October Calendar

 

Color Key_______________

 

Yellow highlight: World/Internationally Observed day/week

Pink highlight: Religious holiday – minor

Red highlight: US observed holiday/week – non-holiday

Lime green highlight: US observed holiday

Turquoise highlight: Major Religious Holiday

 

 

Entire month of October_____

 

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Blindness Awareness Month

National Italian American Month

National Bullying Prevention Month

Polish American Heritage Month

National Depression Education and Awareness Month

National Spina Bifida Awareness Month

Vegetarian Month

 

October 1_______________

 

Armed Forces Day: South Korea

Good Will Day: Namibia

Independence Day: Cyprus, Nigeria, Tuvalu

National Day: Botswana

National Day: China

Unification Day: Cameroon

Revolution Day: Algeria

United Nations Day: Barbados

Mid-Autumn Festival: China, Taiwan, Malaysia

National Day: China, Hong Kong, Nigeria

Francisco Moranzan’s Birthday: Honduras

Chuseok (Harvest Festival): South Korea

Adhi-Vap Full Moon Poya Day: Sri Lanka

Day of Teachers and Educators: Uzbekistan

World Vegetarian Day

International Music Day

 

October 2_______________

 

Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday (International Day of Nonviolence): India

Independence Day: Guinea

National Day Holiday: China

Day of the Race: Honduras

Chuseok: South Korea

National Custodian’s Day

World Farm Animals Day

Sukkot begins: Judaism

 

October 3_______________

 

Foundation Day: South Korea

Morazán Day: Honduras

Unity Day: Germany

National Day Holiday: China

Army Day: Honduras

World Temperance Day

 

October 4_______________

 

Independence Day: Lesotho

Peace and Reconciliation Day: Mozambique

World Animal Day

Diversity Week Begins

 

October 5_______________

 

Republic Day: Portugal

Sports Day: Lesotho

Labour Day: Australia

Queen’s Birthday: Australia (QLD)

World Teacher’s Day

 

October 6_______________

 

Armed Forces Day: Egypt

Tishreen Liberation Day: Syria

World Cerebral Palsy Day

 

October 8 _______________

 

Battle of Angamos: Peru

Independence Day: Croatia

World Sight Day

 

October 9 _______________

 

Independence Day: Uganda

Independence of Guayaquil Day: Ecuador

National Dignity Day: Peru

Sukkot Ends – Judaism

Hangul Day: South Korea

National Day Holiday: Taiwan

 

October 10______________

 

Kruge Day: South Africa

Moi Day: Kenya

National Day: Taiwan

Shmini Atzeret – Judaism

Independence Day: Cuba

World Mental Health Day

Diversity Week Ends

 

October 11______________

 

Beginning of Independence War: Cuba

Revolution Day: Panama

Simchat Torah – Judaism

International Day of the Girl Child

National Coming Out Day

National Sausage Pizza Day

 

October 12______________

 

Indigenous Peoples’ Day: United States

Columbus Day: Belize, Colombia, Uruguay, Puerto Rico

Dia de la Raza: Mexico

Dia de las Culturas: Costa Rica

Hispanic Day: Spain

Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity: Argentina

Decolonization Day: Bolivia

Day of Interculturality and plurinationality: Ecuador

Day of Indigenous Peoples and Intercultural Dialogue: Peru

Indigenous Resistance Day: Venezuela

Our Lady of Aparecida: Brazil

Thanksgiving Day: Canada

Day of the Race: Chile

Farmers Day

 

October 13______________

 

Cession Day: Fiji

Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

National M&M Day

 

October 14______________

 

Day: Zaire

Nyerere Day: Tanzania

Defenders Day: Ukraine

Liberation Day: Yemen

National Dessert Day

 

October 15 ______________

 

Evacuation Day: Tunisia

Independence Day: Bosnia

International Day of Rural Women

Commemoration of Late King Father: Cambodia

Maths Day

 

October 16______________

 

