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October 2023  Monthly Holidays

Adopt A Dog Month Link   Link
Adopt A Shelter Dog Month
Adopt A Turkey Month Link  Link (October thru December)
AIDS Awareness Month (President Reagan)  Link  (also December)
American Pharmacists Month Link
Antidepressant Death Awareness Month
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Month Link
Apple Month Link
Bat Appreciation Month
Black Cat Awareness Month Link
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
Contact Lens Safety Month
Co-op Awareness Month
Corn Month Link
Country Music Month Link
Croctobeer Link
Cut Out Dissection Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month Link
Down Syndrome Awareness Month Link
Dyslexia Awareness Month
Eat Better, Eat Together Month
Eczema Awareness 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)
eSport Month Link
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 Diversity Awareness Month
Go Hog Wild - Eat Country Ham
Go Sober For October Link
Halloween Safety Month
Head Start Awareness Month Link
Health Literacy Month
Home Eye Safety Month
I'm Just Me Because Month  Link
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 Aesthetician Month  Link
National AIDS Awareness Month  Link  (Note: July is HIV Awareness Month also.)
National Animal Safety and Protection Month Link  Link
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  Link
National Down Syndrome Month
National Dwarfism Awareness Month  Link
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 Librarians Month
National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month  Link
National Orthodontic Health Month
National Pescatarian Month
National Physical Therapy Month
National Polish-American Heritage 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 Retirement Security Month Link
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
Raynauds Awareness Month  Link
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)
Talk About Medicines Month
Teen Services 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 2023 Weekly Holidays

