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2021 October

MONTH-LONG OBSERVANCES
Adopt a Dog Month
Adopt-a-Shelter-Animal Month
American Pharmacists Month
Anti-Depressant Death Awareness Month
Apple Jack Month
Apple Month
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 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
Contact Lens Safety Month
Cookie Month
Co-op Awareness Month
Corn Month
Country Music 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
Energy Management is a Family Affair 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 Diversity Awareness Month
Go Hog Wild – Eat Country Ham Month
Go Sober for October
Halloween Safety Month
Head Start Awareness Month
Health Literacy Month
Home Eye Safety Month
I’m Just Me Because Month
Inktober
Intergeneration Month
International Augmentative and Alternative Communication Awareness 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
Month of the Free Thought
National Aesthetician Month
National AIDS Awareness Month
National Animal and Safety Protection Month
National Arts & Humanities Month
National Audiology Awareness Month
National Bake and Decorate Month
National Book Month
National Caramel Month
National Car Care 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 Disability Employee Awareness Month
National Dwarfism Awareness Month
National Economic Education Month
National Ergonomics Month
National Family Health Month
National Family Sexuality Education Month
National Field Trip Month
National Gain the Inside Advantage Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month
National Kitchen and Bath Month
National Liver Awareness Month
National Medical Librarian Month
National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month
National Orthodontic Health Month
National Physical Therapy Month
National Pickled Peppers Month
National Popcorn Popping Month
National Pork Month
National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
National Pretzel Month
National Principals Month
National Protect Your Hearing Month
National Reading Group Month
National Roller Skating Month
National RSV Awareness Month
National Sarcastic Awareness Month
National Seafood Month
National Sensory Awareness Month
National Spina Bifida Awareness Month
National Stamp Collecting Month
National Substance Abuse Prevention Month
National Sudden Cardiac Awareness 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
Raynards Awareness 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
Tackling Hunger Month
Talk About Prescriptions Month
Teen Services 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
Women’s Small Business Month

WEEK-LONG OBSERVANCES
1st Week (October 1-2)

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend
Hearing Aid Awareness Week
National Chili Week
National Chimney Safety Week
National Storytelling Weekend
National Walk Your Dog Week
Old Time Fiddler Days
Trichotillomania Awareness Week
Universal Children’s Week
World Dairy Expo

2nd Week (October 3-9)
Customer Service Week
Drive Safely Work Week
4-H Week
Fall Astronomy Week
Financial Planning Week
Get Organized Week
Getting the World to Beat the Path to our Door Week
Great Books Week
Industrial Water 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 Midwifery Week
National Newspapers Week
National Physician’s Assistant Week
National Security and Safety Week
National Work From Home Week
No Salt Week
Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Week
Primary Care Physician’s Week
Spinning and Weaving Week
Teller Week
UN World Space Week
World Dairy Expo
World Goat Days
World Space Week

3rd Week (October 10-16)
Apple Butter Stirrin’ Week
Bone and Joint Decade National Action Week
Choose to be GREAT Week
Death Penalty Focus Week
Drink Local Wines Week
Earth Science Week
Emergency Nurses Week
Home-Based Business Week
National Chestnut Tree Week
National Drug-Free Work Week
National Food Bank Week
National Metric Week
National Police Week
National School Lunch Week
National Science Week
Pet Peeve Week
Take Your Medicine Americans Week
Teen Read Week
Wolf Awareness Week
World Rainforest Week

4th Week (October 17-23)
American Association of Medical Assistants Week
Bullying Bystanders Unite Week
Career in Energy Week
Food & Drug Interaction Education Week
Freedom from Bullies Week
Freedom of Speech Week
International Dyslexia Association Reading Week
International Infection Protection Week
International Credit Union Week
Medical Assistants Recognition Week
Mediation Week
National Businesswomen’s Week
National Character Counts Week
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week
National Character Counts Week
National Chemistry Week
National Forest Products Week
National Friends of Libraries Week
National Health Education Week
National Kraut Sandwich 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
National Veterinary Technician Week
Red Ribbon Week
Rodent Awareness Week
Sukkot
YWCA Week Without Violence

