October 2018 Monthly, Weekly and Food Celebrations

October 2018

Monthly Celebrations

Adopt A Dog Month 
Adopt A Shelter Dog Month  
AIDS Awareness Month (President Reagan)  (also December)
American Pharmacists Month
Antidepressant Death Awareness Month
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Month  
Bat Appreciation Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Bullying Prevention Month
(World) Blindness Awareness Month 
Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month

Celiac Disease Awareness Month
Celebrating The Bilingual Child Month
Children’s Magazine Month
Christmas Seal Campaign (10/1-12/31)
Church Library Month
Church Safety and Security Month
Class Reunion Month
Contact Lens Safety Month
Co-op Awareness Month
Country Music Month
Cut Out Dissection Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Down Syndrome Awareness Month
Dyslexia Awareness Month
Eat Better, Eat Together Month
Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month
Emotional Wellness Month
Employee Ownership Month 
Energy Management is a Family Affair-Improve Your Home Month (10/1-3/31/13)
Eye Injury Prevention Month  (Note: There is also one in July.)
Fair Trade Month 
Financial Planning Month 

Feral Hog Month or Hog Out Month  
German-American Heritage Month
Global ADHD Awareness Month 
Global Diversity Awareness Month
Halloween Safety Month
Head Start Awareness Month 
Health Literacy Month
Home Eye Safety Month
I’m Just Me Because Month 
Italian-American Heritage Month 
International Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) Awareness Month
International Starman Month
International Strategic Planning Month
International Walk To School Month  
Intergeneration Month

Learn To Bowl Month 
Long Term Care Planning Month
Month of Free Thought
National Aesthetician Month 
National AIDS Awareness Month   (Note: July is HIV Awareness Month also.)
National Animal Safety and Protection Month 
National Arts & Humanities Month
National Audiology/Protect Your Hearing Month
National Bake and Decorate Month
National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

National Chiropractic Health Month
National Cookbook Month
National Crime Prevention Month
National Critical Illness Awareness Month
National Cyber Security Awareness Month
National Dental Hygiene Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month 
National Depression Education & Awareness Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
National Down Syndrome Month
National Dwarfism Awareness Month 
National Ergonomics Month 
National Field Trip Month
National “Gain The Inside Advantage” Month
National Go On A Field Trip Month
National Kitchen & Bath Month
National Liver Awareness Month
National Medical Librarian Month
National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month  
National Orthodontic Health Month
National Physical Therapy Month
National Protect Your Hearing Month 
National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month 
National Reading Group Month
National Roller Skating Month
National RSV Awareness Month 
National Sarcasm Awareness Month
National Spina Bifida Awareness Month
National Stamp Collecting Month
National Stop Bullying Month
National Substance Abuse Prevention Month 
National Toilet Tank Repair Month 
National Window Covering Safety Month 
National Work and Family Month
National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month
Organize Your Medical Information Month
Photographer Appreciation Month
Polish American Heritage Month
Positive Attitude Month
Raptor Month
Rett Syndrome Awareness Month
Right Brainers Rule! Month
Self-Promotion Month
Squirrel Awareness Month (Different Than Squirrel Appreciation Day in January)
Tackling Hunger Month   
 (Campbell Soup Sponsor.  Not the same as Hunger Month in September by 2nd Harvest.)
Talk About Medicines Month
Vegetarian Month
Wishbones for Pets Month (10/15 – 11/30)
Women Walking In Their Own Shoes Month
Workplace Politics Awareness Month
World Menopause Month


Customer Service Week: 1-5  (1st M-F Week) 
Drive Safely Work Week:  1-5    (M-F of First Full Week)

Financial Planning Week:  1-7 (1st Mon-Sun Week)
Kids’ Goal Setting Week:  1-5  (First Week)
National Chimney Safety Week: 1-7 (Week before Fire Prevention Week)
National Health Care Food Service Week: 1-7   (First Week)
National Heimlich Heroes Week:  1-5 (First Full M-F Week)
National Primary Care Physicians Week: 1-5 
National Walk Your Dog Week: 1-7
National Work From Home Week: 1-5 (1st Full Week) 
Spinning & Weaving Week: 1-7
Trichotillomania, Skin Picking & Related BFRB Awareness Week: 1-5  
Universal Children’s Week: 1-7
World Dairy Expo: 2-7 (First Tues. – Sunday)

No Salt Week: 3-10
World Space Week: 4-10 
National Storytelling Weekend: 5-7 (1st Full Weekend)
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta: 6-14  
National Physician’s Assistant Week: 6-12
Old-time Fiddler Days: 6-7  (1st Full Weekend)
4-H Week: 7-13  (1st Full Week) 
Death Penalty Focus Week: 7-13 (Always has 10th in it)
Fire Prevention Week:  7-13 
Getting The World To Beat A Path To Your Door Week: 7-13 
Great Books Week: 7-13  (1st Full Week) 
International Post Card Week: 7-13     (1st Full Week) 
Mental Illness Awareness Week: 7-13  (1st Full Week) 
Mystery Series Week: 7-13  (1st Full Week) 
National Carry A Tune Week: 7-13 (Always had 7th in it)
National Metric Week:  7-13  (Week always has 10th in it.)
Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Week : 7-13 (1st Full Week) 
Teen Read Week: 7-13  (Always Has Columbus Day)
Health Information and Technology Week: 8-12 
National School Lunch Week: 8-13 (Starts on 2nd Monday)
World Rainforest Week: 9-14  (Note: World Rainforest Day is in June)
Take Your Medicine Americans Week: 10-17
Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week: 12-20
Bullying Bystanders Unite Week: 14-20 (Third Full Week)

