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Although we have holidays for most days, there are a few that are blank.
I realize social media spouts these daily.  I'm sure you know that some are just made up and fake.  Maybe they're fun,  but,

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I'll ad it for free if it's coming from a valid source and not obscene, hateful, etc.

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Bizarre, Crazy, Silly, Unknown Holidays & Observances

Stone= Opal       Flower= Snapdragon

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Pumpkin Fun
(Trivia, Punkin Chunkin, Recipes, etc.)
Halloween Fun
Fire Prevention
Smokejumper Animation + Information
History of Columbus Day + Cartoon
Product Safety Cartoon
The History of the Ironman Triathlon World Championship Competition
The History of The Corn Maze and Animation Fun!

If you want "On This Day" in History information, go to The History Channel!
 They've got the best resource on the net.
Want to know if anyone famous was born today? Visit Famous Birthdays!
A great source of  past Song Hit of The Day is Bob Dearborn's Disc Jockey site.
Just log in any day on a search engine, and Wikipedia tells you both birthdays, events, etc. for it.

Because dates are tentative and also change a lot, I'm not going to  list the Indian Tribal Gatherings per month.
 But, here's a link to all the Indian  PowWows for the entire year!

Thanks to Terri Karleskint for letting me know about Head Start Month.
Thanks to Jennifer Unroe for letting me know about 4-H Week.
Thanks Irene Martin for letting me know about Mad Hatter Day + Customer Service Week.
Thanksto Margaret Wan for informing me about National Ergonomics Month.
Thanksto Karen  Eckhoff, RVT for letting me know about Veterinary Technicians Week.
Thanks to Solomon Herscovitch for letting me know about Mole Day.
Thanks to Kendra Bergenske  for letting me know about Freedom of Speech Week.
Thanks to Rebecca Deming Rumpf for  letting me know about National Window Covering Safety Month
Thanks to Karen J McLaughlin for letting me know about Medical Assistants Recognition Week.
Thanks to Debbie B. for letting me know about National Respiratory Care Week.
Thanksto Anne Ferrando for letting me know about Kitchen and Bath Month.
Thanks to Lori Howe for giving me the details about Boss's Day.
Thanks to Sonjia Bradshaw for letting me know about A LOT of observances!
Thanksto Amy Maddocks for letting me know about National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month/Day.
Thanks to Elaine Carter for letting me know about Universal Children's Week and Peace, Friendship & Goodwill Week.
Thanks to Ali Williams for letting me know about National Infertility Awareness Week.
Thanks to Tom Achtenberg for letting me know about National Fallen Firefighters Weekend. 
Thanks to Brian Peckham for letting me know about Caps Lock Day.
Thanks to Lauren Larson for letting me know about Inter-American Water Day
Thanks to Arizona Lugon for letting me know about National Chocolate Cupcake Day.
Thanks to PattiAnn Patterson for letting me know about the Worldwide Howl at The Moon Night Event.
Thanks to Melanie Runge for letting me know about National Lace Day.
Thanks to Byron Lizotte for letting me know about "Balloons Around the World" day.
Thanks to Cindy Eissler for letting me know about "Medical Assistants Recognition Day."
Thanks to Nancy Holland for letting me know about "English Language Day."
Thanks to Lisa Lippert for letting me know about Employee Ownership Month.
Thanks to Randy Podeszwa for letting me know about "National Chess Day."
Thanks to Laurie Richards for letting me know about Down Syndrome Awareness Month.
Thanks to Christine Czarnecki for letting me know about Blessing of the Pets Day.
Thanks to Cynthia Beckner for letting me know about Red Ribbon Week.
Thanks to Syd Bolton for letting me know about National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day.
Thanks to Ashley Lopez for letting me know about National AIDS Awareness Month.
Thanks to Kathy Meyer for letting me know about Feral Hog Month.
Thanks to Robert Smith for letting me know about World Animal Day.
Thanks to Roger W. Hancock for letting me know about Black Poetry Day.
Thanks to John Hammond for letting me know about National Save For Retirement Week.
Thanks to Jennifer Bernabo for letting me know about World Pasta Day.
Thanks to Luke Johnson for letting me know about Visit A Cemetery Day.
Thanks to Francis Ponick for letting me know about World Porridge Day.
Thanks to Dino Tutino for letting me know about Italian-American Heritage Month.
Thanks to Sharilyn Angell for letting me know about Fossil Day and Earth Science Week.
Thanks to Taryn Scher for letting me know about National Family Bowling Day.
Thanks to Marie Trapasso for letting me know about National Cook Book Month
Thanks to Selvi Malar for letting me know about LGBT Month and Ally Week.
Thanks to Kerry Alaric Cheeseboro for letting me know about National Seafood Month.
Thanks to John Hammond for letting me know about National Toilet Tank Repair Month.
Thanks to Debra Baldwin for letting me know about National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Thanks to Mickey Jou for letting me know about Spider-Man Day. (NYC)
Thanks to Christine Murawski for letting me know about Global ADHD Awareness Month.
Thanks to Ruth de Jauregui for letting me know about Black Speculative Fiction Month.
Thanks to Shimna Gammack for letting me know about World Octopus Day
Thanks to Michael P. Fagone for letting me know about Spirit Day.
Thanks to Jack Bates for letting me know about Hard Boiled Guy/Girl Day.
Thanks to Justin Deering for letting me know about National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, Drive Safely Work Week, Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week, National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, International Infection Prevention Week, National Health Education Week, Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, Country Music Month, World Day of Architecture, World Day Against The Death Penalty, Spanish Language Day, World Student Day, World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, Adopt A Dog Month, National Walk Your Dog Week, National Walk Your Dog Day, Pet Obesity Awareness Day, Asexuality Week, and
Day of Unity, and World Arthritis Day.
Thanks to Mary Beth Kriskey for letting me know about Conflict Resolution Day and Mediation Week.

