October is International Coffee, International Raccoon Appreciation, National Black Dog, National Fire Pup, National Green City and more!
Sat Oct 1st
Every year on October 1st, International Coffee Day honors one of the world's most popular beverages. It's also a day to promote fair trade coffee and raise concerns about the coffee growers' plight.
Every year on October 1st, International Raccoon Appreciation Day encourages people to learn more about raccoons and show appreciation for them. The day also encourages people to protect the raccoon's natural habitat.
Sun Oct 2nd
National Custodial Worker's Recognition Day, on October 2nd, encourages employees who help our classrooms and workplaces around the country keep our classrooms and workplaces running smoothly.
National Fried Scallops Day is a seafood dish that is popular around the country right at the start of National Seafood Month. Each year, scallop enthusiasts gather in October 2nd to celebrate their favorite dishes.
Mon Oct 3rd
Global Smoothie Day, October 3rd, celebrates how smoothies mixed with whole foods are an easy and enjoyable way to get nutrients. People around the world are also encouraged to drink a smoothie.
On October 3rd, National Boyfriend Day (also known as National Boyfriend's Day) honors the sweetheart in your life. This day, like special days for family members, this day devotes our attention to our boyfriends in our lives.
Tue Oct 4th
On October 4th, we are treated to a Scandinavian pastry on National Cinnamon Bun Day.
Golf enthusiasts will swing down the fairway at least one more time during the season on October 4th, giving golfers a chance to swing down the fairway at least once more time during the season.
Wed Oct 5th
On October 5, fall ushers in National Apple Betty Day with a sweet aroma of apples baked in cinnamon and oats.
Thu Oct 6th
National Coaches Day, October 6th, honors the men and women who inspire us to work harder and do our best on our best.
Fri Oct 7th
The sweet and salty goodness of National Chocolate Covered Pretzel Day is officially recognized on October 7th. If they're dipped in dark, milk, or white chocolate, be sure to celebrate every delectable pretzel bite.
Sat Oct 8th
Tag! You're it! On October 8th, American Touch Tag Day celebrates the classic childhood game and encourages children of all ages to play. The game lends itself to long hours of playing outside at recess, after school, and on weekends. The best way to celebrate is to get out in the fresh air, running around, and tagging someone.
Sun Oct 9th
International Beer and Pizza Day, October 9th, honors one of the world's best combinations of food and drink on October 9th. It's also a day to celebrate the good things in life.
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Mon Oct 10th
Every year on October 10th, International Stage Management Day celebrates and acknowledges all the hard work that stage managers do behind the scenes. It's also a day to learn more about what stage managers do.
Tue Oct 11th
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Wed Oct 12th
Thu Oct 13th
People observe English Language Day on April 23 each year on a United Nations (UN) observance.
The use of clear and simple information is encouraged on International Plain Language Day, October 13, worldwide Plain Language Day. It's also a day to remind people that plain language is important.
Fri Oct 14th
On October 14th, Be Bald and Be Free Day will commemorates the naked crown. Bald and Free Day are two separate days in some cases.
Every October 14th on National Dessert Day, people from around the country indulge every October 14th. Candies, pies, ice cream, fruits, cookies, cobblers, and donuts are among the desserts that candies, pies, pies, grandma's house or chocolate store are among the local bakery's, grandma's house or chocolate store's desserts.
Sat Oct 15th
We shine the spotlight on the beauty specialists who keep us looking our best on October 15th. It's National Aesthetician Day!
Sun Oct 16th
On October 16th Department Store Day, we encourage you to consider how department store innovations have impacted shopping in our daily lives.
On October 16th, the nation's non-lethal feline services are on display. At a much faster rate than any other shelter animal, cats, and kittens face euthanization. However, services such as trap, neuter, and release (TNR) are enabling cats to live full and healthy lives right in our communities.
Mon Oct 17th
On October 17th, Black Poetry Day honors both old and present black poets. The day also commemorates the birth of the first published black poet in the United States. Jupiter Hammon was born in Long Island, New York, on October 17th, 1711.
Tue Oct 18th
Every October 18th, get ready for International Legging Day. Although it's a year-round staple, when temperatures drop in the fall, it's officially legging season.
On October 18th, the sweetness of small chocolate cakes is celebrated annually on National Chocolate Cupcake Day. One sweet serving pleases chocolate and cake enthusiasts with a dollop of frosting.
Wed Oct 19th
International Gin and Tonic Day, October 19th, honors one of the world's most popular drinks. This basic cocktail takes only minutes to make and is enjoyed around the world.
We recognize each state in the order they entered the union, beginning with Hawaii and ending with Hawaii on Independence Day. We feature a small sample of each state's past, foods, and the people who make up the state. There's so much more to discover; we can't help but celebrate our beautiful country even more.
Thu Oct 20th
Every year on October 20th, International Chefs Day is celebrated. The day focuses on educating children around the world about eating healthy foods. It's also a day for chefs to pass on their wisdom and skills to the next generation of chefs.
Fri Oct 21st
We're going back in time to ride the DeLorean on Back to the Future Day on October 21.
People from around the world commemorate International Nacho Day and the delectable, delectable nacho every year on October 21st. For the first time ever, the day also encourages people to try nachos for the first time ever.
Sat Oct 22nd
International Stuttering Awareness Day, October 22nd, is a worldwide recognition of this speech fluency disorder.
Sun Oct 23rd
International Snow Leopard Day, October 23rd, honors this endangered species. It's also a day to learn more about the snow leopard and how to protect this elusive creature.
Mon Oct 24th
People from around the world make a sandwich on October 24th to celebrate National Bologna Day each year. This will be a good day to have a bologna sandwich for lunch.
Tue Oct 25th
On October 25th, Chucky, the Notorious Killer Doll Day, is observed annually.
On October 25th, the International Artist's Day honors artists and all the contributions they make. Pablo Picasso, one of the day's most popular artists, is also commemorated. The Spanish artist was born on October 25th, 1881.
Wed Oct 26th
The Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) professionals are recognized on National Financial Crime Fighter Day (October 26th). Not all superheroes wear capes, but not all superheroes wear capes. They may wear business suits, dresses, or jeans and work in financial institutions' back offices. These are the individuals who safeguard the United States' financial industry. They include law enforcement officers and other government employees.
Thu Oct 27th
A toast to the rich American beermaking heritage and those that cherish the old traditions is raised on National American Beer Day. Thousands of people are raving over the country's most popular pints include millions of people who love the storied brews.
On National Black Cat Day, don't be superstitious. The beauty of these slim creatures is commemorated on October 27th. The day also aims to raise concerns about black cats' low adoption rates.
Fri Oct 28th
International Animation Day honors the artists, researchers, and technicians behind animated art on October 28th. It's also a day to celebrate all aspects of animation.
On October 28th, National Chocolate Day celebrates one of the world's most popular foods. Although many specific chocolate-related holidays exist throughout the year, National Chocolate Day celebrates all things chocolate.
Sat Oct 29th
On October 29th, what many consider the most important invention in human history, the World Internet Day.
Sun Oct 30th
National Candy Corn Day is on October 30th, the country honors its country's favorite vegetable.
Mon Oct 31st
Girl Scout founders and all the wonderful things Scouting has done for girls since its inception on October 31st. It honors the birth of Juliet Gordon Low, the founder.
On October 31st, the time-honored fall treat of National Caramel Apple Day is commemorated. Many of us remember eating caramel apples or making them with family. It was a special treat whether it was at a fair, carnival, or Halloween party. We've even made them at home. The memory is a good one, no matter where we enjoyed them.