Your Daily, Weekly & Monthly Events for October

Fall is almost here and so is October! We know what that means. It’s time to break out our calendar of holidays, events and observances for the entire month of October! Use this handy list to help you stay on top of next months important dates and take advantage of every opportunity to celebrate, spread awareness about important issues and, of course, promote your brand!

Day

Blue Shirt Day World Day of Bullying Prevention – October 1
Child Health Day – October 1
Day of Unity – October 1
International Day of Non-Violence – October 2
National Custodial Workers Day – October 2
World Farm Animals Day – October 2
National Pet Obesity Awareness Day – October 3
World Cerebral Palsy Day – October 3
World Temperance Day – October 3
St. Francis of Assisi’s Feast Day – October 4
World Animal Day – October 4
National Diversity Day – October 5
World Smile Day – October 5
World Teacher’s Day – October 5
American Libraries Day – October 6
National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend – October 7
National Personal Safety Day – October 7
National Children’s Day – October 8
Fire Prevention Day – October 9
Leif Erikson Day – October 9
World Child Development Day – October 9
Bullying Prevention Day – October 10
Emergency Nurses Day – October 10
International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction – October 10
Naval Academy Day – October 10
Stop America’s Violence Everywhere (SAVE) Today – October 10
World Homeless Day – October 10
World Mental Health Day – October 10
National Coming Out Day – October 11
National Depression Screening Day – October 11
Southern Food Heritage Day – October 11
World Sight Day – October 11
Stem Cell Awareness Day – October 12
World Arthritis Day – October 12
International African Penguin Awareness Day – October 13
International Day for Disaster Reduction – October 13
National Metastatic Breast Cancer Day – October 13
National Motorcycle Ride Day – October 13, 2018
National Train Your Brain Day – October 13
US Navy Birthday (USN) – October 13
Father-Daughter Day – October 14
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day – October 15
National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day – October 15
National Boss Day – October 16
Medical Assistants Recognition Day – October 17
Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce – October 17
Mammography Day – October 19
World Osteoporosis Day – October 20
Unity Day – October 24
World Development Information Day – October 24
Intersex Awareness Day – October 26
Make a Difference Day – October 27
National Pit Bull Awareness Day – October 27
St. Jude’s Day – October 28
World Psoriasis Day – October 29
Halloween – October 31
Trick or Treat for UNICEF Day – October 31
World Cities Day – October 31

Week

4-H Week – October 6-12
American Beer Week – Second week of October
American Massage Therapy Week – October 20-26
Bone and Joint Health Action Week – October 12-20
Customer Service Week – October 1-5
Disarmament Week – October 24-30
Drive Safely Work Week – October 11-17
Earth Science Week – October 13-19
Emergency Nurses Week – October 14-20
Fire Prevention Week – October 6-12
Food & Drug Interactions and Awareness Week – October 17-24
Freedom From Bullies Week – October 20-26
Freedom of Speech Week – October 21-27
Get Organized Week – October 6-12
Great Books Week – October 6-12
Hepatitis Awareness Week – Third week of October
International Dyslexia Association Reading Week – October 24-27
International Dyslexia Reading, Literacy Week – October 24-27
International Infection Prevention Week – October 13-19
Kids Care Week – October 27 – November 2
Medical Assistants Recognition Week – October 20-26
Mental Illness Awareness Week – October 6-12
National Business Women’s Week – October 20-26
National Chemistry Week – October 20-26
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week – October 20-26
National Food Bank Week – October 13-19
National Friends of Libraries Week – October 20-26
National Health Education Week – October 14-18
National Health IT and Technology Week – October 8-12
National Healthcare Food Service Workers Week – October 7-11
National Healthcare Quality Week – October 20-26
National Healthcare Resource & Materials Management Week – October 6-12
National Hispanic Heritage Weeks – September 15, 2018 – October 15
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week – October 20-26
National Red Ribbon Week – October 23-31
National School Bus Safety Week – October 20-26
National Veterinary Technician Week – October 13-19
National Walk Your Dog Week – October 1-7
Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging Week – October 6-12
Oktoberfest – September 21 – October 6
Pediatric Nurses Week – September 30 – October 4
Shemini Atzeret – October 20 – 22
Simchat Torah – October 21 – 22
Winter Weather Preparedness Week – October 20 – November 9
World Rainforest Week – October 7-12
World Series – October 22 – 30
World Space Week – October 4-10
YWCA Week Without Violence – October 20-26

Month

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
Agent Orange Awareness Month
American Pharmacists Month
Antidepressant Death Awareness Month
Campaign for Healthier Babies Month
Car Care Month
Celebrating the Bilingual Child Month
Celiac Disease Awareness Month
Child Health Month
Church Library Month
Church Safety and Security Month
Class Reunion Month
Clergy Appreciation Month
Computer Learning Month
Consumer Information Month
Diversity Awareness Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Dwarfism Awareness Month
Dyslexia Awareness Month
Eat Better, Eat Together Month
Emotional Wellness Month
Energy Awareness Month
Eye Injury Prevention Month
Fair Trade Month
Family Health Month
Fire Prevention Month
Global ADHD Awareness Month
Global Diversity Awareness Month
Halloween Safety Month
Health Literacy Month
Healthy Lung Month
Hunger Awareness Month
Italian-American Heritage Month
LGBT History Month
Long-Term Care Planning Month
Lupus Awareness Month
Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month
Mental Illness Awareness Month
National AIDS Awareness Month
National Animal Safety and Protection Month
National Arts and Humanities Month
National Book Month
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
National Chiropractic Health Month
National Crime Prevention Month
National Critical Illness Awareness Month
National Cyber Security Awareness Month
National Dental Hygiene Month
National Depression Education and Awareness Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
National Ergonomics Month
National Family Sexuality Education Month – Let’s Talk
National Farm to School Month
National Field Trip Month
National Liver Awareness Month
National Medical Librarians Month
National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month
National Orthodontic Health Month
National Pet Wellness Month
National Physical Therapy Month
National Pit Bull Awareness Month
National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
National Service Dog Month
National Spina Bifida Awareness Month
National Substance Abuse Prevention Month
National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month
Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month
Polish-American Heritage Month
UNICEF Month
Vegetarian Awareness Month
Wishbones for Pets Month
Workplace Politics Awareness Month
World Blindness Awareness Month
World Menopause Month
Youth Against Tobacco Month

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