Holidays in October are here, and it is time to celebrate! You may be wondering what national holidays are in October. Well, the answer isn’t as simple as you might think! There are many holidays that fall in October, but some of them don’t happen on the same date every year. We have compiled a list of national holidays that occur this month for your convenience below:

  • The first Monday in October is Columbus Day (U.S.)
  • The last Monday in September is New Zealand’s National Holiday
  • The last Sunday in October is Guy Fawkes Night or Bonfire Night (Great Britain)

National Holidays in October | October Calendar 2022

October is the best month of the year. Not only are there tons of celebrations and holidays, but it’s also a time for friends and family to get together. This October, celebrate Halloween with your favorite candies, make Thanksgiving pies with your grandmother, go apple-picking on National Apple Day (October 21st), spend time with loved ones during National Siblings Day (October 24th) or do something you love on National Singles Awareness Day (October 31). With so many days devoted to celebrating life’s most important moments, there is no better time than now to be happy!

Get ready for the October holidays and national days with this list of important dates to add to your calendar. You’ll want to make sure you’re not missing anything!

DateNational Holidays
October 1 National Holiday
CD Player Day
National Fire Pup Day
Chinese National Day
International Coffee Day
​International Day of Older Persons
International Music Day
Kids Music Day
Model T Day
National Black Dog Day
Manufacturing Day
National Hair Day
National Homemade Cookies Day
National Lace Day
National Poetry Day
World Smile Day
World Vegetarian Day
Fungal Disease Awareness Week
National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
National Learning and Development Month
National Liver Awareness Month
National Non-GMO Month
National Pasta Month
National Pescatarian Month
National Physical Therapy Month
National Pickled Peppers Month
National Pizza Month
Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
National Pretzel Month
National Protect Your Hearing Month
National Sausage Month
National Spina Bifida Awareness Month
Polish American Heritage Month
Rett Syndrome Awareness Month
Vegetarian Month
World Menopause Month
​National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
AIDS Awareness Month
National Ergonomics Month
National Medical Librarians Month
National Dessert Month
Contact Lens Safety Month
​Global Diversity Awareness Month
National Depression Education and Awareness Month
Financial Planning Month
Fair Trade Month
Emotional Wellness Month
Eat Better, Eat Together Month
Down Syndrome Awareness Month
Church Library Month
Halloween Safety Month
Celebrate The Bilingual Child Month
Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Blindness Awareness Month
Bat Appreciation Month
American Pharmacists Month
American Cheese Month
Go Sober For October — October
German-American Heritage Month
Health Literacy Month
National Caramel Month
National Dental Hygiene Month
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – October
National Critical Illness Awareness Month
Healthy Lung Month
National Cookie Month
National Chiropractic Month
National Chili Month
National Crime Prevention Month
​National Bullying Prevention Month
National Apple Month
National ADHD Awareness Month
LGBTQ+ History Month
International Walk To School Month
​Italian-American Heritage Month
Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month
National Book Month
October 2nd Holiday
National Fried Scallops Day
World Card Making Day
National Name Your Car Day
Guardian Angels Day
National Custodian Day
Mahatma Gandhi Birthday
International Day of Non-Violence
Frugal Fun Day
October 3rd Holiday
National Techies Day
World Communion Sunday
National Unity Day
International Blessings of The Fishing Fleet Day
National Kevin Day
Change A Light Day
National Boyfriend Day
Mean Girls Day
October 4 National Day
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
Improve Your Office Day
Labour Day
National Child Health Day
​National Cinnamon Roll Day
National Consignment Day
National Golf Lovers Day
National Taco Day
National Vodka Day
World Animal Day
World Architecture Day
World Habitat Day
​Active Aging Week
October 5 Holiday
World Teachers’ Day
Pchum Ben
National Kiss a Wrestler Day
National Fruit at Work Day
National Apple Betty Day
National Get Funky Day
National Be Nice Day
National Do Something Nice Day
October 6 National Day
National Plus Size Appreciation Day
​National Transfer Money to Your Daughter Day
World Cerebral Palsy Day
National Noodle Day
National Mad Hatter Day
NATIONAL GERMAN-AMERICAN DAY
National Coaches Day
National Walk and Bike to School Day
National Physician Assistant Week
October 7 Holiday
Mysore Dasara
National Depression Screening Day
​National Frappe Day
Navratri
October 8 National Day
National Fluffernutter Day
National Pierogi Day
October 9 Holiday
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day
World Post Day
I Love Yarn Day
National C60 Day
CURIOUS EVENTS DAY
Leif Erikson Day
October 10 Holiday
National Cake Decorating Day
National Handbag Day
National Hug a Drummer Day
National Hug a Kevin Day
Pastor Appreciation Day
World Homeless Day
World Mental Health Day
October 11 Holiday
National Coming Out Day
Southern Food Heritage Day
National Online Bank Day
National Kimberly Day
National Kick Butt Day
