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October Holidays and Celebrations

Updated on November 8, 2014

Holidays and Celebrations in October

October is officially here! Time for pumpkins, ghost stories and horrow films! October has Presidents Day, John Lennon's birthday and Halloween.

Every Day there are holidays and celebrations around the world. For the purpose of this website a "holiday" is any day that recognizes a cultural event and other stuff. So take a look and see what you can celebrate during the month of October.

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A mighty old oak

shedding leaves of gold and red

ushers in the fall.


Monthly Celebrations In October

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

National Animal Safety and Protection Month

National Book Month

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Chiropractic Month

National Cookbook Month

Right Brainers Rule Month

Rhubarb Month

Spinach Lovers Month

Vegetarian Month

Spiritual Marketing Awareness Month

October, or Autumnal Tints
October, or Autumnal Tints

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October, or Autumnal Tints - Henry David Thoreau

This book is a beautiful new presentation of Henry David Thoreau's classic "Autumnal Tints" enhanced with an illuminating essay by acclaimed scholar Robert D. Richardson and the sensuous watercolors by Lincoln Perry. Click the image to order.

Autumnal Tints
Autumnal Tints

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Autumnal Tints - Henry David Thoreau

"October is the month for painted leaves. Their rich glow now flashes round the world. As fruits and leaves and the day itself acquire a bright tint just before they fall, so the year near its setting. October is its sunset sky; November the later twilight."

Autumnal Tints was originally published in the October 1862 Atlantic Monthly. Click the image to order.

Weekly Celebrations in October

*Universal Children's Week 1-7

Customer Service Week 1-5

National Storytelling Week

Great Books Week 7-13

Mystery Series Week 7-13

National Work From Home Week 7-13

National Friends of Libraries Week 21-27

*Peace, Friendship and Good Will Week 24-31

International Magic Week 25-31

Daily Celebrations in October

World Vegetarian day 1

Techie's Day 2

Blessing of the Animals Day, World Pet Day 4

Improve Your Office Day 4

World Teachers Day 5

World Card Making Day 5 First Saturday

Mad Hatter Day 6

Columbus Day 8

John Lennon Birthday 9

International Day Of The Girl 10

Universal Music Day 12 2nd Saturday

U.S. Navy Birthday 13

Native American Day 14 2nd Monday

Boss's Day 16

Get To Know Your Customers Day 18

Evaluate Your Life Day 19

United Nations Day 24

Make A Difference Day 27

National Forgiveness Day 27

Navy Day 27

Mother-in-Law Day 28

National Chocolates Day* 28

National Cat Day 29

Halloween 31

National Knock-Knock Jokes Day 31

National Magic Day 31

Samhain 10/31- 11/1

Canada Thanksgiving: Second Monday in October

Canada   Thanksgiving: Second Monday in October
Canada Thanksgiving: Second Monday in October

Celebrating Thanksgiving in Canada

"Thanksgiving is the second Monday in October, and is a statutory holiday in all jurisdictions except New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island.

"While the actual Thanksgiving holiday is on a Monday, Canadians might eat their Thanksgiving meal on any day of the three day weekend. Thanksgiving is often celebrated with family."


Get This To Celebrate John Lennon's Birthday

United Nations Day - October 24 2011

"United Nations, New York, 22 October 2009 - The anniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations Charter on 24 October 1945 has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. It has traditionally been marked throughout the world by meetings, discussions and exhibits on the achievements and goals of the Organization."

Celtic Festivals; Samhain (Halloween) - 31st October/1st November

The origin of Halloween is found in Celtic Ireland

"...the 1st of November, Samhain, was the Celtic New Year, and the celebrations began at sunset of the day before ie its Eve."

What Is Your Favorite Halloween Treat?

What Is Your Favorite Halloween Treat?

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How Are You Celebrating October? - I want to hear from you

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      Rosyel Sawali 5 years ago from Manila Philippines

      Cool one! I've been trying to come up with a lens on an October celebration ^_^

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      patinkc 5 years ago from Midwest

      @Jennifer_Glennon: Jennifer, thanks for saying hello!

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      Jennifer_Glennon 5 years ago

      Thank you for sharing I love the fall season and all of the holidays that come with it.

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      patinkc 5 years ago from Midwest

      @Mamaboo LM: Thank you, Mamaboo! Really appreciate the blessing!

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      Mamaboo LM 5 years ago

      5 birthdays, and all the holidays I can. My favorite thing on your lens...chocolate of course! Be blessed!

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      patinkc 6 years ago from Midwest

      @OhMe: So happy to have you join this lens.

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      patinkc 6 years ago from Midwest

      @dahlia369: Thank you, Daria!

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      dahlia369 6 years ago

      Nice idea for a lens and blessed! :)

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Thank you for allowing me to add my lens to your great October lens. Fun visit.

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      patinkc 6 years ago from Midwest

      @TonyPayne: Tony, thanks for letting me know I used the wrong module. I changed it and added your link!

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      This is a great idea for a series of lenses, and you did a great job on it too. I tried to add my lensography, but it looks like this is a regular list not a Plexo. The link is Lovely lens, blessed.

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      Cheryl Paton 6 years ago from West Virginia

      October 1st is the kick off for Vegetarian Month. And then of course it is wrapped up with Halloween!

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      October is my birthday, as well as my uncle's birthday. He will be 80 this year, and is arranging a big family party, which will be great. Usually though, October is fairly quiet.

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      patinkc 7 years ago from Midwest

      @WindyWintersHubs: Thanks for your visit and Happy Birthday to family members!

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      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Fall Greetings! We have family birthdays and the Canadian Thanksgiving Day to celebrate in October. Oops, and then of course, Halloween! :)