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2017 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
Bat Appreciation Month
Black Speculative Fiction Month
Brain Injury Awareness Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month
Celebrate the Bilingual Child Month
Children’s Magazine Month
Christmas Seal Campaign
Church Library Month
Church Safety & Security Month
Class Reunion Month
Clergy Appreciation Month
Computer Learning Month
Cookie Month
Co-op Awareness Month
Corn Month
Country Music Month
Crime Awareness Month
Cut Out Dissection Month
Dinosaur Month
Dyslexia Awareness Month
Eat Better, Eat Together Month
Eat Country Ham 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
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
Intergeneration 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 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 Ergonomics Month
National Family Health 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 Pizza 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
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
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 1-7)

Customer Service Week
Drive Safely Work Week
4H Week
Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend
Financial Planning Week
Get Organized Week
Great American Beer Festival
Great Books Week
Health Info and Technology Week
International Postcard Week
Kid’s Goal-Setting Week
Mental Illness Awareness Week
Minority Enterprise Week
Mystery Series Week
National Carry a Tune Week
National Character Counts Week
Nationall Chimney Safety Week
National Health Care Food Service Week
National Heimlich Heroes Week
National Newspapers Week
National Physician’s Assistant Week
National Walk Your Dog Week
National Work From Home Week
No Salt Week
Nuclear Medicine Week
Nurse Midwifery Week
Old Time Fiddler Days
Spinning and Weaving Week
UN World Space Week
Universal Children’s Week
World Dairy Expo
World Space Week

2nd Week (October 8-14)
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
Bone and Joint Decade National Action Week
Build Your Business with Business Cards Week
Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week
Death Penalty Focus Week
Drink Local Wines Week
Earth Science Week
Emergency Nurses Week
Fall Astronomy Week
Getting the World to Beat the Path to our Door Week
Hearing Awareness Week
Home-Based Business Week
Improve Your Home Office Week
National Chestnut Tree Week
National Fire Prevention Week
National Metric Week
National School Lunch Week
National Storytelling Weekend
National Veterinary Technician Week
Pet Peeve Week
Take Your Medicine Americans Week
Teen Read Week
Teller Week
World Rainforest Week

3rd Week (October 15-21)
American Association of Medical Assistants Week
Bullying Bystanders Unite Week
Choose to be GREAT Week
Food & Drug Interaction Education Week
Freedom from Bullies Week
Freedom of Speech Week
International Credit Union Week
International Infection Protection Week
Medical Assistants Recognition Week
Mediation Week
National Businesswomen’s Week
National Character Counts Week
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week
National Food Bank Week
National Forest Products Week
National Friends of Libraries Week
National Health Education Week
National Pharmacy Week
National Save for Retirement Week
National School Bus Safety Week
National Teen Drivers Safety Week
Wolf Awareness Week
YWCA Week Without Violence

4th Week (October 22-28)
Ally Week
Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week
Disarmament Week
Hearing Aid Awareness Week
International Dyslexia Association Reading Week
International Magic Week
Kids Care Week
Lead Poisoning Awareness Week
National Chemistry Week
National Drug-Free Work Week
National Hospital and Health System Pharmacy Week
National Massage Therapy Week
National Nuclear Science Week
National Respiratory Care Week
Pastoral Care Week
Peace, Friendship, and Good Will Week
Prescription Errors Education & Awareness Week
Pro Bono Week
Red Ribbon Week
Rodent Awareness Week
World Hearing Aid Awareness Week
World Origami Days

5th Week (October 29-31)
Give Wildlife a Brake! Week
National Infertility Awareness Week

October 1st
Annie Leibovitz’ Birthday (1949)
Ashura
Balloons Around the World Day
CD Player Day
Change a Light Day
Child Health Day
Country Inn, Bed & Breakfast Day
Fire Pup Day
First Ford Model T on Sale (1908)
Homemade Cookies Day
Intergeneration Day
International Blessing of the Fishing Fleet Day
International Coffee Day
International Day of Older Persons
International Frugal Fun Day
International Music Day
Julie Andrews’ Birthday (1935)
National Book It! Day
National Lace Day
National Walk Your Dog Day
Vegan Baking Day
Vladamir Horowitz’s Birthday (1904)
World Communion Day
World Day of Bullying Prevention
World Vegetarian Day

October 2nd
Blessing of the Fishing Fleet Day
California Redwood National Park Established (1968)
Child Health Day
Day of Unity
Donna Karan’s Birthday (1948)
Guardian Angels Day
International Day of Nonviolence
Islamic New Year
Lorraine Bracco’s Birthday (1955)
Mahatma Ghandi’s Birthday (1869)
National Custodial Workers Day
National Diversity Day
Peanuts Comic Strip First Published In 1950
Rosh Hashanah
Sting’s Birthday (1951)
World Day of Architecture
World Day of Bullying Prevention
World Farm Animals Day
World Habitat Day

