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About the October 2024 Calendar with 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 2024 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. So, load your August 2024 calendar with holidays big and small.

As we head towards the end of the month, things start to become eerie and more than a little scary and spooky. 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.

The Halloween season leads up to the big night when kids dress up and go out Trick or Treating. But during the season, there are more seasonal holidays to enjoy like Frankenstein Friday, Mischief Night, Howl at the Moon Night, and more. 

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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Daily October 2024 Calendar with Holidays

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October 2024 holidays include many International and National Holidays

October 11

International Day of the Girl Child

It’s My Party Day

World Egg Day – The second Friday of the month.

October 12

Cookbook Launch Day

Old Farmer’s Day

Moment of Frustration Day

National Gumbo Day  

National Motorcycle Ride Day – The second Saturday in October.

Tender Loving Care Day – The second Saturday in October.

October 13

Friday the 13th

International Skeptics Day  

October 14

Be Bald and Free Day

Canadian Thanksgiving Day – the second Monday in October

Columbus Day – the second Monday of the month

Indigenous People Day -The second Monday in October

National Dessert Day – Take an extra helping, or two.

October 15 

White Cane Safety Day

October 16

Bosses Day – Weekday closest to October 16

Dictionary Day

National Fossil Day – date varies

National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day – date varies

World Food Day

October 17

National Pasta Day

Wear Something Gaudy Day

October 18

National Meatloaf Appreciation Day

No Beard Day

October 19

Evaluate Your Life Day

Sweetest Day -The third Saturday of the month.

October 20

Brandied Fruit Day

International Chefs Day    

U.K. National Waiters Day

Witch Stirring a Pot

In late October some areas see the first snowflake


  1. 2025 dates will be available later in 2024.

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

  3. How to Create Special Days.

  4. Definition of National Days – So, you can appreciate the true, official October National Holidays

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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.