Special Days and Observances in October

October Is a Great Month for Positive Skill-Building Celebrations

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October is a month loaded with observances and events that could be perfect for you and your gifted child. You can spend the whole month working on building a positive attitude or take a week to set goals or just get organized. Or perhaps you'd prefer to have fun together by celebrating sarcasm, making pierogies, or doing something nice. No matter which observances you celebrate, chances are you're learn something together.

Month-Long Observances

  • Computer Learning Month
  • International Dinosaur Month
  • Raptor Month
  • Bullying Prevention Month
  • ADHD Awareness Month
  • Learning Disabilities Awareness Month
  • Sarcasm Month
  • Diversity Awareness Month
  • Positive Attitude Month
  • National Ergonomics Month
  • National Book Month
  • Fair Trade Month

Week-Long Observances

  • Get Organized Week  -  First full week of October
  • Mystery Series Week - First full week of October
  • Great Books Week - First full week of October
  • Fall Astronomy Week - Calendar week in which Fall Astronomy Day falls)
  • Kids' Goal Setting Week - First full work-week in October
  • Financial Planning Week -First Monday to Sunday in October
  • World Space Week - October 4 - 10  
  • Pet Peeve Week - Second week of October
  • National Metric Week - Week containing October 10
  • Earth Science Week - Always held in October; week varies
  • Teen Read Week - Third week of October
  • Chemistry Week -  Always held in October; week varies

    Special Days and Holidays

    First Week

    • October   1  Less Than Perfect Day
    • October   3  Look at the Leaves Day
    • October   3  Techies Day
    • October   5  World Teacher's Day
    • October   5  Do Something Nice Day
    • October   6  Mad Hatter Day
    • October   7  World Day of Bullying Prevention
    • October   7  National Diversity Day (first Friday)

      Second Week

      • October   8  National Pierogie Day
      • October   8  National Face Your Fears Day
      • October   8  Fall Astronomy Day
      • October   8  International Frugal Fun Day (first Saturday)
      • October   9  Curious Events Day
      • October   9  National Chess Day
      • October 10  World Mental Health Day
      • October 10  Columbus Day (second Monday)
      • October 11  Remember Forever Day
      • October 12  Universal Music Day
      • October 12  Moment of Frustration Day
      • October 12  National Stop Bullying Day (second Wednesday)
      • October 13  English Language Day

      Third Week

      • October 15  National Grouch Day
      • October 15  National Poetry Day
      • October 16  Dictionary Day
      • October 16  Learn a Word Day
      • October 17  Wear Something Gaudy Day
      • October 20  Information Overload Day

      Last Week

      • October 22  Make a Difference Day (fourth Saturday)
      • October 24  United Nations Day
      • October 27  Navy Day
      • October 29  Hermit Day
      • October 30  Mischief Night
      • October 31  Halloween
      • October 31  National Magic Day
      • October 31  UNICEF Day

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