October 2021 Holidays

 


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October 2021 Monthly Holidays


Adopt A Dog Month Link   Link
Adopt A Shelter Dog Month 
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 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
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 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
Inktober
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
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 Librarian Month
National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month  Link
National Orthodontic Health 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 2021 Weekly Holidays



*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
National Storytelling Weekend: 1-3 (1st Full Weekend)
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta: 2-10  Link 
Fire Prevention Week: 3-9   Link

*No Salt Week: 3-10

World Goat Days: 3-8  Link (Every 2 years. Next one 2023)

4-H Week: 3-9  Link (1st Full Week)
Getting The World To Beat A Path To Your Door Week: 3-9
Great Books Week:3-9 (1st Full Week)
Kids' Goal Setting Week:  3-9 (First Week)
International Post Card Week: 3-9 Link   (1st Full Week)
Mental Illness Awareness Week: 3-9  (1st Full Week)
Mystery Series Week: 3-9 (1st Full Week)
National Carry A Tune Week: 3-9 Link  (Always had 7th in it)
National Health Care Food Service Week: 3-9 Link  (First Week)
National Midwifery Week: 3-9 Link
National Work From Home Week: 3-9  (1st Full Week)
Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Week : 3-9 (1st Full Week)
Customer Service Week: 4-8  (1st M-F  First Full Week) Link
Drive Safely Work Week:  4-8  Link   (M-F of First Full Week)
Financial Planning Week: 4-8  (1st Mon-Sun Week)
Industrial Water Week: 4-8 (First Full Week)
National Heimlich Heroes Week:  4-8  (First Full M-F Week)
Primary Care Physicians Week: 4-8  Link
Spinning & Weaving Week: 4-8 Link   (First Full Week M-S)
*World Space Week: 4-10 Link
World Dairy Expo: 5-10 (First Tues. - Sunday)
*National Physicians Assistant Week: 6-12
Death Penalty Focus Week: 10-16 (Always has 10th in it)
National Metric Week:  10-16  (Aways has 10th in it.)
Drink Local Wine Week:  10-16  (2nd Full Week)  
Earth Science Week:  10-16 Link (Always 2nd Full Week)
Emergency Nurses Week: 10-16
National Chestnut Week: 10-16  (2nd Full Week)
National Food Bank Week: 10-16  (Week Always Has 16th in it, World Food Day)
*Take Your Medicine Americans Week: 10-17
Teen Read Week: 10-16
 (Always Has Columbus Day)
Veterinary Technicians Week:  10-16   (2nd Week) Link
World Rainforest Week: 11-16 Link  (Note: World Rainforest Day is in June)
Choose To Be G.R.E.A.T. Week: 11-15  Link
National School Lunch Week: 11-15   (Starts on 2nd Monday)
*Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week: 12-20 Link
National Police Week:  13-17  Link  (Moved from May)
Apple Butter Stirrin' Week: 15-17 (3rd Weekend)
Great American Beer Festival: 15-17  Link
*Food & Drug Interactions and Awareness Week: 17-24
Bullying Bystanders Unite Week: 17-23 (Third Full Week)
Freedom From Bullies Week: 17-23  (Third Full Week)
National Business Women's Week: 17-23 (Third Full Week)  Link
National Character Counts Week: 17-23  (Third Full Week)
National Chemistry Week: 17-23 (Third Full Week)
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week: 17-23 Link  (Third Full Week)
National Forest Products Week: 17-23 (Starts Third Sunday)
National Friends of Libraries Week:17-23 (Third Full Week)
National Pharmacy Week: 17-23  Link  (Third Full Week)
National School Bus Safety Week: 17-23 (Third Full Week)
National Teen Drivers Safety Week: 17-23 Link (Third Full Week)
Rodent Awareness Week: 17-23
(Third Full Week)
Spiritual Care Week: 17-23
  (3rd Full Week)
YWCA Week Without Violence: 17-23 Link (3rd Week)
Career in Energy Week: 18-24 (Begins on 3rd Monday)

Freedom of Speech Week: 18-24  Link   (Third Full M-Sun Week)
International Infection Prevention Week: 18-24 Link
Medical Assistants Recognition Week: 18-24  (Third Full Week) Link
Mediation Week: 18-24 Link  (Third Week)
National Health Education Week: 18-22  Link
National Nuclear Science Week: 18-22
(Third Week)
International Dyslexia Association Reading Week: 20-23
Sukkot: 20-27

