Find a complete list of October holidays below, and happy celebrating! At National Today, we love celebrating 179 October holidays.
DateHolidayCategoryTagsRegion
Mon Oct 1
​International Day of Older Persons
Mon Oct 1
International Coffee Day
Mon Oct 1
National Black Dog Day
Mon Oct 1
National Child Health Day, ,
Mon Oct 1
National Fire Pup Day
Mon Oct 1
National Hair Day
Mon Oct 1
National Homemade Cookies Day
Mon Oct 1
World Vegetarian Day
Tue Oct 2
International Day of Non-Violence
Tue Oct 2
National Custodian Day
Tue Oct 2
National Name Your Car Day,
Wed Oct 3
Mean Girls Day
Wed Oct 3
National Boyfriend Day
Wed Oct 3
National Kevin Day
Wed Oct 3
National Walk and Bike to School Day,
Thu Oct 4
​National Cinnamon Roll Day
Thu Oct 4
National Crunchy Taco Day
Thu Oct 4
National Golf Lovers Day
Thu Oct 4
National Poetry Day
Thu Oct 4
National Taco Day
Thu Oct 4
National Vodka Day
Thu Oct 4
World Animal Day
Fri Oct 5
National Be Nice Day,
Fri Oct 5
National Get Funky Day
Fri Oct 5
National Kiss a Wrestler Day
Fri Oct 5
National Do Something Nice Day
Fri Oct 5
World Teachers Day
Sat Oct 6
​National Transfer Money to Your Daughter Day
Sat Oct 6
National Mad Hatter Day, , ,
Sat Oct 6
National Noodle Day
Sat Oct 6
National Plus Size Appreciation Day,
Sat Oct 6
World Cerebral Palsy Day
Sun Oct 7
​National Frappe Day, ,
Sun Oct 7
World Smile Day
Mon Oct 8
Columbus Day
Mon Oct 8
National Fluffernutter Day
Mon Oct 8
National Kick Butt Day
Mon Oct 8
National Pierogi Day
Mon Oct 8
Pchum Ben
Tue Oct 9
Mysore Dasara
Tue Oct 9
World Post Day
Wed Oct 10
National Cake Decorating Day
Wed Oct 10
National Hug a Drummer Day
Wed Oct 10
National Pet Obesity Day
Wed Oct 10
Navratri
Wed Oct 10
World Mental Health Day
Thu Oct 11
National Coming Out Day
Thu Oct 11
National Depression Screening Day
Thu Oct 11
National Kimberly Day,
Thu Oct 11
National Sausage Pizza Day
Thu Oct 11
World Obesity Day
Fri Oct 12
National Coaches Day
Fri Oct 12
National Farmers Day
Fri Oct 12
National Pulled Pork Day ,
Fri Oct 12
National Savings Day
Sat Oct 13
​National Fossil Day
Sat Oct 13
Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
Sat Oct 13
National M&M Day, , , ,
Sat Oct 13
National No Bra Day
Sat Oct 13
Navy Birthday, ,
Sat Oct 13
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day,
Sun Oct 14
National Dessert Day
Mon Oct 15
​National I Love Lucy Day, ,
Mon Oct 15
Global Handwashing Day
Mon Oct 15
National Cheese Curd Day,
Mon Oct 15
National Grouch Day,
Mon Oct 15
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
Mon Oct 15
National Mushroom Day
Mon Oct 15
National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, , ,
Mon Oct 15
World Maths Day
Tue Oct 16
​National Liqueur Day,
Tue Oct 16
Global Cat Day
Tue Oct 16
National Boss's Day
Tue Oct 16
National Feral Cat Day
Wed Oct 16
National Pharmacy Technician Day,
Tue Oct 16
World Food Day
Wed Oct 17
National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day
Wed Oct 17
National Edge Day, , , ,
Wed Oct 17
National Medical Assistants Day
Wed Oct 17
National Mulligan Day
Wed Oct 17
National Pasta Day
Wed Oct 17
National Pay Back a Friend Day,
Thu Oct 18
International ShakeOut Day
Thu Oct 18
National Chocolate Cupcake Day,
Thu Oct 18
National No Beard Day,
Thu Oct 18
Vijayadashami
Fri Oct 19
National Mammography Day
Fri Oct 19
National New Friends Day
Fri Oct 19
World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day
