1. Holidays 10.20

    • Air Traffic Control Day
    • Astronomy Day
    • Big Block of Cheese Day (on “The West Wing”)
    • Birth of the Bab (Baha’i)
    • Brandied Fruit Day
    • Bridge Day (Fayette, West Virginia)
    • Change Your Oil Day
    • Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day [3rd Monday]
    • Ebisu Festival (Japanese God of Fortune)
    • Feast of No Excuse For a Feast
    • Greatest Show on Earth Day
    • Hurricane Thanksgiving Day (Virgin Islands) [3rd Monday]
    • Information Overload Awareness Day [3rd Monday]
    • International Chefs Day [ website ]
    • International Day of the Air Traffic Controller
    • International Juan Valdez Appreciation Day
    • Kenyatta Day (a.k.a. Mashujaa Day; Kenya)
    • Miss American Rose Day
    • National Day on Writing
    • National Heroes Day (Jamaica) [3rd Monday]
    • Revolution Day (Guatemala)
    • Season of the Aftermath begins (Discordian)
    • Suspenders Day
    • Vietnamese Women’s Day (Vietnam)
    • World Osteoporosis Day
    • World Statistics Day
    • World Toy Camera Day
     

  2. Holidays 10.19

    • Armilustrium (Ancient Roman festival to Mars)
    • Bettara Ichi (Pickle Market a.k.a. Sticky-Sticky Fair; Ebisu Shrine, Tokyo, Japan)
    • Bridge Day (Fayette, West Virginia)
    • Change Your Life Day
    • Day of National Concern About Young People & Gun Violence
    • Evaluate Your Life Day
    • Feast of the Wicked Scam
    • Greasy Spoon Day
    • Independence Day (Niue; 1974)
    • International Human Rights Day (Turks and Caicos Islands)
    • Make A Scarecrow Day
    • Mother Theresa Day (Albania)
    • Samora Machel Day (Mozambique)
    • Seafood Bisque Day
    • Spirit Day
    • Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day [3rd Sunday]
    • Wear Purple to Stop Bullying Day
    • Yorktown Day
     

  3. Holidays 10.18

    • Alaska Day
    • Anti-Slavery Day
    • Boost Your Brain Day
    • Bridge Day
    • Chocolate Cupcake Day
    • Clean Water Act Day
    • Festival of Poetic Terrorism
    • Frabjous Day [3rd Saturday]
    • Hard Boiled Guy & B-Girl Day
    • Independence Day (Azerbaijan; from the USSR, 1991)
    • Mason/Dixon Line Day
    • Moby Dick Day
    • National Statistics Day (Japan)
    • Necktie Day (Croatia)
    • No Beard Day
    • Old Farmers Day
    • Pandrosos (Greek all-refreshing Goddess)
    • Persons Day (Canada)
    • St. Luke the Apostle’s Day (patron saint of brewers)
    • Sweetest Day [3rd Saturday]
    • Watch a Squirrel Day
    • World Menopause Day
    • World Toy Camera Day
     

  4. Holidays 10.17

    • Big Yellow Hat Day
    • Black Poetry Day
    • Cake Decorating Day
    • Dessalines Day (Haiti)
    • Doburoku Matsuri (Sake Festival; Japan)
    • Feminists Day
    • Four Prunes Day
    • Gaudy Day (a.k.a. Wear Something Gaudy Day)
    • The Great Shake Out Earthquake Preparedness Day (at 10:17 a.m.)
    • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
    • Kanname-Sai Harvest Festival (Japan)
    • Loyalty Day (Argentina)
    • Mulligan Day
    • International Day For the Eradication of Poverty (UN)
    • National Ass Day
    • National Edge Day
    • National Geographic Day
    • National Mammography Day [3rd Friday]
    • National Pasta Day
    • Paint A Mural On A Sidewalk Day
    • St. Audrey’s Day Fair (original tawdry fair; Isle of Ely, UK)
    • Work On Your Charisma Day
    • World Student Day
     

  5. Holidays 10.16

    • Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters
    • Blog Action Day [ website ]
    • Boss’s Day [October 16 or nearest work day]
    • Bridge Day (West Virginia)
    • Clean Your Bug Zapper Day
    • Department Store Day
    • Dictionary Day
    • Dress Like a Dork Day
    • Ether Day
    • Fall Astronomy Day
    • Feral Cat Day
    • Get Smart About Credit Day [3rd Thursday]
    • Get To Know Your Customer Day [3rd Thursday]
    • International Credit Union Day [3rd Thursday]
    • Learn a Word Day
    • Maintenance Personnel Day
    • National Liqueur Day
    • Pope John Paul II Day (Poland)
    • Population Control Day
    • World Anesthesia Day
    • World Food Day (UN)
     

  6. Holidays 10.15

    • Cayenne Festival (French Guiana)
    • Chicken Cacciatore Day
    • Dine With TV Dinners On the Floor Night
    • Equirria (October Equus, sacrifice of a horse to Mars; Old Roman Empire)
    • Ether Day
    • Feast of the Three Noble Ladies (Ancient Egypt)
    • Fete Nationale de l’Evacuation (Evacuation Day; Tunisia)
    • Global Handwashing Day
    • Hagfish Day [3rd Wednesday]
    • International Day of Older People (Australia)
    • International Day of Rural Women (UN)
    • Mertz of All Possible Mertzes
    • Missouri Day [3rd Wednesday]
    • National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day
    • National Fossil Day [3rd Wednesday]
    • National Grouch Day
    • National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
    • National Mushroom Day
    • National Roast Pheasant Day
    • National Shut-In Visitation Day
    • Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day
    • Rainbow Pickling Day
    • Rectification Day (Burkina Faso)
    • Sewing Lovers’ Day
    • Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day [3rd Wednesday]
    • Take Your Parents To Lunch Day
    • White Cane Safety Day
     