October 3rd
Borderline Personality Disorder Day
Captain Kangaroo Day (First aired in 1955)
Gore Vidal’s Birthday (1925)
Gwen Stefani’s Birthday (1969)
Inter-American Water Day
James Herriott’s Birthday (1916)
Lindsey Buckingham’s Birthday (1944)
Techies Day
Virus Appreciation Day

October 4th
Anne Rice’s Birthday (1941)
Balloons Around the World Day
Blessing of the Animals Day
Cinnamon Roll Day
Damon Runyon’s Birthday (1884)
Donald Sobol’s Birthday (1924)
Frederic Remington’s Birthday (1861)
Gregorian Calendar Took Effect (1582)
Hunter’s Moon
Improve Your Office Day
National Golf Day
National Frappe Day
National Kale Day
National Pumpkin Seed Day
National Ship in a Bottle Day
National Taco Day
Pet Obesity Day
St. Francis Assisi Feast Day
Sukkot
Ten-Four Day
Vodka Day
Walk to School in the USA Day
World Animal Day

October 5th
Do Something Nice Day
International Day of No Prostitution
Kate Winslet’s Birthday (1975)
National Depression Screening Day
Ray Kroc’s Birthday (1902)
World Teachers Day

October 6th
American Libraries Day
Bald & Free Day
Come & Take It Day
Ecological Debt Day
Mad Hatter Day
National Denim Day
National Diversity Day
National German-American Day
Physician Assistant Day
World Smile Day

October 7th
Desmond Tutu’s Birthday (1931)
Frugal Fun Day
Johnny Appleseed Day
LED Light Day
National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day
National Forgiveness Day
National Personal Safety Day
National Storytelling Day
Woofstock Day
World Card-Making Day
World Porridge Day
You Matter to Me Day
Yo-Yo Ma’s Birthday (1955)

October 8th
Alvin C. York Day
American Touch Tag Day
Clergy Appreciation Day
Fall Astronomy Day
Great Fire of Chicago (1871)
Indigenous People’s Day
National Motorcycle Redo Day
National Pierogi Day
National Salmon Day
R.L. Stine’s Birthday (1943)
World Octopus Day

October 9th
Columbus Day
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 Kick Butt Day
National ProLife Cupcake Day
Nautilus Night
Steve (Blue’s Clues) Burns’ Birthday (1973)
Tony Shaloub’s Birthday (1953)
World Post Day

October 10th
Double Tenth Day
Guiseppe Verdi’s Birthday (1813)
Helen Hayes’ Birthday (1900)
International Day for Disaster Reduction
International Newspaper Carrier Day
International Stage Management Day
James Marshall’s Birthday (1942)
National Face Your Fears Day
National Handbag Day
National Online Bank Day
Naval Academy Day
Squid/Cuttlefish Day
World Child Development Day
World Day Against the Death Penalty
World Homeless Day
World Mental Health Day

October 11th
Dawn French’s Birthday (1957)
Eleanor Roosevelt’s Birthday (1884)
Emergency Nurses Day
General Pulaski Memorial Day
International Day of the Girl
International Top Spinning Day
It’s My Party Day
Joan Cusack’s Birthday (1962)
Myths & Legends Day
National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work and School Day
National Coming Out Day
National Food Truck Day
National Fossil Day
Reptile Awareness Day
Southern Food Heritage Day
Stop America’s Violence Everywhere
Stop Bullying 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 Salesperson Day
National Take Your Parents Out to Lunch Day
Spanish Language Day
Stem Cell Awareness Day
World Arthritis Day
World Sight Day

October 13th
English Language Day
Intenational African Penguin Awareness Day
International Day of Failure
International Skeptics Day
L.L. Bean’s Birthday (1872)
Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
Molly Pitcher’s Birthday (1754)
National Chess Day
National Family Bowling Day
National No Bra Day
Navy Birthday
Paul Simon’s Birthday (1941)
Silly Sayings Day
World Egg Day
World Sight Day

October 14th
Be Bald/Be Free Day
Chuck Yeager Broke Sound Barrier (1947)
e.e. cummings’ Birthday (1894)
I Love Yarn Day
Isaac Mizrahi’s Birthday (1961)
Lois Lenski’s Birthday (1893)
National Angel Food Cake Day
National Costume Swap Day
National Dessert Day
National Motorcycle Ride Day
Ralph Lauren’s Birthday (1939)
Spiderman Day
Thomas Keller’s Birthday (1955)
Universal Music Day
Wear it Pink Day
William Penn’s Birthday (1644)
World Standards Day

