Holidays and Festivals

Independence Day (Croatia) * (see below)
Navy Day (Peru)
Discoverer's Day (Hawaii)
San Ernesto (Bolivian campesinos)
* (see below)
Arbor Day (Namibia) *

National Depression Screening Day (USA)
American Touch Tag Day
Alvin C. York Day
World Sight Day
Earliest date on which the first day of Fire Prevention Week can fall, while October 14 is the latest. (United States and Canada)
Earliest date on which Columbus Day can fall, on the second Monday of October. (United States)
Christian Feast Day of Palatia and Laurentia
* Cirio de Nazare Belem, Brazil - October - 2 weeks (2-14)
* Austin City Limits Austin, Texas, USA October 8 - 10 (1of3) (2010) 

* Independence Day (Croatia), celebrate the official separation of Croatia from Yugoslavia in 1991.
* San Ernesto (Bolivian campesinos), the day at which Che Guevera was captured in La Higuera, answering prayers for rain.  

Fête de la Citrouille   Translation:  Pumpkin Day (French Republican) The 17th day of the Month of Vendémiaire in the French Republican Calendar

Toast of The Day

"Make we the most of what we may yet spend,
Before we too into the Dust descend;
Dust into Dust, and under Dust to lie,
Sans wine, sans song, sans singer, and sans end."

- Omar Khayyam

Drink of The Day

1 Part Rum
1 Part Sweet and Sour mix
Lime Juice
This drink is usually blended frozen however it can be served on ice.
- Variation -
Banana Daiquiri - regular daiquiri With a half a banana
- Variation -
Daiquirí Floridita – With maraschino liqueur

Wine of The Day

Blackstone (2007) Sonoma Reserve
Style -  Cabernet Sauvignon
Sonoma County

Beer of The Day

 100% Brett Autumn Maple
Brewer - The Bruery, Placentia, CA, USA 
Style - Experimental Beer

Joke of The Day

 Two computer programmers were chatting in a pub after work.  "Guess what, mate," says the first  guy.  "Yesterday, I met this gorgeous blonde girl in a bar."
"Thats Nice" says the other guy who seemed disinterested.
"Well, I invited her over to my place, we had a couple of drinks, we got into the mood and then she suddenly asked me to take all her clothes off."
"Hmmm" says the second guy sipping his beer
"I took her miniskirt off, then I lifted her and put her on my desk next to my new laptop."
"Really?!!  You got a new laptop?!!"

Quote of The Day

"They speak of my drinking, but never think of my thirst." 
- Scottish Proverb

October Observances

Adopt A Shelter Dog Month
American Cheese Month
American Pharmacist Month
Antidepressant Death Awareness Month
Apple Jack Month
Apple Month
Awareness Month
Bat Appreciation Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month
Celebrate Sun Dried Tomatoes Month
Celebrating The Bilingual Child Month
Celiac Disease Awareness Month
Children's Magazine Month
Christmas Seal Campaign (10/1-12/31)
Church Library Month
Church Safety and Security Month
Class Reunion Month
Clergy Appreciation Month
Co-op Awareness Month
Computer Learning Month
Cookie Month
Cut Out Dissection Month
Diversity Awareness Month
Down Syndrome Awareness Month
Dyslexia Awareness Month
Eat Better, Eat Together Month
Eat Country Ham Month
Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month
Emotional Wellness Month
Employee Ownership Month
Energy Management is a Family Affair, Improve Your Home Month (10/1-3/31)
Fair Trade Month
Feral Hog Month or Hog Out Month
Financial Planning Month
Gay and Lesbian History Month
German-American Heritage Month
Global Diversity Awareness Month
Go Hog Wild, Eat Country Ham Month
Halloween Safety Month
Head Start Awareness Month
Health Literacy Month
Home Eye Safety Month
Intergeneration Month
International Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) Awareness Month
International Drum Month
International Starman Month
International Strategic Planning Month
International Walk To School Month
Italian-American Heritage Month
LGBT History Month
Long Term Care Planning Month
Lupus Awareness Month
Month of Free Thought
National "Gain The Inside Advantage" Month
National AIDS Awareness Month 
National Animal Safety and Protection Month
National Arts & Humanities Month
National Audiology Awareness Month
National Bake and Decorate Month
National Book Month
National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
National Canine Good Health Month
National Caramel Month
National Chili Month
National Chiropractic Month
National Communicate with Your Kid Month
National Construction Toy Month
National Cookbook Month
National Crime Prevention Month
National Critical Illness Awareness Month
National Cyber Security Awareness Month
National Dental Hygiene Month
National Depression Education & Awareness Month
National Diabetes Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
National Down Syndrome Month
National Ergonomics Month
National Family Sexuality Education Month
National Field Trip Month
National Gain the Inside Advantage Month
National Go On A Field Trip Month
National Kitchen & Bath Month
National Liver Awareness Month
National Medical Librarian Month
National Orthodontic Health Month
National Physical Therapy Month
National Pizza Month
National Popcorn Popping Month
National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
National Protect Your Hearing Month
National RSV Awareness Month
National Reading Group Month
National Roller Skating Month
National Sarcastic Awareness Month
National Seafood Month
National Spina Bifida Awareness Month
National Stamp Collecting Month
National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month
National Toilet Tank Repair Month
National Vegetarian Month
National Window Covering Safety Month
National Work and Family Month
Organize Your Medical Information Month
Pear and Pineapple Month
Photographer Appreciation Month
Polish American Heritage Month
Positive Attitude Month
Raptor Month
Rett Syndrome Awareness Month
Rhizomes and Persimmons Month
Rhubarb Month
Right Brainers Rule! Month
Sausage Month
Second Binary Month (2of 3) (0s and 1s)
Self-Promotion Month
Spinach Lovers Month
Squirrel Awareness Month (Different Than Squirrel Appreciation Day in January)
Tackling Hunger Month
Talk About Prescriptions Month
Wishbones for Pets Month (10/15 - 11/30)
Women's Small Business Month
Workplace Politics Awareness Month
World Blindness Awareness Month
World Menopause Month

Observances this Week

World Rainforest Week, Second Week in October
Pet Peeve Week,  Second Week in October
World Space Week, October 4th through 10th
National Metric Week, First Full Week with October 10th
National Physicians Assistant Week, First Full Week in October
Emergency Nurses Week, First Full Week in October
Fire Prevention Week, First Full Week in October
Great Books Week, First Full Week in October
Mental Illness Awareness Week, First Full Week in October
Mystery Series Week, First Full Week in October
National Carry A Tune Week, First Full Week in October
National Work From Home Week, First Full Week in October
Nuclear Medicine Week, First Full Week in October
Customer Service Week, First Work Week in October
Kids' Goal Setting Week, First Work Week in October
Financial Planning Week, First Full Week in October Monday through Sunday in October
World Dairy Expo, First Tuesday through Sunday in October
Spinning & Weaving Week, First Full Week Monday-Sunday in October

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