Special Days and Observances in October

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The month of October has some really fun and interesting days to celebrate. The days listed here are those that should be of special interest to gifted children and their families. The month has also been set aside to focus on some special interests. You can find information and activities for the month as well as the special days in it.

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  -  October 2 - 8  (first full week)
  • Mystery Series Week - October 2 - 8  (first full week)
  • Great Books Week - October 2 - 8  (first full week)
  • Fall Astronomy Week - October 2 - 8  (calendar week in which Fall Astronomy Day falls)
  • Kids Goal Setting Week - October 3 - 7  (first full work week)
  • Financial Planning Week - October 3 - 9  (first Monday to Sunday)
  • World Space Week - October 4 - 10  (always same days)
  • Pet Peeve Week - October 9 - 15 (second week)
  • National Metric Week - October 9 - 15  (week containing October 10)
  • Earth Science Week - October 9 - 15
  • Teen Read Week - October 16 - 22 (third week)
  • Chemistry Week - October 16 - 22

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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