October Holidays

Find a complete list of October holidays below, and happy celebrating! At National Today, we love celebrating 55 October holidays.

Date

Holiday

Category

Region

Oct. 1

International Coffee DayFood, InternationalWorld

Oct. 1

National Homemade Cookies DayFoodU.S.

Oct. 1

World Vegetarian DayFoodWorld

Oct. 2

International Day of Non-ViolenceCause, InternationalWorld

Oct. 3

National Boyfriend DayRelationshipsU.S.

Oct. 4

National Crunchy Taco DayFoodU.S.

Oct. 4

National Taco DayFoodU.S.

Oct. 4

National Vodka DayDrinkingU.S.

Oct. 4

World Animal DayPetsWorld

Oct. 5

National Do Something Nice DayFunU.S.

Oct. 5

World Teachers Day EducationWorld

Oct. 6

National Noodle DayFoodU.S.

Oct. 7

World Smile DayFunWorld

Oct. 8

Columbus DayFederalU.S.

Oct. 8

National Pierogi DayFoodU.S.

Oct. 9

World Post DayTechnologyWorld

Oct. 10

NavratriReligiousWorld

Oct. 10

World Mental Health DayCause, HealthWorld

Oct. 11

National Pet Obesity DayPetsU.S.

Oct. 11

National Sausage Pizza DayFoodU.S.

Oct. 12

National Farmers DayCareerU.S.

Oct. 13

National No Bra DayCause, HealthU.S.

Oct. 14

National Dessert DayFoodU.S.

Oct. 15

Global Handwashing DayCause, HealthWorld

Oct. 15

World Maths DayEducationWorld

Oct. 16

National Boss's DayCareerU.S.

Oct. 16

National Feral Cat DayCause, PetsU.S.

Oct. 16

World Food DayCauseWorld

Oct. 17

National Clean Your Virtual Desktop DayTechnologyU.S.

Oct. 17

National Pasta DayFoodU.S.

Oct. 18

National Chocolate Cupcake DayFoodU.S.

Oct. 19

National New Friends DayRelationshipsU.S.

Oct. 20

Sweetest DayFunU.S.

Oct. 20

World Osteoporosis DayHealthWorld

Oct. 21

International Day of the NachoFood, InternationalWorld

Oct. 21

National Reptile Awareness DayPetsU.S.

Oct. 22

National Nut DayFoodU.S.

Oct. 23

National Boston Cream Pie DayFoodU.S.

Oct. 24

National Bologna DayFoodU.S.

Oct. 24

United Nations DayCauseWorld

Oct. 25

National Greasy Foods DayFoodU.S.

Oct. 25

World Pasta DayFoodWorld

Oct. 26

National Pumpkin DayFoodU.S.

Oct. 27

National American Beer DayDrinkingU.S.

Oct. 27

National Black Cat DayPetsU.S.

Oct. 28

National Chocolate DayFoodU.S.

Oct. 28

National Pit Bull Awareness DayPetsU.S.

Oct. 29

National Cat DayPetsU.S.

Oct. 29

National Internet DayTechnologyU.S.

Oct. 30

National Checklist DayFunU.S.

Oct. 31

HalloweenFunU.S.

October

AIDS Awareness MonthHealthU.S.

October

Caffeine Addiction Recovery MonthHealthU.S.

October

Celiac Disease Awareness MonthHealthU.S.

October

Down Syndrome Awareness MonthHealthU.S.

What is the significance of October holidays?

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 year 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.

What are some memorable October holiday moments?

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).

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?

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?

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).

Are we missing your favorite October holiday?

If you don't see a holiday you love to celebrate here, head to our holiday submission page and let us know! Make sure you've compiled a bit of information about your holiday before you submit. Is it celebrated widely? Does it have a track record of media coverage? Let us know about any October holidays we should add!

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