Special Days in October, 2013

October-2013-fall-webOctober is time for colorful leaves, jackets, pumpkins, and candy!  October has a lot of special days on the calendar as well!  This month is packed with  holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days , historic figures and authors birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries,  and more!  Whether you’re looking for something special to study, celebrate, or add to the menu, this listing of special days should give you plenty to choose from.

October’s Themes, Awareness, and Observances

  • Animal Safety and Protection
  • Apple
  • Audiology Awareness
  • Bake and Decorate
  • Bat Appreciation
  • Birds of Prey
  • Bilingual Child
  • Blindness Awareness
  • Book
  • Bullying Prevention
  • Caramel
  • Cheese
  • Chili
  • Clocks
  • Co-op Awareness
  • Country Ham
  • Crime Prevention
  • Cut Out Dissection
  • Cyber Security Awareness
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Down Syndrome Awareness
  • Dyslexia Awareness
  • Eat Better, Eat Together
  • Eatable Roots
  • Ergonomics
  • Financial Planning
  • Global Diversity
  • Go On A Field Trip
  • Improve Your Home
  • Liver Awareness
  • Pastor Appreciation Day
  • Persimmons
  • Photographer Appreciation
  • Pizza Month
  • Popcorn Poppin’
  • Positive Attitude
  • Reading Group
  • Right Brainers Rule
  • Roller Skating
  • Rhubarb
  • Sausage
  • Sarcastic Awareness
  • Spina Bifida Awareness
  • Spinach Lovers
  • Squirrel Awareness
  • Stamp Collecting Month
  • Strategic Planning
  • Tackling Hunger
  • Vegetarian

Oct. 1

  • Fire Pup Day
  • Homemade Cookies Day
  • Model T Ford introduced 1908
  • President Jimmy Carter born 1924
  • Lace Day
  • Vegetarian Day

Oct. 2

  • Balloons Around the World Day
  • Farm Animals Day
  • Mahatma Gandhi born 1869
  • Guardian Angels Day
  • Name Your Car Day
  • Peanuts Comic first published 1950

Oct. 3

  • Captain Kangaroo Day
  • Arthur James Herriot born 1916
  • Hummingbird Day
  • Look At Leaves Day
  • Richard the Lionheart crowned King 1189
  • SOS (distress code) established 1906
  • Techie’s Day
  • Virus Appreciation Day
  • Walk To School Day

Oct. 4

  • Frappe Day
  • Golf Day
  • President Rutherford Hayes born 1822
  • Improve Your Office Day
  • Sputnik launched 1957
  • World Animal Day
  • World Diversity Day
  • World Smile Day

Oct. 5

  • Card Making Day
  • Frugal Fun Day
  • Long Walk Day
  • President Chester Arthur born 1829
  • Do Something Nice Day
  • World Teachers Day

Oct. 6

  • Inter-generation Day
  • Mad Hatter Day
  • World Communion Day

Oct. 7

  • Physicist Niels Bohrs born 1885
  • Bullying Prevention Day
  • Child Health Day
  • Great Chicago Fire 1871
  • Poetry Day
  • Sukkot Ends
  • World Habitat Day
  • World Smile Day

Oct. 8

  • Face Your Fears Day
  • Draconid Meteor Shower

Oct. 9

  • Chess Day
  • Cupcake Day
  • Curious Events Day
  • Leif Erikson Day
  • Fire Prevention Day
  • First 2-way Telephone Conversation 1876
  • Moldy Cheese Day
  • Pro-Life Day
  • Stop Bullying Day
  • World Post Day

Oct. 10

  • Angel Food Cake Day
  • Cake Decorating Day
  • Tuxedo Day
  • World Sight Day

Oct. 11

  • Boer War Starts 1880
  • Egg Day
  • Ferryboat Day

Oct. 12

  • Farmers Day
  • Fossil Day
  • Free Thought Day
  • Moment of Frustration Scream Day
  • Skeptics Day
  • Star Spangled Banner First Sung 1814
  • Universal Music Day

Oct. 13

  • Chess Day
  • White House Construction began 1792
  • English Language Day
  • Fall Astronomy Day
  • US Navy Established 1775

Oct. 14

  • Battle of Hastings 1066
  • Be Bald and Free Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Dessert Day
  • President Dwight Eisenhower born 1890
  • Native American Day
  • Thanksgiving (Canada)

Oct. 15

  • Eid al-Adha
  • Grouch Day
  • I Love Lucy Day

Oct. 16

  • Chamber of Commerce Day
  • Dictionary Day
  • Good Spelling
  • Hagfish Day
  • World Food Day

Oct. 17

  • Black Poetry Day
  • Pro-Life Day
  • Wear Something Gaudy Day

Oct. 18

  • Alternative Fuel Day
  • Chocolate Cupcake Day
  • No Beard Day

Oct. 19

  • Bridge Day
  • Electric Light Bulb Introduced 1879
  • Evaluate Your Life Day
  • Rainforest Day
  • Sweetest Day

Oct. 20

  • Information Overload Day
  • Monster Mash Day

Oct. 21

  • Apple Day
  • Count Your Buttons Day
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
  • Reptile Awareness Day
  • Virtual Clean Your Desktop Day

Oct. 22

  • CAP LOCKS DAY
  • Daniel Boone born 1734
  • Nut Day

Oct. 23

  • Canned Food Day
  • iPod Day
  • Mole Day
  • Pele (soccer champion) born 1940

Oct. 24

  • Bologna Day
  • United Nations Day

Oct. 25

  • Denim Day
  • Frankenstein Friday
  • Artist Pablo Picasso born 1881
  • Pasta Day
  • Punk for a Day Day
  • Sourest Day

Oct. 26

  • Make a Difference Day
  • Mule Day
  • Red Cross Began 1836

Oct. 27

  • Mother-in-Law Day
  • President Theodore Roosevelt born 1858
  • School Library Day
  • Teddy Bear Day
  • Tell a Story Day

Oct. 28

  • National Chocolate Day
  • Statue of Liberty dedicated 1886

Oct. 29

  • Cat Day
  • Hermit Day
  • Internet Day
  • Visit a Cemetery Day

Oct. 30

  • President John Adams born 1735
  • Candy Corn Day
  • Haunted Refrigerator Night

Oct. 31

  • Caramel Apple Day
  • Day of the Dead
  • Halloween
  • Knock Knock Jokes Day
  • Magic Day
  • Mount Rushmore Completed 1941
  • Nevada Statehood 1864
  • Reformation Day
  • Samhain

I make my monthly special days calendars by using several sources including old calendars,  holiday books, newspapers, and the web. If you know of a special day that I do not have listed, please comment and let me know what it is so I can add it in.   Below are the links to my favorite online calendars.

http://www.se7en.org.za/

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/

http://www.homeschoolshare.com/

http://familycrafts.about.com/od/calendars/ss/2013-Funny-Holiday-Calendar-Pages_11.htm

If you are wanting to add church history to your calendar click here for a wonderful timeline resource http://www.christianity.com/church/church-history/by-date/

The cute October calendar at the top of this post can be printed from here  http://inkhappi.com/october-2013-calendar/

Happy Fall, Ya’ll!

betty jo

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6 thoughts on “Special Days in October, 2013

  1. Dee

    Thanks for your help. Every month I try to plan my schedule with something special at least once a week. It makes the week go by and the kids look forward to a special treat. They don’t know what coming, But everyday they find something new in the classroom, their job it to figure it out what is the special day before Friday.
    Dee

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