2023 October Holidays - Daily Calendar National, World Days
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.
October, 2023 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:
International Day for the Elderly
Oktoberfest in Germany ends, date varies. It is longer in 2023.
National Kale Day – first Wednesday of October
World Smile Day first Friday of month
International Frugal Fun Day – first Saturday of the month
International Walk to School Day
World Card Making Day – first Saturday of the month
Canadian Thanksgiving Day – second Monday in October
Columbus Day – second Monday of month
Indigenous People Day – second Monday in October
International Newspaper Carrier Day
October holidays include many International and National Holidays
Emergency Nurses Day– second Wednesday of month
International Day of the Girl Child
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
World Egg Day – second Friday of month
National Dessert Day – take an extra helping, or two
National Motorcycle Ride Day – second Saturday in October
Tender Loving Care Day – second Saturday in October
Bosses Day – Weekday closest to October 16
National Meatloaf Appreciation Day
In late October some areas see the first snowflake
National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day – find a recipe, too.
Sweetest Day – third Saturday of month
Mother-In-Law Day – fourth Sunday in October
Frankenstein Friday – last Friday in October
National Tell a Story Day – in Scotland and the U.K.
Make a Difference Day– fourth Saturday of the month, neighbors helping neighbors
Carve a Pumpkin Day – no surprise here
2024 dates will be available later in 2023.
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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.