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