Holidays to Celebrate in October 2020

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  • Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
  • American Pharmacist Month
  • Apple Jack Month
  • Awareness Month
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Clergy Appreciation Month
  • Computer Learning Month
  • Cookie Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Eat Country Ham Month
  • International Drum Month
  • National Diabetes Month
  • National Pizza Month
  • National Vegetarian Month
  • National Popcorn Popping Month
  • Sarcastic Month
  • Seafood Month

Weekly Celebrations:

  • Week 1 Get Organized Week
  • Week 1 Customer Service Week
  • Week 2 Fire Prevention Week
  • Week 2 Pet Peeve Week
  • 14 - 20 Earth Sciences Week
  • Week 3 Pastoral Care Week

October, 2020 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

October 1

Chinese Moon Festival - date varies

International Coffee Day

International Day for the Elderly

National Homemade Cookies Day

World Vegetarian Day

October 2

National Custodial Worker Day

Name Your Car Day

World Farm Animals Day

World Smile Day first Friday of month

October 3

International Frugal Fun Day - first Saturday of the month

National Boyfriends Day

Techies Day

Virus Appreciation Day

World Card Making Day - first Saturday of the month

October 4

National Golf Day

National Frappe Day

Oktoberfest in Germany ends, date varies

October 5

Do Something Nice Day

World Teacher's Day

October 6

Come and Take it Day

Mad Hatter Day

Physician Assistant Day

October 7

Bald and Free Day

International Walk to School Day

National Kale Day - first Wednesday of October

October 8

American Touch Tag Day

Yom Kippur, date varies

October 9

Curious Events Day

Fire Prevention Day

Leif Erikson Day

Moldy Cheese Day

World Egg Day  - second Friday of month

October 10

International Newspaper Carrier Day

National Angel Food Cake Day

National Motorcycle Ride Day - second Saturday in October

October 11

It's My Party Day

October 12

Columbus Day - second Monday of month

Cookbook Launch Day

Indigenous People Day - second Monday in October

Old Farmer's Day

Moment of Frustration Day

National Gumbo Day

October 13

International Skeptics Day

Sukkot, at sundown, date varies

October 14

Be Bald and Free Day

Emergency Nurses Day- second Wednesday of month

National Dessert Day - take an extra helping, or two

National Fossil Day - date varies

National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day - date varies

Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day -Second Wednesday of month

October 15

White Cane Safety Day

October 16

Bosses Day

Dictionary Day

October 17

National Pasta Day

Sweetest Day - third Saturday of month

Wear Something Gaudy Day

October 18

National Meatloaf Appreciation Day

No Beard Day

October 19

Evaluate Your Life Day

October 20

Brandied Fruit Day

International Chefs Day 

U.K. National Waiters Day

October 21

Babbling Day

Count Your Buttons Day

International Nacho Day

National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day 

October 22

National Nut Day

October 23

National Mole Day

TV Talk Show Host Day

October 24

Make a Difference Day- fourth Saturday of the month, neighbors helping neighbors

National Bologna Day

United Nations Day

October 25

International Artist Day

Mother-In-Law Day - fourth Sunday in October

Punk for a Day Day

World Opera Day

World Pasta Day

October 26

National Mincemeat Day

October 27

Black Cat Day

National Tell a Story Day - in Scotland and the U.K.

Navy Day

October 28

Plush Animal Lover's Day

October 29

Hermit Day

National Frankenstein Day

October 30

Frankenstein Friday - last Friday in October

National Candy Corn Day

Mischief Night

October 31

Carve a Pumpkin Day 


Increase Your Psychic Powers Day