Your Guide to All October 2022 Holidays and Observances

When you think of October, the images that instantly come to mind are typically ghouls, goblins, your annual family trip to the pumpkin patch and, of course, the celebration of Halloween. So while you get wrapped up in planning the best Halloween costume and enhancing your house with seriously spooky decorations you may miss out on all of the other wonderful holidays and observances that the month has to offer.Not only are national and federal holidays observed in October, but some funny, light-hearted and lesser-known celebrations are observed as well. Seriously, have you ever heard of International Coffee Day? This year it falls on October 1. (As if we really needed another reason to make a Starbucks run.) Other fun days like Mean Girls Day, World Singing Day and National Magic Day, which fall on October 3, October 16 and October 31 respectively, will give you more reasons to celebrate. You can even start new traditions by binging the iconic teen film, planning a night of karaok with friends or trying out a few magic tricks. There are also many days that recognize more serious issues, like depression screening, hospice care and trauma. These dates may encourage you to volunteer or spread awareness.If you’re still curious about other holidays and observances that fall in October, check out our detailed list below.

Oscar Wong

October 1World Vegetarian DayInternational Music DayNational Homemade Cookies DayNational Hair DayInternational Coffee DayInternational Day of Older PersonsOctober 2National Custodian DayNational Name Your Car DayInternational Day of Non-ViolenceWorld No Alcohol DayOctober 3Child Health DayButterfly and Hummingbird DayNational Boyfriend DayMean Girls DayWorld Habitat DayOctober 4National Taco DayFeast of St Francis of AssisiYom KippurWorld Animal DayNational Cinnamon Roll DayNational Golf Lovers DayNational Taco DayOctober 5National Walk and Bike to School DayNational Do Something Nice DayWorld Teachers’ DayWorld Financial Planning DayRandom Acts of Poetry Day

Maskot

October 6National Coaches DayNational German-American DayNational Noodle DayNational Plus Size Appreciation DayWorld Cerebral Palsy Day October 7World Smile DayNational Frappe DayNational Body Language DayNational Inner Beauty DayOctober 8National Depression Screening DayWorld Hospice and Palliative Care DayNational Chess DayNational Pierogi DayWorld Octopus DayOctober 9Leif Erikson DayWorld Post DayOctober 10Columbus Day (Most regions)Indigenous Peoples’ DayWorld Mental Health DayWorld Homeless DayOctober 11National Coming Out DayInternational Day of the Girl ChildOctober 12National Emergency Nurse’s DayFarmers DayNational Savings DayNational Stop Bullying DayWorld Arthritis DayOctober 13United States Navy BirthdayNational No Bra DayWorld Sight DayInternational Day for Disaster Risk ReductionOctober 14National Dessert DayNational Fossil DayOctober 15National Grouch DayGlobal Handwashing DayNational Mushroom DayNational Fetch DayInternational Day of Rural Women

Aleksandr Zubkov

October 16National Train Your Brain DayWorld Singing DayNational Sports DayBoss’s DayWorld Food DayDictionary DayGlobal Cat DayDepartment Store DayWorld Spine DayOctober 17International Day for the Eradication of PovertyNational Pasta DayNational Clean Your Virtual Desktop DayNational Pay Back a Friend DayBlack Poetry DayWorld Trauma DayOctober 18Alaska DayNational No Beard DayWorld Menopause DayOctober 19National New Friends DayGlobal Dignity DayNational Pharmacy Technician DayOctober 20National Day on WritingWorld Osteoporosis DayInternational Sloth DayNational Pharmacy Technician DayNational Youth Confidence DayInternational Chefs DayOctober 21National Reptile DayNational Pets for Veterans DayNational Medical Assistants DayNational Apple DayBack to the Future DayNational Mammography DayOctober 22National Nut DayInternational Stuttering Awareness DayNational Make A Difference DayOctober 23National Paralegal DayNational Boston Cream Pie DayNational Mother-in-Law DayNational TV Talk Show Host DayOctober 24United Nations DayNational Bologna DayWorld Development Information DayWorld Polio DayOctober 25International Dwarfism Awareness DayWorld Opera DayInternational Artist’s DayNational Art DayNational I Care About You Day

Somyot Techapuwapat

October 26National Day of the DeployedNational Pumpkin DayIntersex Awareness DayOctober 27World Occupational Therapy DayNational Mentoring DayNational Black Cat DayNational American Beer DayOctober 28Nevada DayNational Chocolate DayInternational Animation DayNational Immigrants DayNational First Responders DayOctober 29Internet DayNational Cat DayNational Oatmeal DayWorld Psoriasis DayWorld Stroke DayOctober 30National Breadstick DayNational Checklist DayNational Text Your Ex DayNational Candy Corn DayOctober 31HalloweenNational Magic DayWorld Cities DayNational Caramel Apple Day

Cameron Jenkins
Cameron is a staff writer for Good Housekeeping, where she covers topics ranging from holidays to food and more.