October 15th
Conflict Resolution Day
Emeril Lagasse’s Birthday (1959)
Friedrich Nietzsche’s Birthday (1844)
Global Handwashing Day
Information Overload Day
I Love Lucy Day
International Day of Rural Women
Mario Puzo’s Birthday (1920)
National Aesthetician Day
National Cake Decorating Day
National Cheese Curd Day
National Grouch Day
National Poetry Day
National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
National Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day
Penny Marshall’s Birthday
Richard Carpenter’s Birthday (1946)
White Cane Safety Day
World Toy Camera Day

October 16th
Alternative Fuel Day
Boss’s Day
Conflict Resolution Day
Department Store Day
Dictionary Day
Eugene O’Neill’s Birthday (1888)
International Credit Union Day
John Mayer’s Birthday (1977)
National Clean Up Your Virtual Desktop Day
National Feral Cat Day
Noah Webster’s Birthday (1758)
Oscar Wilde’s Birthday (1854)
Queen Marie Antoinette Beheaded (1793)
World Food Day

October 17th
Arthur Miller’s Birthday (1915)
Battle of Saratoga (1777)
Black Poetry Day
Boss’s Day
Evil Knievel’s Birthday (1938)
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Mulligan Day
National Edge Day
National Pasta Day
National Pharmacy Technician Day
Pro Life Day of Silent Solidarity
Wear Something Gaudy Day
World Student Day

October 18th
BRA Day USA
Dawn Wells’ Birthday (1938)
Hagfish Day
Hard-Boiled Guy/Girl Day
Information Overload Day
International Necktie Day
International Print Day
National Chocolate Cupcake Day
Newspaper Comic Strip Appreciation Day
No Beard Day
St. Luke Feast Day
Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day
World Menopause Day

October 19th
Conflict Resolution Day
Divine’s Birthday (1945)
Evaluate Your Life Day
Get to Know Your Customers Day
Get Smart About Credit Day
International Credit Union Day
John Lithgow’s Birthday (1945)
Medical Assistants Recognition Day
Read for the Record Day
Spirit Day
Ty Pennington’s Birthday (1965)
Unity Day
Yorktown Victory (1781)

October 20th
Bela Lugosi’s Birthday (1882)
Brandied Fruit Day
Christopher Wren’s Birthday (1632)
Lung Health Day
Miss American Rose Day
National Pharmacy Buyer Day
Tom Petty’s Birthday (1953)
World Osteoporosis Day

October 21st
Alfred Nobel’s Birthday (1833)
Babbling Day
Bridge Day
Celebration of the Mind Day
Count Your Buttons Day
Dizzy Gillespie’s Birthday (1917)
Mammography Day
National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
Reptile Awareness Day
Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Birthday (1772)

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 Difference Day
Mother-In-Law Day
National Nut Day
Pit Bull Awareness Day
Smart is Cool Day
Sweetest Day
Todd Oldham’s Birthday (1961)

October 23rd
Ashura
Alternative Fuel Day
IPod Day
Johnny Carson’s Birthday (1925)
Lung Health Day
National Mole Day
TV Talk Show Host Day
Weird Al Yankovic’s Birthday (1959)

October 24th
Food Day
National Bologna Day
United Nations Day
World Development Information Day
Zac Posen’s Birthday (1980)

October 25th
Anne Tyler’s Birthday (1941)
Chucky Day
Georges Bizet’s Birthday (1838)
International Artists Day
National Forgiveness Day
Pablo Picasso’s Birthday (1881)
Punk for a Day
Saint Crispin’s Day
Sourest Day
Unity Day
World Pasta Day

October 26th
Erie Canal Opened (1825)
Howl at the Moon Night
Mule Day
Natalie Merchant’s Birthday (1963)
National Day of the Deployed
National Mincemeat Day
National Privacy Day
Shoot Out at the OK Corral (1881)
Visit a Cemetery Day

October 27th
Black Cat Day
Cranky Co-Workers Day
Dylan Thomas’ Birthday (1914)
Emily Post’s Birthday (1872)
Frankenstein Friday
International Bandana Day
John Cleese’s Birthday (1939)
National Bread Sticks 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)
Make a Difference Day
National Chocolates Day
Pit Bull Awareness Day
Plush Animal Lover’s Day
Prohibition Started (1919)
St. Jude’s Day

October 29th
Hermit Day
Internet Day
National Cat Day
National Forgiveness Day
Reformation Sunday
Stock Market Crash (1929)
World Psoriasis Day

October 30th
Checklists 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 Applesauce Day
National Candy Corn Day
National Publicist Day
Speak Up for Service Day
Visit a Cemetery Day
War of the Worlds Broadcast (1938)

October 31st
Beggar’s Night
Books for Treats Day
Carve a Pumpkin Day
Celebration of the Mind 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
Michael Landon’s Birthday (1936)
Mount Rushmore Completed (1941)
National Caramel Apple Day
National Knock-Knock Joke Day
National Magic Day
National UNICEF Day
World Cities Day