*Red Ribbon Week: 23-31  Link  (Last 9 days of the month)

Asexuality Week: 24-30 Link
*Disarmament Week: 24-30
Give Wildlife a Brake! Week: 24-30   Link
 (Last Week. We lose daylight and need to be more alert for animals while driving.)
Kids Care Week: 24-30  (Always Includes 10/27 Make A Difference Day)
*Prescription Errors Education & Awareness Week: 24-31
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week: 24-30 Link  (Last Week)
National Massage Therapy Week:24-30
 Link  (Last Full Week)
National Respiratory Care Week: 24-30  
Link (Last full week)
Pastoral Care Week: 24-30  
Link  (Last Full Week)

Pro Bono Week: 24-30  Link
*World Origami Days: 24-11/11
*International Magic Week: 25-31

October 2021 Daily Holidays



*CD Player Day: 1
*Fire Pup Day: 1
*International Coffee Day: 1  Link
*International Day of Older Persons: 1
*International Music Day: 1 Link
Kids Music Day: 1  (1st Friday)
Lee's National Denim Day: 1 (First Friday)
Manufacturing Day: 1 (First Friday)  Link
*Model T Day: 1
National Body Language Day: 1 (First Friday) Link
National Diversity Day: 1 (First Friday)
*National Black Dog Day: 1 Link
*National Book It! Day: 1
*National Hair Day: 1  Link
*National Lace Day: 1 Link
*National Walk Your Dog Day: 1
*Vegan Baking Day: 1
*Willy Wonka Day: 1  Link
World Smile Day: 1 (First Friday) Link
*World Vegetarian Day: 1

Bed & Breakfast Inn Mascot Day: 2 (First Saturday)
Chowder Days: 2-3
Cephalopod Awareness Day: 2 (First Saturday)
Frugal Fun Day: 2
 (First Saturday)
*Guardian Angels Day: 2
Inter-American Water Day: 2 (First Saturday) Link
*International Day of Non-violence: 2
*Name Your Car Day: 2 Link
*National Custodial Workers Day: 2
National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day: 2-3  Link  (Watch It Live at Website!)
National Play Outside Day: 2 
Link
  (First Saturday)
*National Produce Misting Day: 2 Link
*Peanuts (Cartoon) Day: 2
*Phileas Fogg's Wager Day: 2
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes Day: 2 Link (First Saturday to register your walk. Actual date of a walk can vary. See website.)
World Card Making Day: 2 (First Saturday)
*World Farm Animals Day: 2

 

Change A Light Day: 3  Link (First Sunday)
National G.O.E. (Growth, Overcome, Empower) Day: 3 (Sunday of the First Full Weekend)
Intergeneration Day:3 (First Sunday)
International African Diaspora Day: 3 (First Sunday)
International Blessings of The Fishing Fleet Day: 3  (South Africa) (First Sunday)   (Note: US Fishing villages do this on different dates.)
Country Inn Bed & Breakfast Day: 3  (First Sunday)
Pickle Day: 3 Link  ( First Sunday)  (See also Nov. 15)
*Techies Day: 3  Link
World Communion Day:  3  (First Sunday)

 

*Blessing of The Animals Day (aka Blessing of the Pets Day, World Pet Day): 4  Link
Blue Shirt Day/World Day of Bullying Prevention : 4  (First Monday)
Child Health Day: 4 (First Monday)
*Dick Tracy Day: 4
*Improve Your Office Day: 4
*International Ship in A Bottle Day: 4
*Kanelbullens Dag (Cinnamon Roll Day): 4  Link
National Consignment Day: 4 (First Monday) Link
*National Taco Day: 4 Link
Supreme Court Opening Day: 4 Link (First Monday)
*Ten-Four Day: 4
*Vodka Day: 4 Link
*World Child Development Day: 4
*World Child Health Day: 4
*World Animal Day: 4 Link  Link
World Day of Architecture: 4 Link (First Monday)
World Day of Bullying Prevention: 4  ( First Monday)
World Habitat Day: 4 (First Monday)

 


*Chic Spy Day: 5
*Dupuytren Disease Awareness Day: 5
*Get Funky Day: 5 Link
*International Day of No Prostitution: 5 
Link

National Fruit At Work Day: 5  Link  (First Tuesday)
*The Victims of Marijuana Prohibition Day: 5  Link
*World Teachers Day: 5 Link

 