Thanks to Rick McNeely for letting me know about National Food Truck Day.

Thanks to Melanie Sorrell for letting me know about National Health Care Food Service Week.
Thanks to Mario Mercurio for letting me know about National Kale Day.
Thanks to Jeff Adams for letting me know about National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month.
Thanks to Ellen G Mangold for letting me know about Trichotillomania, Skin Picking & Related BFRB Awareness Week.
Thanks to Becca Rex for lettingme know about International Stage Management Day.
Thanks to Shaun and Angie for letting me know about World Standards Day and Global Handwashing Day.
Thanks to Erin Rhodes for letting me know about Choose To Be G.R.E.A.T. Week.
Thanks to Angela Apple for letting me know about National Business Women's Week.



October Monthly Observances

Adopt A Dog Month Link
Adopt A Shelter Dog Month
AIDS Awareness Month (President Reagan)  Link  (also December)
American Cheese Month
American Pharmacists Month Link
Antidepressant Death Awareness Month
Apple Month Link
Bat Appreciation Month
Black Speculative Fiction Month  Link
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
Corn Month Link
Country Music Month Link
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)
Eye Injury Prevention Month Link (Note: There is also one in July.)
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 ADHD Awareness Month Link
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
Learn To Bowl Month  Link

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/Protect Your Hearing Month
National Bake and Decorate Month
National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
National Caramel Month  Link
National Chili Month
National Chiropractic Health 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 Medicine Abuse Awareness Month  Link
National Orthodontic Health Month
National Physical Therapy Month
National Popcorn Poppin' Month
National Pork Month Link
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 Stop Bullying Month
National Substance Abuse Prevention Month Link
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
Photographer Appreciation Month
Pizza Month Link  Link
Polish American Heritage Month
Positive Attitude Month
Raptor Month
Rett Syndrome Awareness Month
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   Link
 (Campbell Soup & 2nd Harvest.  Not the same as Hunger Month in September)
Talk About Prescriptions Month
Vegetarian Month
Wishbones for Pets Month (10/15 - 11/30)
Women Walking In Their Own Shoes Month
Workplace Politics Awareness Month
World Menopause Month

