October Holidays

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It's October, the month of some of our favorite holidays — from Halloween to National Boyfriend Day. But for ancient Anglo-Saxons, October was also Winterfylleth — a time of to celebrate the beginning of winter which begins after a "fylleth" or full moon. Regardless of what you call it, October is chock full of food, fun, and festivity. So gather your family and friends, snuggle in your winter blanket, and partake in some of our coziest national holidays.

RELATIONSHIP HOLIDAYS: As someone wise once told us, boyfriends are like lottery tickets. You don't know what you’ve got until you scratch a little bit beneath the surface! As you might have guessed, one of our most important October holidays is National Boyfriend Day (October 3).

DRINKING HOLIDAYS: There are national days in October to celebrate relationships just as important as your romantic one—namely, coffee (International Coffee Day is October 1). We also celebrate the alcoholic essentials with National Vodka Day (October 4) and National American Beer Day (October 27). Did you know Americans spend more on beer than the Ukraine spends on everything?

FOOD HOLIDAYS: This is possibly the best month of the year for food holidays. Just listen to what holidays in October we're celebrating: National Dessert Day (October 14), National Chocolate Day (October 28), National Pasta Day (October 17), and National Taco Day (October 4). Americans ate over 4.5 billion tacos last year—can we top it this year?

PET HOLIDAYS: 23% of Americans own cats—that's a lot of happy people with which to celebrate National Cat Day (October 29)! A prime celebration? Dressing your cat up for Halloween (October 31).

Find a complete list of October holidays below, and happy celebrating!

International Coffee Day
Originating in Ethiopia and tracing its first consumption to Sufi monasteries in 15th-century Yemen, coffee has been energizing people around ...
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Vegetarian Day
Did you know that approximately 10% of the world's population is vegetarian, and that India has the lowest per capita ...
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Homemade Cookies Day
With the average person consuming almost 19,000 cookies in a lifetime, it is no surprise why we celebrate National Homemade ...
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International Day of Non-Violence
Today we celebrate the birthday of a man who helped bring forward the notion of “non-violence,” and the tremendous impact ...
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National Boyfriend Day
Someone wiser than us once said that boyfriends are like lottery tickets — you don’t know what you’ve got until ...
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Vodka Day
Vodka has its roots in the Russian word voda, which means "water." Allegedly first produced in Russia in the 9th ...
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National Taco Day
Observed annually on Oct. 4, National Taco Day celebrates the culinary fiesta that is a taco... loved and consumed by ...
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World Animal Day
No matter what country you go to in any corner of the planet, animals will consistently have a strong impact ...
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Do Something Nice Day
Make your friends and family smile this October 5 on National Do Something Nice Day. This holiday encourages us to ...
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National Noodle Day
Can you believe that noodles have been around for over 4,000 years? Noodles are popular all over the world and ...
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World Smile Day
Let's see those pearly whites—it's World Smile Day! World Smile Day is celebrated on the first Friday of October every ...
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National Pierogi Day
Each year, we set aside October 8 to celebrate everyone’s favorite flavorful Polish dumplings. Pierogis were traditionally considered a peasant ...
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Columbus Day
"In fourteen hundred ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue." We've been saying this for at least a hundred years (and ...
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World Mental Health Day
World Mental Health Day is held on Oct. 10 every year to highlight issues of global mental health education, awareness ...
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National Sausage Pizza Day
The world of pizza toppings is a tough space to break into. There's a lot of great competition — from ...
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National Pet Obesity Day
When the pooch starts getting a little plump, you know it’s time for a few things. More walks, less table ...
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National Farmers Day
The profession of farming began around 12,000 years ago with the domestication of livestock as hunter/gatherers settled down and started ...
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National No Bra Day
October 13 is National No Bra Day, also known as, every day after we get home from work day. Today ...
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National Dessert Day
Celebrated every year Oct. 14, people around the country love to indulge on National Dessert Day! Celebrated by way of ...
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It sounds simple: Wash your hands, save lives. But even something as easy and normal as washing hands is often ...
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World Maths Day
Since World Maths Day was founded in 2007 by 3P Learning, the popularity of World Maths Day has multiplied fast ...
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World Food Day
Where would we be without food? We certainly wouldn’t be at Starbucks, grocery stores or restaurants. We wouldn’t, in fact, ...
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National Feral Cat Day
Start practicing your alley cat strut and get your feline friends together, cause this October 16 we’re celebrating National Feral ...
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National Boss's Day
Bosses are the butt of our jokes and bear the brunt of our frustration — but there are some good ...
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National Pasta Day
The folks who created pasta definitely knew what they were doing. Hundreds of years of Italian tradition go into this ...
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There are exactly 365 days in a year, yet most of us neglect the condition of our computers. Technology is ...
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National Chocolate Cupcake Day
The first recorded historical mention of cupcakes was in 1796 in American Cookery, the first known cookbook to be written ...
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National New Friends Day
Your closest friends are a huge part of your life. They show up with chocolate and your favorite movie after ...
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World Osteoporosis Day
Bone health is important at any age, so it’s important to spread the word about World Osteoporosis Day on October ...
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International Day of the Nacho
Nachos are probably our single favorite snack in the world, which is why it’s so amazing that it’s International Day ...
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Sweetest Day
Celebrated on the third Saturday in October, Sweetest Day is on October 21 in 2017. And you know what’s sweetest ...
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National Reptile Awareness Day
Godzilla. Reptar. Yoshi. The Geico Gecko. These are just a few of the famous reptiles we love. But on October ...
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Whether you crack 'em, peel 'em, bust 'em, or buy 'em already opened for you, we can all agree that ...
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National Boston Cream Pie Day
Grab a fork and knife, because October 23 is National Boston Cream Pie Day! If you’ve never heard of Boston ...
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United Nations Day
To celebrate today, we have to think big. We have to think about 70 years of history, struggle, and accomplishment ...
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Bologna Day
This October 24, make sure to bring your brown bag lunches to work because it’s National Bologna Day! Everyone’s favorite ...
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It’s State Fair season. Winter is coming. The beach days are over. What does all this mean? Well, naturally, it ...
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World Pasta Day
Carb lovers of the world, behold: October 25 is World Pasta Day. People have been eating pasta since at least ...
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National Pumpkin Day
Pumpkins are so much more than just a fun holiday decoration. Not only are they one of the best-known sources ...
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American Beer Day
National American Beer Day is observed by beer drinkers across the nation every year on October 27. There are over 2,100 ...
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National Black Cat Day
It’s National Black Cat Day on October 27! Today we celebrate black cats because they need a little positive PR ...
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Did you know that chocolate is a fermented food?  Who knew! That's right, once the Cacao pods are picked, cleaned ...
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For those who think it’s only the golden retrievers and labs of the world that are the sweet, cute pets, ...
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National Cat Day
Charles Dickens said it best: "What greater gift than the love of a cat?"  Some 4 million cats enter shelters ...
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National Internet Day
The world wide web. The information highway. Cyberspace. The interwebz. We've all got a name for it, but no matter ...
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National Checklist Day
The more complex our lives get, the easier it is to make mistakes. Even the simple things can be forgotten ...
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Halloween
Ask any group of people which holiday is their favorite, and you're bound to find a handful that scream "Halloween!" ...
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