Banned Books Week: 1-7 Link
National Chimney Safety Week: 1-7 (Week before Fire Prevention Week)
*National Walk Your Dog Week: 1-7 Link   Link
*Trichotillomania, Skin Picking & Related BFRB Awareness Week: 1-5  Link
*Universal Children's Week: 1-7
International Post Card Week: 1-7 Link  (1st Full Week)
4-H Week:1-7 Link (1st Full Week)
Getting The World To Beat A Path To Your Door Week:1-7
Great Books Week: 1-7 (1st Full Week)
Kids' Goal Setting Week:  1-7 ( 1st Week)
International Post Card Week: 1-7 Link   (1st Full Week)
Mental Illness Awareness Week: 1-7 (1st Full Week)
Mystery Series Week: 1-7 (1st Full Week)
National Health Care Food Service Week: 1-7 Link  (First Week)
National Midwifery Week: 1-7 Link
National Work From Home Week: 1-7 (1st Full Week)
Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Week : 1-7 (1st Full Week)
Primary Care Physicians Week: 1-7  Link
Customer Service Week: 2-6  (1st M-F  First Full Week) Link
Drive Safely Work Week: 2-6 Link   (M-F of First Full Week)
Financial Planning Week: 2-8  (1st Mon-Sun Week)
Industrial Water Week: 2-6 (First Full Week)
National Heimlich Heroes Week: 2-6  (First Full M-F Week)
Spinning & Weaving Week: 2-8 Link   (First Full Week M-S)
World Dairy Expo: 2-8 (First Tues. - Sunday)
*No Salt Week: 3-10
Minimally Invasive Surgery Week: 4-7  Link
*World Space Week: 4-10 Link
*National Physicians Assistant Week: 6-12
National Storytelling Weekend: 6-8 (1st Full Weekend)
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta: 7-15  Link 
Death Penalty Focus Week: 8-14  (Always has 10th in it)
National Metric Week:  8-14 (Aways has 10th in it)
National Women's Motorcycle Week: 8-14  Link (2nd Full Week)
OCD Awareness Week: 8-14 (2nd Week) Link
Drink Local Wine Week:  8-14  (2nd Full Week)  
Earth Science Week:  8-14  Link (Always 2nd Full Week)
Emergency Nurses Week: 8-14
Fire Prevention Week: 8-14  Link (Always the Saturday - Sunday which has 10/9 in it.)
National Chestnut Week: 8-14  (2nd Full Week)
Teen Read Week: 8-14 (Always Has Columbus Day)
World Rainforest Week: 9-14 Link   (Begins the 2nd Monday)  (Note: World Rainforest Day is in June)
Choose To Be G.R.E.A.T. Week: 9-14 Link  (Starts on 2nd Monday-Friday)
National School Lunch Week: 9-13   (Starts on 2nd Monday)
*Take Your Medicine Americans Week: 10-17
*Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week: 12-20 Link
Apple Butter Days: 13-15 (Second Full Weekend)
Bullying Bystanders Unite Week: 15-21  (Third Full Week)
Freedom From Bullies Week: 15-21 (Third Full Week)
International Infection Prevention Week: 15-21 Link
Mediation Week: 15-21 Link  (Third Week)
National Business Women's Week: 15-21 (Third Full Week)  Link
National Character Counts Week: 15-21  (Third Full Week)
National Chemistry Week: 15-21 (Third Full Week)
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week: 15-21 Link  (Third Full Week)
National Food Bank Week: 15-21 (Week Always Has 16th in it, World Food Day)
National Forest Products Week: 15-21 (Starts Third Sunday)
National Friends of Libraries Week: 15-21 (Third Full Week)
National Pharmacy Week: 15-21  Link  (Third Full Week)
National School Bus Safety Week: 15-21 (Third Full Week)
National Teen Drivers Safety Week: 15-21 Link (Third Full Week)
Rodent Awareness Week: 15-21 (Third Full Week)
Veterinary Technicians Week: 15-21 Link (Third Week)
Spiritual Care Week: 16-22 (Third Full Week)
Career in Energy Week: 16-22  (Begins on Third Monday)
Freedom of Speech Week: 16-22  Link   (Third Full M-Sun Week)
Medical Assistants Recognition Week: 16-21  (Third M-F Week) Link
National Health Education Week: 16-22  Link
National Nuclear Science Week: 16-20 (Third Week)
National School Bus Safety Week: 16-20 Link  (Third Week)
YWCA Week Without Violence: 16-20 Link (Begins on 3rd Monday)
Food & Drug Interactions and Awareness Week: 16-23
International Dyslexia Association Reading Week: 22-28
Give Wildlife a Brake! Week: 22-28   Link
 (Last Week. We lose daylight and need to be more alert for animals while driving.)
Kids Care Week: 22-28  (Always Includes 10/27 Make A Difference Day)
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week: 22-28 Link    (Last Week)
National Massage Therapy Week: 22-28  Link  (Last Full Week)
National Respiratory Care Week: 22-28  Link (Last full week)
Pastoral Care Week: 22-28 Link  (Last Full Week)
Pro Bono Week: 22-28  Link
Asexuality Week: 23-29   Link
*Red Ribbon Week: 23-31  Link  (Last 9 days of the month)
*Disarmament Week: 24-30
*Prescription Errors Education & Awareness Week: 24-31
*World Origami Days: 24-11/11
*International Magic Week: 25-31
National Veterans Small Business Week: 30-11/3  (Usually first week in November. Can start in October sometimes.)  Link

October 2023 Daily Holidays

*CD Player Day: 1
Country Inn Bed & Breakfast Day: 1  (First Sunday)
Get Out And Drive Day: 1  Link  (First Sunday)
*Fire Pup Day: 1
Intergeneration Day: 1 (First Sunday)
International African Diaspora Day: 1 (First Sunday)
International Blessings of The Fishing Fleet Day: 1  (South Africa) (First Sunday)   (Note: US Fishing villages do this on different dates.)
*International BeautyFull World Day: 1
*International Coffee Day: 1  Link
*International Day of Older Persons: 1
*International Music Day: 1 Link
*Model T Day: 1
*National Black Dog Day: 1 Link
*National Book It! Day: 1
National G.O.E. (Growth, Overcome, Empower) Day: 1 (Sunday of the First Full Weekend)
*National Green City Day: 1 Link
*National Hair Day: 1  Link
*National Lace Day: 1 Link
Pickle Day: 1 Link  ( First Sunday)  (See also Nov. 15)
*National Walk Your Dog Day: 1
*Vegan Baking Day: 1
*Willy Wonka Day: 1  Link
World Communion Day: 1  (First Sunday)
*World Vegetarian Day: 1