 October Weekly Observances

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta: 1-10  Link

*National Walk Your Dog Week: 1-7 Link
*Trichotillomania, Skin Picking & Related BFRB Awareness Week: 1-5  Link
*Universal Children's Week: 1-7
4-H Week: 2-8 Link
Great Books Week: 2-8  (1st Full Week)
International Post Card Week: 2-8 Link 
 (1st Full Week)
Mental Illness Awareness Week: 2-8  (1st Full Week)
Mystery Series Week: 2-8  (1st Full Week)
National Carry A Tune Week: 2-8 (Always had 7th in it)
National Chimney Safety Week: 2-8 (Week before Fire Prevention Week)

National Midwifery Week: 2-8
(1st Full Week) Link
National Work From Home Week:2-8 (1st Full Week)
Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Week :2-8  (1st Full Week)
Customer Service Week: 3-7 (1st M-F Week) Link
Drive Safely Work Week: 3-7 Link   (M-F of First Full Week)
Financial Planning Week: 3-9 (1st Mon-Sun Week)
Kids' Goal Setting Week: 3-7 (First Week)
National Health Care Food Service Week: 3-9 Link
National Heimlich Heroes Week: 3-7 (First Full M-F Week)
*No Salt Week: 3-10

Spinning & Weaving Week: 3-9  Link
World Dairy Expo: 4-9 (First Tues. - Sunday)
*World Space Week: 4-10 Link
Great American Beer Festival: 6-8
*National Physicians Assistant Week: 6-12
Old-time Fiddler Days: 7-8  
(1st Full Weekend)
National Storytelling Weekend: 7-9 (1st Full Weekend)

Death Penalty Focus Week: 9-15
(Always has 10th in it)
Earth Science Week: 9-15 Link (Always 2nd Full Week)
Emergency Nurses Week: 9-15 (Always has 14th In It)
Fire Prevention Week: 9-15  Link
Getting The World To Beat A Path To Your Door Week:9-15
National Chestnut Week: 9-15 (2nd Full Week)
National Metric Week: 9-15
(Week always has 10th in it.)
Veterinary Technicians Week: 9-15 (2nd Week) Link
National School Lunch Week: 10-14 (Starts on 2nd Monday)
*Take Your Medicine Americans Week: 10-17

World Rainforest Week: 10-16 Link
*Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week: 12-20 Link
Bullying Bystanders Unite Week: 16-22 (Third Full Week)
Freedom From Bullies Week: 16-22 (Third Full Week)
Freedom of Speech Week: 16-22   Link   (Third Full Week)

International Infection Prevention Week: 16-22 Link
Mediation Week: 16-21 Link  (Third Week)
Medical Assistants Recognition Week: 16-22  
(Third Full Week) Link

National Character Counts Week: 16-22  (Third Full Week)
National Business Women's Week: 16-22 (Third Full Week)  Link
National Chemistry Week:16-22 (Third Full Week)
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week:16-22 Link
National Food Bank Week: 16-22 (Week Always Has 16th in it, World Food Day)
National Forest Products Week: 16-22 (Starts Third Sunday)
National Friends of Libraries Week:16-22  (Third Full Week)
National Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy Week: 23-29  Link
National Nuclear Science Week: 16-22  (Third Full Week)
National Save For Retirement Week: 16-22 Link  (Third Full Week)
National Teen Drivers Safety Week: 16-22 Link (Third Full Week)
Teen Read Week: 16-22
Asexuality Week: 17-23 Link
Choose To Be G.R.E.A.T. Week: 17-21  Link
*Food & Drug Interactions and Awareness Week: 17-24
National Health Education Week: 17-21 Link
National School Bus Safety Week: 17-21  (Third Full Week)
Sukkot: 17-23
YWCA Week Without Violence: 17-21 Link (3rd Week)
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week: 23-29 Link 
(Last Week)
National Massage Therapy Week: 23-29 Link  (Last Full Week)
National Respiratory Care Week: 23-29 Link (Last full week)
Pastoral Care Week: 23-29
Link  (Last Full Week)
Give Wildlife a Brake! Week: 23-29  Link
 (Last Week. We lose daylight and need to be more alert for animals while driving.)
Kids Care Week: 23-29 (Always Includes 10/27 Make A Difference Day)
Red Ribbon Week: 23-29  Link  (Last Week)
Rodent Awareness Week: 23-29
*Disarmament Week: 24-30
Nuclear Science Week: 24-28

