October is…

Adopt A Shelter Dog Month
Animal Safety and Protection Month
The First Full Week of October is…
Animal Welfare Week
Walk Your Dog Week
The First Monday in October is…
National Child Health Day
National Consignment Day
The First Tuesday in October is…
National Eat Fruit At Work Day
The First Wednesday in October is…
National Walk to School Day
National Pumpkin Seed Day
National Coffee with a Cop Day
The First Friday in October is…
National Manufacturing Day
National Body Language Day
World Smile Day
World College Radio Day
World Smile Day is a moving holiday celebrated on the first Friday of October. Harvey Ball created the first smiley face in 1963. Mr. Ball was a commercial artist. The Icon was so popular that in 1999 a holiday was established to celebrate the icon and smiles. For instance, in 2010, the slogan for World Smile Day was “Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile.”
The First Saturday in October is…
National Play Outside Day (Every month)
The Second Monday in October is…
Columbus Day (US Federal Holiday)
National Kick Butt Day
National Online Bank Day
Native American Day
The Second Tuesday in October is…
National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work/School Day
National Curves Day
National Emergency Nurse’s Day
National Fossil Day (In the Second Full Week in October)
National Stop Bullying Day
National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day
The Second Wednesday in October is…
Emergency Nurses Day was established on October 8, 1989, to honor the nurses working in hospital emergency rooms. These nurses play an intrinsic part in a community’s life. Responding quickly to life-endangering circumstances but also having to have a compassionate heart towards seriously ill patients and families who will find out in the emergency room about the loss of a loved one. Thank an ER nurse today!
Boss’s Day (or National Boss’s Day) is on October 16, unless it falls on a weekend. Then it’s the closest workday.
The Second Saturday in October is…
National Chess Day
National Costume Swap Day
National Motorcycle Ride Day
I Love Yarn Day
The Second Sunday in October is…
Clergy (Pastor, Minister) Appreciation Day
The Third Monday in October is…
National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day
The Third Tuesday in October is…
Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity
National Pharmacy Technician Day
The Third Wednesday in October is…
Hagfish Day
Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day
Medical Assistants Recognition Day (usually)
The Third Thursday In July Is…
Get to Know Your Customers Day – Third Thursday of Each Quarter (January, April, July, October)
National Get Smart About Credit Day
The Third Friday in October is…
National Mammography Day
The Third Saturday In October is…
National Sweetest Day
The Fourth Sunday in October is…
National Mother-in-Law Day
The Last Friday in October is…
National Breadstick Day
National Frankenstein Friday
National Pharmacy Buyer Day (Friday of Last Full Week)
The Last Saturday of October is…
Pitbull Awareness Day
National Trick or Treat Day
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