  7. Holidays 10.14

    • Ada Lovelace Day [2nd Tuesday]
    • Be Bald and Be Free Day
    • Chisinau Day (Moldova)
    • Chocolate-Covered Insects Day
    • Face Your Fears Day [2nd Tuesday]
    • Festival for the Penates (Ancient Roman gods of the Storeroom)
    • National Dessert Day
    • National Frump Day
    • national lower case day
    • Nyerere Day (Tanzania)
    • Peace Corps Day
    • Quarrel Festival (Japan)
    • Ride A Bicycle Somewhere Day
    • Svetitskovloba (Georgia)
    • Vinternatsblot (Asatru)
    • Winnie-the-Pooh Day
    • World Standards Day
     

  8. Holidays 10.13

    • Astronomy Day
    • Bartolomé Day [2nd Monday]
    • Blame Someone Else Day
    • Bokbierdag (National Bock Beer Day; The Netherlands) [ website ]
    • Clean the Crumbs Out of the Broiler Oven Day
    • Columbus Day observed [2nd Monday]
    • Commonwealth Culture Day (Northern Mariana Islands)
    • Costume Swap Day
    • Dia del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural (Argentina)
    • Discoverer’s Day (Hawaii) [2nd Monday]
    • Double Ninth Festival (China) [9th day of 9th Lunar month)
    • English Language Day
    • Festival of Unmediated Play
    • Fontanalia (Old Roman God of Wells & Springs)
    • Health and Sports Day (Japan) [2nd Monday]
    • Indigenous People’s Day [2nd Monday]
    • International Day For Natural Disaster Reduction (UN)
    • International Skeptics Day
    • John Peel Day
    • Lotu-a-Tamaiti (American Samoa) [Monday after 2nd Sunday]
    • Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
    • Modern Mythology Day
    • National Kick-Butt Day [2nd Monday]
    • Native Americans’ Day (South Dakota) [2nd Monday]
    • National No Bra Day
    • Thanksgiving (Canada) [2nd Monday]
    • Train Your Brain Day
    • White House Day
    • Yorkshire Pudding Day
    • Yorktown Victory Day (Virginia) [2nd Monday]
     

  9. Holidays 10.12

    • Ayathrem begins (Zoroastrianism)
    • Child Rambunctiousness Appreciation Day
    • Clergy Appreciation Day (a.k.a. Pastor Appreciation Day or Ministry Appreciation Day) [2nd Sunday]
    • Columbus Day
    • Cookbook Launch Day
    • Costume Swap Day
    • Day of Giving the Black Land to Horus and the Red Land to Set (Ancient Egypt)
    • Day of the Six Billion
    • Dia De La Raza (a.k.a. Day of the Race; Mexico)
    • Dia de la Resistencia (a.k.a. Day of Indigenous Resistance; Venezuela)
    • Dia de las Americas (a.k.a. Day of the Americas; Uruguay)
    • Dia de las Culturas (a.k.a. Day of the Cultures; Costa Rica)
    • Discovery Day (Bahamas)
    • Fortuna Redux (Old Roman Goddess of Successful Journeys & Safe Returns)
    • Freethought Day
    • Global Scream Day (30-second scream at 1200 GMT)
    • Good Thief Sunday [2nd Sunday]
    • Grandmother’s Day (Florida) [2nd Sunday]
    • Gumbo Day
    • Hispanity Day (Spain)
    • Independence Day (Equatorial Guinea; from Spain, 1968)
    • International Moment of Frustration Scream Day
    • International Top Spinning Day
    • National Chess Day [2nd Saturday]
    • National Doodle Bug Day
    • National Fossil Day
    • National Salesperson’s Day
    • Native Americans’ Day
    • Old Farmer’s Day
    • Piomingo Day (Chickasaw Nation)
    • Shojo Festival (Narumi Hachimangu, Nagoya, Japan) [2nd Sunday]
    • Spanish Language Day UN)
    • Superstar Day
    • White Sunday (Western Samoa) [2nd Sunday]
    • World Arthritis Day
    • Yorktown Victory Day
     

  10. Holidays 10.11

    • Feast of Real Family Values
    • General Pulaski Memorial Day
    • It’s My Party Day
    • International Day of the Girl Child
    • Kraken Day
    • Mato Grosso do Sui Day (Brazil)
    • Meditrinalia (Old Roman festival in honor of the new vintage)
    • Myths and Legends Day
    • National Bookkeeper’s Day
    • National Chess Day [2nd Saturday]
    • National Coming Out Day
    • National Sausage Pizza Day
    • Old Michelmas Day (Celtic)
    • Universal Music Day
    • Uprising Against Fascism Day (Macedonia)
    • Vinalia (Roman Wine Festival)
    • You Go, Girl Day