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Interesting Holidays: October

Lists of strange or interesting holidays and anniversaries for every day of the year

Monthlong Observances

Adopt A Shelter Dog Month

American Pharmacist Month

Apple Jack Month

Clergy Appreciation Month

Computer Learning Month

Eat Country Ham Month

German- & Italian- & Polish-American Heritage Month

Lupus Awareness Month

National Apple Month

National Bake & Decorate Month

National Caramel Month

National Chili Month

National Cookbook Month

National Cookie Month

National Dessert Month

National Diabetes Month

National Dinosaur Month

National Information Literacy Awareness Month

National Pasta Month

National Pickled Peppers Month

National Pizza Month

National Popcorn Popping Month

National Pork Month

National Pretzel Month

National Scary Movie Month

National Seafood Month

Sarcastic Month

Sausage Month


Days in October

  1. World Vegetarian Day, International Coffee Day, International Day for the Elderly, National Pumpkin Spice Day, National Black Dog Day, National Homemade Cookie Day, National Lace Day, Magic Circles Day, CD Player Day
  2. World Farm Animals Day, National Custodial Worker Day, National Diversity Day, National French Fried Scallops Day, Balloons Around The World Day, Guardian Angels Day, Name Your Car Day, Plaidurday
  3. International Frugal Fun Day, National Caramel Custard Day, National Soft Taco Day, National Boyfriends Day, National Butterfly And Hummingbird Day, German Unity Day, Computer Virus Appreciation Day
  4. World Animal Day, World Smile Day, National CB Radio Day, National Vodka Day, National Golf Day, National Taco Day, Improve Your Office Day, Cinnamon Roll Day, Change A Light Day
  5. Global James Bond Day, World Architecture Day, World Teachers' Day, World Card-Making Day, National Storytelling Festival, National Apple Betty Day, National Rocky Mountain Oyster Day, Cephalopod Awareness Day, Do Something Nice DayTechies Day
  6. International African Diaspora Day, International Mustache Day, National German-American Day, National Noodle Day, Physician Assistant Day, Come And Take It Day, Mad Hatter Day
  7. World Cerebral Palsy Day, International Walk to School Day, National Kale Day, National Frappe Day, Child Health Day
  8. World Sight Day, World Octopus Day, National Pierogi Day, National Kick Butt Day, National Fluffernutter Day, National Face Your Fears Day, American Touch Tag Day
  9. World Egg Day, World Post Day, International Beer And Pizza Day, International Top Spinning Day, National Submarine Hoagie Day, National Sneakers Day, Leif Erikson Day, Moldy Cheese Day, Curious Events Day
  10. World Porridge Day, World Mental Health Day, International Newspaper Carrier Day, National Hug A Drummer Day, National Angel Food Cake Day, National Chess Day, King Harold Day, Tic Tac Day, Powers Of Ten Day, I Love Yarn Day
  11. World Dulce De Leche Day, International Day Of The Girl, National Sausage Pizza Day, It's My Party Day
  12. Thanksgiving Day (Canada), Indigenous Peoples' Day, Columbus Day, International Moment Of Frustration Scream Day, National Gumbo Day, Freethought Day, Old Farmers Day, Cookbook Launch Day
  13. International Skeptics Day, U.S. Navy Day, National Family Bowling Day, National Homebrew Legalization Day, National Yorkshire Pudding Day
  14. National Stop Bullying Day, National Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work & School Day, National Dessert Day, National Chocolate-Covered Insect Day, Alternative Fuel Day, Be Bald And Be Free Day, Emergency Nurses Day
  15. Global Handwashing Day, National Cheese Curd Day, National Pug Day, National Mushroom Day, National Red Wine Day, National Chicken Cacciatore Day, National Grouch Day, National Roast Pheasant Day, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, I Love Lucy Day, White Cane Safety Day
  16. World Food Day, National Boss's Day, National Liqueur Day, National Feral Cat Day, Dictionary Day, Medical Assistants Recognition Day, Oatmeal Day
  17. International Day For The Eradication Of Poverty, National Pasta Day, Wear Something Gaudy Day, Black Poetry Day, Get Smart About Credit Day, Mulligan Day, Four Prunes Day, Sweetest Day
  18. National Chocolate Cupcake Day, Meatloaf Appreciation Day, Mammography Day, No Beard Day
  19. National Seafood Bisque Day, Evaluate Your Life Day
  20. World Osteoporosis Day, International Sloth Day, National Pharmacy Technician Day, National Brandied Fruit Day, National Day On Writing, Information Overload Day
  21. World Toy Camera Day, International Day Of The Nacho, National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day, National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day, Celebration Of The Mind Day, Babbling Day, Count Your Buttons Day, Reptile Awareness Day
  22. International Stuttering Awareness Day, International Caps Lock Day, National Nut Day
  23. National Mole Day, National Boston Cream Pie Day, National Slap Your Irritating Coworker Day, National Canning Day, iPod Day, TV Talk Show Host Day
  24. United Nations Day, National Pit Bull Awareness Day, National Good And Plenty Day, National Bologna Day, Acupuncture And Oriental Medicine Day, Food Day, Make A Difference Day
  25. World Pasta Day, National Bread Sticks Day, National Greasy Food Day, Sourest Day, Punk For A Day Day, Mother-In-Law Day
  26. International Bandana Day, National Chicken Fried Steak Day, National Mincemeat Pie Day, National Pumpkin Day
  27. World Day For Audiovisual Heritage, National Black Cat Day, National American Beer Day, National Potato Day, Cranky Co-Workers Day
  28. International Animation Day, National Chocolates Day, Plush Animal Lover's Day, Wild Foods Day
  29. National Cat Day, National Oatmeal Day, Internet Day, Visit A Cemetery Day, Hermit Day
  30. World Audio Drama Day, International Orthopedic Nurses Day, National Frankenstein Monster Day, National Candy Corn Day, Mischief Night, Haunted Refrigerator Night, Buy A Doughnut Day, Frankenstein Friday
  31. Halloween, National Magic Day, National Caramel Apple Day, Increase Your Psychic Powers Day