5th Week (October 24-31)
Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week
Disarmament Week
Give Wildlife a Brake! Week
International Magic Week
Kids Care Week
Lead Poisoning Awareness Week
National Red Ribbon Week
National Respiratory Care Week
Peace, Friendship, and Good Will Week
Prescription Errors Education & Awareness Week
Pastoral Care Week
Pro Bono Week
Sherlock Holmes Weekend
World Origami Days

October 1st
Annie Leibovitz’ Birthday (1949)
CD Player Day
Fire Pup Day
First Ford Model T on Sale (1908)
Global Diversity Day
Homemade Cookies Day
International Coffee Day
International Day of Older Persons
International Music Day
International Raccoon Day
Julie Andrews’ Birthday (1935)
Kid’s Music Day
Manufacturing Day
National Black Dog Day
National Body Language Day
National Book It! Day
National Denim Day
National Diversity Day
National Hair Day
National Homemade Cookies Day
National Lace Day
National Walk Your Dog Day
Vegan Baking Day
Vladamir Horowitz’s Birthday (1904)
Willie Wonka Day
World Ballet Day
World Sake Day
World Smile Day
World Vegetarian Day

October 2nd
California Redwood National Park Established (1968)
Cephalopod Awareness Day
Change a Light Day
Chowder Days
Donna Karan’s Birthday (1948)
Feast of the Guardian Angels Day
Global Smoothie Day
Inter-American Water Day
International Frugal Fun Day
International Day of Nonviolence
Lorraine Bracco’s Birthday (1955)
Mahatma Ghandi’s Birthday (1869)
Name Your Car Day
National Custodial Workers Day
National Fried Scallops Day
National Play Outside Day
National Produce Misting Day
National Storytelling Days
Peanuts Comic Strip First Published In 1950
Phileas Fogg’s Wager Day
Sting’s Birthday (1951)
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Day
World Card-Making Day
World Farm Animals Day

October 3rd
Captain Kangaroo Day (First aired in 1955)
Country Inn, Bed & Breakfast Day
Get Out and Drive Day
Gore Vidal’s Birthday (1925)
Gwen Stefani’s Birthday (1969)
Intergeneration Day
International Africa Diaspora day
James Herriott’s Birthday (1916)
International Blessing of the Fishing Fleet Day
Lindsey Buckingham’s Birthday (1944)
National Boyfriend Day
National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend
National GOE Day (Growth, Overcome, Empower)
National Play Outside Day
Pickle Day
Techies Day
Virus Appreciation Day
World Card-Making Day
World Communion Day

October 4th
Anne Rice’s Birthday (1941)
Blessing of the Animals Day
Child Health Day
Damon Runyon’s Birthday (1884)
Dick Tracy Day
Donald Sobol’s Birthday (1924)
National Eat Fruit at Work Day
Frederic Remington’s Birthday (1861)
Gregorian Calendar Took Effect (1582)
Improve Your Office Day
International Ship in a Bottle Day
National Cinnamon Bun Day
National Consignment Day
National Golf Lover’s Day
National Taco Day
St. Francis Assisi Feast Day
Supreme Court Opening Day
Ten-Four Day
Vodka Day
World Animal Day
World Child Development Day
World Child Health Day
World Day of Architecture
World Day of Bullying Prevention
World Habitat Day

October 5th
Chic Spy Day
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 Rhode Island Day
World Cotton Day
World Teachers Day

October 6th
American Libraries Day
Balloons Around the World Day
Coffee with a Cop Day
International Walk to School Day
Mad Hatter Day
National Badger Day
National Coaches Day
National German-American Day
National Kale Day
National Noodle Day
National Orange Wine Day
National Plus Size Appreciation Day
National Pumpkin Seed Day
Physician Assistant Day
Random Acts of Poetry Day
World Cerebral Palsy Day
World Financial Planning Day

October 7th
Bring Your Bible to School Day
Desmond Tutu’s Birthday (1931)
International Day of Nonviolence
Johnny Appleseed Day
LED Light Day
National Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Day
National Depression Screening Day
National Forgiveness Day
National Frappe Day
National Inner Beauty Day
National Poetry Day
National Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day
Pick a Tune 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)
International Podiatry Day
National Family Bowling Day
National Fluffernutter Day
National Hero Day
National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day
National Pierogi Day
National Salmon Day
R.L. Stine’s Birthday (1943)
World Egg Day
World Octopus Day

