a committee?

Do you pay to be recognized?

 Is it political?

 Please please by all means take a moment and read the list and tell me which are your favorites.

October Monthly Holiays

Adopt A Shelter Dog Month
AIDS Awareness Month (President Reagan)
American Cheese Month
Antidepressant Death Awareness Month
Apple Month Link
Bat Appreciation Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Bullying Prevention Month Link
(World) Blindness Awareness Month Link
Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month
Celiac Disease Awareness Month
Celebrating The Bilingual Child Month
Children’s Magazine Month
Christmas Seal Campaign (10/1-12/31)
Church Library Month
Church Safety and Security Month
Class Reunion Month Link
Co-op Awareness Month
Cut Out Dissection Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Down Syndrome Awareness Month Link
Dyslexia Awareness Month
Eat Better, Eat Together Month
Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month
Emotional Wellness Month
Employee Ownership Month Link
Energy Management is a Family Affair-Improve Your Home Month (10/1-3/31/13)
Fair Trade Month Link
Financial Planning Month Link
Feral Hog Month or Hog Out Month  Link
Gay & Lesbian History Month
German-American Heritage Month
Global Diversity Awareness Month
Go Hog Wild – Eat Country Ham
Halloween Safety Month
Head Start Awareness Month Link
Health Literacy Month
Home Eye Safety Month
Italian-American Heritage Month Link
International Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) Awareness Month
International Starman Month
International Strategic Planning Month
International Walk To School Month  Link
Intergeneration Month
LGBT History Month Link
Long Term Care Planning Month
Month of Free Thought
National AIDS Awareness Month  Link
National Animal Safety and Protection Month
National Arts & Humanities Month
National Audiology Awareness Month
National Bake and Decorate Month
National Book Month Link
National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
National Caramel Month  Link
National Chili Month
National Chiropractic Month
National Cookbook Month
National Crime Prevention Month
National Critical Illness Awareness Month
National Cyber Security Awareness Month Link
National Dental Hygiene Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month Link
National Depression Education & Awareness Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
National Down Syndrome Month
National Ergonomics Month Link
National Family Sexuality Education Month – Let’s Talk! Link
National Field Trip Month
National “Gain The Inside Advantage” Month
National Go On A Field Trip Month
National Kitchen & Bath Month Link
National Liver Awareness Month
National Medical Librarian Month
National Orthodontic Health Month
National Physical Therapy Month
National Popcorn Poppin’ Month
National Protect Your Hearing Month Link
National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month Link
National Reading Group Month
National Roller Skating Month
National RSV Awareness Month Link
National Sarcastic Awareness Month
National Seafood Month Link
National Spina Bifida Awareness Month
National Stamp Collecting Month
National Toilet Tank Repair Month Link
National Window Covering Safety Month Link
National Work and Family Month
National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month
Organize Your Medical Information Month
Pear and Pineapple Month Link
Photographer Appreciation Month
Pizza Month LINK
Polish American Heritage Month
Positive Attitude Month
Raptor Month
Rett Syndrome Awareness Month
Rhizomes and Persimmons Month Link
Rhubarb Month Link
Right Brainers Rule! Month
Sausage Month Link
Self-Promotion Month
Spinach Lovers Month
Squirrel Awareness Month Link (Different Than Squirrel Appreciation Day in January)
Tackling Hunger Month Link
Talk About Prescriptions Month
Vegetarian Month
Wishbones for Pets Month (10/15 – 11/30)
Workplace Politics Awareness Month
World Menopause Month