*Audiophile Day: 2  Link
Blue Shirt Day/World Day of Bullying Prevention : 2  (First Monday)
Child Health Day: 2 (First Monday)
*Guardian Angels Day: 2
*International Day of Non-violence: 2
*Name Your Car Day: 2 Link
National Consignment Day: 2 (First Monday) Link  Link
*National Custodial Workers Day: 2
*National Produce Misting Day: 2 Link
*National Smarties Day: 2 Link
*Peanuts (Cartoon) Day: 2
*Phileas Fogg's Wager Day: 2
Supreme Court Opening Day: 2  Link (First Monday)
*World Farm Animals Day: 2
World Day of Architecture: 2 Link (First Monday)
World Day of Bullying Prevention: 2 ( First Monday)
World Habitat Day: 2 (First Monday)


National Fruit At Work Day: 3 Link  (First Tuesday)
*Techies Day: 3 

Balloons Around The World Day: 4   (First Wednesday) 
Banned Websites Awareness Day: 4 Link
*Blessing of The Animals Day (aka Blessing of the Pets Day, World Pet Day): 4  Link
Coffee With A Cop Day: 4 (First Wednesday) Link
*Dick Tracy Day: 4
*Improve Your Office Day: 4
*International Ship in A Bottle Day: 4
*Kanelbullens Dag (Cinnamon Roll Day): 4  Link
National Pumpkin Seed Day: 4  (First Wednesday)  Link
*National Taco Day: 4 Link
Random Acts of Poetry Day  4  (First Wednesday)
*Ten-Four Day: 4
*Vodka Day: 4 Link
Walk & Roll To School Day: 4 Link  
*World Animal Day: 4 Link  Link
*World Child Development Day: 4
*World Child Health Day: 4
World Financial Planning Day: 4  Link (First Wednesday)

*American Veterans Disabled For Life Awareness Day: 5  Link  Link
Bring Your Bible To School Day: 5  Link (First Thursday)
*Chic Spy Day: 5
*Dupuytren Disease Awareness Day: 5
*Get Funky Day: 5 Link
*International Day of No Prostitution: 5  Link
*Latina's Equal Pay Day: 5 Link
National Depression Screening Day: 5 Link  (Thursday of Mental Illness Awareness Week)
*The Victims of Marijuana Prohibition Day: 5  Link
*Vranec World Day: 5 Link
*World Teachers Day: 5 Link


*American Libraries Day: 6
*Jackie Mayer Rehab Day: 6
Kids Music Day: 6 (First Friday)
*International Geodiversity Day: 6
*Mad Hatter Day: 6 Link
*National Badger Day: 6
National Body Language Day: 6 (First Friday) Link
National Brave Day: 6 Link
*National Coaches Day: 6 Link
National Diversity Day: 6 (First Friday)
*National German-American Day: 6
*National Lager Day: 6 Link
*National Noodle Day: 6
*National Orange Wine Day: 6  Link
*National Plus Size Appreciation Day: 6  Link
National Storytelling Weekend: 6-8 (1st Full Weekend) (1st Friday)
Lee's National Denim Day: 6 (First Friday)
Manufacturing Day: 6 (First Friday)  Link
Shemini Atzeret: 6-8
World College Radio Day: 6 Link (First Friday)
World Plaid Day or Plaidurday: 6 Link (First Friday)
World Smile Day: 6 (First Friday) Link

Burgoo Day: 7-8 (Columbus Day weekend)
Chowder Days: 7-8
Cephalopod Awareness Day: 7 (First Saturday)
Frugal Fun Day: 7  (First Saturday)
Inter-American Water Day: 7 (First Saturday) Link
International Off-Road Day: 7 Link
Kids Music Day: 7
*LED Light Day: 7  Link
*National Chocolate Covered Pretzel Day: 7  Link
National Play Outside Day: 7  Link  (First Saturday)
*National Forgiveness Day: 7
*National LED Light Day: 7 Link
*National Triegeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day: 7  Link
Simchat Torah: 7-8
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes Day: 7 Link (First Saturday to register your walk. Actual date of a walk can vary. See website.)
World Card Making Day: 7 (First Saturday)
*World Cotton Day: 7  Link  Link
World Porridge Day: 7 Link   (Saturday of first full week)

*Alvin C. York Day: 8
Clergy Appreciation Day (or Pastor Appreciation Day or Ministry Appreciation Day)  (No official sponsor. Always 2nd Sunday)  : 8
Father-Daughter Day: 8  (2nd Sunday)
*International Podiatry Day: 8  Link
*Microwave Oven Day: 8 Link
National G.O.E. Day (Growth, Overcome, Empower): 8 (Sunday of first full weekend.)
*National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day: 8
*National Pierogy Day: 8
*National Salmon Day: 8
*World Octopus Day: 8 Link