World Food Day

Death of Prophet Muhammad

Martyrdom of Imam Hasan: Iran

National Boss’s Day

 

October 17______________

 

Dessalines Day: Haiti

Navratri begins: Hindu

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Martyrdom of Imam Reza: Iran

 

October 18______________

 

Lord of the Miracles: Lima, Peru

National Independence Day: Azerbaijan

 

October 19______________

 

Multicultural Diversity Day

National New Friends Day

 

October 20______________

 

Heroes’ Day: Jamaica

Kenyatta Day/Mashujaa Day: Kenya

Revolution Day: Guatemala

Birth of Guru Granth – Sikh

National Day on Writing

 

October 21______________

 

Army Day: Honduras

Overseas Chinese Day: Taiwan

Revolution Day: Somalia

Remembrance Day: Serbia

International Day of the Nacho

 

October 22______________

 

John Paul II Day: Vatican

International Stuttering Awareness Day

 

October 23______________

 

Chulalongkorn Day: Thailand

National Liberation Day: Egypt

Revolution/National Day: Hungary

 

October 24______________

 

Independence Day: Zambia

Suez Victory Day: Egypt

United Nations Day

Navratri Ends

 

October 25______________

 

Dussehra: Hindu

Vijaya Dishami: Bangladesh

Martyrdom of Imam Hassan Asgari: Iran

National Art Day

 

October 26______________

 

Government Day: Rwanda

National Day: Austria

Revolution Day: Benin

Chung Yeung Festival: Hong Kong

October Bank Holiday: Ireland

Labour Day: New Zealand

 

October 27______________

 

Independence Day: Saint Vincent, Turkmenistan

National Mentoring Day

Mix It Up at Lunch Day

 

October 28______________

 

National Day: Cyprus

National Holiday: Greece

Independence Day: Czech Republic

The Ochi Day: Greece

National Immigrants Day

National First Responder Day

National Chocolate Day

Mawlid al-Nabi

 

October 29______________

 

Cumhuriyet Bayrami: Turkey

National Youth Day: Liberia

Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday: Algeria, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Oman, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen

King Norodom Sihamoni’s Coronation Day: Cambodia

Milad ul Nabi: Pakistan, Philippines,

Mawlid al-Nabi: Egypt

Eid el Maulud: Nigeria

Full Moon Day of Thadingyut Day 1: Myanmar

International Internet Day

 

October 30______________

 

Sharad Purnima: Hindu

Milad un Nabi – Islam, Sri Lanka

Vap Full Moon Poya Day: Sri Lanka

World Stroke Day

Bon Om Touk Day 1: Cambodia

Full Moon Day of Thadingyut Day 2: Myanmar

 

October 31______________

Halloween

Reformation Day: Slovenia, Germany

Bon Om Touk Day 2: Cambodia

Reformation Day: Chile

All Saint’s Day: Finland, Sweden

Full Moon Day of Thadingyut Day 3: Myanmar

 

 

November Calendar

 

Entire Month of November___

 

Child Safety Protection Month, Family Stories Month

Good Nutrition Month

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Music Month

National Adoption Awareness Month

National Child Mental Health Month

National Diabetes Awareness Month

National Epilepsy Awareness Month

National Native American Heritage Month

World Communications Month

 

 

 

November 1_____________

All Saints’ Day: Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Finland, France French Polynesia, Gabon, Germany, Italy, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Senegal, Seychelles, Spain, Switzerland, Venezuela, Christianity

 

Bull Fighting Season: Peru

Independence Day: Antigua & Barbuda

Remembrance Day: Slovenia

Revolution Day: Algeria

Calan Gaeaf

Daylight Saving Time Ends

National Author’s Day

Dia de los Santos Inocentes: Mexico, Central America

World Vegan Day

Bon Om Touk (Day 3): Cambodia

 

 

November 2_____________

 

Dia de los Muertos: Mexico, Central America

Memorial Day: Brazil, Ecuador

All Souls’ Day: Christianity

All Saint’s Day (holiday): Spain

 

