October Holidays and Celebrations
Holidays and Celebrations in October
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.
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Monthly Celebrations In October
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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.
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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
Daily Celebrations in October
Techie's Day 2
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
United Nations Day 24
Make A Difference Day 27
National Forgiveness Day 27
Navy Day 27
Mother-in-Law Day 28
National Cat Day 29
National Knock-Knock Jokes Day 31
National Magic Day 31
Samhain 10/31- 11/1
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
Ways To Celebrate John Lennon's Birthday
- John Lennon's Letters and Drawings to be Published in New Book | Music News | Rolling Stone
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- Remembering John Lennon | Music News | Rolling Stone
Thirty years ago this week, on December 8th, 1980, John Lennon was murdered in New York. He was emerging from five years of seclusion after the rele
- The Best of the John Lennon Tributes | Music News | Rolling Stone
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- Rolling Stone John Lennon Articles
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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."
United Nations Day - October 24
- UN Day
Every year, UNA-USA Chapters hold events across the country on October 24th to commemorate the 1945 signing of the United Nations Charter.
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."
The origin of Halloween lies in Celtic Ireland
- The origin of Halloween is found in Celtic Ireland
Discover the real origin of Halloween and find out how our ancestors' beliefs are echoed in the way we celebrate today.