Saturday, October 1, 2016

October National Days and Observances


Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
AIDS Awareness Month (President Reagan)
American Cheese Month
Antidepressant Death Awareness Month
Bat Appreciation Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
(World) Blindness Awareness Month
Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month
Celiac Disease Awareness Month
Celebrating The Bilingual Child Month
Children’s Magazine Month
Christmas Seal Campaign (October 1-December 31)
Church Library Month
Church Safety and Security Month
Class Reunion Month
Co-op Awareness Month
Cut Out Dissection Month
Down Syndrome Awareness Month
Dyslexia Awareness Month
Eat Better, Eat Together Month
Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month
Emotional Wellness Month
Employee Ownership Month
Energy Management is a Family Affair-Improve Your Home Month
Financial Planning Month
Feral Hog Month or Hog Out Month
German-American Heritage Month
Global Diversity Awareness Month
Go Hog Wild – Eat Country Ham
Halloween Safety Month
Head Start Awareness Month
Health Literacy Month
Home Eye Safety Month
Italian-American Heritage Month
International Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Awareness Month
International Starman Month
International Strategic Planning Month
International Walk To School Month
LGBT History Month
Long Term Care Planning Month
Month of Free Thought
National Animal Safety and Protection Month
National Apple Month
National Applejack Month
National Arts and Humanities Month
National Audiology Awareness Month
National Bake and Decorate Month
National Book Month
National Bullying Prevention Month
National Caramel Month
National Chili Month
National Chiropractic Month
National Cookbook Month
National Cookie Month
National Crime Prevention Month
National Critical Illness Awareness Month
National Cyber Security Awareness Month
National Dental Hygiene Month
National Dessert Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
National Depression Education and Awareness Month
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
National Ergonomics Month
National Fair Trade Month
National Family Sexuality Education Month
National “Gain The Inside Advantage” Month
National Go On a Field Trip Month
National Kitchen and Bath Month
National Liver Awareness Month
National Medical Librarian Month
National Orthodontic Health Month
National Pasta Month
National Physical Therapy Month
National Pickled Peppers Month
National Pizza Month
National Popcorn Poppin’ Month
National Pork Month
National Pretzel Month
National Protect Your Hearing Month
National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
National Reading Group Month
National Roller Skating Month
National RSV Awareness Month
National Sarcastic Awareness Month
National Sausage Month
National Seafood Month
National Spina Bifida Awareness Month
National Stamp Collecting Month
National Toilet Tank Repair Month
National Window Covering Safety Month
National Work and Family Month
National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month
Organize Your Medical Information Month
Pear and Pineapple Month
Photographer Appreciation Month
Polish American Heritage Month
Positive Attitude Month
Raptor Month
Rett Syndrome Awareness Month
Rhizomes and Persimmons Month
Rhubarb Month
Right Brainers Rule! Month
Self-Promotion Month
Spinach Lovers Month
Squirrel Awareness Month
Tackling Hunger Month
Talk About Prescriptions Month
Vegetarian Month
Wishbones for Pets Month (October 15-November 30)
Workplace Politics Awareness Month
World Menopause Month


Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, October 1-10
National Walk Your Dog Week, October 1-7
Trichotillomania, Skin Picking and Related BFRB Awareness Week, October 1-5
Universal Children’s Week, October 1-7
4-H Week, October 2-8
Great Books Week, October 2-8 (First Full Week)
International Postcard Week, October 2-8 (First Full Week)
Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 2-8 (First Full Week)
Mystery Series Week, October 2-8 (First Full Week)
National Carry A Tune Week, October 2-8
National Chimney Safety Week, October 2-8 (Week before Fire Prevention Week)
National Midwifery Week, October 2-8 (First Full Week)
National Work From Home Week, October 2-8 (First Full Week)
Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Week, October 2-8 (First Full Week)
Customer Service Week, October 3-7 (First M-F Week)
Drive Safely Work Week, October 3-7 (Monday to Friday of First Full Week)
Financial Planning Week, October 3-9 (First Monday to Sunday Week)
Kids’ Goal Setting Week, October 3-7 (First Week)
National Healthcare Food Service Week, October 3-9
National Heimlich Heroes Week, October 3-7 (First Full Monday to Friday Week)
No Salt Week, October 3-10
Spinning and Weaving Week, October 3-9
World Dairy Expo, October 4-9 (First Tuesday to Sunday)
World Space Week, October 4-10
Great American Beer Festival, October 6-8
National Physician Assistant Week, October 6-12
Old-time Fiddler Days, October 7-8 (First Full Weekend)
National Storytelling Weekend, October 7-9 (First Full Weekend)
Death Penalty Focus Week, October 9-15
Earth Science Week, October 9-15 (Always Second Full Week)
Emergency Nurses Week, October 9-15
Fire Prevention Week, October 9-15
Getting The World To Beat A Path To Your Door Week, October 9-15
National Chestnut Week, October 9-15 (Second Full Week)
National Metric Week, October 9-15
Veterinary Technicians Week, October 9-15 (Second Week)
National School Lunch Week, October 10-14 (Starts on Second Monday)
Take Your Medicine Americans Week, October 10-17
World Rainforest Week, October 10-16
Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week, October 12-20
Bullying Bystanders Unite Week, October 16-22 (Third Full Week)
Freedom From Bullies Week, October 16-22 (Third Full Week)
Freedom of Speech Week, October 16-22 (Third Full Week)
International Infection Prevention Week, October 16-22
Mediation Week, October 16-21 (Third Week)
Medical Assistants Recognition Week, October 16-22 (Third Full Week)
National Character Counts Week, October 16-22 (Third Full Week)
National Business Women’s Week, October 16-22 (Third Full Week)
National Chemistry Week, October 16-22 (Third Full Week)
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, October 16-22
National Food Bank Week, October 16-22
National Forest Products Week, October 16-22 (Starts Third Sunday)
National Friends of Libraries Week, October 16-22 (Third Full Week)
National Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy Week, October 23-29
National Nuclear Science Week, October 16-22 (Third Full Week)
National Save For Retirement Week, October 16-22 (Third Full Week)
National Teen Drivers Safety Week, October 16-22 (Third Full Week)
Teen Read Week, October 16-22
Asexuality Week, October 17-23
Choose To Be G.R.E.A.T. Week, October 17-21
Food and Drug Interactions and Awareness Week, October 17-24
National Health Education Week, October 17-21
National School Bus Safety Week, October 17-21 (Third Full Week)
Sukkot, October 17-23
YWCA Week Without Violence, October 17-21 (Third Week)
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, October 23-29 (Last Week)
National Massage Therapy Week, October 23-29 (Last Full Week)
National Respiratory Care Week, October 23-29 (Last full week)
Pastoral Care Week, October 23-29 (Last Full Week)
Give Wildlife a Brake! Week, October 23-29
Kids Care Week, October 23-29
Red Ribbon Week, October 23-29 (Last Week)
Rodent Awareness Week, October 23-29
Disarmament Week, October 24-30
Nuclear Science Week, October 24-28
Prescription Errors Education and Awareness Week, October 24-31
World Origami Days, October 24-November 11
International Magic Week, October 25-31
International Dyslexia Association Reading Week, October 26-29


International Day of Older Persons
International Coffee Day
World Vegetarian Day
World Sake Day
National Fire Pup Day
National Homemade Cookies Day

International Day of Nonviolence
National Custodial Workers Recognition Day
National Name Your Car Day
National Fried Scallops Day

World Habitat Day – First Monday in October
National Techies Day
National Child Health Day – First Monday in October

World Animal Day
National Taco Day #NationalTacoDay
National Golf Day
National Vodka Day

World Teachers Day
National Do Something Nice Day
National Apple Betty Day
National Walk to School Day – First Wednesday in October

World Smile Day – First Friday in October
National Poetry Day #NationalPoetryDay
National Mad Hatter Day
National German-American Day
National Noodle Day

