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2020 October

MONTH-LONG OBSERVANCES
Adopt a Dog Month
Adopt-a-Shelter-Animal Month
American Cheese Month
American Pharmacist Month
Anti-Depressant Death Awareness Month
Apple Jack Month
Apple Month
Bat Appreciation Month
Black Speculative Fiction Month
Brain Injury Awareness Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Bullying Prevention Month
Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month
Celebrate the Bilingual Child Month
Celiac Disease Awareness Month
Children’s Magazine Month
Christmas Seal Campaign
Church Library Month
Church Safety & Security Month
Class Reunion Month
Clergy Appreciation Month
Computer Learning Month
Contact Lens Safety Month
Cookie Month
Co-op Awareness Month
Corn Month
Country Music Month
Crime Awareness Month
Cut Out Dissection Month
Dinosaur Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Down Syndrome Awareness Month
Dyslexia Awareness Month
Eat Better, Eat Together Month
Emotional Intelligence Month
Emotional Wellness Month
Employee Ownership Month
Eye Injury Prevention Month
Fair Trade Month
Family History Month
Feral Hog Month
Financial Planning Month
Gay & Lesbian History Month
German-American Heritage Month
Global ADHD Awareness Month
Global Diversity Awareness Month
Go Hog Wild – Eat Country Ham Month
Halloween Safety Month
Head Start Awareness Month
Health Literacy Month
Home Eye Safety Month
I’m Just Me Because Month
Intergeneration Month
International Augmentative and Alternative Communication Awareness Month
International Drum Month
International Starman Month
International Strategic Planning Month
International Walk to School Month
Italian-American Heritage Month
Learn to Bowl Month
Long-Term Care Planning Month
Lupus Awareness Month
Magazine Month
Month of the Free Thought
National Aesthetician Month
National AIDS Awareness Month
National Animal and Safety Protection Month
National Apple Month
National Arts & Humanities Month
National Audiology Awareness Month
National Bake and Decorate Month
National Book Month
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Bullying Prevention Month
National Caramel Month
National Car Care Month
National Celiac Disease Awareness Month
National Chili Month
National Chiropractic Health Month
National Clock Month
National Cookbook Month
National Cosmetology Month
National Crime Prevention Month
National Critical Illness Awareness Month
National Cyber Security Awareness Month
National Dental Hygiene Month
National Depression Education Awareness Month
National Dessert Month
National Diabetes Month
National Disability Employee Awareness Month
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
National Dwarfism Awareness Month
National Ergonomics Month
National Family Health Month
National Family Sexuality Education Month
National Gain the Inside Advantage Month
National Go on a Field Trip Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month
National Kitchen and Bath Month
National Liver Awareness Month
National Medical Abuse Awareness Month
National Medical Librarian Month
National Orthodontic Health Month
National Physical Therapy Month
National Pickled Pepper Month
National Popcorn Popping Month
National Pork Month
National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
National Pretzel Month
National Protect Your Hearing Month
National Reading Group Month
National Roller Skating Month
National Sarcastic Awareness Month
National Seafood Month
National Spina Bifida Awareness Month
National Stamp Collecting Month
National Substance Abuse Prevention Month
National Sudden Infant Death Awareness Month
National Toilet Tank Repair Month
National Vegetarian Month
National Window Covering Safety Month
National Work & Family Month
Organize Your Medical Information Month
Pasta Month
Pear and Pineapple Month
Photographer Appreciation Month
Pizza Month
Polish American History Month
Positive Attitude Month
Raptor Month
Rett Syndrome Awareness Month
Rhizomes and Persimmons Month
Rhubarb Month
Right Brainers Rule Month
Sausage Month
Self-Promotion Month
Spinach Lovers Month
Squirrel Awareness Month
Sun Dried Tomatoes Month
Tackling Hunger Month
Talk About Prescriptions Month
Teen Services Month
UNICEF MONTH
Vegetarian Awareness Month
Wishbones for Pets Month
Women Walking in their Own Shoes Month
Workplace Politics Awareness Month
World Blindness Awareness Month
World Menopause Month
World Origami Days
Women’s Small Business Month

WEEK-LONG OBSERVANCES
1st Week (October 1-3)

Customer Service Week
Drive Safely Work Week
Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend
Get Organized Week
Great American Beer Festival
Minority Enterprise Week
National Character Counts Week
Nationall Chimney Safety Week
National Newspapers Week
National Storytelling Weekend
National Walk Your Dog Week
No Salt Week
Old Time Fiddler Days
Sukkot
Trichotillomania Awareness Week
UN World Space Week
Universal Children’s Week
World Dairy Expo
World Space Week