Columbus Day: 9  Link  Observed
Indigenous Peoples' Day: 9 (2nd Monday)
*International Beer and Pizza Day: 9  Link
*Leif Erikson Day: 9
National Kick Butt Day: 9 (2nd Monday)
National Online Banking Day: 9 Link (2nd Monday)
*National Nanotechnology Day: 9 (Honors the Naonometer Scale 10-9 meters) Link
*National Pro-Life Cupcake Day: 9
*Nautilus Night (Cephalopods): 9 Link
Native American Day: 9  (2nd Monday)
*PANS/PANDAS Awareness Day: 9  Link
*World Post Day: 9
*World Post Card Day: 9 Link

Ada Lovelace Day: 10 (2nd Tuesday)
*Hug A Drummer Day: 10   Link
*International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction: 10
International Face Your Fears Day: 10  (2nd Tuesday)
*International Newspaper Carrier Day: 10
*International Stage Mangement Day: 10 Link
*Little League Incorporated Day: 10  Link
*Motorsports Memorial Day: 10
*National Cake Decorating Day: 10
*National Handbag Day: 10  Link
*National Metric Day: 10 Link
*Naval Academy Day: 10
*Squid & Cuttlefish Day: 10 Link
*US Naval Academy Day: 10
World Child Development Day: 10  (2nd Tuesday)
*World Day Against The Death Penalty: 10 Link 
*World Homeless Day: 10 Link
*World Mental Health Day: 10


Bullying Prevention Day: 11  (2nd Wednesday)
Emergency Nurses Day: 11  (2nd Wednesday)    Link
*General Pulaski Memorial Day: 11 (President)  Link   (Note: See also March 7)
*International Day of The Girl Child: 11 Link
International Top Spinning Day: 11   (2nd Wednesday)
*Myths & Legends Awareness Days For All Fantasy Movie, Books and Legends Cephalopods: 11  Link
National Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work & School Day: 11  (2nd Wednesday)
Kof Awareness Day: 11  Link
National Curves Day: 11  Link   (2nd Wednesday)
*National Coming Out Day: 11
National Fossil Day: 11  Link   (On Wednesday of Earth Science Week)
*National Pet Obesity Awareness Day: 11 Link 
National Take Your Parents To Lunch Day: 11  (2nd Wednesday)
S.A.V.E. (Stop America's Violence Everywhere): 11 Link  (2nd Wednesday)
*Southern Food Heritage Day: 11

*Columbus Day: 12  LINK  Link (Traditional but always observed on 2nd Monday)
*Day of the Six Billion: 12 Link
*Drink Local Wine Day: 12
*Fossil Day (for cephalopods): 12  Link
*Free Thought Day: 12
*Harry Potter Book Day: 12  Link
*International Day Against DRM: 12  Link
*International Moment of Frustration Scream Day: 12  Link
*National Farmer's Day: 12  Link
*National Savings Day: 12 Link
*Stem Cell Awareness Day: 12  Link)
*World Arthritis Day: 12 Link
World Sight Day: 12 Link (2nd Thursday)


*English Language Day: 13 Link
*International Day for Disaster Reduction: 13
*Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day: 13
*National Chess Day: 13 Link (See also 9th)
National Family Bowling Day (or Kids Bowl Free Day): 13 Link  (2nd Friday)
*National No Bra Day: 13 Link  (Also July 8)
*Navy Birthday: 13  Link
*Silly Sayings Day: 13
World Egg Day: 13 Link   (2nd Friday)
*World Thrombosis Day: 13  Link

*Be Bald and Be Free Day: 14   Link
Costume Swap Day: 14 (2nd Saturday)  Link
I Love Yarn Day: 14 Link  (2nd Saturday)
International African Penguin Awareness Day: 14 Link (2nd Saturday)
International Migratory Bird Day: 14 (2nd Saturday) Link  (Also in May)
International Pinotage Day: 14 Link (2nd Saturday)
National Chess Day: 14 Link (2nd Saturday)
National Motorcycle Ride Day: 14 Link (2nd Saturday)
*National Real Sugar Day: 14 Link
*National Women in Franchising Appreciation Day: 14
*Spider-Man Day: 14 Link (See also Aug. 1)
Tender Loving Care Day: 14  Link (2nd Saturday)
Universal Music Day: 14 (2nd Saturday)
Urban Wildlife Conservation Day: 14 Link (2nd Saturday)
US Oyster Day: 14-15
*World Standards Day: 14 Link


