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October 2021 Events and Celebrations
The spookiest month in the calendar, October’s most widely celebrated holiday is Halloween on October 31st. On top of its Spooky atmosphere, October is also one of the most playful months of the year as people partake in month-long preparations for Halloween Day.
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World Vegetarian Day
World Vegetarian Day is celebrated annually on October 1. The day brings global attention to the health and environmental benefits of vegetarianism and focuses on the ethics of following a vegetarian lifestyle.
International Coffee Day
International Coffee Day is an occasion that is used to promote and celebrate coffee as a beverage, with events now occurring in places across the world. On this day, take time to savor and appreciate your favorite caffeinated beverage and ensure to share your drink on social media with #CoffeeDay !
World Smile Day #WorldSmileDay
The first Friday of October every year is celebrated around the globe as World Smile Day. The unofficial holiday encourages people to do acts of kindness to spread good will and cheer. On this day, make sure to use #WorldSmileDay to spread positivity on social media to brighten the day for others!
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International Day of Nonviolence
The International Day of Non-Violence is observed by all UN member states on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. The purpose of this day is to disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness to secure a culture of peace and tolerance.
Random Acts of Poetry Day
Random Acts of Poetry Day is about painting poetry in the public square, either literally or figuratively. On this day, recite your favorite piece of poetry in the streets, chalk your poem onto the sidewalk (or a blackboard), leave one on a subway seat, pin one onto your local grocery store board.
World Farm Animals Day
World Farm Animals Day was founded to highlight the poor conditions suffered by some farm animals, and promote awareness in the hope something may be done to improve their lives. On this day, visit a farm with your friends and family, or donate to an animal protection charity of your choice!
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National Techies Day
National Techies Day is observed annually on October 3. During National Techies Day, students are encouraged to consider a career in technology. To celebrate #NationalTechiesDay , share your experiences with technology and learn more about the innovative technologies changing the world!
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World Animal Day
World Animal Day is an international day of action for animal rights and welfare celebrated annually on October 4, the feast day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. This day unites the animal welfare movement to raise the status of animals so that welfare standards improve globally.
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World Teachers’ Day
World Teachers' Day, is held annually on October 5. Established in 1994, it commemorates the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. Remember to thank your teachers or prepare a small gift for them to show your appreciation for their dedication!
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World Cerebral Palsy Day
World Cerebral Palsy Day is managed by a group of non-profit Cerebral Palsy (CP) organizations called the World Cerebral Palsy Initiative, the day raises awareness about CP and brings attention to the specific needs of those living with this complex physical condition.
Mad Hatter Day
Mad Hatter Day is celebrated each year on October 6 because the Mad Hatter wears a top hat labeled “In this style 10/6” in the illustrations within Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. To celebrate, host a Mad Hatter tea party, or use #MadHatterDay to share your silliest riddles on social media.
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World Habitat Day
World Habitat Day is observed every year on the first Monday of October throughout the world. It was officially designated by the United Nations and first celebrated in 1986. This day aims to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter.
World Architecture Day
World Architecture Day is a day to show appreciation for the work architects do and to celebrate some of the great global architectural works. Make sure to pay tribute to your favorite architects with #WorldArchitectureDay on social media or visit conferences and exhibitions celebrating this day!
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Ada Lovelace Day
Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). It aims to increase the profile of women in STEM and create new role models who will encourage more girls into STEM careers and support women already working in STEM.
World Octopus Day
World Octopus Day celebrates one of the most distinctive creatures living on the planet today; the octopus. On this day, take a trip to your local sea life center, take time to learn more about these fascinating creatures or make a donation to a charity of your choice working to protect sea animals.
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World Post Day
World Post day happens annually on the anniversary of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), started in 1874 in Switzerland. The UPU was the start of the global communications revolution, introducing the ability to write to others all over the world. Celebrate by sending mail, or thanking your mailman!
I Love Yarn Day
I Love Yarn Day is observed annually on the second Saturday in October. It is a collaborative effort of the Craft Yarn Council, a non-profit made up of leading yarn companies, accessory manufacturers, publishers and consultants in the yarn industry. Share your love of yarn crafts with #ILoveYarnDay.
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World Mental Health Day
World Mental Health Day is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. It was first celebrated in 1992 , initiated by the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries.
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International Day of the Girl
An international day declared by the United Nations, it is also called the Day of Girls. This day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. To celebrate, try to bring awareness to these issues!
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National Train Your Brain Day
This day was created to encourage everyone to expand and exercise their brain to access more of its potential capacity. To celebrate #TrainYourBrainDay , share your favourite thought-provoking reads, attempts in logic puzzles, brain teasers, and riddles on social media for your friends to try!
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World Sight Day
World Sight Day, observed annually on the second Thursday of October, is a global event meant to draw attention on blindness and vision impairment. It was originally initiated by the SightFirstCampaign of Lions Club International Foundation in 2000.
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Global Handwashing Day
A global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. It is endorsed across the board by governments, schools, international institutions, NGOs, and many others.
International Craft Day
International Craft Day is on 15th October, 2019 and celebrated every calendar year on the same day, dedicated to acknowledge world crafts and the tireless work of millions of artisan & crafts person.
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World Food Day
Celebrated every year globally on 16 October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945, it aims to raise awareness to hunger and healthy diets. Use #WorldFoodDay to share your individual action or participate in virtual events.
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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is an international observance celebrated every year on October 17 throughout the world. This day honours the victims of extreme poverty, violence and hunger by making their voices heard and recognising poverty as a violation of human rights.
