CELEBRATE OCTOBER 2018

Celebrate National Day, Week, Month Observations for October 2018

October Monthly Observations

  • National I’m Just Me Because Month *
  • 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 (10/1-12/31)
  • 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 (10/1-3/31/13)
  • 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 & 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 & 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 & Awareness Month
  • National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • National Dropout Prevention 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 & Bath Month
  • National Learning and Development 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 Principals 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 Sensory Awareness Month
  • National Spina Bifida Awareness Month
  • National Stamp Collecting Month
  • National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month – October
  • 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
  • Rhett Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Rhizomes and Persimmons Month
  • Rhubarb Month
  • Right Brainers Rule! Month
  • Self-Promotion Month
  • Spinach Lovers Month
  • Squirrel Awareness Month Link (Different Than Squirrel Appreciation Day in January)
  • Tackling Hunger Month
  • Talk About Prescriptions Month
  • Vegetarian Month
  • Wishbones for Pets Month (10/15 – 11/30)
  • Workplace Politics Awareness Month
  • World Menopause Month

October Weekly Observations

  • No Salt Week – October 3-10
  • National Primary Care Physician Week – October 1-7, 2017 (First Full Week of October)
  • Mental Illness Awareness Week – October 2-8
  • Mystery Series Week – October 1-7, 2017 (First Full Week of October)
  • National Carry a Tune Week – 2-8
  • International Post Card Week – October 1-7, 2017 (First Full Week)
  • National Midwifery Week – October 1-7, 2017 (Sunday to Saturday During the First Full Week)
  • National Chili Week – First Week of October
  • National Chimney Safety Week – October 2-8 (Week before Fire Prevention Week)
  • National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend – October 8-9
  • Customer Service Week – October 3-7
  • Kid’s Goal Setting Week – October 3-7
  • National Heimlich Heroes Week – October 2-6, 2017 (First Full Monday through Friday Week)
  • Spinning & Weaving Week – October 2-8, 2017 (First Full Week, Monday through Sunday)
  • National Healthcare Food Service Workers Week – October 3-9
  • Financial Planning Week – October 2-8, 2017(First Mon-Sun Week in October)
  • World Space Week – October 4-10
  • World Dairy Expo – October 3-8, 2017 (First Tuesday – Sunday)
  • National Physician Assistants Week – October 6-12
  • Healthcare Security & Safety Week – October 9-15
  • National Fire Prevention Week – October 8-14, 2017
  • Veterinary Technicians Week – October 8-14, 2017 (Second Week)
  • National Wolf Awareness Week – October 8-14, 2017 (Second Full Week)
  • National Metric Week – October 9-13, 2017 (Week of October 10th)
  • National Chestnut Week – October 8-14, 2017 (Second full week)
  • World Rainforest Week – October 10-16
  • Death Penalty Focus Week – October 9-15, 2017 (Week of October 10th)
  • National School Lunch Week – October 9-13, 2017 (Starts 2nd Monday)
  • Take Your Medicine Americans Week – October 10-17
  • National Newspaper Week – Second Week
  • American Beer Week – Second Week of October
  • Medical Assistants Recognition Week (MAR Week) – Third Business Week in October
  • Teen Read Week – October 15-21, 2017 (Third Week)
  • Hepatitis Awareness Week – Third Week
  • Infection Control Week – Third Week
  • National Business Women’s Week – October 15-21, 2017 (Third Full Week)
  • National Friends of Libraries Week – October 15-21, 2017 (Third Full Week)
  • National Forest Products Week – October 15-21, 2017 (Begins Third Sunday)
  • National Food Bank Week – October 16-22, 2017 (Week of October 16th)
  • Freedom of Speech Week – October 15-21, 2017 ( Third Full Week)
  • National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week – October 16-22
  • National Kraut Sandwich Week –15-21, 2017 (Third Week)
  • National Save for Retirement Week – October 15-21, 2017 (Third Full Week)
  • YMCA Week without Violence – October 15-21, 2017 (Third Week)
  • National School Bus Safety Week – October 17-21
  • Astronomy Week – October 16-22
  • RightCare Action Week – October 16-22
  • National Teen Driver Safety Week – October 16-22
  • Minority Enterprise Development Week – October 22-28
  • Get Organized Week – October 23-29
  • Rodent Awareness Week – October 23-29
  • Respiratory Care Week – October 23-29
  • Pastoral Care Week – October 23-29
  • National Massage Therapy Awareness Week – October 22-28, 2017 (Last Full Week)
  • National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week – October 22-28, 2017 (Last Week)
  • Nuclear Science Week – October 24-28
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul Week – Fourth Week
  • Disarmament Week – October 24-30
  • National Red Ribbon Week – 23-31
  • Prescription Errors Education & Awareness Week – October 24-31

