Holidays and Festivals

Fiesta National (National Day) a.k.a. Dia del la hispanidad (Spain) * CLICK HERE
Independence Day (Equatorial Guinea) * (see below)
Children's Day (Brazil)
* (see below)
Chanvre (Hemp) Day
* (see below)
National Coming Out Day  (UK) * (see below)

Día de la Raza (Latin America and Latin American Communities) * CLICK HERE
International Day of Solidarity with Indigenous People (Ecuador) * CLICK HERE
Día de las Culturas (Costa Rica) * CLICK HERE
Día de la Resistencia Indígena (Venezuela) * CLICK HERE
Columbus Day (Traditional) * CLICK HERE
Mother's Day  (Malawi)
Old Farmer's Day
Cookbook Launch Day
National Kick Butt Day
National Salesperson Day
Moment of Frustration Day
International Moment of Frustration Scream Day
Free Thought Day
(usually celebrated on Columbus Day)
Feast day of St. Heribert (Roman Catholic)
Feast day of Saint Wilfrid
* Cirio de Nazare Belem, Brazil - October - 2 weeks (6-14) 
* Independence Day (Equatorial Guinea) celebrating independence from Spain in 1968
* Children's Day (Brazil) and the day of Our Lady of Aparecida (National Religious holiday).
* Chanvre (Hemp) Day (French Republican Calendar) is the  twenty-first day in the Month of Vendémiaire
* National Coming Out Day  (United Kingdom) celebrated one day later than other countries

Fête de la Chanvre   Translation:  Hemp Day (French Republican) The 21st day of the Month of Vendémiaire in the French Republican Calendar

Toast of The Day

"Better a well known drunkard
Than an anonymous alcoholic."
- Traditional Spanish - Happy Fiesta Nacional de España!

Drink of The Day

Spanish Coffee
1 Part Tia Maria
1 Part Rum
Fill With Coffee
Top With Whipped Cream
- In celebration of Fiesta Nacional De España (National holiday) in Spain

Wine of The Day

Black Box (2008) Malbec
Style -  Malbec

Beer of The Day

 Allagash Black
Brewer - Allagash Brewing Company, ME, USA
Style - Belgian Strong Dark Ale 
ABV 7.5%

Joke of The Day

 A guy texts his wife from the pub and says "Honey I'm just having 1 more pint, then i'll be on my way home. If i'm not home in 20 minutes then just read this text again".

Quote of The Day

"Take one of our horse-driven city tours - we guarantee no miscarriages."
- Actual sign In a Czechoslovakian tourist agency

Whisky of The Day

Caribou Crossing Single Barrel Canadian Whisky

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
Take Your Medicine Americans Week, October 10th through 16th  

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
Earth Science Week, Second Full Week in October
Freedom From Bullies Week, Second Full Week in October
Getting The World To Beat A Path To Your Door Week, Second Full Week in October
National Chestnut Week, Second Full Week in October
Teen Read Week, Second Full Week in October 
National Food Bank Week, Full Week of October 16th (World Food Day)

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