 

November 3_____________

 

US Election Day

Culture Day: Japan

Independence Day: Dominica, Panama, Ecuador

Milad un Nabi (Shia): Islam

Independence of Cuenca: Ecuador

 

 

November 4_____________

 

National Military Families Recognition Day

John Paul’s Nameday: Vatican

Karwa Chauth: Hindu

Civil Unity Day: Russia

 

 

November 5_____________

Guy Fawkes Day: Britain

 

November 6_____________

Green March Day: Morocco

 

November 7_____________

 

Book Lover’s Day

October Revolution Day: Belarus

 

 

November 8_____________

 

National Young Readers Week

National Children’s Book Week

World Kindness Week

National STEM/STEAM Day

 

 

November 9_____________

 

World Freedom Day

World Adoption Day

National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week

National Flag Day: Azerbijan

Independence Day: Cambodia

Constitution Day: Dominican Republic

 

 

November 10____________

Young Readers Day

 

 

 

November 11____________

 

Armistice Day

Independence Day: Angola, Poland

Independence of Cartagena: Colombia

King’s Birthday: Bhutan

Remembrance Day: Canada, Bermuda

Republic Day: Maldives

Veteran’s Day: US

 

 

November 12____________

 

World Pneumonia Day

Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Birthday: Taiwan

Constitution Day: Azerbaijan

 

 

November 13____________

 

World Kindness Day

Caregiver Appreciation Day

Dhan Teras: Hindu

 

 

November 14____________

 

World Diabetes Day

Diwali Begins: Hindu

 

 

 

 

November 15____________

 

American Education Week

King’s Birthday: Belgium

Peace Day: Ivory Coast

Proclamation of the Republic: Brazil

America Recycles Day

National Day of Mourning: Germany

 

 

November 16____________

 

Bhai Dooj: Hindu

Independence of Cartagena: Colombia

Revolution Day Memorial Holiday: Mexico

 

 

November 17____________

 

World Peace Day

World Prematurity Day

Army Day: Zaire

Prince Charles’ Birthday: UK

National Revival Day: Azerbaijan

Freedom and Democracy Day: Slovakia

 

 

November 18____________

 

Independence Day: Morocco

National Day: Oman

Vertieres’ Day: Haiti

 

 

 

 

November 19____________

 

International Men’s Day

Army Coup Day: Mali

Discovery Day: Puerto Rico

Garifuna Settlement Day: Belize

Prince Ranier’s Day: Monaco

 

 

November 20____________

 

Universal Children’s Day

Revolution Day: Mexico

Chhath Puja: Hindu

 

 

November 21____________

National Adoption Day

 

November 22____________

 

National Family Week

Umoja Karamu Celebration

Independence Day: Lebanon

Christ the King: Christianity

 

 

November 23____________

National Sovereignty Day: Argentina

 

November 24____________

 

New Regime Anniversary: Zaire

Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib: Sikh

 

 

November 25____________

Independence Day: Suriname

 

November 26____________

Thanksgiving: US

 

November 27____________

Full Moon Day of Tazaungmone (Day 1): Myanmar

 

November 28____________

 

Independence Day: Albania, Mauritania, Panama

Republic Day: Burundi, Chad

Full Moon Day of Tazaungmone (Day 2): Myanmar

 

 

 

 

November 29____________

 

National Day: Poland

Advent Begins: Christianity

Full Moon Day of Tazaungmone (Day 3): Myanmar

Ill Full Moon Poya Day: Sri Lanka

St. Andrew’s Day: UK

 

 

November 30____________

 

Guru Nanak Jayanti: Sikh

Heroes Day: Philippines

Independence Day: Barbados, Yemen

National Day: Benin

Kartik Poornima: Hindu

St. Andrew’s Day: Scotland, Christianity, Romania

Full Moon Day of Tazaungmone (Day 4): Myanmar

Bonifacio Day: Philippines