Sat Oct 20
International Sloth Day
Sat Oct 20
International Sloth Day
Sat Oct 20
National Day on Writing
Sat Oct 20
National Fetch Day
Sat Oct 20
Sweetest Day
Sat Oct 20
World Osteoporosis Day
Sun Oct 21
​Back to the Future Day
Sun Oct 21
International Day of the Nacho
Sun Oct 21
National Apple Day
Sun Oct 21
National Check Your Meds Day,
Sun Oct 21
Pets for Vets Day,
Sun Oct 21
National Reptile Awareness Day
Sun Oct 21
National Reptile Day ,
Mon Oct 22
National Nut Day
Tue Oct 23
National Boston Cream Pie Day
Tue Oct 23
National Croc Day, , , ,
Tue Oct 23
National Paralegal Day
Tue Oct 23
Slap Your Annoying Coworker Day
Wed Oct 24
National Bologna Day
Wed Oct 24
United Nations Day
Thu Oct 25
​National I Care About You Day, ,
Thu Oct 25
National Art Day
Thu Oct 25
National Greasy Foods Day
Thu Oct 25
World Pasta Day
Fri Oct 26
National Breadstick Day ,
Fri Oct 26
National Chicken Fried Steak Day,
Fri Oct 26
National Pumpkin Day
Sat Oct 27
​National Drug Take Back Day,
Sat Oct 27
​National Mentoring Day
Sat Oct 27
National American Beer Day
Sat Oct 27
National Black Cat Day
Sat Oct 27
National Pit Bull Awareness Day
Sun Oct 28
​National First Responders Day,
Sun Oct 28
​National Immigrants Day,
Sun Oct 28
National Chocolate Day, ,
Mon Oct 29
National Cat Day
Mon Oct 29
National Internet Day
Mon Oct 29
National Oatmeal Day,
Mon Oct 29
World Psoriasis Day
Tue Oct 30
National Checklist Day
Wed Oct 30
National Text Your Ex Day, ,
Wed Oct 31
​National Caramel Apple Day
Wed Oct 31
Halloween
October
​Global Diversity Awareness Month, , ,
October
​Italian-American Heritage Month, ,
October
​National Bullying Prevention Month, ,
October
​National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October
AIDS Awareness Month
October
American Cheese Month
October
Blindness Awareness Month
October
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October
Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month
October
Down Syndrome Awareness Month
October
Eat Better, Eat Together Month,
October
Emotional Wellness Month, , , ,
October
Fair Trade Month,
October 1–8
Fungal Disease Awareness Week
October
German-American Heritage Month, ,
October
Health Literacy Month
October
Healthy Lung Month,
October
National ADHD Awareness Month,
October
National Book Month
October
National Caramel Month
October
National Chili Month
October
National Chiropractic Month,
October
National Critical Illness Awareness Month
October
National Dental Hygiene Month,
October
National Depression Education and Awareness Month
October
National Dessert Month
October
National Ergonomics Month
October
National Liver Awareness Month
October
National Pasta Month
October
National Physical Therapy Month
October
National Pickled Peppers Month
October
National Pizza Month
October
National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
October
National Pretzel Month
October
National Protect Your Hearing Month
October
National Sausage Month
October
National Spina Bifida Awareness Month
October
Polish American Heritage Month,
October
Rett Syndrome Awareness Month
October
Vegetarian Month,
October
World Menopause Month
October 2–9
​National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, , ,
October 12–19
Bone and Joint Health National Action Week
October 15–22
Durga Puja
October 15–22
National Health Education Week
October 21–28
National Retirement Security Week
October 21–28
Respiratory Care Week, ,