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Every October 2023 Holiday in one list

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October is arguably one of the best months of the year. It’s the month of pumpkin spice, witches, and National Women-Owned Business Day! Celebrated the first Thursday in October, we’re kicking off the second ever National Women-Owned Business Day on October 5, 2023, a day we started to celebrate and support our fellow women-owned businesses. Check out more information about it on the WOBD website and get your toolkit to join in the fun!

See the complete list of October 2023 Holidays and Observances below!

Monthly Holidays and Observances in October 2023:

  • National Native American Day
  • National Women’s Small Business Month
  • National Cyber Security Awareness Month
  • Fair Trade Month
  • LGBTQIAA+ History Month #LGBTQHistory #LGBTQHistoryMonth
  • Global Diversity Month
  • Filipino-American Heritage Month
  • Italian-American Heritage Month
  • Polish-American Heritage Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • World Menopause Month
  • Health Literacy Month
  • ADHD Awareness Month
  • Dyslexia Awareness Month
  • Eczema Awareness Month
  • Healthy Lung Month
  • Liver Cancer Awareness Month
  • SIDS Awareness Month
  • Spina Bifida Awareness Month
  • Down Syndrome Awareness Month
  • National Chiropractic Month
  • National Dental Hygiene Month
  • National Orthodontic Health Month
  • National Physical Therapy Month
  • National Depression Education and Awareness Month
  • National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
  • National Work and Family Month
  • National Arts and Humanities Month
  • National Pasta Month
  • National Pizza Month

Weekly Holidays and Observances in October 2023:

  • National Newspaper Week (October 1-7)
  • Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 1-7)
  • National Fire Prevention Week (October 8-14)
  • Healthcare Foodservice Workers Week (October 1-7)
  • World Space Week (October 4-10)
  • National Primary Care Week (October 4-10)
  • National Physician Assistants Week (October 6-12)
  • Bone and Joint Health National Action Week (October 12-20)
  • Banned Books Week #BannedBooksWeek (October 1-7)
  • Earth Science Week (October 8-14)
  • National School Lunch Week (October 9-13)
  • National Veterinary Technicians Week (October 15-21)
  • National Chemistry Week (October 16-21)
  • National Friends of Libraries Week (October 15-21)
  • National Pharmacy Week (October 15-21)
  • National School Bus Safety Week (October 16-20)
  • Global Media and Information Literacy Week (October 24-31)
  • Red Ribbon Week (October 23-31) #RedRibbonWeek
  • National Business Women’s Week (October 15-21) #BusinessWomensWeek
  • Asexual Awareness Week (October 22-28) #ACEWEEK #AsexualPride

Daily Holidays and Observances in October 2023:

October 1: International Coffee Day #InternationalCoffeeDay, World Vegetarian Day #WorldVegetarianDay, International Day of Older Persons, International Music Day

October 2: International Day of Non-Violence, National Child Health Day, World Day of Bullying Prevention, World Architecture Day, World Habitat Day 

October 3: National Techies Day #NationalTechiesDay

October 4: World Animal Day, National Taco Day #NationalTacoDay, International Walk to School Day

October 5: National Women-Owned Business Day #WomenOwnedBizDay, World Teachers Day #WorldTeachersDay, Latina’s Equal Pay Day

October 6: World Cerebral Palsy Day, National Depression Screening Day, World Smile Day #WorldSmileDay, National Body Language Day

October 7: World Cotton Day, National Inner Beauty Day, You Matter to Me Day

October 8: International Lesbian Day #InternationalLesbianDay #LesbianDay

October 9: World Post Day, Indigenous People’s Day

October 10: World Mental Health Day, World Homeless Day

October 11: International Day of the Girl, National Coming Out Day #NationalComingOutDay, Emergency Nurses Day

October 12: National Farmers Day, National Savings Day, World Sight Day

October 13: National Train Your Brain Day #TrainYourBrainDay, Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, National No Bra Day, International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

October 14: World Sight Day, National Dessert Day #DessertDay, World Migratory Bird Day

October 15: International Day of Rural Women, Navaratri begins #Navaratri, White Cane Safety Day

October 16: Boss’s Day, World Food Day

October 17: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

October 18: World Menopause Day, Love Your Body Day, International Pronouns Day #PronounsDay,

October 19: Spirit Day (LGBTQIAA+ anti-bullying), Get to Know Your Customers Day #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay

October 20: World Statistics Day, National Mammography Day

October 22: International Stuttering Awareness Day, Mother-In-Law Day

October 24: United Nations Day, World Development Information Day

October 25: World Pasta Day

October 26: Intersex Awareness Day #IntersexAwarenessDay #IntersexPride

October 27: World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

October 29: National Cat Day

October 30: National Checklist Day #ChecklistDay

October 31: Halloween #Halloween, Dia de los Muertos begins, World Cities Day


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