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When you think of October, the images that instantly come to mind are typically ghouls, goblins, your annual family trip to the pumpkin patch and, of course, the celebration of Halloween. So while you get wrapped up in planning the best Halloween costume and enhancing your house with seriously spooky decorations you may miss out on all of the other wonderful holidays and observances that the month has to offer.

Not only are national and federal holidays observed in October, but some funny, light-hearted and lesser-known celebrations are observed as well. Seriously, have you ever heard of International Coffee Day? This year it falls on October 1. (As if we really needed another reason to make a Starbucks run.) Other fun days like Mean Girls Day, World Singing Day and National Magic Day, which fall on October 3, October 16 and October 31 respectively, will give you more reasons to celebrate. You can even start new traditions by binging the iconic teen film, planning a night of karaok with friends or trying out a few magic tricks.

There are also many days that recognize more serious issues, like depression screening, hospice care and trauma. These dates may encourage you to volunteer or spread awareness.

If you’re still curious about other holidays and observances that fall in October, check out our detailed list below.

Oscar Wong

October 1

World Vegetarian Day

International Music Day

National Homemade Cookies Day

National Hair Day

International Coffee Day

International Day of Older Persons

October 2

National Custodian Day

National Name Your Car Day

International Day of Non-Violence

World No Alcohol Day

October 3

Child Health Day

Butterfly and Hummingbird Day

National Boyfriend Day

Mean Girls Day

World Habitat Day

October 4

National Taco Day

Feast of St Francis of Assisi

Yom Kippur

World Animal Day

National Cinnamon Roll Day

National Golf Lovers Day

National Taco Day

October 5

National Walk and Bike to School Day

National Do Something Nice Day

World Teachers’ Day

World Financial Planning Day

Random Acts of Poetry Day

cheerful friends cycling and skateboarding on street in city

Maskot

October 6

National Coaches Day

National German-American Day

National Noodle Day

National Plus Size Appreciation Day

World Cerebral Palsy Day

October 7

World Smile Day

National Frappe Day

National Body Language Day

National Inner Beauty Day

October 8

National Depression Screening Day

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

National Chess Day

National Pierogi Day

World Octopus Day

October 9

Leif Erikson Day

World Post Day

October 10

Columbus Day (Most regions)

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

World Mental Health Day

World Homeless Day

October 11

National Coming Out Day

International Day of the Girl Child

October 12

National Emergency Nurse’s Day

Farmers Day

National Savings Day

National Stop Bullying Day

World Arthritis Day

October 13

United States Navy Birthday

National No Bra Day

World Sight Day

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

October 14

National Dessert Day

National Fossil Day

October 15

National Grouch Day

Global Handwashing Day

National Mushroom Day

National Fetch Day

International Day of Rural Women

a bunch of whole raw fresh mushrooms in a plate, on a white table or background

Aleksandr Zubkov

October 16

National Train Your Brain Day

World Singing Day

National Sports Day

Boss’s Day

World Food Day

Dictionary Day

Global Cat Day

Department Store Day

World Spine Day

October 17

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

National Pasta Day

National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day

National Pay Back a Friend Day

Black Poetry Day

World Trauma Day

October 18

Alaska Day

National No Beard Day

World Menopause Day

October 19

National New Friends Day

Global Dignity Day

National Pharmacy Technician Day

October 20

National Day on Writing

World Osteoporosis Day

International Sloth Day

National Pharmacy Technician Day

National Youth Confidence Day

International Chefs Day

October 21

National Reptile Day

National Pets for Veterans Day

National Medical Assistants Day

National Apple Day

Back to the Future Day

National Mammography Day

October 22

National Nut Day

International Stuttering Awareness Day

National Make A Difference Day

October 23

National Paralegal Day

National Boston Cream Pie Day

National Mother-in-Law Day

National TV Talk Show Host Day

October 24

United Nations Day

National Bologna Day

World Development Information Day

World Polio Day

October 25

International Dwarfism Awareness Day

World Opera Day

International Artist’s Day

National Art Day

National I Care About You Day

young asian male painting on canvas at studio

Somyot Techapuwapat

October 26

National Day of the Deployed

National Pumpkin Day

Intersex Awareness Day

October 27

World Occupational Therapy Day

National Mentoring Day

National Black Cat Day

National American Beer Day

October 28

Nevada Day

National Chocolate Day

International Animation Day

National Immigrants Day

National First Responders Day

October 29

Internet Day

National Cat Day

National Oatmeal Day

World Psoriasis Day

World Stroke Day

October 30

National Breadstick Day

National Checklist Day

National Text Your Ex Day

National Candy Corn Day

October 31

Halloween

National Magic Day

World Cities Day

National Caramel Apple Day

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