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______________


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