*American Libraries Day: 6
Balloons Around The World Day: 6   (First Wednesday) 
Coffee With A Cop Day: 6 (First Wednesday) Link

International Walk To School Day: 6
*Jackie Mayer Rehab Day: 6
*Mad Hatter Day: 6 Link
*National Badger Day: 6
National Eat Fruit At Work Day: 6  Link  (First Tuesday)
*National German-American Day: 6
*National Noodle Day: 6
*National Orange Wine Day: 6  Link
*National Plus Size Appreciation Day: 6  Link
National Pumpkin Seed Day: 6  (First Wednesday)  Link
Rabi'I: 6 (at Sunset)
Random Acts of Poetry Day  6 (First Wednesday)
Walk To School Day: 6 (First Wednesday) Link 

 

 

Bring Your Bible To School Day: 7  Link (First Thursday)
Data Innovation Day: 7-8 Link (moved from March)
*LED Light Day: 7  Link
*National Chocolate Covered Pretzel Day: 7  Link
National Depression Screening Day: 7 (Thursday of Mental Illness Awareness Week)
*National Forgiveness Day: 7
*National Inner Beauty Day: 7 Link
*Pick A Tune Day: 7  Link
*You Matter To Me Day: 7 Link
World Cotton Day: 7  Link



*Alvin C. York Day: 8
National Family Bowling Day (or Kids Bowl Free Day):  8 Link  (2nd Friday)
*National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day: 8
*National Pierogy Day: 8
*National Salmon Day: 8
World Egg Day: 8 Link   (2nd Friday)
*World Octopus Day: 8 Link


Costume Swap Day: 9 (2nd Saturday)  Link
Fall Astronomy Day: 9 (Saturday Nearest 1st Qtr. Moon)  Link
I Love Yarn Day: 9  Link  (2nd Saturday)
International African Penguin Awareness Day: 9 Link  (2nd Saturday)
*International Beer and Pizza Day: 9  Link
International Migratory Bird Day: 9 (2nd Saturday)
*Leif Erikson Day: 9
National Chess Day: 9 Link (2nd Saturday)
*National Nanotechnology Day: 9 (Honors the Naonometer Scale 10-9 meters) Link
*National Pro-Life Cupcake Day: 9
*Nautilus Night (Cephalopods): 9  Link
Universal Music Day: 9 (2nd Saturday)
World Porridge Day: 9 Link   (Saturday of first full week)
*World Post Card Day: 9 Link


Clergy Appreciation Day (or Pastor Appreciation Day or Ministry Appreciation Day)
(No official sponsor. Always 2nd Sunday)  :
10
Father-Daughter Day: 10  (2nd Sunday)
*Hug A Drummer Day: 10  Link  Link
*International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction: 10
*International Newspaper Carrier Day: 10
*International Stage Mangement Day: 10 Link
*Motorsports Memorial Day: 10
*National Cake Decorating Day: 10

*National Handbag Day: 10  Link
*Naval Academy Day: 10
*Squid & Cuttlefish Day: 10 Link
*US Naval Academy Day: 10
*World Day Against The Death Penalty: 10 Link 
*World Homeless Day: 10 Link
*World Mental Health Day: 10

 


Columbus Day: 11  Link  Link  Observed
*General Pulaski Memorial Day: 11 (President)  Link   (Note: See also March 7)
Indigenous Peoples' Day: 11 (2nd Monday)
*International Day of The Girl Child: 11 Link
*Myths & Legends Day For All Fantasy Movie, Books and Legends Cephalopods: 11  Link
*National Coming Out Day: 11
National Kick Butt Day: 11 (2nd Monday)
National Online Banking Day: 11 Link (2nd Monday)
Native American Day: 11  (2nd Monday)
*Southern Food Heritage Day: 11

 

 

Ada Lovelace Day: 12 (2nd Tuesday)
*Columbus Day: 12  LINK  Link (Traditional but always observed on 2nd Monday)
*Day of the Six Billion: 12 Link
*Drink Local Wine Day: 12
*Free Thought Day: 12
*International Day Against DRM: 12  Link
International Face Your Fears Day: 12  (2nd Tuesday)
*International Moment of Frustration Scream Day: 12
*National Farmer's Day: 12  Link
*National Savings Day: 12 Link
*Stem Cell Awareness Day: 12  Link
*World Arthritis Day: 12 Link
World Child Development Day: 12  (2nd Tuesday)

 