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Chocolate Cupcake Day
Chocolate Cupcake Day was established to celebrate the most perfect form of cupcakes (in our opinion), the Chocolate Cupcake. On this day, bake up a batch of chocolatey goodness, host a chocolate cupcake party and make sure to share the fun on social media with #ChocolateCupcakeDay !
Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) (Muslim)
Mawlid is the observance of the birthday of Islamic prophet Muhammad which is commemorated in Rabi' al-awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar.
Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day
Take the third Monday of October to clean the mess on your computer, thinking back to the time when your computer was still fresh and new. On this day, make sure to use #CleanYourVirtualDesktopDay to share helpful tips and tricks on organising your computer to others.
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Evaluate Your Life Day
Evaluate Your Life Day was created by Thomas and Ruth Roy of Wellcat Holidays & Herbs "to encourage everyone to check and see if they're really headed where they want to be." Share your thoughts on social media with #EvaluateYourLifeDay , and also peek at the self-actualisation journey of others,
Face Your Fears Day
This day has been observed the third Tuesday in October since 2007. This day is the perfect time for you to try to stand up to your fears, overcome them and seize the day! Share your experiences doing so with #FaceYourFearsDay to inspire your friends and family to do the same.
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Spirit Day
Spirit Day is an annual LGBTQ awareness day observed on the third Thursday in October. Started in 2010 by Canadian teenager Brittany McMillan, it was created in response to a rash of widely publicized bullying-related suicides of gay school students in 2010, including that of Tyler Clementi.
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Smart is Cool Day
Smart is Cool Day is an annual celebration observed on October 22nd of every year. Smart is the new cool now. Get ready to show the world how smart you are with a celebration day in the calendar. Use #SmartistheCoolDay on social media to celebrate the your IQ and intelligence and that of others.
Caps Lock Day
October 22 IS CAPS LOCK DAY! This day was created by Derek Arnold in 2000 to poke fun at people who use all caps as a typing style. The best way to Celebrate Caps Lock Day is quite simple, embrace proper grammar and don’t use caps lock!
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Make A Difference Day
Make A Difference Day is an unofficial secular holiday or observance that emphasizes community service and volunteerism. On the fourth Saturday of each October, volunteers and organisations use this day to help their communities in ways that best fits their needs.
TV Talk Show Host Day
TV Talk Show Host Day — the day we are supposed to honor those men and women who tell jokes, interview celebrities and make us laugh and cry on a daily basis. To observe #TVTalkShowHostDay , share your thoughts on late-night talk shows and discover the history behind your favorite talk shows.
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United Nations Day
United Nations (UN) Day is celebrated to commemorate the day that 51 countries came together to promote peace post WWII. UN Day is devoted to making known to people of the world the aims and achievements of the United Nations. UN Day is part of United Nations Week, which runs from 20 to 26 October.
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Greasy Foods Day
The world is full of delicious foods, and the vast majority of them are rich in fats and grease. To celebrate #GreasyFoodDay , take a day off your diet, cook up a greasy feast for your loved ones or order take-out from your favourite fast food joint.
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National Pumpkin Day
The purpose of this holiday is to celebrate and give thanks to the pumpkin for being such an integral part of American culture. Share your escapades whipping up your favourite pumpkin recipes, visiting your local pumpkin patch, or carving up a jack-o-lantern with #NationalPumpkinDay on social media.
Howl At The Moon Day
Howl At The Moon Day has been celebrated annually on October 26th of every year. Have you ever tried to howl like a wolf? If not then it’s a day for you to howl and say a hello to the moon. For the more altruistically minded, you can plan a fund-raising event for your local wolf conservatory.
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World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage takes place every 27 October. This commemorative day was chosen by UNESCO in 2005 to raise awareness on the significance of the preservation of recorded sound and audiovisual documents.
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International Animation Day
October 28 is International Animation Day. It's a day to recognize and celebrate the artists, the scientists and the technicians behind animated art including animated movies. On this day, celebrate by watching different animation films through the ages, and learning more about animation techniques.
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World Stroke Day
Stroke is a non-communicable disease that attacks millions of people worldwide every year. World Stroke Day aims to encourage people to understand stroke risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high blood cholesterol.
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National Publicist Day
National Publicist Day is celebrated annually around the world on October 30th. Founded in 2015, it is a day of appreciation and recognition of public relations professionals. Use #NationalPublicistDay to share your experience at work, or support your friends who are working in PR!
Checklist Day
Checklist Day is an opportunity to appreciate the value of using checklists to help avoid tragedy and disappointments and to take advantage of opportunities. As you may have guessed, make sure to create a checklist for all tasks that are due to celebrate this day!
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Halloween
Halloween is a celebration observed in several countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day. It is celebrated by costume parties, playing 'trick-or-treat', watching horror films, visiting haunted houses or carving lanterns out of pumpkins.
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About the month of October
As the days become cooler, people shift their preferences towards hot drinks, sweaters, and warm, earth-tone colors. Business owners can use this month as an opportunity to start Halloween holiday campaigns and dress up their stores with spooky decorations. Marketers can also launch autumn sales campaigns and use warmer palettes for their content. The birthstone of October is the opal which is a gem that signifies love and passion, and and its name is derived from the latin word Octo which means eight. Additionally, the birth flower of October is the calendula which is more popularly known as marigold. Some of the popular days of this month include World Teachers' Day, Canadian Thanksgiving and more.

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