2nd Week (October 4-10)
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
Build Your Business with Business Cards Week
Customer Service Week
Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week
Death Penalty Focus Week
Drive Safely Work Week
Fall Astronomy Week
Financial Planning Week
Getting the World to Beat the Path to our Door Week
Great Books Week
Health Info and Technology Week
Hearing Awareness Week
Home-Based Business Week
Improve Your Home Office Week
International Postcard Week
Kid’s Goal-Setting Week
Mental Illness Awareness Week
Mystery Series Week
National Carry a Tune Week
National Fire Prevention Week
National Health Care Food Service Week
National Heimlich Heroes Week
National Metric Week
National Midwifery Week
National Physician’s Assistant Week
National Primary Care Physician’s Week
National Work From Home Week
Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Week
Pet Peeve Week
Spinning and Weaving Week
Teller Week
World Dairy Expo
World Rainforest Week
World Space Week

3rd Week (October 11-17)
American Association of Medical Assistants Week
Apple Butter Stirrin’ Week
Bone and Joint Decade National Action Week
Choose to be GREAT Week
Drink Local Wines Week
Earth Science Week
Emergency Nurses Week
Food & Drug Interaction Education Week
International Credit Union Week
National Chestnut Tree Week
National Food Bank Week
National School Lunch Week
National Veterinary Technician Week
Take Your Medicine Americans Week
Teen Read Week
Wolf Awareness Week
World Rainforest Week

4th Week (October 18-24)
Ally Week
Bullying Bystanders Unite Week
Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week
Disarmament Week
Freedom from Bullies Week
Freedom of Speech Week
Hearing Aid Awareness Week
International Dyslexia Association Reading Week
International Infection Protection Week
International Magic Week
Invictus Games Week
Kids Care Week
Lead Poisoning Awareness Week
Medical Assistants Recognition Week
Mediation Week
National Businesswomen’s Week
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week
National Character Counts Week
National Chemistry Week
National Drug-Free Work Week
National Forest Products Week
National Friends of Libraries Week
National Health Education Week
National Hospital and Health System Pharmacy Week
National Massage Therapy Week
National Nuclear Science Week
National Pharmacy Week
National Save for Retirement Week
National School Bus Safety Week
National Teen Drivers Safety Week
Peace, Friendship, and Good Will Week
Red Ribbon Week
Rodent Awareness Week
Sherlock Holmes Weekend
World Hearing Aid Awareness Week
YWCA Week Without Violence

5th Week (October 25-31)
Give Wildlife a Brake! Week
National Infertility Awareness Week
National Respiratory Care Week
Prescription Errors Education & Awareness Week
Pastoral Care Week
Pro Bono Week
World Origami Days

October 1st
Annie Leibovitz’ Birthday (1949)
Bring Your Bible to School Day
CD Player Day
Fire Pup Day
First Ford Model T on Sale (1908)
Homemade Cookies Day
International Coffee Day
International Day of Older Persons
International Music Day
Julie Andrews’ Birthday (1935)
National Black Dog Day
National Book It! Day
National Diversity Day
National Hair Day
National Lace Day
National Poetry Day
National Walk Your Dog Day
Vegan Baking Day
Vladamir Horowitz’s Birthday (1904)
Willie Wonka Day
World Sake Day
World Vegetarian Day

October 2nd
California Redwood National Park Established (1968)
Donna Karan’s Birthday (1948)
Guardian Angels Day
International Day of Nonviolence
Kid’s Music Day
Lorraine Bracco’s Birthday (1955)
Mahatma Ghandi’s Birthday (1869)
Manufacturing Day
Name Your Car Day
National Body Language Day
National Custodial Workers Day
National Denim Day
National Diversity Day
National Fried Scallops Day
National Produce Misting Day
National Storytelling Day
Peanuts Comic Strip First Published In 1950
Phileas Fogg’s Wager Day
Sting’s Birthday (1951)
World Farm Animals Day
World Smile Day

October 3rd
Captain Kangaroo Day (First aired in 1955)
Cephalopod Awareness Day
Chowder Days
Country Inn, Bed & Breakfast Day
Frugal Fun Day
Gore Vidal’s Birthday (1925)
Gwen Stefani’s Birthday (1969)
Inter-American Water Day
International Frugal Fun Day
James Herriott’s Birthday (1916)
Lindsey Buckingham’s Birthday (1944)
National Boyfriend Day
National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day
National Play Outside Day
Techies Day
Virus Appreciation Day
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Day
Woofstock Day
World Card-Making Day
World Smoothie Day

