October Holidays


Adopt-A-Shelter Animal Month
Computer Learning Month
Family History Month
National Apple Month
National Clock Month
National Pizza Month
National Popcorn Popping Month
National Roller Skating Month
Polish American History Month
National Stamp Collecting Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Clergy Appreciation Month
Cookie Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
International Drum Month
National Diabetes Month
Lupus Awareness Month
National Vegetarian Month
Seafood Month
National Dessert Month
National Caramel Month
National Cookbook Month
National Pretzel Month
National Seafood Month
Positive Attitude Month
Italian American Heritage Month
National Pasta Month

Week Long Observances:

Week 1 – Get Organized Week
Week 1 – Customer Service Week
October 5-11 – Fire Prevention Week

October 5-11 – International Postcard Week
October 6-10 – Kid’s goal Setting Week
October 6-12 – Financial Planning Week
Week 3 Pastoral Care Week


October 1
Homemade Cookies Day
World Vegetarian Day
Henry Ford introduced the Model T in 1908
International Music Day
National Kale Day

October 2
Peanuts comic strip first published in 1950
National Custodial Worker Day
International Day of Non-Violence, Mahatma Gandhi born in 1869
World Farm Animals Day

October 3
Captain Kangaroo Day – The first show aired on this day in 1955
Techies Day
National Soft Taco Day
Look at the Leaves Day
National Denim Day
World Smile Day
Yom Kippur begins at sunset

October 4
Yom Kippur ends at sunset
National Taquito Day
Sputnik 1 launched in 1957, first space vehicle
1st Compact Disc & Player released by Sony in 1957
National Golf Day
World Card Making Day

October 5
World Teacher’s Day
Ray Kroc’s birthday – Founder of McDonald’s. Born in 1902.
Do Something Nice Day
National Apple Betty Day

October 6
Thomas Edison shows 1st Motion Picture in 1889.
National Noodle Day
World Card Making Day
Mad Hatter Day
Child Health Day
National German American Day

October 7
American Bandstand premiered in 1957.
World Smile Day
National Frappe Day

October 8
National Fluffernutter Day
Succot begins at sunset
Great Chicago Fire started in 1871

October 9
First Two-Way Telephone conversation in 1876.
Moldy Cheese Day
Fire Prevention Day
National Dessert Day
National Poetry Day
National Pierogie Day

October 10
National Angel Food Cake Day
National Poetry Day
World Egg Day
World Homeless Day
World Mental Health Day

October 11
Eleanor Roosevelt born in 1884.
First Steam-Powered Ferryboats begin operation in 1811.
National Sausage Pizza Day
Family Bowling Day

October 12
Farmer’s Day
National Pumpkin Pie Day
Clergy Appreciation Day

October 13
Margaret Thatcher born in 1925
National Yorkshire Pudding Day
National M&M Day
Thanksgiving Day celebrated in Canada
Columbus Day
Native American Day

October 14
National Dessert Day

October 15
National Mushroom Day
Succot ends at sunset
Take Your Parents to Lunch Day

October 16
Dictionary Day, Noah Webster born in 1758
World Food Day
Bosses Day

October 17
National Pasta Day

October 18
Alaska Day – The anniversary of the transfer of the territory and the raising of the U.S. flag at Sitka in 1867.
Little Orphan Annie’s birthday in 1922
Puerto Rico becomes a U.S. colony in 1898.
National Chocolate Cupcake Day
Sweetest Day

October 19
Star Spangled Banner first sung on 1814.
Final Battle of the Revolutionary War 1781.
Thomas Edison successfully demonstrated electric light, in 1879.
Evaluate Your Life Day
National Seafood Bisque Day

October 20
Mickey Mantle born in 1931.
Monster Mash Day

October 21
National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

October 22
National Nut Day

October 23
Canned Food Day
National Boston Cream Pie Day
iPod 1st revealed 2001

October 24
National Bologna Day
United Nations Day

October 25
National Denim Day
Pablo Picasso born in 1881
World Pasta Day
National Greasy Food Day
Make a Difference Day
Islamic New Year
Mincemeat Day

October 26
Hillary Rodham Clinton born in 1947
International Red Cross organized in 1863
Erie Canal opened 1825
National Mincemeat Day
National Pumpkin Day
Make a Difference Day
Mother-in-law’s Day

October 27
Theodore Roosevelt born in 1858.
Navy Day
National Tell a Story Day in U.K. and Scotland
National Potato Day

October 28
Statue of Liberty Birthday
National Chocolate Day
Bill Gates born 1955

October 29
National Oatmeal Day
Stock Market Crash 1929

October 30
John Adams born in 1735
National Candy Corn Day

October 31
National Caramel Apple Day