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Primary teaching ideas for October 2013Check out our fun activities for these October holidays and occasions. Holidays that are displayed as links will bring you to a thematic unit at Apples4theteacher.com. You will find word searches, coloring pages, thematic reading lists, short stories, poetry, jigsaw puzzles, interactive quizzes, interactive games, worksheets, printables, etc.

October 2013 Holidays printable calendarBelow you will find a calendar of events and holidays for October 2013. If you would like a copy of this calendar to use on your website, you may download the printable pdf version of the October 2013 Holidays and Calendar of Events. For best results, select "Landscape" mode to print the pdf calendar.

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OCTOBER 2013 Holidays and Events Calendar









1 - Fire Pup Day
Jimmy Carter 1924
World Vegetarian Day
Int'l Day of Older Persons
Nat'l Lace Day

2 - Guardian Angels Day
World Farm Animals Day
Balloons Around the World Day
Nat'l Custodial Workers Day

- Techie's Day
Int'l Walk to School Day

4 - Rutherford Hayes 1822
Improve Your Office Day
Ten-Four Day
World Animal Day
Nat'l Diversity Day
World Smile Day

5 - Chester Arthur 1829
Do Something Nice Day
World Teachers Day
World Card Making Day

6 - Mad Hatter Day

Change a Light Day
Nat'l German-American Day
Intergeneration Day
World Communion Day

7 - The Rose Became the U.S. Flower
Child Health Day

World Habitat Day
World Day of Bullying Prevention/ Blue Shirt Day

Nat'l Face Your Fears Day

Nat'l Pierogy Day

Cephalopod Awareness Day

9 - Leif Erikson Day

World Post Day
Fire Prevention Day
- Nat'l Pro Life Cupcake Day
Stop Bullying Day

10 - Nat'l Metric Day
Nat'l Cake Decorating Day
World Mental Health Day
Nat'l Depression Screening Day
World Sight Day

Eleanor Roosevelt 1884
World Egg Day

12 - Free Thought Day

Int'l Moment of Frustration Scream Day
Universal Music Day

13 - English Language Day
Navy Birthday
Molly Pitcher 1754
National Chess Day
Fall Astronomy Day
Clergy Appreciation

14 - Dwight Eisenhower 1890
William Penn 1644
MLK Peace Prize
- Columbus Day
Thanksgiving (CA)
- Native American Day

- I Love Lucy Day

Nat'l Grouch Day

White Cane Safety Day

16 - Nat'l Boss's Day
Dictionary Day
World Food Day
John Brown Raid
Hagfish Day
Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day

17 - Black Poetry Day
Mulligan Day
Get Smart About Credit Day
Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity
Int'l Credit Union Day

18 - Nat'l Chocolate Cupcake Day

World Menopause Day

Alternative Fuel Day

19 - Bridge Day
Evaluate Your Life Day
Rainforest Day
Sweetest Day
Nat'l Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day

- Information Overload Day
Miss American Rose Day

- Reptile Awareness Day
Nat'l Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day
Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder Prevention Day

- Int'l Stuttering Awareness Day
Cap Locks Day

- iPod Day

Nat'l Mole Day

Medical Assistants Recognition Day

- Food Day

United Nations Day

World Development Information Day

25  - Sourest Day

World Pasta Day

Pablo Picasso 1881

Frankenstein Friday

Mule Day

Make a Difference Day

Hillary Clinton 1947

27- Theodore Roosevelt 1858

Cranky Co-workers Day
Mother-in-Law Day
Navy Day

- St. Jude's Day
Nat'l Chocolate Day

Statue of Liberty Dedication Day 1886

29 - Internet Day

- Nat'l Cat Day

Visit a Cemetery Day

World Psoriasis Day

30 - John Adams 1735
Cabbage or Mischief Night
Nat'l Candy Corn Day
Haunted Refrigerator Night

31- Halloween
Nevada 1864
Girl Scout Founders Day
Caramel Apple Day
Nat'l Magic Day
Reformation Day

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Weekly Observances

World Dairy Expo: 10/1-10/5 Link

Financial Planning Week: 10/1-10/7 Link

*No Salt Week: 10/3-10/10 Link

National Storytelling Weekend: 10/4-10/6 (1st Full Week) Link

*World Space Week: 10/4-10/10 Link

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta: 10/5-10/13 Link

Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend: 10/5-10/6 Link

*National Physicians Assistant Week: 10/6-10/12 Link

Emergency Nurses Week: 10/6-10/12 Link

Fire Prevention Week: 10/6-10/12

Great Books Week: 10/6-10/12 (1st Full Week)

