October 17th Holidays

October 17th is the 290th day in the Gregorian calendar. On this day recreational use of cannibis was legalized in Canada; Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and OPEC imposed an oil embargo on countries it viewed to be supporting Israel during the Yom Kippur War. Famous October 17th birthdays include playwright Arthur Miller, Ziggy Marley, and Mae Jamison. Today is National Pasta Day and National Mulligan Day.

We have 18 holidays listed for October 17.

Oct17

National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day

There are 365 days in a year, yet we neglect the condition of our computers.

Oct17

National Pasta Day

Hundreds of years of Italian tradition go into this simple meal.

Oct17

Black Poetry Day

Celebrate the rich black culture and experience by reading black poetry today.

Oct17

Child Poverty Day

It is a child’s right to have access to free quality healthcare and education.

Oct17

Day of Dignity (Bolivia)

Let’s get ready to celebrate the Day of Dignity, a solemn affair for Bolivians.

Oct17

Day of the Races

Day of the Race is a significant holiday, despite some resistance in the indigenous community.

Oct17

Dessalines Day

Jean-Jacques Dessalines was both a champion of freedom and a strict autocrat.

Oct17

Heroes and Forefathers Day

Creating a more British Virgin Islands-focused holiday honors the territory’s rich past.

Oct17

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Let's work together to end global poverty.

Oct17

National Catholic Men’s Conference Day

It's Catholic Men’s Conference Day, the perfect time to plan for your next conference.

Oct17

National Edge Day

The straight edge lifestyle means refraining from alcohol, drugs, and tobacco.

Oct17

National Heroes' Day of Jamaica

Jamaica has seven great heroes that are remembered and cherished even today.

Oct17

National Mulligan Day

If at first you don’t succeed, you’ll get another crack at it.

Oct17

National Pay Back a Friend Day

Pull up your mobile payment apps, and start paying your (ex) friends back.

Oct17

Shemini Atzeret

Shemini Atzeret is the postscript to the seven days of Sukkot.

Oct17

Wear Something Gaudy Day

Grab your brightest outfits to celebrate Wear Something Gaudy Day in and out of style.

Oct17

Women in Military Service for America Memorial Anniversary

Women officially joined the U.S. military during the last two years of World War I.

Oct17

World Trauma Day

Get informed about trauma and its resulting consequences around the world on this day.