October 9th
Costume Swap Day
Count’s Birthday (Sesame Street)
Curious Events Day
Fall Astronomy Day
Fire Prevention Day
I Love Yarn Day
International African Penguin Awareness Day
International Migratory Bird Day
International Pinotage 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 Chess Day
National Nanotechnology Day
National ProLife Cupcake Day
Nautilus Night
PAN/PANDAS Awareness Day
Steve (Blue’s Clues) Burns’ Birthday (1973)
Tony Shaloub’s Birthday (1953)
Universal Music Day
World Postcard Day

October 10th
Clergy Appreciation Day
Double Tenth Day
Father Daughter Day
Guiseppe Verdi’s Birthday (1813)
Helen Hayes’ Birthday (1900)
Hug a Drummer Day
International Day for Disaster Reduction
International Newspaper Carrier Day
International Stage Management Day
James Marshall’s Birthday (1942)
Motorsports Memorial Day
National Angel Food Cake Day
National Cake Decorating Day
National Handbag Day
National Metric Day
National Motorcycle Ride Day
National Walk to a Park Day
Naval Academy Day
Squid/Cuttlefish Day
World Day Against the Death Penalty
World Homeless Day
World Mental Health Day
World Porridge Day

October 11th
Columbus Day
Dawn French’s Birthday (1957)
Eleanor Roosevelt’s Birthday (1884)
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 Kick Butt Day
National Online Banking Day
National Sausage Pizza Day
Native American Day
Southern Food Heritage Day

October 12th
Ada Lovelace Day (STEM pioneer)
Cookbook Launch Day
Day of the Six Billion
Drink Local Wine Day
Farmer’s Day
Free Thought Day
Hugh Jackman’s Birthday (1968)
Indigeneous People Day
International Moment of Frustration Scream Day
Luciano Pavarotti’s Birthday (1935)
National Face Your Fears Day
National Farmer’s Day
National Gumbo Day
National Pulled Pork Day
National Savings Day
National Vermont Day
Stem Cell Awareness Day
World Arthritis Day
World Child Development Day

October 13th
Bullying Prevention Day
Emergency Nurses Day
English Language Day
International Day of Failure
International Day for Disaster Reduction
International Skeptics Day
International Top Spinning Day
L.L. Bean’s Birthday (1872)
Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
Molly Pitcher’s Birthday (1754)
National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work and School Day
National Curves Day
National Fossil Day
National M&M Day
National No Bra Day
National Take Your Parents Out to Lunch Day
National Train Your Brain Day
National Yorkshire Pudding Day
Navy Birthday
Paul Simon’s Birthday (1941)
Pet Obesity Awareness Day
Silly Sayings Day
Stop America’s Violence Everywhere
Stop Bullying Day
World Thrombosis Day

October 14th
Be Bald/Be Free Day
Chuck Yeager Broke Sound Barrier (1947)
Data Innovation Day
e.e. cummings’ Birthday (1894)
Grover’s Birthday
Isaac Mizrahi’s Birthday (1961)
Lois Lenski’s Birthday (1893)
National Dessert Day
Ralph Lauren’s Birthday (1939)
Spiderman Day
Thomas Keller’s Birthday (1955)
William Penn’s Birthday (1644)
World Sight Day
World Standards Day

October 15th
Blind Americans Equality Day
Boss’s Day
Emeril Lagasse’s Birthday (1959)
Friedrich Nietzsche’s Birthday (1844)
Get to Know Your Customers Day
Global Handwashing Day
I Love Lucy 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 Mammography Day
National Mushroom Day
National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
National Shawarma Day
Penny Marshall’s Birthday
Richard Carpenter’s Birthday (1946)
White Cane Safety Day
World Student Day

October 16th
American Frog Day
Bridge Day
Department Store Day
Dictionary Day
Eugene O’Neill’s Birthday (1888)
Global Cat Day
Global Champagne Day
Global Dignity day
John Mayer’s Birthday (1977)
National Feral Cat Day
National Liqueur Day
National Sports Day
Noah Webster’s Birthday (1758)
Oscar Wilde’s Birthday (1854)
Police Officer Memorial Day
Queen Marie Antoinette Beheaded (1793)
Sloth International Day
Sweetest Day
US Oyster Day
World Food Day
World Singing Day
World Spine Day

October 17th
Arthur Miller’s Birthday (1915)
Battle of Saratoga (1777)
Black Poetry 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 Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day
National Playing Card Collectors Day
National Vehophobia Awareness Day
Wear Something Gaudy Day
World Trauma Day