 October Weekly Holidays

*Universal Children’s Week: 1-7 Link
Sukkot: 1-9
World Dairy Expo: 1-5 (First Tues. – Sunday)
*No Salt Week: 3-10
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta: 4-7
National Storytelling Weekend: 4-6 (1st Full Weekend)
*World Space Week: 4-10 Link
Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend: 5-6 Link
*National Physicians Assistant Week: 6-12
Emergency Nurses Week: 6-12 (1st Full Week)
Fire Prevention Week: 6-12
Great Books Week: 6-12 (1st Full Week)
Mental Illness Awareness Week: 6-12 (1st Full Week)
Mystery Series Week: 6-12(1st Full Week)
National Carry A Tune Week: 6-12
National Metric Week: 6-12 (Week always has 10th in it.)
National Work From Home Week: 6-12 (1stFull Week)
Nuclear Medicine Week: 6-12 (1st Full Week)
Customer Service Week: 7-11 (1st Week) Link
Fall Astronomy Week: 7-13 Link
Financial Planning Week: 7-12 (1st Mon-Sun Week)
Kids’ Goal Setting Week: 7-11
Spinning & Weaving Week: 7-13  Link
World Rainforest Week: 7-13 Link
*Take Your Medicine Americans Week: 10-16
Great American Beer Festival: 10-12 Link
Bullying Bystanders Unite Week: 13-19 (Third Full Week)
Earth Science Week: 13-19 Link (Always 2nd Full Week)
Freedom From Bullies Week: 13-19 (2nd Full Week)
Getting The World To Beat A Path To Your Door Week: 13-19
National Chestnut Week: 13-19 (2nd Full Week)
National Food Bank Week: 13-19 (Week Always Has 16th in it, World Food Day)
Teen Read Week: 13-19
YWCA Week Without Violence: 13-19 (Second Full Week)
National School Lunch Week: 14-18  (Starts on 2nd Monday)
YWCA Week Without Violence: 14-20 Link
Food & Drug Interactions and Awareness Week: 17-24
Freedom of Speech Week: 20-26 Link (3rd Full Week)
Medical Assistants Recognition Week: 20-26 (3rd  Full Week) Link
National Character Counts Week: 20-26
National Chemistry Week: 20-26
National Forest Products Week: 20-26  (Starts Third Sunday)
National Friends of Libraries Week: 20-26 (Third Full Week)
National Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy Week: 20-26  Link
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week: 20-26 Link  (Always Third week)
National Massage Therapy Week: 20-26 (Last Full Week)
National Respiratory Care Week: 20-26 Link (last full week)
National Save For Retirement Week: 20-26 Link  (3rd Full Week)
Pastoral Care Week: 20-26
Red Ribbon Week: 20-26  Link  (Last Week)
Ally Week: 21-25 Link
Kids Care Week: 21-27 (Always Includes 10/27 Make A Difference Day)
National School Bus Safety Week: 21-25  (Third Full Week)
National Nuclear Science Week: 21-25
*Disarmament Week: 24-30
*Peace, Friendship and Good Will Week: 24-30 Link
*Prescription Errors Education & Awareness Week: 24-31
World Origami Days: 24-11/11
*International Magic Week: 25-31
Give Wildlife a Brake! Week: 27-11/2  Link
(Last Week. We lose daylight and need to be more alert for animals while driving.)

 October Daily Holidays

NOTE:  An * in front of the day means that the observance is on the same date every year regardless of the day it falls on.

*CD Player Day: 1
*Fire Pup Day: 1
*International Day of Older Persons: 1
*Model T Day: 1
*National Lace Day: 1 Link
*World Vegetarian Day: 1
Balloons Around The World Day: 2 (First Wednesday)
*Guardian Angels Day: 2
*International Day of Non-violence: 2
*National Custodial Workers Day: 2
*Phileas Fogg’s Wager Day: 2
Walk To School Day: 2 Link ( First Wednesday)
*World Farm Animals Day: 2
*Blessing of The Animals Day (aka Blessing of the Pets Day, World Pet Day): 4  Link
*Improve Your Office Day: 4 Link
*Kanelbullens Dag (Cinnamon Roll Day): 4  Link
Lee’s National Denim Day: 4 (First Friday)
National Diversity Day: 4 (First Friday)
*National Taco Day: 4 Link
*Ten-Four Day: 4
*Vodka Day: 4 Link
*World Animal Day: 4 Link
World Smile Day: 4 (First Friday) Link
Inter-American Water Day: 5 (First Saturday) Link
World Card Making Day: 5 (First Saturday)
*World Teachers Day: 5
Cephalopod Awareness Day: 5 (First Saturday) Link
Change A Light Day: 6 Link (First Sunday)
*Ecological Debt Day: 6 Link
Intergeneration Day: 6  (First Sunday)
International African Diaspora Day: 6 (First Sunday)
*Jackie Mayer Rehab Day: 6
*Mad Hatter Day: 6 Link
*National German-American Day: 6
Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play: 6 Link  (First Saturday)
World Communion Day: 6 (First Sunday)

