October Holidays


Dates for 2018
tealdot indicates dates that vary from year to year

Fun Facts
Weekly Observances
~Week 1~
  • Get Organized Week
  • Mental Illness Awareness Week
  • National Spinning & Weaving Week
  • No Salt Week
  • Universal Children’s Week
 ~Week 2~
  • Fire Prevention Week
  • International Letter Writing Week
  • National 4-H Week
  • National Fashion Week
  • National Metric Week
  • National Pasta Week
  • National Pet Peeve Week
  • National Respect Life Week
~Week 3~
  • National Kraut Sandwich Week
  • Bible Week
  • National Business Women’s Week
~Week 4~
  • National Magic Week
  • Toastmaster’s Week
Monthly Observances
  • Apple Month
  • Computer Learning Month
  • Consumer Information Month
  • Cookbook Month
  • Cranberry Month
  • Energy Awareness Month
  • Family History Month
  • Fire Prevention Month
  • Gourmet Adventures Month
  • Hunger Awareness Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • Mental Illness Awareness Month
  • Museum Month
  • National AIDS Awareness Month
  • National Applejack Month
  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Caramel Month
  • National Chili Month
  • National Clock Month
  • National Cookie Month
  • National Country Ham Month
  • National Dental Hygiene Month
  • National Dessert Month
  • National Pasta Month
  • National Pickled Pepper Month
  • National Pizza Festival Month
  • National Pork Month
  • National Popcorn Poppin’ Month
  • National Pretzel Month
  • National Seafood Month
  • National UNICEF Month
  • Polish American Heritage Month
  • Spina Bifida Month
  • Spinach Lovers Month
  • Stamp Collecting Month
  • Vegetarian Awareness Month
Daily Observances
1 Agricultural Fair Day
Armed Forces Day, Korea
Day of the Caudillo, Spain
Feast of Penha, Brazil
Festival de la Primavera, Peru
International Day for the Elderly
St. Remigius’ Day
St. Romanos’ Day
St. Theresa of the Child Jesus’ Day
Tuvalu National Holiday
Universal Children’s Day
World Vegetation Day
2 Feast of Guardian Angels, Spain
National French Fried Scallops Day
Old Man’s Day, Hertfordshire, UK
St. Leger’s Day
World Farm Animals Day
3 Child Health Day
Chung Yeung Festival, Hong Kong
Dionysus’ Day
Goose Fair, Nottingham, U.K.
Leiden Day, Netherlands
National Caramel Custard Day
St. Gerard of Brogne’s Day
4 National Taco Day
St. Francis of Assisi’s Day
St. Petronius’ Day
Vodka Day
5 Autumn Leaf Festival
Dionysiad, Husi, Romania
National Apple Betty Day
National Storytelling Festival
St. Placid’s Day
6 Apple Havest Festival
Ashura, Muslim
Brussel Sprout Festival
Erntedankfest, Germany
German Pioneer Day, Pennsylvania
Ivy Day, Ireland
Mad Hatter Day
National German-American Day
National Noodle Day
St. Bruno’s Day
7 Festival of Food
Lepanto Day, Greece
National Frappe Day
8 Day of the Navy, Peru
National Fluffernutter Day
St. Bridget’s Feast, Sweden
St. Pelagia’s Day
Columbus Day, observed (US)tealdot
Discoverer’s Daytealdot
Thanksgiving Day, Canadatealdot
9 Alphabet Day, Korea
Chrysanthemum Festival, Japan
Leif Erickson Day
St. Demetrius’ Day
St. Dionysius of Paris’ Day
St. Ghislain’s Day
World Post Day, UN
10 Alex Kiui Day, Finland
Double 10th Day
Fiji Independence Day
Health-Sports Day, Japan
National Angel Food Cake Day
National Cake Decorating Day
Photokina, Germany
St. Paulinus of York’s Day
11 National Coming Out Day
National Sausage Pizza Day
Pulaski Day
St. Atticus’ Day
St. Bruno’s Day
12 Dia De La Raza,Latin America
Hispanity Day, Spain
Imamat Day, Muslim
Last Pilgrimage to Fatima, Portugal
National Gumbo Day
St. Wilfrid of York’s Day
13 Floating of the Lamps, Thailand
National Peanut Festival
National Yorkshire Pudding Day
St. Colman’s Day
St. Edward the Confessor’s Day
The International Nacho Festival
14 Dessert Day
Discoverer’s Day, Hawaii
Mega Kenka Matsui, Japan
National Chocolate Covered Insect Day
Yemen National Day
15 National Chicken Cacciatore Day
National Roast Pheasant Day
St. Andeol’s Day
St. Teresa of Avila’s Day
World Poetry Day
16 Dictionary Day
National Boss Day
National Liqueur Day
St. Gall’s Day
St. Hedwig’s Day
17 Dessalines Day, Haiti
Festival of Hengest, St. Ives, UK
Kanname-Sai Harvest Festival, Japan
National Pasta Day
St. Ignatius of Antioch’s Day
St. John the Dwarf’s Day
18 Alaska Day
Chile Independence Day
National Chocolate Cupcake Day
St. Luke’s Day
19 Feast of St. Paul of the Cross
National Seafood Bisque Day
St. Peter of Alcantara’s Day
St. Rene Goupil’s Day
20 Kenyatta Day, Kenya
National Brandied Fruit Day
St. Conrad Ferrini’s Day
21 National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
St. Hilarion’s Day
St. Ursula’s Day
Trafalgar Day
International Day of the Nacho
22 Holy See, Vatican City
Jidai Matsuri, Japan
National Nut Day
St. Abercius’ Day
St. Donatus’ Day
St. Mary Salome’s Day
23 Canning Day
Chulalongkorn Day, Thailand
Feast of Fools
Festival of Forgotten Gods
National Boston Cream Pie Day
National Mole Day
St. James’ Day
St. John of Capistrano’s Day
24 National Bologna Day
Pennsylvania Day
St. Anthony Claret’s Day
St. Raphael the Archangel’s Day
United Nations Day
Zambia Independance Day
25 Feast of Forty Martyrs of England and Wales
Halloween Holiday, Ireland
National Greasy Foods Day
St. Crispin’s Day
St. Gaudentius’ Day
World Pasta Day
26 Exaltation of the Shellfish, Pontevedra, Spain
French Food Festival
International Red Cross Day
National Mincemeat Pie Day
Norway Independence Day
Pumpkin Day
Top-Spinning Ceremony, Siam
Frankenstein Fridaytealdot
27 American Beer Day
Dias de los Muertos begins, Mexico
National Cat Day
National Potato Day
St. Frumentius’ Day
Turkmenistan Independence Day
28 National Chocolate Day
Ohi Day, Greece
St. Simon’s Day
Wild Foods Day
29 Candies Day
National Oatmeal Day
St. Baldus’ Day
30 Devil’s Night, Detroit, Michigan
Look in the Back of Your Refrigerator Day
Los Angelitos, Mexico
National Candy Corn Day
St. Dorothy of Montau’s Day
31 Apple and Candle Night, Wales
Beggar’s Night
National Candied Apple Day
National Caramel Apple Day
Samhain Eve
St. Quentin’s Day
St. Wolfgang’s Day
Thump-the-Door Night, Isle of Man
National Days refer to the USA unless stated otherwise.
Jewish and Muslim holidays begin the previous day at sundown.


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