National Frappe Day
National Manufacturing Day – First Friday in October

International Migratory Bird Day – Second Saturday in October
National Fluffernutter Day
National Pierogi Day
American Touch Tag Day
National Costume Swap Day – Second Saturday in October
National Motorcycle Ride Day – Second Saturday in October

World Post Day
National Leif Erikson Day
National Pro-Life Cupcake Day
Moldy Cheese Day #MoldyCheeseDay
National Chess Day
Clergy Appreciation Day (or Pastor Appreciation Day or Ministry Appreciation Day) – Second Sunday in October

World Mental Health Day
National Angel Food Cake Day
National Handbag Day
National Online Bank Day – Second Monday in October
National Kick Butt Day – Second Monday in October
Native American Day – Second Monday in October
Columbus Day – Second Monday in October

International Day of the Girl Child
National Sausage Pizza Day
National Coming Out Day
General Pulaski Memorial Day

National Freethought Day
National Farmer’s Day
National Gumbo Day
Stem Cell Awareness Day
National Fossil Day – On Wednesday of Second Full Week in October
National Emergency Nurse’s Day – Second Wednesday in October
National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work/School Day – Second Wednesday in October
National Stop Bullying Day – Second Wednesday in October

World Sight Day – Second Thursday in October
World Thrombosis Day
International Day for Disaster Reduction
National Train Your Brain Day
National Yorkshire Pudding Day
Navy Birthday
National No Bra Day

World Standards Day
National Dessert Day
Be Bald and Be Free Day
National Take Your Parents To Lunch Day – Changes Annually

Global Handwashing Day
National Cheese Curd Day
National I Love Lucy Day
National Cake Decorating Day
National Grouch Day #NationalGrouchDay
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
National White Cane Safety Day
National Sweetest Day – Third Saturday in October

World Food Day
National Liqueur Day
National Dictionary Day
National Feral Cat Day
Department Store Day

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
National Edge Day
National Mulligan Day
National Pasta Day
Alternative Fuel Day – Biennial, even years
Black Poetry Day
Boss’s Day (or National Boss’s Day) – Annually October 16 unless it falls on a weekend. Then it’s the closest workday.
National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day – Third Monday in October

World Vasectomy Day
National Chocolate Cupcake Day
National No Beard Day
Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity – Third Tuesday in October
National Pharmacy Technician Day – Third Tuesday in October

National Seafood Bisque Day
Hagfish Day – Third Wednesday in October
Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce– Third Wednesday in October
Medical Assistants Recognition Day – Wednesday of Third Full Week in October

World Osteoporosis Day
World Statistics Day
National Brandied Fruit Day
National Get Smart About Credit Day – Third Thursday in October
Get to Know Your Customers Day #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay – Third Thursday of Each Quarter

National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
Reptile Awareness Day #ReptileAwarenessDay
National Mammography Day – Third Friday in October

International Stuttering Awareness Day
National Nut Day
National Color Day
National Make a Difference Day – Fourth Saturday in October

National Boston Cream Pie Day
National Mole Day
TV Talk Show Host Day #TVTalkShowHostDay (Johnny Carson’s birthday)
Swallows Depart from San Juan Capistrano Day
iPod Day
National Mother-in-Law Day – Fourth Sunday in October

United Nations Day
World Development Information Day
National Food Day
National Bologna Day

National Greasy Food Day
Sourest Day
Chucky, The Notorious Killer Doll Day

National Day of the Deployed
National Mule Day
National Pumpkin Day
National Mincemeat Day

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
National American Beer Day
Navy Day

International Animation Day
National Chocolate Day
National Pharmacy Buyer Day – Friday of Last Full Week in October
National Frankenstein Friday – Last Friday in October
National Breadstick Day – Last Friday in October

World Stroke Day
National Cat Day #NationalCatDay
National Oatmeal Day
National Hermit Day

National Speak Up For Service Day
National Publicist Day
National Candy Corn Day

National Caramel Apple Day
National Knock-Knock Jokes Day
National Magic Day
Girl Scout Founder’s Day


National Day Calendar
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