Techie’s Day: 7 (Always 1st Monday) Link
*Country Inn Bed & Breakfast Day: 7 (First Sunday)
Child Health Day: 7 (First Monday)
World Habitat Day: 7 (First Monday)
*You Matter To Me Day: 7 Link
World Day of Bullying Prevention / Blue Shirt Day: 7 (First Monday)
*National Depression Screening Day: 8 Link
National Face Your Fears Day: 8 (2nd Tuesday)
*National Pierogy Day: 8
Emergency Nurses Day: 9 (Wednesday of First Full Week)
International Top Spinning Day: 9 (2nd Wednesday)
National Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work & School Day: 9 (2nd Wednesday)
*National Chess Day: 9 Link  (See also 13th)
*National Pro-Life Cupcake Day: 9 Link
Stop Bullying Day: 9 (2nd Wednesday)
* World Post Day: 9
*International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction: 10
*International Newspaper Carrier Day: 10
* Naval Academy Day: 10
S.A.V.E. (Stop America’s Violence Everywhere): 10 Link (2nd Wednesday)
*World Mental Health Day: 10
*World Porridge Day: 10 Link
*General Pulaski Memorial Day: 11 (President)  Link   (Note: See also March 7)
*International Day of The Girl: 11 Link
*National Coming Out Day: 11
*Southern Food Heritage Day: 11
World Egg Day (2nd Friday): 11  Link
World Sight Day: 11 Link (2nd Thursday)
*Columbus Day: 12 (Traditional)
*Day of the Six Billion: 12 Link
Fall Astronomy Day: 12  Link
(Observed on a Saturday near the First Qtr. Moon between mid-September and mid-October. It varies every year.)
*Free Thought Day: 12
*International Moment of Frustration Scream Day: 12
National Family Bowling Day (or Kids Bowl Free Day): 12 Link
Universal Music Day: 12 (2nd Saturday)
*English Language Day: 13 Link
* Navy Birthday: 13
National Costume Swap Day: 13 Link  (2nd Saturday)
*National Chess Day: 13 Link (See also 9th)
Clergy Appreciation Day (or Pastor Appreciation Day or Ministry Appreciation Day) : 13
(No official sponsor. Always 2nd Sunday)
*Be Bald and Be Free Day: 14
Columbus Day LINK or National Day of Mourning: 14 (Native Americans Link  )
National Kick Butt Day: 14 Link (Second Monday)
Native American Day: 14 (2nd Monday)
*International Day of Rural Women: 15
*I Love Lucy Day: 15
*National Cake Decorating Day: 15
* National Grouch Day: 15
*National Latino AIDS Awareness Day: 15 Link
*National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day: 15  Link
* White Cane Safety Day: 15
*Boss’s Day (or National Boss’s Day) : 16 Link
(Annually Oct. 16. Unless if falls on a weekend. Then it’s the closest workday.
*Department Store Day: 16
*Dictionary Day: 16
*National Feral Cat Day: 16 Link
National Take Your Parents To Lunch Day: 16
Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity: 16 Link
*World Food Day: 16
Hagfish Day: 16 (3rd Wednesday)  Link
National Fossil Day: 16 Link (On Wednesday of the 2nd Full Week)
Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce: 16 (3rd Wednesday) Link
Alternative Fuel Day: 17 Link
*Black Poetry Day: 17 Link
Get to Know Your Customers Day: 17 ( January 17,  April 18, July 18 and October 17)
Get Smart About Credit Day: 17 (3rd Thursday)
International Credit Union Day: 17 (3rd Thursday)
*International Day for the Eradication of Poverty: 17
*Mulligan Day: 17
*National Pasta Day: 17 Link
*Wear Something Gaudy Day: 17
Mammography Day: 18 (3rd Friday)
*National Chocolate Cupcake Day: 18 Link
*World Menopause Day: 18
Bridge Day: 19 Link (3rd Saturday)
*Evaluate Your Life Day: 19
Sweetest Day: 19 (3rd Saturday)
*Birth of the Bab: 20
National Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day: 20 (3rd Sunday)
World Toy Camera Day: 20 Link  (Third Sunday)
*Information Overload Day: 20 Link
*Miss American Rose Day: 20
National Call-in Day for Health Reform: 20 Link
*Celebration of The Mind Day: 21 Link
*Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD) Prevention Day: 21 Link
National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day: 21 Link (3rd Monday)
*Reptile Awareness Day: 21  Link
*Caps Locks Day: 22  Verification Link removed due to profanity
*International Stuttering Awareness Day: 22
*IPod Day: 23
Medical Assistants Recognition Day: 23 (Wednesday of Third Full Week) Link
*National Mole Day: 23 Link
*Swallows Depart from San Juan Capistrano Day: 23
*TV Talk Show Host Day: 23 (Johnny Carson’s birthday)
*Food Day: 24 Link
* United Nations Day: 24
*World Development Information Day: 24
*Chucky, The Notorious Killer Doll Day: 25 Link
*International Artists Day: 25 Link
National Pharmacy Buyer Day: 25  (Friday of Third Full Week)
*Sourest Day: 25
*World Pasta Day: 25 Link
International Bandanna Day: 25  Link
National Breadstix (Bread Sticks) Day: 25 Link (Last Friday)
Make A Difference Day: 26 (Last Saturday)
*Mule Day: 26   (Historical, not celebration.)
Honors the importation of the first Spanish Jacks to the US which were a gift from King Charles III of Spain delivered October 26, 1785 in Boston.
George Washington then began breeding them in the US. For the celebration, go to March 31 or Columbia, TN )
National Forgiveness Day: 26 (Last Saturday)
*Cranky Co-workers Day: 27
*Navy Day: 27
Mother-in-Law Day: 27 (Always 4th Sunday)
Reformation Sunday: 27
*National Chocolates Day: 28  Link
Lung Health Day: 28 Link  (Last Monday)
*St. Jude’s Day: 28
*Internet Day: 29
*National Cat Day: 29 Link
*Visit A Cemetery Day: 29 Link
*World Psoriasis Day: 29  Link
*Checklist Day: 30
*Create A Great Funeral Day: 30 Link
*Devil’s Night or Mischief Night: 30
*Haunted Refrigerator Night: 30
*National Candy Corn Day: 30 Link
*Beggars’ Night: 31
*Books For Treats Day: 31
*Day of the Seven Billion: 31 Link
*Girl Scout Founder’s Day: 31 Link
* Halloween or All Hallows Eve: 31
*National Caramel Apple Day: 31  Link
*National Knock-Knock Jokes Day: 31
*National Magic Day: 31
*National UNICEF Day: 31
*Samhain: 31 Link

See The Rest of the Months

January Holidays

February Holidays

March Holidays

April Holidays

May Holidays

June Holidays

July Holidays

August Holidays

September Holidays

October Holidays

November Holidays

December Holidays

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