Bullying Prevention Day: 13  (2nd Wednesday)
Emergency Nurses Day: 13  (2nd Wednesday)    Link
*English Language Day: 13 Link
*International Day for Disaster Reduction: 13
*International Day for Failure: 13 Link
International Top Spinning Day: 13   (2nd Wednesday)
*Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day: 13 Link
National Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work & School Day: 13  (2nd Wednesday)
*National Chess Day: 13
Link
(See also 9th)
National Curves Day: 13  Link (2nd Wednesday)
National Depression Screening Day: 13 Link  (2nd Thursday)
National Fossil Day: 13  Link (On Wednesday of Earth Science Week)
*National No Bra Day: 13 Link  (Also July 8)
National Take Your Parents To Lunch Day: 13  (2nd Wednesday)
*Navy Birthday: 13  Link
National Pet Obesity Awareness Day: 13 Link 
S.A.V.E. (Stop America's Violence Everywhere): 13 Link  (2nd Wednesday)
*Silly Sayings Day: 13
*World Thrombosis Day: 13  Link


*Be Bald and Be Free Day: 14
*Spider-Man Day: 14 Link (See also Aug. 1)
World Sight Day: 14 Link (2nd Thursday)
*World Standards Day: 14 Link


*Blind Americans Equality Day: 15
Global Champagne Day: 15 (Third Friday)  Link
*Global Handwashing Day: 15 Link

*International Day of Rural Women: 15
*I Love Lucy Day: 15
Mammography Day: 15 (Third Friday) 
*National Aesthetician Day: 15  Link
*National Boss's Day (or Boss's Day) : 15 Link (Annually Oct. 16. Unless if falls on a weekend. Then it's the closest workday.
*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 White Cane Safety Day: 15 Link
*National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day: 15  Link

 


American Frog Day: 16 Link (3rd Saturday)
Bridge Day: 16 Link (3rd Saturday)
*Department Store Day: 16
*Dictionary Day: 16 (Noah Webster's Birthday. Different than one in April)
*Global Cat Day: 16
*National Feral Cat Day: 16
Link

Peace Officer Memorial Day: 16  Link  Link (Moved from May 15)
Sloth International Day: 16  Link  (3rd Saturday)
Sweetest Day: 16 (3rd Saturday)
US Oyster Day: 16-17
*World Anesthesia Day: 16  Link

*World Food Day: 16
*World Spine Day: 16  Link

 


*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
*National Playing Card Collectors Day: 17
National Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day: 17 (3rd Sunday)
*National Vehophobia Awareness Day: 17  Link

*Wear Something Gaudy Day: 17
World Toy Camera Day: 17 (Third Sunday)

 


*Hard Boiled Guy/Girl Day: 18 Link
*International Legging Day: 18 Link
*International Necktie Day: 18  Link
Lung Health Day: 18 (Monday of Respiratory Care Week.)
Mawlid Al Nabi: 18 (at Sundown)
*Meatloaf Appreciation Day: 18  Link
*National Chocolate Cupcake Day: 18
National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day: 18  (3rd Monday)
*National Exascale Day: 18 Link
*Newpaper Comic Strip Appreciation Day: 18
Rabi'i: 18
*World Menopause Day: 18


*Evaluate Your Life Day: 19
*LGBT Center Awareness Day: 19  (Used to be 9/15)
Milad un Nabi (Shia): 19
National Pharmacy Technician Day: 19 Link  (3rd Tuesday)
Pay Back A Friend Day: 19 Link 
(3rd Tuesday)
Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity: 19 Link  (3rd Tuesday)

Rabi'-al-Awwal: 19 Link

 

BRA Day USA: 20  Link  (breast reconstruction)  (3rd Wednesday)  
Hagfish Day:  20 Link (3rd Wednesday) 
Information Overload Day:  20 Link (3rd Wednesday)
*International Chefs Day: 20 Link
*International Kissing Day: 20-21  Link
International Print Day: 20 Link  (3rd Wednesday)
Medical Assistants Recognition Day:20 Link  (Wednesday of Third Full Week)
Milad Un Nabi: 20 (at Sundown)
*Miss American Rose Day: 20
Sukkot: 20-27 (at Sundown)
Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce: 20  (3rd Wednesday)
Unity Day: 20  Link (3rd or 4th Wednesday)
*World Statistics Day: 20  (Observed every 5 years. Next one 2025)

 