October 18th
Dawn Wells’ Birthday (1938)
Hard-Boiled Guy/Girl Day
International Leggings Day
International Necktie Day
Lung Health Day
Meatloaf Appreciation Day
National Chocolate Cupcake Day
National Clean Up Your Virtual Desktop Day
National Exascale 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
Caroline Catz’s Birthday (1969)
Divine’s Birthday (1945)
Evaluate Your Life Day
Information Overload Day
International Gin & Tonic Day
John Lithgow’s Birthday (1945)
National Kentucky Day
National Seafood Bisque Day
Ty Pennington’s Birthday (1965)
World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day
Yorktown Victory (1781)

October 20th
Bela Lugosi’s Birthday (1882)
BRA Day USA
Brandied Fruit Day
Chicken and Waffles Day
Christopher Wren’s Birthday (1632)
Hagfish Day
Hunter’s Moon
International Chefs Day
International Day of the Air Traffic Controller
International Print Day
International Sloth Day
Medical Assistants Recognition 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
Back to the Future Day
Celebration of the Mind Day
Conflict Resolution Day
Count Your Buttons Day
Dizzy Gillespie’s Birthday (1917)
Get Smart About Credit Day
Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder Prevention Day
International Credit Union Day
International Day of the Nacho
International Shakeout Day
National Apple Day
National Check Your Meds Day
National Get Smart about Credit Day
National Mezcal Day
National Pets for Veterans Day
National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
National Witch Hazel Day
Reptile Awareness Day
Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Birthday (1772)
Spirit Day
Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce 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
National Pharmacy Buyer Day
Smart is Cool Day
Todd Oldham’s Birthday (1961)
Wear it Pink Day

October 23rd
Gordon Korman’s Birthday (1963)
IPod Day
Johnny Carson’s Birthday (1925)
Kiwanis One Day
Make a Difference Day
National Boston Cream Pie Day
National Croc (shoe) Day
National Mole Day
National Paralegal Day
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Pit Bull Awareness Day
Slap Your Annoying Coworker Day
Swallows Depart San Jan Capistrano Day
Tech Day
TV Talk Show Host Day
Weird Al Yankovic’s Birthday (1959)

October 24th
Food Day
National Bologna Day
Recycle Your Mercury Thermostat Day
Reformation Sunday
United Nations Day
Visit a Cemetery Day
World Development Information Day
World Trip 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
International Dwarfism Awareness Day
Mother-In-Law Day
National Greasy Foods Day
National I Care About You Day
Pablo Picasso’s Birthday (1881)
Punk for a Day
Saint Crispin’s Day
Sourest Day
World Opera Day
World Pasta Day

October 26th
Erie Canal Opened (1825)
Howl at the Moon Night
Intersex Awareness Day
Mule Day
Natalie Merchant’s Birthday (1963)
National Chicken Fried Steak Day
National Day of the Deployed
National Financial Crime Fighter’s Day
National Mincemeat Day
National Pumpkin Day
National Tennessee 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)
Geelong Cup Day
John Cleese’s Birthday (1939)
National American Beer Day
National Mentoring 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
World Occupational Therapy Day

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

October 29th
Frankenstein Friday
Hermit Day
International Bandana Day
Internet Day
National Bread Sticks Day
National Cat Day
National Oatmeal Day
Read for the Record Day
Stock Market Crash (1929)
World Internet Day
World Psoriasis Day
World Stroke Day

October 30th
Allantide
Checklist Day
Create a Great Funeral Day
Devil’s Night
Ezra Pound’s Birthday (1885)
Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Birthday (1821)
Haunted Refrigerator Night
Henry Winkler’s Birthday (1945)
John Adams’ Birthday (1735)
Mischief Night
National Candy Corn Day
National Checklist Day
National Publicist Day
National Text Your Ex Day
Speak Up for Service Day
War of the Worlds Broadcast (1938)
World Audio Drama Day
World Savings Day

October 31st
Beggar’s Night
Books for Treats Day
Carve a Pumpkin Day
Day of the Seven Billion
Eleanor Roosevelt’s Birthday (1884)
Halloween
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 Caramel Apple Day
National Doorbell Day
National Knock-Knock Joke Day
National UNICEF Day
Samhain
World Cities Day