*Blind Americans Equality Day: 15
*Global Handwashing Day: 15 Link
*International Day of Rural Women: 15
*I Love Lucy Day: 15
*National Aesthetician Day: 15  Link
*National Cake Decorating Day: 15
*National Cheese Curd Day: 15 Link
* National Grouch Day: 15
*National Latino AIDS Awareness Day: 15 Link
*National Shawarma Day: 15 Link
National Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day: 15 (3rd Sunday)
*National White Cane Safety Day: 15 Link
*National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day: 15  Link
Rabi'-al-Awwal: 15 Link
World Toy Camera Day: 15 (Third Sunday)

Birth of The Bab: 16
*Department Store Day: 16
*Dictionary Day: 16 (Noah Webster's Birthday. Different than one in April)
*Global Cat Day: 16
Lung Health Day: 16 (Monday of Respiratory Care Week.)
National Boss Day: 16 (Always the 16th unless it lands on the weekend. Then closest workday to the 16th.)
National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day: 16  (3rd Monday)
*National Feral Cat Day: 16 Link
*World Anesthesia Day: 16  Link
*World Food Day: 16
*World Spine Day: 16  Link


Birth of Baha'u'Llah: 17
*Black Poetry Day: 17
*International Day for the Eradication of Poverty: 17
*Mulligan Day: 17
*National Edge Day: 17 Link
*National Pasta Day: 17 Link (Note: World Pasta Day is 10/25)
National Pharmacy Technician Day: 17 Link  (3rd Tuesday)
*National Playing Card Collectors Day: 17
*National Vehophobia Awareness Day: 17  Link
*Pay Back A Friend Day: 17 Link 
Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity: 17 Link (3rd Tuesday)
*Wear Something Gaudy Day: 17
*World Geothermal Energy Day: 17 Link


BRA Day USA: 18  Link  (breast reconstruction awareness)  (3rd Wednesday) 
*Hard Boiled Guy/Girl Day: 18 Link
Hagfish Day:  18 Link (3rd Wednesday) 
Information and Misinformation Overload Day:  18 (3rd Wednesday)
International Pronouns Day: 18 Link (3rd Wednesday)
*International Legging Day: 18 Link
*International Necktie Day: 18  Link
*Meatloaf Appreciation Day: 18 
Medical Assistants Recognition Day: 18 Link  (Wednesday of Third Full Week)
*National Chocolate Cupcake Day: 18
*National Exascale Day: 18 Link
*Newpaper Comic Strip Appreciation Day: 18
Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce: 18  (3rd Wednesday)
Thank Your Cleaner Day: 18 Link  (3rd Wednesday)
Unity Day: 18  Link (3rd or 4th Wednesday)
*World Menopause Day: 18

Conflict Resolution Day: 19 Link (3rd Thursday)
*Evaluate Your Life Day: 19  Link
Get Smart About Credit Day: 19 (3rd Thursday)
Get to Know Your Customers Day: 19 ( January 19,  April 20, July 20 and October 19 = 3rd Thurs. of Each Quarter)
International Credit Union Day: 19 (3rd Thursday) Link
*International Gin and Tonic Day: 19  Link
*LGBT Center Awareness Day: 19  (Used to be 9/15)
Spirit Day: 19 Link  (3rd Thursday)
*World Statistics Day: 19  (Observed every 5 years. Next one 2025)


*Croc Day: 20 Link
*International Chefs Day: 20 Link (Chef Appreciation Day in US - August 20)
*International Day of Air Traffic Controllers: 20 Link
Mammography Day: 20 (Third Friday) 
*Miss American Rose Day: 20
*National Day on Writing: 20 Link
National Pharmacy Buyer Day: 20  Link (Friday of National Pharmacy Week.)
*National Youth Confidence Day: 20 Link