*Celebration of The Mind Day: 21 Link
Conflict Resolution Day: 21 Link (3rd Thursday)
Get Smart About Credit Day: 21
(3rd Thursday)

Get to Know Your Customers Day: 21 ( January 21,  April 15, July 15 and October 21 = 3rd Thurs. of Each Quarter)
*Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD) Prevention Day: 21
International Credit Union Day: 21 (3rd Thursday) Link
*Reptile Awareness Day: 21  Link
Thank Your Cleaner Day: 21 Link
Spirit Day: 21 Link  (3rd Thursday)


*Caps Locks Day: 22  Verification Link removed due to profanity
*International Stuttering Awareness Day: 22
*Kof Awareness Day: 22  Link
*Make A Dog's Day Day: 22  Link
*National Nut Day: 22 Link
*Smart is Cool Day: 22



*IPod Day: 23
Kiwanis One Day: 23 Link (4th Saturday)
Make A Difference Day:23
(4th Saturday)

*Mole Day: 23  Link
*National Mole Day: 23 Link (Avogadro number)
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: 23  Link
Pit Bull Awareness Day: 23 Link  (4th Saturday)
*Swallows Depart from San Juan Capistrano Day: 23
*TV Talk Show Host Day: 23 (Always on Johnny Carson's birthday)

 


*Food Day: 24 Link
Mother-in-Law Day: 24 (Always 4th Sunday)
Reformation Sunday: 24 (Last Sunday.)
*Recycle Your Mercury Thermostat Day: 24
*United Nations Day: 24
Visit A Cemetery Day: 24 (Last Sunday)
*World Development Information Day: 24
Xterra World Championships: 24 ?


Accountant's Day or Accounting Day: 25    (International Accounting Day is in November)
*International Artists Day: 25
Link
*Chucky, The Notorious Killer Doll Day: 25 Link
*Sourest Day: 25
*St. Crispin's Day: 25 Link
*World Pasta Day: 25 Link

 
*Howl at The Moon Night: 26  Link
*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

 

*Black Cat Day: 27 Link
*Cranky Co-workers Day: 27

*Navy Day: 27  Link
*World Day for Audiovisual Heritage: 27 Link


*Champagne Day: 28  (US Champagne Bureau.  Different than one on Dec. 28)  Link
*National Chocolate Day: 28  Link
*National Internal Medicine Day: 28 Link
*St. Jude's Day: 28

 


Frankenstein Friday: 29 (Last Friday
*Internet Day: 29 Link
International Bandanna Day: 29 Link  (Last Friday)
National Breadstix (Bread Sticks) Day: 29 (Last Friday)
*National Cat Day: 29   Link
*National Hermit Day: 29 Link
National Pharmacy Buyer Day: 29  Link (Friday of  Last Full Week) 
*Read for The Record Day: 29  Link
*World Psoriasis Day: 29  Link
*World Stroke Day: 29 Link

 

Allantide: 30 (Closest Saturday to Halloween) 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
*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
*Samhain: 31 Link
*World Cities Day: 31
*World Savings Day: 31  Link


October 2021 Moon Phases


Current Moon View
as of today

6
New Moon

7:05 am
EDT

12
First Qtr.
11:27 pm
EDT


20
Full Moon
 10:57 am
EDT

28
FLast Qtr.
 4:06 pm
EDT


 

 The full moon on the 20th  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 20th  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.

On October 7th, there will be the Draconids Meteor Shower.
On October 21st, there will be the Orionids Meteor Shower.

 

 

 


Credits:
Chases Calendar of Events 2020, Rowman & Littlefield
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, World Arthritis Day, National Dwarfism Awareness Month, Pay Back a Friend Day, National Prescription Drug Take-back 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.
Thanks to Nick Saulino for letting me know about International Beer and Pizza Day.
Thanks to Sarah Laumer for letting me know about Manufacturing Day and International Print Day.
Thanks to Nathan Langford for letting me know about I Love Yarn Day.
Thanks to Sharon E. Morgan for letting me know about National Meatloaf Appreciation Day.   
Thanks to Susan Shuman for letting me know about Kof Awareness Day.
Thanks to Jennifer Iski-Myrick for letting me know about Read For The Record Day.
Thanks to Rachael McGill for letting me know about Sloth International Day.
Thanks to Jeanne Dottavio for letting me know about the Supreme Court's Opening Day.
Thanks to Mary Antzak for letting me know about Raynauds Awareness Month.


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