National Sausage Pizza Day
It’s My Party Day
Indigenous Peoples’ Day
General Pulaski Memorial Day
Columbus Day
Cardi B’s Birthday
International Day of the Girl Child
Durga Puja
October 12 Holiday
National Gumbo Day
World Arthritis Day
National Savings Day
National Pulled Pork Day
National Freethought Day
Farmers Day
NATIONAL FACE YOUR FEARS DAY
Maha Saptami
Bone and Joint Health National Action Week
October 13th Holiday
Navy Birthday
National Yorkshire Pudding Day
National M&M Day
National Transfer Money to Your Son Day
National Take Your Parents To Lunch Day
National Stop Bullying Day
National Pet Obesity Day
National No Bra Day
English Language Day
National Herpes Awareness Day
International Day for Disaster Reduction
ADA Lovelace Day
Emergency Nurses Day
​National Fossil Day
International Day for Failure
International Top Spinning Day
Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
International Skeptics Day
Holiday October 14
Be Bald and Be Free Day
Maha Navami
National Dessert Day
World Sight Day
World Standards Day
October 15 Holiday
National Mammography Day
White Cane Safety Day
Vijayadashami
National Mushroom Day
National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day
​National I Love Lucy Day
International Day of Rural Women
Global Handwashing Day
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
National Aesthetician Day
National Grouch Day
National Cheese Curd Day
October 16 Holiday
National Fetch Day
World Spine Day
World Food Day
Sweetest Day
​National Liqueur Day
National Boss’s Day
Global Cat Day
Dictionary Day
Bridge Day
National Feral Cat Day
October 17 Holiday
National Pasta Day
World Toy Camera Day
Wear Something Gaudy Day
Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day
National Pay Back a Friend Day
National Edge Day
National Mulligan Day
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Eminem’s Birthday
Black Poetry Day
National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day
National Retirement Security Week
October 18 National Day
Health Care Aide Day
National Chocolate Cupcake Day
National No Beard Day
World Menopause Day
National Health Education Week
October 19 Holiday
National Seafood Bisque Day
World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day
Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity
LGBT Center Awareness Day
National Pharmacy Technician Day
National New Friends Day
Milad an-Nabi (Mawlid)
Evaluate Your Life Day
October 20 Holiday
National Day on Writing
World Osteoporosis Day
Valmiki Jayanti
Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day
National Medical Assistants Day
Day of Unity
National Brandied Fruit Day
Miss American Rose Day
International Sloth Day
International Chefs Day
Information Overload Day
Hagfish Day
October 21 Holiday
Spirit Day
Police Commemoration Day
National Reptile Day
National Reptile Awareness Day
National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
National Pets for Veterans Day
National Get Smart About Credit Day
National Apple Day
National Check Your Meds Day
Conflict Resolution Day
​Back to the Future Day
Celebration of the Mind Day
International ShakeOut Day
Count Your Buttons Day
International Credit Union Day
International Day of the Nacho
October 22 Holiday
International Stuttering Awareness Day
National Color Day
National Nut Day
Smart is Cool Day
International Caps Lock Day
October 23 National Day
National Mole Day
T.V. Talk Show Host Day
Slap Your Annoying Coworker Day
National Pit Bull Awareness Day
National Paralegal Day
National iPod Day
National Croc Day
National Boston Cream Pie Day
Make a Difference Day
Hungarian Republic Day
October 24 Holiday
Drake’s Birthday
National Bologna Day
National Food Day
United Nations Day
World Development Information Day
Respiratory Care Week
October 25 National Day
British Summertime Ends
International Artist Day
Katy Perry’s Birthday
National Greasy Foods Day
​National I Care About You Day
National Mother-in-Law Day
Sourest Day
World Pasta Day
October 26 Holiday
Worldwide Howl at the Moon Night
National Pumpkin Day
National Day of the Deployed
National Mincemeat Day
National Chicken Fried Steak Day
Austrian National Day
27 Holidays in October
​National Mentoring Day
Cranky Co-Workers Day
Navy Day
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
National Black Cat Day
National American Beer Day
Lung Health Day
Geelong Cup Day
October 28 Holiday
National Chocolate Day
​National First Responders Day
​National Immigrants Day
Ohi Day
International Animation Day
October 29 Holidays
National Oatmeal Day
World Stroke Day
World Psoriasis Day
National Pharmacy Buyer Day
National Cat Day
National Internet Day
National Breadstick Day
Frankenstein Friday
Bandanna Day
National Hermit Day
October 30 Holidays
National Publicist Day
National Text Your Ex Day
National Speak Up For Service Day
National Checklist Day
National Candy Corn Day
Haunted Refrigerator Night
October 31 Holidays
Halloween
Magic Day
​National Caramel Apple Day
National Knock Knock Joke Day
National Unity Day (Rashtriya Ekta Diwas)
Reformation Day
Visit A Cemetery Day

Final Words About Holidays in October

We hope you enjoyed this blog post and that it provided some insight into the upcoming October holidays. If you want to know about other national days, be sure to check out our full calendar of 2022. But if all these dates are too much information for one day, feel free to bookmark or save this page for later reference. Happy Holidays!

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