*Prescription Errors Education & Awareness Week: 24-31
*World Origami Days: 24-11/11
*International Magic Week: 25-31

International Dyslexia Association Reading Week: 26-29

 October Daily Observances

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
Cephalopod Awareness Day: 1
(First Saturday)

*Fire Pup Day: 1
Frugal Fun Day: 1 (First Saturday)
*International Day of Older Persons: 1
Inter-American Water Day: 1
(First Saturday) Link

*International Music Day: 1 Link
*Model T Day: 1
*National Book It! Day: 1
*National Lace Day: 1 Link
*National Walk Your Dog Day: 1 Link
*Vegan Baking Day: 1
World Card Making Day: 1 (First Saturday)
*World Vegetarian Day: 1
Change A Light Day: 2 Link (First Sunday)
Country Inn Bed & Breakfast Day: 2  (First Sunday)
*Guardian Angels Day: 2

Intergeneration Day: 2  (First Sunday)
International African Diaspora Day: 2 (First Sunday)
International Blessings of The Fishing Fleet Day: 2 (South Africa) (First Sunday)
 (Note: US Fishing villages do this on different dates.)
*International Day of Non-violence: 2
Islamic New Year: 2

*National Custodial Workers Day: 2

*Phileas Fogg's Wager Day: 2
Rosh Hashanah: 2

World Communion Day: 2  (First Sunday)
*World Farm Animals Day: 2
Child Health Day: 3 (First Monday)
Day of Unity: 3 (First Monday) Link
Techie's Day: 3  Link     (Always 1st Monday)
World Day of Architecture: 3 Link (First Monday)
World Day of Bullying Prevention / Blue Shirt Day: 3 (First Monday)
World Habitat Day: 3 (First Monday)
*Blessing of The Animals Day (aka Blessing of the Pets Day, World Pet Day): 4  Link
*Improve Your Office Day: 4
*Kanelbullens Dag (Cinnamon Roll Day): 4  Link
*National Taco Day: 4 Link
*National Ship in A Bottle Day: 4
*Ten-Four Day: 4
*Vodka Day: 4 Link
*World Animal Day: 4 Link
Balloons Around The World Day: 5  (First Wednesday)
*International Day of No Prostitution: 5  Link

National Kale Day: 5 Link (First Wednesday)
Pet Obesity Awareness Day: 5 Link   (First Wednesday)

Walk To School Day: 5 Link   (First Wednesday)
*World Teachers Day: 5 Link
*American Libraries Day: 6
*Ecological Debt Day: 6 Link
*Jackie Mayer Rehab Day: 6
*Mad Hatter Day: 6 Link

*National German-American Day: 6
National Depression Screening Day: 6 Link 
(2nd Thursday)

Simchat Torah: 6
Lee's National Denim Day: 7
(First Friday)
National Diversity Day: 7
(First Friday)
World Smile Day: 7
(First Friday) Link
*You Matter To Me Day: 7 Link
*Alvin C. York Day: 8
Fall Astronomy Day: 8

*National Pierogy Day: 8
Universal Music Day: 8
(2nd Saturday)

