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  • American Cheese Month
  • American Pharmacist Month
  • Apple Jack Month
  • Awareness Month
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Clergy Appreciation Month
  • Computer Learning Month
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  • Eat Country Ham Month
  • International Drum Month
  • National Diabetes Month
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  • Sarcastic Month
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  • 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, 2022 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

October 1

International Coffee Day

International Day for the Elderly

International Frugal Fun Day - first Saturday of the month

National Homemade Cookies Day

World Card Making Day - first Saturday of the month

World Vegetarian Day

October 2

National Custodial Worker Day

Name Your Car Day

World Farm Animals Day

October 3 

National Boyfriends Day

Oktoberfest in Germany ends, date varies

Techies Day

Virus Appreciation Day

October 4

National Golf Day

National Frappe Day

Yom Kippur - begins at sunset, date varies

October 5

Do Something Nice Day

 National Kale Day - first Wednesday of October

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

World Smile Day first Friday of month

October 8

American Touch Tag Day

National Motorcycle Ride Day -  second Saturday in October

October 9

Curious Events Day

Fire Prevention Day

Leif Erikson Day

Moldy Cheese Day

 Sukkot, at sundown - date varies

 October 10

Canadian Thanksgiving Day - second Monday in October

Columbus Day - second Monday of month

Indigenous People Day - second Monday in October

International Newspaper Carrier Day

National Angel Food Cake Day

October 11

International Day of the Girl Child

It's My Party Day

October 12

Cookbook Launch Day

Emergency Nurses Day- second Wednesday of month

Old Farmer's Day

Moment of Frustration Day

National Gumbo Day

National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day - date varies

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

October 13

International Skeptics Day  

October 14

Be Bald and Free Day

National Dessert Day - take an extra helping, or two

  World Egg Day  - second Friday of month

October 15 

 Sweetest Day - third Saturday of month

White Cane Safety Day

October 16

Dictionary Day

October 17

Bosses Day - Weekday closest to October 16

National Pasta Day

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 - find a recipe, too.

October 22

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

National Fossil Day - date varies

National Nut Day

Smart is Cool Day

October 23

Mother-In-Law Day - fourth Sunday in October

National Mole Day

TV Talk Show Host Day

October 24 

Hindu Diwali Day - date varies

National Bologna Day

United Nations Day  

October 25

Howl at the Moon Night

International Artist Day

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

Frankenstein Friday - last Friday in October

Plush Animal Lover's Day    

October 29

Hermit Day

National Cat Day

National Frankenstein Day

October 30

National Candy Corn Day

Mischief Night

October 31

Carve a Pumpkin Day - no surprise here


Increase Your Psychic Powers Day


  1. 2023 dates will be available later in 2022.

  2. Holiday Insights is one of the original holiday calendar websites. We are proudly one of very few websites who actually research each holiday and special day prior to publishing them.

  3. How to Create Special Days.

  4. Definition of National Days



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