Drink Local Wine Week:  14-20   (2nd Full Week)  
Earth Science Week:  14-20  (Always 2nd Full Week)
Emergency Nurses Week:  14-20  (Always has 14th In It)
National Chestnut Week: 14-20  (2nd Full Week)
International Infection Prevention Week: 14-20 
Mediation Week: 14-20  (Third Week)
National Food Bank Week: 14-20 (Week Always Has 16th in it, World Food Day)
Veterinary Technicians Week:  14-20  (2nd Week) 
Choose To Be G.R.E.A.T. Week: 15-19  
International Dyslexia Association Reading Week: 15-19
Medical Assistants Recognition Week: 15-19 (Third Full Week) 
National Health Education Week:15-19  
National Nuclear Science Week: 15-19 (Last Full Week)
National School Bus Safety Week: 15-19  (Third Full Week)
YWCA Week Without Violence: 15-19  (3rd Week)
Food & Drug Interactions and Awareness Week: 17-24
INVICTUS Games: 20-27
Freedom From Bullies Week: 21-27 (Third Full Week)
Kids Care Week: 21-27 (Always Includes 10/27 Make A Difference Day)
National Character Counts Week: 21-27  (Third Full Week)
National Business Women’s Week: 21-27 (Third Full Week)  
National Chemistry Week: 21-27(Third Full Week)
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week:21-27   (Third Full Week)
National Forest Products Week: 21-27 (Starts Third Sunday)
National Friends of Libraries Week:21-27  (Third Full Week)
National Pharmacy Week: 21-27  (Third Full Week) 
National Save For Retirement Week: 21-27  (Third Full Week)
National Teen Drivers Safety Week: 21-27 (Third Full Week)
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week: 21-27  (Last Week)
National Massage Therapy Week: 21-27 (Last Full Week)
National Respiratory Care Week: 21-27  (Last full week)
Pastoral Care Week: 21-27  (Last Full Week)
Pro Bono Week: 21-27 
Rodent Awareness Week: 21-27
Freedom of Speech Week: 22-28      (Third Full M-Sun Week)
Red Ribbon Week: 23-31   (Last 9 days of the month)
Disarmament Week: 24-30
Prescription Errors Education & Awareness Week: 24-31
World Origami Days: 24-11/11
International Magic Week: 25-31
Sherlock Holmes Weekend: 26-28  (also March 16-18 and November 2-4)
Give Wildlife a Brake! Week: 28-11/3  
 (Last Week. We lose daylight and need to be more alert for animals while driving.)
National Midwifery Week: 30-10/6 


Food Celebrations


Eat Country Ham Month

Fair Trade Month

National Apple Month

National Applejack Month

Caramel Month

National Chili Month

National Cookbook Month

National Cookie Month

National Dessert Month

National Pasta Month

National Pickled Peppers Month

National Pizza Festival Month

National Popcorn Poppin’ Month

National Pork Month

National Pretzel Month

National Pumpkin Month

National Seafood Month

Vegetarian Awareness Month


National Fruit at Work Day (1st Tuesday)

National Kale Day (1st Wednesday)

National Chili Week (1st Week)

American Beer Week (2nd Week)

National Food Bank Week (2nd Week)

National School Lunch Week (2nd Week)

World Egg Day (2nd Friday)  

National Kraut Sandwich Week (3rd Week)

Pickled Peppers Week (3rd Week)

National Bulk Foods Week (3rd Week)

Chicken Soup for the Soul Week (4th Week) 



October 1

Homemade Cookies Day 

Pumpkin Spice Day

World Vegetarian Day

October 2

National Fried Scallops Day 

October 3

National Caramel Custard Day

National Soft Taco Day

October 4

National Cinnamon Roll Day in Sweden (Kanelbullens Dag)

National Taco Day

National Vodka Day

October 5

National Apple Betty Day

October 6

National Noodle Day 

October 7

National Frappe Day

October 8

National Fluffernutter Day

National Pierogi Day

October 9

Moldy Cheese Day (we presume they mean blue cheese mold)

National Pizza and Beer Day

Submarine-Hoagie-Hero-Grinder Day

October 10

National Angel Food Cake Day

October 11

National Sausage Pizza Day

World Dulce de Leche Day

October 12

National Gumbo Day

National Pumpkin Pie Day

October 13

National M & M Day

National Peanut Festival Day

National Pumpkin Festival Day

National Yorkshire Pudding Day

October 14

National Chocolate-Covered Insects Day

National Dessert Day        

October 15

National Chicken Cacciatore Day

National Mushroom Day

National Red Wine Day

National Roast Pheasant Day       

October 16

National Liqueur Day

World Food Day

October 17

National Pasta Day       

Four Prunes Day     

October 18

National Chocolate Cupcake Day

October 19

National Seafood Bisque Day

October 20

National Brandied Fruit Day

October 21

National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

Caramel Apple Day

October 22

National Nut Day 

October 23

National Boston Cream Pie Day

National Canning Day

October 24

National Bologna Day

Good and Plenty Day

October 25

National Greasy Foods Day

World Pasta Day

October 26

Mince Meat Pie Day

Pumpkin Day 

Pretzel Day  

October 27

National Potato Day 

American Beer Day

October 28

National Chocolate Day 

Wild Foods Day 

October 29

National Oatmeal Day

October 30

National Candy Corn Day

Buy a Doughnut

October 31

National Candy Apple Day  

Trick or Treat for UNICEF Day

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Celebration list sources:

www.verseoftheday.com   www.brownielocks.com   www.holidayinsights.com   www.thenibble.com   www.foodimentary.com

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