Mental Illness Awareness Week: 10/6-10/12 (1st Full Week) Link

Kids' Goal Setting Week: 10/7-10/11 Link

National Newspaper Week: 10/6-10/12 Link

Customer Service Week: 10/7-10/11 (1st Week) Link

Spinning & Weaving Week: 10/6-10/12 Link

Mystery Series Week: 10/6-10/12 (1st Full Week) Link

National Carry A Tune Week: 10/6-10/12 Link

National Metric Week: 10/6-10/12 (Week always has 10th in it.) Link

National Work From Home Week: 10/6-10/12 (1stFull Week) Link

Nuclear Medicine Week: 10/6-10/12 (1st Full Week) Link

Fall Astronomy Week: 10/7-10/13 Link

Great American Beer Festival: 10/10-10/12 Link

*Take Your Medicine Americans Week: 10/10-10/16 Link

Bullying Bystanders Unite Week: 10/13-10/19 Link

National Chestnut Week: 10/13-10/19 (2nd Full Week) Link

National Food Bank Week: 10/13-10/19 Link (Week Always Has 16th in it, World Food Day)

Teen Read Week: 10/13-10/19 Link

Food & Drug Interactions and Awareness Week: 10/17-10/24 Link

Freedom of Speech Week: 10/21-10/27 Link (3rd Full Week)

Kids Care Week: 10/20-10/26 Link

National Chemistry Week: 10/20-10/26 Link

National Forest Products Week: 10/20-10/26 Link

National Friends of Libraries Week: 10/20-10/26 Link

National Massage Therapy Week: 10/20-10/26 (Last Full Week) Link

National Save For Retirement Week: 10/20-10/26 Link (3rd Full Week)

Pastoral Care Week: 10/20-10/26 Link

YWCA Week without Violence: 10/20-10/26 Link

Medical Assistants Recognition Week: 10/21-10/25 (3rd Week) Link

National Character Counts Week: 10/20-10/26 Link

National Nuclear Science Week: 10/21-10/25 Link

National School Bus Safety Week: 10/21-10/25 (4th Week) Link

*Disarmament Week: 10/24-10/30 Link

*Peace, Friendship and Good Will Week: 10/24-10/30 Link

*Prescription Errors Education & Awareness Week: 10/24-10/31 Link

*International Magic Week: 10/25-10/31 Link

Monthly Observances

Adopt A Shelter Dog Month Link

AIDS Awareness Month Link (President Reagan)

American Cheese Month Link

Antidepressant Death Awareness Month Link

Apple Month Link

Bat Appreciation Month Link

Bullying Prevention Month Link

(World) Blindness Awareness Month Link

Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month Link

Celebrating The Bilingual Child Month Link

Children's Magazine Month Link

Church Library Month Link

Church Safety and Security Month Link

Class Reunion Month Link

Co-op Awareness Month Link

Cut Out Dissection Month Link

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Link

Down Syndrome Awareness Month Link

Dyslexia Awareness Month Link

Eat Better, Eat Together Month Link

Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month Link

Emotional Wellness Month Link

Employee Ownership Month Link

Energy Management is a Family Affair-Improve Your Home Month Link

Fair Trade Month Link

Financial Planning Month Link

Feral Hog Month or Hog Out Month Link

German-American Heritage Month Link

Global Diversity Awareness Month Link

Go Hog Wild - Eat Country Ham Month Link

Halloween Safety Month Link

Head Start Awareness Month Link

Health Literacy Month Link

Home Eye Safety Month Link

International Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) Awareness Month Link

International Starman Month Link

International Strategic Planning Month Link

International Walk To School Month Link

Long Term Care Planning Month Link

Month of Free Thought Link

National AIDS Awareness Month Link

National Animal Safety and Protection Month Link

National Audiology Awareness Month Link

National Bake and Decorate Month Link

National Book Month Link

National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month Link

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Link

National Caramel Month Link

National Chili Month Link

National Chiropractic Month Link

National Crime Prevention Month Link

National Cyber Security Awareness Month Link

National Dental Hygiene Month Link

National Depression Education & Awareness Month Link

National Disability Employment Awareness Month Link

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Link

National Down Syndrome Month Link

National Ergonomics Month Link

National Family Sexuality Education Month - Let's Talk! Link

National "Gain The Inside Advantage" Month Link

National Go On A Field Trip Month Link

National Kitchen & Bath Month Link

National Liver Awareness Month Link

National Medical Librarian Month Link

National Orthodontic Health Month Link

National Physical Therapy Month Link

National Popcorn Poppin' Month Link

National Protect Your Hearing Month Link

National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month Link

National Reading Group Month Link

National Roller Skating Month Link

National RSV Awareness Month Link

National Sarcastic Awareness Month Link

National Spina Bifida Awareness Month Link

National Stamp Collecting Month Link

National Window Covering Safety Month Link

National Work and Family Month Link

National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month Link

Organize Your Medical Information Month Link

Photographer Appreciation Month Link

Pizza Month Link

Polish American Heritage Month Link

Positive Attitude Month Link

Raptor Month Link

Rett Syndrome Awareness Month Link

Rhizomes and Persimmons Month Link

Rhubarb Month Link

Right Brainers Rule! Month Link

Sausage Month Link

Self-Promotion Month Link

Spinach Lovers Month Link

Squirrel Awareness Month Link

Tackling Hunger Month Link

Talk About Prescriptions Month Link

Vegetarian Month Link

Workplace Politics Awareness Month Link

World Menopause Month Link


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