Here is a collection of links to silly, strange and obscure holidays celebrated in October. Links in boldface are featured on Worldwide Weird Holidays.

 

October 1

CD Player Day
Day of Unity Against Domestic Violence
Digital Scrapbooking Day
Fire Pup Day
Inter-American Water Day – 2016 – 1st Saturday
International Day of Older Persons
International Raccoon Appreciation Day
Model T Day
National Lace Day
World Vegetarian Day

October 2

International Day of Non-Violence
National Name Your Car Day
National Research Maniacs Food Day
Phileas Fogg’s Wager Day
World Day for Farmed Animals
World No Alcohol Day

October 3

Blue Shirt Day: World Day of Bullying Prevention – 2016 – 1st Monday
Mean Girls Appreciation Day
National Boyfriend Day
National Butterfly and Hummingbird Day
National Family TV Show Day
National Techies Day
Virus Appreciation Day

October 4

Balloons Around the World Day
Cinnamon Bun Day
International Toot Your Flute Day
National Golf Day
National Ships-in-Bottles Day
National Taco Day
National Vodka Day
Ten-Four Day
World Animal Day

October 5

Do Something Nice Day
National Apple Betty Day
National Kale Day – 2016 – 1st Wednesday
National Storytelling Day
Random Acts of Poetry Day – 2016 – 1st Wednesday
World Teachers’ Day

October 6

Come and Take It Day
Garlic Lovers Day
Jackie Mayer Rehab Day
Mad Hatter Day
National Depression Screening Day
National Noodle Day
National Physician’s Assistant Day

October 7

Bathtub Day
National Frappe Day
Plaidurday – 2016 – 1st Friday
World Smile Day – 2016 – 1st Friday
You Matter to Me Day

October 8

African Penguin Awareness Day
Alvin C. York Day
American Touch Tag Day
International Newspaper Carrier Day – 2016 – 2nd Saturday
National Fluffernutter Day
National Pierogi Day
World Octopus Day
World Sight Day

October 9

International Beer and Pizza Day
Curious Events Day
Fire Prevention Day – anniversary of Great Chicago Fire
Leif Erikson Day
National Moldy Cheese Day
Nautilus Night
Submarine-Hoagie-Hero-Grinder Day
World Post Day

October 10

Columbus Day – 2016 – 2nd Monday
Hug a Drummer Day
International Stage Managers Day
National Angel Food Cake Day
National Chess Day
National Handbag Day
National Kick Butt Day – 2016 – 2nd Monday
National Metric Day
National Tuxedo Day
Squid and Cuttlefish Day (Squidturday)
World Day Against the Death Penalty
World Homeless Day
World Porridge Day

October 11

Cephalopod Awareness Day
Ada Lovelace Day – 2016 – 2nd Tuesday
General Pulaski Memorial Day
It’s My Party Day
National Coming Out Day
National Food Truck Day
National Sausage Pizza Day
“You Go, Girl” Day

October 12

International Top Spinning Day – 2016 – 2nd Wednesday
Cookbook Launch Day
Emergency Nurses Day – 2016 – 2nd Wednesday
Freethought Day
National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work or School Day – 2016 – 2nd Wednesday
National Fossil Day
National Gumbo Day
National Stop Bullying Day
National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day

October 13

International Skeptics Day
International Day for Failure
International Plain Language Day
International Suit Up Day
National Train Your Brain Day
National Yorkshire Pudding Day
Silly Sayings Day
U.S. Navy Birthday

October 14

national lowercase day
National Chocolate-Covered Insect Day
National Dessert Day
World Egg Day – 2016 – 2nd Friday
World Standards Day

October 15

Global Handwashing Day
“I Love Lucy” Day
International Independent Video Store Day
National Grouch Day
National White Cane Safety Day
Sweetest Day – 2016 – 3rd Saturday

October 16

Dictionary Day
Feral Cat Day
Steve Jobs Day
World Spine Day
World Toy Camera Day

October 17

Wear Something Gaudy Day
Four Prunes Day
International Adjust Your Chair Day – 2016 – 3rd Monday
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
National Boss Day – 2016 – 3rd Monday
National Edge Day
National Mulligan Day
National Pasta Day
Spreadsheet Day

October 18

World Menopause Day
Face Your Fears Day – 2016 – 3rd Tuesday
National Chocolate Cupcake Day
National No Beard Day
National Pharmacy Technician Day – 2016 – 3rd Tuesday

October 19

Stuck in Line with a Conspiracy Theorist Day
Dress Like a Dork Day
Hagfish Day – 2016 – 3rd Wednesday
Multicultural Diversity Day
National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day
National Seafood Bisque Day
National Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day – 2016 – 3rd Wednesday
New Friends Day
Rainforest Day

October 20

Information Overload Day
International Credit Union Day – 2016 – 3rd Thursday
International Day of the Air Traffic Controller
Miss American Rose Day
National Brandied Fruit Day
National Suspenders Day
Spirit Day
World Osteoporosis Day

October 21

Back to the Future Day
Apple Day
Babbling Day
Count Your Buttons Day
Garbanzo Bean Day
Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Prevention Day
International Day of the Nacho
National Pharmacy Buyer Day – 2016 – last Friday of full week
Reptile Awareness Day

October 22

INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY
Clean Up the Earth Day
Eat a Pretzel Day
International Stuttering Awareness Day
Make a Difference Day – 2016 – 4th Saturday
National Color Day
National Knee Day
National Nut Day
National Pit Bull Awareness Day – 2016 – 4th Saturday
Smart is Cool Day

October 23

National Mole Day
iPod Day
Mother-In-Law Day – 2016 – 4th Sunday
National Boston Cream Pie Day
National Canning Day
National Slap Your Irritating Co-Worker Day
TV Talk Show Host Day – Johnny Carson’s birthday

October 24

World Tripe Day
Black Thursday Anniversary
Food Day
National Bologna Day
Take Back Your Time Day
United Nations Day
World Development Information Day

October 25

Cartoonists Against Crime Day
International Artist Day
National Greasy Foods Day
Punk for a Day Day
Sourest Day
World Pasta Day
World Pizza Makers Day

October 26

Mule Appreciation Day
National Mincemeat Day
National Pumpkin Day
Worldwide Howl at the Moon Night

October 27

Sylvia Plath Day
American Beer Day
Boxer Shorts Day
National Potato Day
Occupational Therapy Day
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

October 28

National Chocolate Day
Frankenstein Friday – 2016 – last Friday
National Breadstick Day – 2016 – last Friday
Plush Animal Lover’s Day
Statue of Liberty Dedication Day
Wild Foods Day

October 29

National Cat Day (and International Internet Day)
National Hermit Day
National Oatmeal Day
World Psoriasis Day
World Stroke Day

October 30

Create a Great Funeral Day
Whatever Happened to Visit a Cemetery Day? – 2016 – last Sunday
Buy a Doughnut Day
Checklist Day
Mischief Night
National Candy Corn Day
National Pumpkin Day
Sugar Addiction Awareness Day

October 31

National Magic Day
Carve a Pumpkin Day
Girl Scout Founder’s Day
Halloween
National Caramel Apple Day
National Knock-Knock Jokes Day
Samhain
Scare a Friend Day
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Day