October 1st

* National Hair Day
* Fire Pup Day
* National Homemade Cookies Day

October 2nd

* National Consignment Day – First Monday in October*
* National Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day
* National Name Your Car Day
* National Fried Scallops Day

* National Child Health Day – First Monday in October


October 3rd

* National Techies Day
* National Boyfriend Day
* National Walk to School Day – First Wednesday in October

* National Pumpkin Seed Day – First Wednesday in October


October 4th

* National Taco Day
* National Golf Lover’s Day

* National Vodka Day


October 5th

* National Get Funky Day
* National Rhode Island Day
* National Do Something Nice Day
* National Apple Betty Day

* National Manufacturing Day – First Friday in October


October 6th

* National Plus Size Appreciation Day
* National Mad Hatter Day
* National German-American Day

* National Noodle Day


October 7th

* National LED Light Day
* National Frappe Day

* National Inner Beauty Day


October 8th

* National Fluffernutter Day
* National Pierogi Day
* American Touch Tag 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


October 9th

* National Leif Erikson Day
* National Pro-Life Cupcake Day

* National Moldy Cheese Day


October 10th

* National Angel Food Cake Day
* National Cake Decorating Day
* National Handbag Day
* World Mental Health Day
* 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


October 11th

* National Sausage Pizza Day
* National Coming Out Day

* General Pulaski Memorial Day


October 12th

* National Savings Day
* National Vermont Day
* National Freethought Day
* National Farmer’s Day

* National Gumbo Day


October 13th

* National Train Your Brain Day
* National Yorkshire Pudding Day
* Navy Birthday
* National No Bra Day
* National Chess Day – Second Saturday in October
* National Costume Swap Day – Second Saturday in October

* National Motorcycle Ride Day – Second Saturday in October


October 14th

* National Dessert Day
* Be Bald and Be Free Day

* Clergy Appreciation Day (or Pastor Appreciation Day or Ministry Appreciation Day) – Second Sunday in October


October 15th

* National Aesthetician Day
* National Cheese Curd Day
* National I Love Lucy Day
* National Grouch Day
* National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
* National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
* National White Cane Safety Day

* National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day – Third Monday in October


October 16th

* National Liqueur Day
* National Dictionary Day
* Global Cat Day
* Department Store Day
* Boss’s Day (or National Boss’s Day) – Annually Oct. 16 unless it falls on a weekend. Then it’s the closest workday.
* Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity – Third Tuesday in October

* National Pharmacy Technician Day – Third Tuesday in October


October 17th

* National  Edge Day
* National Mulligan Day
* National Pasta Day
* Black Poetry Day
* BRA Day USA – Third Wednesday in October
* Hagfish Day – Third Wednesday in October
* Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce – Third Wednesday in October
* National Fossil Day – On Wednesday of Second Full Week in October
* National Take Your Parents To Lunch Day – Changes Annually

* Medical Assistants Recognition Day – On Wednesday of Third Business Week in October


October 18th

* National Chocolate Cupcake Day
* National No Beard Day
* National Get Smart About Credit Day – Third Thursday in October

* Get to Know Your Customers Day – Third Thursday of Each Quarter (January, April, July, October)


October 19th

* National Kentucky Day
* National Seafood Bisque Day
* National LGBT Center Awareness Day

* National Mammography Day – Third Friday in October


October 20th

* National Brandied Fruit Day

* National Sweetest Day – Third Saturday in October


October 21st

* National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

* National Reptile Awareness Day


October 22nd

* National Nut Day

* National Color Day


October 23rd

* National Boston Cream Pie Day
* National Mole Day
* National TV Talk Show Host Day (Johnny Carson’s birthday)
* Swallows Depart from San Juan Capistrano Day

* iPod Day


October 24th

* National Food Day
* National Bologna Day

* United Nations Day


October 25th

* National Greasy Food Day
* Sourest Day

* Chucky, The Notorious Killer Doll Day


October 26th

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


October 27th

* National American Beer Day
* Navy Day
* National Black Cat Day

* National Make A Difference Day – Fourth Saturday in October


October 28th

* National Chocolate Day

* National Mother-in-Law Day – Fourth Sunday in October


October 29th

* National Cat Day
* National Oatmeal Day
* National Hermit Day

* World Stroke Day


October 30th

* National Speak Up For Service Day
* National Publicist Day

* National Candy Corn Day


October 31st

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

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