American Frog Day: 21 Link
Bridge Day: 21 Link (3rd Saturday)
*Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD) Prevention Day: 21
International Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day: 21 (3rd Saturday)
*National Witch Hazel Day: 21 Link
*Reptile Awareness Day: 21  Link
Sloth International Day: 21  Link  (3rd Saturday)
Sweetest Day: 21 (3rd Saturday)
The Whole Hog Barbeque Day: 21 Link (3rd Saturday)
World Esports Day: 21 Link (Second from the Last Saturday)

*International Stuttering Awareness Day: 22
*Make A Dog's Day: 22 Link
Mother-in-Law Day: 22 (Always 4th Sunday)
*National Merri Music Day (ragae music): 25
*National Tex Mex Day: 22  Link
*Smart is Cool Day: 22

*IPod Day: 23
*National Mole Day: 23 Link (Avogadro number)
*Swallows Depart from San Juan Capistrano Day: 23
*TV Talk Show Host Day: 23 (Always on Johnny Carson's birthday)


Accountant's Day or Accounting Day: 24    (International Accounting Day is in November)
*Food Day: 24 Link
*Recycle Your Mercury Thermostat Day: 24
*United Nations Day: 24
*World Development Information Day: 24


*International Artists Day: 25 Link
International Print Day: 25 Link  (4th Wednesday)
*Chucky, The Notorious Killer Doll Day: 25 Link
*National Merritone Music Day: 25 Link
*Sourest Day: 25
*St. Crispin's Day: 25 Link
*World Pasta Day: 25 Link

Carignan Day: 26 Link (Last Thursday)
*Howl at The Moon Night: 26  Link (Traditional. But different areas might have different date.)
*Intersex Awareness Day: 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 Chicken Fried Steak Day: 26 Link
*National Day of The Deployed: 26
*National Financial Crime Fighter Day: 26 Link
Read for The Record Day: 26  Link

*Black Cat Day: 27 Link
*Cranky Co-workers Day: 27  Link
Frankenstein Friday: 27 (Last Friday)
Global Champagne Day: 27 (Last Friday) Link
International Bandanna Day: 27 Link  (Last Friday)
National Breadstix (Bread Sticks) Day: 27 (Last Friday)
*National Civics Day: 27 Link
National Pharmacy Buyer Day: 27 Link (Last Friday)
*Navy Day: 27  Link
*World Day for Audiovisual Heritage: 27

Allantide: 28 (Closest Saturday to Halloween) Link
*Champagne Day: 28  (US Champagne Bureau.  Different than one on Dec. 28)  Link
*Childcare Superhero Day: 28
Kiwanis One Day: 28 Link (4th Saturday)
Make A Difference Day: 28 (4th Saturday)
*National Chocolate Day: 28  Link
*National First Responders Day: 28 Link
*National Internal Medicine Day: 28 Link
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day (Fall): 28  Link  (Also on April 22 (Spring)
Pit Bull Awareness Day: 28 Link  (4th Saturday)
*St. Jude's Day: 28


*Internet Day: 29 Link
*National Cat Day: 29 Link  Link
*National Hermit Day: 29 Link
Reformation Sunday: 29  (Last Sunday.)
*Snowmobile Day: 29 Link
Visit A Cemetery Day: 29 (Last Sunday)
*World Psoriasis Day: 29  Link
*World Stroke Day: 29 Link

*Checklist Day: 30
*Create A Great Funeral Day: 30 Link
*Devil's Night or Mischief Night: 30
*Haunted Refrigerator Night: 30  Link
*National Candy Corn Day: 30  Link
*National Publicist Day: 30  Link
*Speak Up For Service Day: 30  Link
*World Audio Drama Day: 30

*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
*Magic Day: 31
*National Caramel Apple Day: 31  Link
*National Doorbell Day: 31 Link
*National Knock-Knock Jokes Day: 31
*National Magic Day: 31
*National UNICEF Day: 31
*Reformation Day: 31 Link
*Samhain: 31 Link
*World Cities Day: 31
*World Savings Day: 31  Link

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Full Moon

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The full moon on the 28th  this year is also the "Harvest Moon" because it is the full moon that is nearest the autumnal equinox extends the hours of light into evening and helps the harvester with a long day's work.

Full Moon on  the 28th  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.

 October 7: Draconids Meteor Shower. A small one that will have about 10 meteors per hour. Runs from 6-10 but peaks on the 7th.

 October 21-22: Orionids Meteor Shower.  (About 20 meteors per hour)




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