October 4th
Anne Rice’s Birthday (1941)
Blessing of the Animals Day
Damon Runyon’s Birthday (1884)
Dick Tracy Day
Donald Sobol’s Birthday (1924)
Frederic Remington’s Birthday (1861)
Gregorian Calendar Took Effect (1582)
Improve Your Office Day
Intergeneration Day
International Blessing of the Fishing Fleet Day
International Ship in a Bottle Day
Change a Light Day
National Cinnamon Roll Day
National GOE Day (Growth, Overcome, Empower)
National Taco Day
Pickle Day
St. Francis Assisi Feast Day
Ten-Four Day
Vodka Day
World Animal Day
World Child Development Day
World Child Health Day
World Communion Day

October 5th
Chic Spy Day
Child Health Day
Day of Unity
Do Something Nice Day
Donald Sobol’s Birthday (1924)
Dupuytren Disease Awareness Day
Get Funky Day
International Day of No Prostitution
Kate Winslet’s Birthday (1975)
Ray Kroc’s Birthday (1902)
National Apple Betty Day
National Consignment Day
National Rhode Island Day
Supreme Court Opening Day
World Day of Architecture
World Day of Bullying Prevention
World Habitat Day
World Teachers Day

October 6th
American Libraries Day
Mad Hatter Day
National Coaches Day
National Eat Fruit at Work Day
National German-American Day
National Night Out
National Noodle Day
National Orange Wine Day
National Plus Size Appreciation Day
Physician Assistant Day

October 7th
Balloons Around the World Day
Coffee with a Cop Day
Desmond Tutu’s Birthday (1931)
Johnny Appleseed Day
LED Light Day
National Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Day
National Forgiveness Day
National Frappe Day
National Inner Beauty Day
National Kale Day
National Pumpkin Seed Day
Pick a Tune Day
Random Acts of Poetry Day
Walk to School in the USA Day
You Matter to Me Day
Yo-Yo Ma’s Birthday (1955)

October 8th
Alvin C. York Day
American Touch Tag Day
Great Fire of Chicago (1871)
Indigenous People’s Day
National Depression Screening Day
National Fluffernutter Day
National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day
National Pierogi Day
National Salmon Day
Pick a Tune Day
R.L. Stine’s Birthday (1943)
World Octopus Day
World Sight Day

October 9th
Count’s Birthday (Sesame Street)
Curious Events Day
Fire Prevention Day
International Pizza and Beer Day
Jackson Browne’s Birthday (1948)
Johanna Hurwitz’s Birthday (1937)
John Entwistle’s Birthday (1944)
John Lennon’s Birthday (1940)
Leif Erikson Day
Moldy Cheese Day
National Family Bowling Day
National ProLife Cupcake Day
Nautilus Night
Shemini Atzeret
Steve (Blue’s Clues) Burns’ Birthday (1973)
Tony Shaloub’s Birthday (1953)
World Egg Day
World Postcard Day

October 10th
Costume Swap Day
Double Tenth Day
Guiseppe Verdi’s Birthday (1813)
Helen Hayes’ Birthday (1900)
Hug a Drummer Day
I Love Yarn Day
Intenational African Penguin Awareness Day
International Day for Disaster Reduction
International Newspaper Carrier Day
International Stage Management Day
James Marshall’s Birthday (1942)
Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
Motorsports Memorial Day
National Angel Food Cake Day
National Cake Decorating Day
National Handbag Day
National Motorcycle Redo Day
National Motorcycle Ride Day
Naval Academy Day
Simchat Torah
Squid/Cuttlefish Day
Universal Music Day
World Day Against the Death Penalty
World Homeless Day
World Mental Health Day
World Porridge Day

October 11th
Clergy Appreciation Day
Dawn French’s Birthday (1957)
Eleanor Roosevelt’s Birthday (1884)
Emergency Nurses Day
General Pulaski Memorial Day
International Day of the Girl
It’s My Party Day
Joan Cusack’s Birthday (1962)
Myths & Legends Day
National Coming Out Day
National Food Truck Day
National Sausage Pizza Day
Southern Food Heritage Day

