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October 2014 HolidaysTeachers - check out our fun holidays and occasions for October 2014!

Holiday links will bring you to either a thematic unit at Apples4theteacher.com or another website that offers more information about the holiday. Being creative in your teaching makes learning fun.

Some holidays have nothing to do with teaching. We just think they're crazy and fun. That's because we realize our teachers need a life too - so celebrate !

For Apples4theTeacher.com links, you may find the following teacher resources: information about the holiday or occasion, thematic book lists, short stories, poetry, worksheets and other printables, craft ideas, recipes, articles of interest, songs and plays. Holiday kid activities include: interactive coloring pages, jigsaw puzzles, scramblers and interactive games. Use the children's activities to integrate literacy. Coloring pages can be used as story starters or journal pages. Word search games can be used to introduce vocabulary and dictionary skills.

Below you will find events and holidays for October 2014 broken down by day. Weekly and monthly observances can be found toward the bottom of the page.

NOTE: As new thematic units are added on the website, links will be updated.

October 1, 2014 - Wednesday

10/01 Balloons Around The World Day  Link 1st Wednesday
10/01 CD Player Day  Link *
10/01 Fire Pup Day  Link *
10/01 International Day of Older Persons  Link *
10/01 Jimmy Carter 1924  Link *
10/01 National Lace Day  Link *
10/01 World Vegetarian Day  Link *

October 2, 2014 - Thursday

10/02 Guardian Angels Day  Link *
10/02 International Day of Non-violence  Link *
10/02 National Custodial Workers Day  Link *
10/02 Phileas Fogg's Wager Day  Link *
10/02 World Farm Animals Day  Link *

October 3, 2014 - Friday

10/03 Lee's National Denim Day  Link 1st Friday
10/03 National Diversity Day  Link 1st Friday
10/03 Techie's Day  Link *
10/03 World Smile Day  Link 1st Friday

October 4, 2014 - Saturday

10/04 Blessing of The Animals Day Link *
10/04 Fall Astronomy Day  Link varies
10/04 Improve Your Office Day  Link *
10/04 Kanelbullens Dag (Cinnamon Roll Day)  Link *
10/04 Rutherford Hayes 1822  Link *
10/04 Ten-Four Day  Link *
10/04 World Animal Day  Link *
10/04 World Card Making Day  Link 1st Saturday
10/04 Yom Kippur  Link  

October 5, 2014 - Sunday

10/05 Change A Light Day  Link 1st Sunday
10/05 Chester Arthur 1829  Link *
10/05 Do Something Nice Day Link *
10/05 Eid-Al-Adha  Link  
10/05 Intergeneration Day  Link 1st Sunday
10/05 World Communion Day  Link 1st Sunday
10/05 World Teachers Day  Link *

October 6, 2014 - Monday

10/06 Blue Shirt Day - World Day of Bullying Prevention Link 1st Monday
10/06 Child Health Day  Link 1st Monday
10/06 Jackie Mayer Rehab Day  Link *
10/06 Mad Hatter Day  Link *
10/06 National German-American Day  Link *
10/06 World Day of Bullying Prevention / Blue Shirt Day  Link 1st Monday
10/06 World Habitat Day  Link 1st Monday

October 7, 2014 - Tuesday

October 8, 2014 - Wednesday

10/08 Alvin C. York Day  Link *
10/08 Cephalopod Awareness Days  Link *
10/08 Emergency Nurses Day  Link Always a Wednesday
10/08 International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction  Link 2nd Wednesday
10/08 International Top Spinning Day  Link 2nd Wednesday
10/08 National Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work & School Day  Link 2nd Wednesday
10/08 National Pierogy Day  Link *
10/08 Walk To School in The USA Day  Link  

October 9, 2014 - Thursday

10/09 Fire Prevention Day   *
10/09 Leif Erikson Day  Link *
10/09 National Pro-Life Cupcake Day  Link *
10/09 Sukkot  Link  
10/09 World Post Day  Link *
10/09 World Sight Day  Link 2nd Thursday

