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2023 October Holidays - Daily Calendar National, World Days

Halloween Display

About October Holidays

October arrives with a crispness in the air. The days continue to get shorter. Jack Frost will pay many of us a visit, and we just might see the first snowflakes of the season. October holidays big and small fill the calendar this month. There are October National holidays and International holidays. Every day, we get to celebrate several special, unique, or quirky fun days, too. Rather than pick a holiday each day to enjoy, why not celebrate them all? It will be loads of fun. Then, as we head towards the end of the month, things start to become eerie and more than a little scary. We enjoy the lead-up to one of the biggest and spookiest holidays of the year… Halloween!  Halloween has become more than just a day, it’s a whole season teeming with traditions and fun things to do.

October Monthly Celebrations

  • Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
  • American Cheese 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 Pizza Month
  • National Popcorn Poppin’ Month
  • National Vegetarian Month
  • National Popcorn Popping Month
  • Sarcastic Month
  • Seafood Month

October Weekly Events

  • 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

Special Events of Note

Early October brings the last of the outdoor festivals and events. They center around the apple harvest and of course pumpkins! Perhaps the most exciting is the Fall Pumpkins Weigh-offs. Often included in a fall festival, pumpkin weigh-offs put pumpkins on display. You can almost hear the thud as these behemoths, often weighing over a ton, are placed on the scales.

Find a pumpkin weigh-off near you

At the very end of this month, Halloween arrives. Join us in one of the biggest, and certainly scariest holiday celebrations of the year. Have a happy and scary Halloween at Pumpkin Nook.

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October, 2023 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

Fall Leaves Turning Point Park

October holidays include many International and National Holidays

Witch Stirring a Pot

In late October some areas see the first snowflake


  1. 2024 dates will be available later in 2023.

  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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Did You Know? There are literally thousands of holidays, special events and observances, more than one for every day of the year. Many new holidays are being created on a very frequent basis. At Holiday Insights we strive to thoroughly research and report details of each one as accurately as possible.