*World Octopus Day: 8 Link
Clergy Appreciation Day (or Pastor Appreciation Day or Ministry Appreciation Day) : 9
  (No official sponsor. Always 2nd Sunday)
*Leif Erikson Day: 9
*National Chess Day: 9   Link     (See also 13th)
*National Pro-Life Cupcake Day: 9 Link
* World Post Day: 9
Columbus Day: 10 (Observed on 2nd Monday)
*International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction: 10
*International Newspaper Carrier Day: 10
*International Stage Mangement Day: 10 Link
*National Handbag Day: 10
National Kick Butt Day: 10  Link   
(Second Monday)
Native American Day: 10  
(Second Monday)

* Naval Academy Day: 10
National Online Banking Day: 12 Link
(Second Monday)

*World Day Against The Death Penalty: 10 Link 
*World Homeless Day: 10 Link
*World Mental Health Day: 10
*World Porridge Day: 10 Link
Ada Lovelace Day: 11 (2nd Tuesday)
Ashura: 11
*General Pulaski Memorial Day: 11 (President)  Link   (Note: See also March 7)
*International Day of The Girl: 11 Link
*National Coming Out Day: 11
National Face Your Fears Day: 11 (2nd Tuesday)
*National Food Truck Day: 11 Link
*Southern Food Heritage Day: 11
Yom Kippur: 11
*Columbus Day: 12  LINK  Link (Traditional)
*Day of the Six Billion: 12 Link
Emergency Nurses Day: 12  (Wednesday of Emergency Nurses Week) Link
*Free Thought Day: 12
National Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work & School Day: 12
(2nd Wednesday)

International Top Spinning Day: 12  (2nd Wednesday)
National Fossil Day: 12  Link (On Wednesday of the 2nd Full Week)
National Take Your Parents To Lunch Day: 12 (3rd Wednesday or whenever it's convenient.)
S.A.V.E. (Stop America's Violence Everywhere): 12 Link  (2nd Wednesday)
*Spanish Language Day: 12 Link

Stop Bullying Day: 12  (2nd Wednesday)
World Arthritis Day: 12 Link
*English Language Day: 13 Link
*International Day for Disaster Reduction: 13

*International African Penguin Awareness Day: 13 Link
*International Day for Failure: 13 Link
*International Moment of Frustration Scream Day: 12
*Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day: 13 Link
*National Chess Day: 13 Link (See also 9th)
* Navy Birthday: 13
*National No Bra Day: 13

*Silly Sayings Day: 13
World Sight Day: 13
Link (2nd Thursday)
*Be Bald and Be Free Day: 14
National Costume Swap Day: 14 Link  (2nd Saturday)
National Family Bowling Day (or Kids Bowl Free Day): 14 Link

*Spider-Man Day: 14 Link (See also Aug. 1)
World Egg Day: 14 Link   (2nd Friday)

*World Standards Day: 14 Link
* Blind Americans Equality Day: 15
Bridge Day: 15 Link
(3rd Saturday)

*Global Handwashing Day: 15 Link
*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
Sweetest Day: 15
(3rd Saturday)
*National Feral Cat Day: 16 Link
*Department Store Day: 16
*Dictionary Day: 16 (Noah Webster's Birthday. Different than one in April)
National Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day: 16 (3rd Sunday)
World Toy Camera Day: 16 Link  (Third Sunday)

*World Food Day: 16
*Black Poetry Day: 17
*Boss's Day (or National Boss's Day) : 17 Link
(Annually Oct. 16. Unless if falls on a weekend. Then it's the closest workday.