October 10, 2014 - Friday

10/10 National Cake Decorating Day  Link  
10/10 National Depression Screening Day  Link  
10/10 National Metric Day Link *
10/10 World Egg Day  Link 2nd Friday
10/10 World Mental Health Day  Link *

October 11, 2014 - Saturday

10/11 Eleanor Roosevelt 1884  Link *
10/11 Free Thought Day  Link *
10/11 General Pulaski Memorial Day (President)  Link *
10/11 National Coming Out Day  Link *
10/11 Universal Music Day  Link 2nd Saturday

October 12, 2014 - Sunday

October 13, 2014 - Monday

10/13 Clergy Appreciation Day  Link  
10/13 Columbus Day  Link 2nd Monday
10/13 English Language Day  Link *
10/13 Margaret Thatcher 1925   Link *
10/13 Molly Pitcher 1754   Link *
10/13 Native American Day  Link 2nd Monday
10/13 Navy Birthday  Link *

October 14, 2014 - Tuesday

10/14 Anniversary of MLK Jr Receiving the Nobel Peace Prize   *
10/14 Be Bald and Be Free Day  Link *
10/14 Dwight Eisenhower 1890  Link *
10/14 National Face Your Fears Day  Link 2nd Tuesday
10/14 William Penn 1644  Link *

October 15, 2014 - Wednesday

10/15 Hagfish Day  Link 3rd Wednesday
10/15 I Love Lucy Day  Link *
10/15 International Day of Rural Women  Link *
10/15 National Grouch Day  Link *
10/15 National Latino AIDS Awareness Day  Link *
10/15 National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day  Link *
10/15 White Cane Safety Day  Link *

October 16, 2014 - Thursday

10/16 Boss's Day (or National Boss's Day)  Link *
10/16 Dictionary Day  Link *
10/16 Get Smart About Credit Day  Link 3rd Thursday
10/16 International Credit Union Day  Link 3rd Thursday
10/16 National Feral Cat Day  Link *
10/16 World Food Day  Link *

October 17, 2014 - Friday

10/17 African American Poetry Day  Link *
10/17 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty  Link *
10/17 Mammography Day  Link 3rd Friday
10/17 Mulligan Day  Link *

October 18, 2014 - Saturday

10/18 Alternative Fuel Day  Link  
10/18 Bridge Day  Link 3rd Saturday
10/18 National Chocolate Cupcake Day  Link *
10/18 Sweetest Day  Link 3rd Saturday
10/18 World Menopause Day  Link *

October 19, 2014 - Sunday

10/19 Evaluate Your Life Day  Link *

October 20, 2014 - Monday

10/20 Birth of the Bab  Link *
10/20 Information Overload Day  Link *
10/20 Miss American Rose Day  Link *
10/20 National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day  Link 3rd Monday

October 21, 2014 - Tuesday

10/21 Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD) Prevention Day  Link *
10/21 Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity  Link  
10/21 Reptile Awareness Day  Link *

October 22, 2014 - Wednesday

10/22 Caps Locks Day  Link *
10/22 International Stuttering Awareness Day  Link *
10/22 Medical Assistants Recognition Day  Link 3rd full week on Wednesday

October 23, 2014 - Thursday

10/23 Diwali  Link Varies every year. See link.
10/23 IPod Day  Link *
10/23 National Mole Day  Link *
10/23 Swallows Depart from San Juan Capistrano Day  Link *

October 24, 2014 - Friday

10/24 Food Day  Link *
10/24 National Pharmacy Buyer Day  Link Friday of the last full week in Oct.
10/24 United Nations Day  Link *
10/24 World Development Information Day  Link *

October 25, 2014 - Saturday

10/25 Pablo Picasso 1881  Link *
10/25 Sourest Day  Link *
10/25 World Pasta Day  Link *

October 26, 2014 - Sunday

10/26 Hillary Clinton 1947  Link *
10/26 Make A Difference Day  Link  
10/26 Mother-in-Law Day  Link 4th Sunday
10/26 Mule Day  Link *