October 12th
Columbus Day
Cookbook Launch Day
Day of the Six Billion
Drink Local Wine Day
Farmer’s Day
Free Thought Day
Hugh Jackman’s Birthday (1968)
International Moment of Frustration Scream Day
Luciano Pavarotti’s Birthday (1935)
National Farmer’s Day
National Gumbo Day
National Kick Butt Day
National Online Banking Day
National Pulled Pork Day
National Savings Day
National Vermont Day
Native American Day
Stem Cell Awareness Day
World Arthritis Day

October 13th
Ada Lovelace Day (STEM pioneer)
English Language Day
Fall Astronomy Day
International Day of Failure
International Day for Disaster Reduction
International Pinotage Day
International Skeptics Day
L.L. Bean’s Birthday (1872)
Molly Pitcher’s Birthday (1754)
National Face Your Fears Day
National M&M Day
National Train Your Brain Day
National Yorkshire Pudding Day
Navy Birthday
Paul Simon’s Birthday (1941)
Silly Sayings Day
World Thrombosis Day

October 14th
Be Bald/Be Free Day
Bullying Prevention Day
Chuck Yeager Broke Sound Barrier (1947)
e.e. cummings’ Birthday (1894)
Father-Daughter Day
Grover’s Birthday
International Top Spinning Day
Isaac Mizrahi’s Birthday (1961)
Lois Lenski’s Birthday (1893)
National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work and School Day
National Curves Day
National Dessert Day
National Fossil Day
National Take Your Parents Out to Lunch Day
Pet Obesity Awareness Day
Ralph Lauren’s Birthday (1939)
Spiderman Day
Stop America’s Violence Everywhere
Stop Bullying Day
Thomas Keller’s Birthday (1955)
William Penn’s Birthday (1644)
World Standards Day

October 15th
Blind Americans Equality Day
Conflict Resolution Day
Emeril Lagasse’s Birthday (1959)
Friedrich Nietzsche’s Birthday (1844)
Get Smart About Credit Day
Global Handwashing Day
I Love Lucy Day
International Credit Union Day
International Day of Rural Women
Mario Puzo’s Birthday (1920)
National Aesthetician Day
National Cheese Curd Day
National Grouch Day
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
National Mushroom Day
National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
National Shawarma Day
Penny Marshall’s Birthday
Richard Carpenter’s Birthday (1946)
Spirit Day
White Cane Safety Day
World Student Day

October 16th
Boss’s Day
Department Store Day
Dictionary Day
Eugene O’Neill’s Birthday (1888)
Get to Know Your Customers Day
Global Cat Day
Global Champagne Day
John Mayer’s Birthday (1977)
Mammography Day
National Feral Cat Day
National Liqueur Day
National Sports Day
Noah Webster’s Birthday (1758)
Oscar Wilde’s Birthday (1854)
Queen Marie Antoinette Beheaded (1793)
World Food Day
World Spine Day

October 17th
American Frog Day
Arthur Miller’s Birthday (1915)
Battle of Saratoga (1777)
Black Poetry Day
Bridge Day
Evil Knievel’s Birthday (1938)
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Mulligan Day
National Edge Day
National Fossil Day
National Pasta Day
National Playing Card Collectors Day
National Vehophobia Awareness Day
Sloth International Day
Sweetest Day
US Oyster Day
Wear Something Gaudy Day

October 18th
Conflict Resolution Day
Dawn Wells’ Birthday (1938)
Hard-Boiled Guy/Girl Day
International Leggings Day
International Necktie Day
Meatloaf Appreciation Day
National Chocolate Cupcake Day
National Exascale Day
National Seafood Bisque Day
National Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day
Newspaper Comic Strip Appreciation Day
No Beard Day
Shel Silverstein’s Birthday (1930)
St. Luke Feast Day
World Menopause Day
World Toy Camera Day

October 19th
Divine’s Birthday (1945)
Evaluate Your Life Day
International Gin & Tonic Day
John Lithgow’s Birthday (1945)
Lung Health Day
National Clean Up Your Virtual Desktop Day
Ty Pennington’s Birthday (1965)
Yorktown Victory (1781)

October 20th
Bela Lugosi’s Birthday (1882)
Brandied Fruit Day
Christopher Wren’s Birthday (1632)
Information Overload Day
International Chefs Day
Miss American Rose Day
National Pharmacy Technician Day
National Youth Conference
Pay Back a Friend Day
Pro Life Day of Silent Solidarity
Tom Petty’s Birthday (1953)
World Osteoporosis Day
World Statistics Day