*International Day for the Eradication of Poverty: 17
*Mulligan Day: 17
National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day: 17
 (3rd Monday)

*National Pasta Day: 17 Link
*Wear Something Gaudy Day: 17 Link
*Hard Boiled Guy/Girl Day: 18 Link
*National Chocolate Cupcake Day: 18 Link
National Pharmacy Technician Day: 18 Link  (Third Tuesday)
Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity: 18 Link  (3rd Tuesday)
*World Menopause Day: 18
*Evaluate Your Life Day: 19
Hagfish Day: 19 Link (3rd Wednesday) 
Information Overload Day: 19 Link (3rd Wednesday)
LGBT Center Awareness Day: 19  (Used to be 9/15)
Medical Assistants Recognition Day: 19 Link  (Wednesday of Third Full Week)
Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce: 19  (3rd Wednesday)
Unity Day: 19  Link

*Birth of the Bab: 20
Conflict Resolution Day: 20
Link (3rd Thursday)
Get to Know Your Customers Day: 20  ( January 21,  April 15, July 21 and October 20 = 3rd Thurs. of Each Quarter)
Get Smart About Credit Day: 20 (3rd Thursday)
International Credit Union Day: 20
(3rd Thursday)
*Miss American Rose Day: 20
Spirit Day: 20
Link  (3rd Thursday)
Black Poetry Day: 21  Link    (3rd Friday)
*Celebration of The Mind Day: 21 Link
*Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD) Prevention Day: 21
Mammography Day: 21 (3rd Friday)
National Edge Days: 21-23 Link 
(3rd Weekend)
National Pharmacy Buyer Day: 21  (Friday of Third Full Week)
*Reptile Awareness Day: 21  Link
*Caps Locks Day: 22 
Verification Link removed due to profanity
*International Stuttering Awareness Day: 22

Make A Difference Day: 22 (4th Saturday)
*National Nut Day: 22 Link
*Smart is Cool Day: 22

Ashura: 23
*IPod Day: 23

Mother-in-Law Day: 23 (Always 4th Sunday)
*National Mole Day: 23 Link

*Swallows Depart from San Juan Capistrano Day: 23
*TV Talk Show Host Day: 23 (Always on Johnny Carson's birthday)
Xterra World Championships: 23
*Food Day: 24 Link
Lung Health Day: 24 Link  (Monday of Respiratory Care Week.)
Shemini Atzeret: 24
* United Nations Day: 24
*World Development Information Day: 24
*Chucky, The Notorious Killer Doll Day: 25 Link
*International Artists Day: 25 Link
Simchat Torah: 25
*Sourest Day: 25
*World Pasta Day: 25 Link
*Howl at The Moon Night: 26  Link

*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 Day of The Deployed: 26
*Cranky Co-workers Day: 27
*Navy Day: 27
*World Day for Audiovisual Heritage: 27 Link
International Bandanna Day: 28  Link  (Last Friday)
National Breadstix (Bread Sticks) Day: 28 (Last Friday)
*National Chocolate Day: 28  Link
*St. Jude's Day: 28
*Internet Day: 29 Link
*National Cat Day: 29 Link
*World Psoriasis Day: 29  Link
National Forgiveness Day: 29 (Last Saturday)
Pit Bull Awareness Day: 29 Link  (Last Saturday)
*Checklist Day: 30
*Create A Great Funeral Day: 30 Link
*Devil's Night or Mischief Night: 30
Diwali: 30-11/3 Link 
(This varies every year. See link.)

Frankenstein Friday: 30 (Last Friday)
*Haunted Refrigerator Night: 30

*National Candy Corn Day: 30  Link
Reformation Sunday: 30 (Sunday before Halloween)
Visit A Cemetery Day: 30 (Last Sunday)
*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
*World Cities Day: 31


October 2016
Moon Phases

First Qtr.
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Full Moon
12:23 am


Last Qtr.

3:14 pm

New Moon
1:38 pm

Full Moon on  the 23rd  is called "Hunter's Moon" by Native Americans of New England and the Great Lakes because at this time of the year the deer are fattened and it's time to hunt (as well as many other animals.)  Since all the crops are harvested, it's now time to gather food by hunting animals.


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