October 27, 2014 - Monday

10/27 Cranky Co-workers Day  Link *
10/27 Lung Health Day  Link Last Monday
10/27 Navy Day  Link *
10/27 Theodore Roosevelt 1858  Link *

October 28, 2014 - Tuesday

10/28 National Chocolate Day  Link *
10/28 St. Jude's Day  Link *

October 29, 2014 - Wednesday

10/29 Internet Day  Link *
10/29 National Cat Day  Link *
10/29 Visit A Cemetery Day  Link *
10/29 World Psoriasis Day  Link *

October 30, 2014 - Thursday

10/30 Create A Great Funeral Day  Link *
10/30 Devil's Night or Mischief Night  Link *
10/30 Haunted Refrigerator Night  Link *
10/30 John Adams 1735  Link *
10/30 National Candy Corn Day  Link *

October 31, 2014 - Friday

10/31 Books For Treats Day  Link *
10/31 Frankenstein Friday  Link  
10/31 Girl Scout Founder's Day  Link *
10/31 Halloween or All Hallows Eve Link *
10/31 National Caramel Apple Day  Link *
10/31 National Knock-Knock Jokes Day  Link *
10/31 National Magic Day  Link *
10/31 National UNICEF Day  Link *
10/31 Nevada Statehood 1864  Link *
10/31 Samhain  Link *

* The holiday is celebrated on the same day each year.

Weekly Holidays and Observances

  • World Dairy Expo: 9/30-10/4 Link
  • Financial Planning Week: 10/1-10/7 Link
  • Great American Beer Festival: 10/2-10/4 Link
  • No Salt Week: 10/3-10/10 Link *
  • National Storytelling Weekend: 10/3-10/5 (1st Full Week) Link
  • World Space Week: 10/4-10/10 Link *
  • National Physicians Assistant Week: 10/6-10/12 Link *
  • Emergency Nurses Week: 10/6-10/12 Link
  • Fire Prevention Week: 10/5-10/11
  • Mental Illness Awareness Week: 10/5-10/11 (1st Full Week) Link
  • Kids' Goal Setting Week: 10/6-10/10 Link
  • National Newspaper Week: 10/5-10/11 Link
  • Customer Service Week: 10/6-10/12 (1st Week) Link
  • Spinning & Weaving Week: 10/6-10/12 Link
  • Mystery Series Week: 10/5-10/11 (1st Full Week) Link
  • National Carry A Tune Week: 10/5-10/11 Link
  • National Metric Week: 10/5-10/11 (Week always has 10th in it.) Link
  • National Work From Home Week: 10/5-10/11 (1st Full Week) Link
  • Nuclear Medicine Week: 10/5-10/11 (1st Full Week) Link
  • Take Your Medicine Americans Week: 10/10-10/16 Link *
  • Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend: 10/11-10/12 Link
  • Bullying Bystanders Unite Week: 10/12-10/18 Link
  • National Chestnut Week: 10/12-10/18 (2nd Full Week) Link
  • National Food Bank Week: 10/12-10/18 Link (Week Always Has 16th in it,
  • orld Food Day)
  • Teen Read Week: 10/12-10/18 Link
  • Food & Drug Interactions and Awareness Week: 10/16-10/23 Link
  • Freedom of Speech Week: 10/20-10/26 Link (3rd Full Week)
  • National Chemistry Week: 10/19-10/25 Link
  • National Forest Products Week: 10/19-10/25 Link
  • National Friends of Libraries Week: 10/19-10/25 Link
  • National Massage Therapy Week: 10/19-10/25 (Last Full Week) Link
  • National Save For Retirement Week: 10/19-10/25 Link (3rd Full Week)
  • Pastoral Care Week: 10/19-10/25 Link
  • YWCA Week without Violence: 10/19-10/25 Link
  • Medical Assistants Recognition Week: 10/19-10/25 (3rd Week) Link
  • National Character Counts Week: 10/19-10/25 Link (3rd week)
  • National Nuclear Science Week: 10/20-10/24 Link
  • National School Bus Safety Week: 10/20-10/24 (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 Holidays and 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 Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15)
  • 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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