October 21st
Alfred Nobel’s Birthday (1833)
Babbling Day
BRA Day USA
Celebration of the Mind Day
Count Your Buttons Day
Dizzy Gillespie’s Birthday (1917)
Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder Prevention Day
Hagfish Day
International Day of the Nacho
International Print Day
Medical Assistants Recognition Day
National Apple Day
National Mezcal Day
National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
Reptile Awareness Day
Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Birthday (1772)
Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day
Thank Your Cleaner Day
Unity Day

October 22nd
Annette Funicello’s Birthday (1942)
CAPS LOCK DAY
Christopher Lloyd’s Birthday (1938)
Deepak Chopra’s Birthday (1946)
Doris Lessing’s Birthday (1919)
Franz Liszt’s Birthday (1811)
International Stuttering Awareness Day
Make a Dog’s Day Day
National Color Day
National Nut Day
Smart is Cool Day
Todd Oldham’s Birthday (1961)

October 23rd
Alternative Fuel Day
Gordon Korman’s Birthday (1963)
IPod Day
Johnny Carson’s Birthday (1925)
National Boston Cream Pie Day
National Mole Day
Swallows Depart San Jan Capistrano Day
Tech Day
TV Talk Show Host Day
Wear it Pink Day
Weird Al Yankovic’s Birthday (1959)

October 24th
Food Day
Kiwanis One Day
Make a Difference Day
National Bologna Day
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Pit Bull Awareness Day
Recycle Your Mercury Thermostat Day
United Nations Day
World Development Information Day
Zac Posen’s Birthday (1980)

October 25th
Accountant’s Day
Anne Tyler’s Birthday (1941)
Chucky Day
Georges Bizet’s Birthday (1838)
International Artists Day
Mother-In-Law Day
National Greasy Foods Day
Pablo Picasso’s Birthday (1881)
Punk for a Day
Reformation Sunday
Saint Crispin’s Day
Sourest Day
Visit a Cemetery Day
World Pasta Day

October 26th
Cupcake Day
Erie Canal Opened (1825)
Howl at the Moon Night
Mule Day
Natalie Merchant’s Birthday (1963)
National Day of the Deployed
National Financial Crime Fighter’s Day
National Mincemeat Day
National Pumpkin Day
National Tennessee Day
Pit Bull Awareness Day
Shoot Out at the OK Corral (1881)

October 27th
Black Cat Day
Cranky Co-Workers Day
Dylan Thomas’ Birthday (1914)
Emily Post’s Birthday (1872)
John Cleese’s Birthday (1939)
National American Beer Day
Navy Day
New York City Subway Began Operating (1904)
Roy Lichenstein’s Birthday (1923)
Theodore Roosevelt’s Birthday (1858)
World Day of Audio Visual Heritage

October 28th
Bill Gates’ Birthday (1955)
Champagne Day
Donner Party Left for California (1846)
Harvard University Founded (1636)
Jonas Salk’s Birthday (1914)
National Chocolates Day
National Internal Medicine Day
Plush Animal Lover’s Day
Prohibition Started (1919)
St. Jude’s Day

October 29th
Hermit Day
Internet Day
National Cat Day
National Oatmeal Day
Read for the Record Day
Stock Market Crash (1929)
World Psoriasis Day
World Stroke Day

October 30th
Checklist Day
Create a Great Funeral Day
Devil’s Night
Ezra Pound’s Birthday (1885)
Frankenstein Friday
Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Birthday (1821)
Haunted Refrigerator Night
Henry Winkler’s Birthday (1945)
International Bandana Day
John Adams’ Birthday (1735)
Mischief Night
National Bread Sticks Day
National Candy Corn Day
National Pharmacy Buyer Day
National Publicist Day
Speak Up for Service Day
War of the Worlds Broadcast (1938)
World Audio Drama Day

October 31st
Allantide
Beggar’s Night
Books for Treats Day
Carve a Pumpkin Day
Day of the Seven Billion
Eleanor Roosevelt’s Birthday (1884)
Halloween
Hunter’s Moon
Increase Your Psychic Powers Day
Jan Vermeer’s Birthday (1632)
John Candy’s Birthday (1950)
John Keats’ Birthday (1795)
Juliette Gordon Lowe’s Birthday – Started Girl Scouts in 1912
Magic Day
Michael Landon’s Birthday (1936)
Mount Rushmore Completed (1941)
National Doorbell Day
National Caramel Apple Day
National Knock-Knock Joke Day
National UNICEF Day
Samhain
World Cities Day
World Savings Day