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October 2016 HolidaysTeachers - check out our fun holidays and occasions for October 2016!

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 2016 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.

(This day floats depending on individual school calendars.)

National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15 - Oct 15)

October 1, 2016 - Saturday

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 Phases of the Moon - New Moon Link varies
10/01 World Card Making Day  Link 1st Saturday
10/01 World Vegetarian Day  Link *

October 2, 2016 - Sunday

10/02 Change A Light Day  Link 1st Sunday
10/02 Guardian Angels Day  Link *
10/02 International Day of Non-violence  Link *
10/02 National Custodial Workers Day  Link *
10/02 Rosh Hashanah  (10/02-10/04) Link varies
10/02 World Communion Day  Link 1st Sunday
10/02 World Farm Animals Day  Link *

October 3, 2016 - Monday

10/03 Child Health Day  Link 1st Monday
10/03 Fall Astronomy Day  Link varies
10/03 Techie's Day  Link *
10/03 World Day of Bullying Prevention / Blue Shirt Day  Link 1st Monday
10/03 World Habitat Day  Link 1st Monday

October 4, 2016 - Tuesday

10/04 Blessing of The Animals Day Link *
10/04 Improve Your Office Day  Link *
10/04 Rutherford Hayes 1822  Link *
10/04 Ten-Four Day  Link *
10/04 World Animal Day  Link *

October 5, 2016 - Wednesday

10/05 Balloons Around The World Day  Link 1st Wednesday
10/05 Chester Arthur 1829  Link *
10/05 National Stop Bullying Day Link *
10/05 Walk To School in The USA Day  Link 1st Wednesday
10/05 World Teachers Day  Link *

October 6, 2016 - Thursday

10/06 Mad Hatter Day  Link *
10/06 National Depression Screening Day  Link varies
10/06 National German-American Day  Link *

October 7, 2016 - Friday

10/07 Lee's National Denim Day  Link 1st Friday
10/07 National Diversity Day  Link 1st Friday
10/07 World Smile Day  Link 1st Friday

October 8, 2016 - Saturday

10/08 Alvin C. York Day  Link *
10/08 Cephalopod Awareness Days (10/8-10/12) Link *
10/08 National Pierogy Day  Link *
10/08 Universal Music Day  Link 2nd Saturday

October 9, 2016 - Sunday

10/09 Clergy Appreciation Day  Link 2nd Sunday
10/09 Fire Prevention Day Link *
10/09 Leif Erikson Day  Link *
10/09 National Pro-Life Cupcake Day  Link *
10/09 Phases of the Moon - First Quarter Link varies
10/09 World Post Day  Link *

October 10, 2016 - Monday

10/10 Canadian Thanksgiving Link 2nd Monday
10/10 Columbus Day  Link 2nd Monday
10/10 National Cake Decorating Day  Link *
10/10 National Metric Day Link *
10/10 Native American Day  Link 2nd Monday
10/10 World Mental Health Day  Link *

October 11, 2016 - Tuesday

10/11 Ashura  Link varies
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 National Face Your Fears Day  Link 2nd Tuesday
10/11 Yom Kippur (10/11-10/12) Link varies

October 12, 2016 - Wednesday

10/12 Emergency Nurses Day  Link varies (see link)
10/12 International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction  Link 2nd Wednesday
10/12 International Top Spinning Day  Link 2nd Wednesday
10/12 National Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work & School Day  Link 2nd Wednesday

October 13, 2016 - Thursday

10/13 English Language Day  Link *
10/13 Margaret Thatcher  1925   Link *
10/13 Molly Pitcher 1754   Link *
10/13 Navy Birthday 1775 Link *
10/13 World Sight Day  Link 2nd Thursday

October 14, 2016 - Friday

10/14 Be Bald and Be Free Day  Link *
10/14 Dwight Eisenhower 1890  Link *
10/14 William Penn 1644  Link *
10/14 World Egg Day  Link 2nd Friday

October 15, 2016 - Saturday

10/15 Bridge Day  Link 3rd Saturday
10/15 I Love Lucy Day 1951 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 Sweetest Day  Link 3rd Saturday
10/15 White Cane Safety Day  Link *

October 16, 2016 - Sunday

10/16 Dictionary Day  Link *
10/16 Phases of the Moon - Full Moon Link varies
10/16 Sukkot (10/16 - 10/23) Link varies
10/16 World Food Day  Link *

October 17, 2016 - Monday

10/17 Black Poetry Day  Link *
10/17 Boss's Day (or National Boss's Day)  Link Oct 16 or nearest working day
10/17 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty  Link *
10/17 Mulligan Day  Link *
10/17 National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day  Link 3rd Monday

October 18, 2016 - Tuesday

10/18 Alternative Fuel Day  Link
10/18 National Chocolate Cupcake Day  Link *
10/18 Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity  Link
10/18 World Menopause Day  Link *

October 19, 2016 - Wednesday

10/19 Evaluate Your Life Day  Link *
10/19 Hagfish Day  Link 3rd Wednesday
10/19 Medical Assistants Recognition Day  Link 3rd full week on Wednesday

October 20, 2016 - Thursday

10/20 Birth of the Bab  Link *
10/20 Get Smart About Credit Day  Link 3rd Thursday
10/20 Information Overload Day  Link *
10/20 International Credit Union Day  Link 3rd Thursday
10/20 Miss American Rose Pageants Link *

October 21, 2016 - Friday

10/21 Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD) Prevention Day  Link *
10/21 Mammography Day  Link 3rd Friday
10/21 Reptile Awareness Day  Link *

October 22, 2016 - Saturday

10/22 Caps Lock Day  Link *
10/22 International Stuttering Awareness Day  Link *
10/22 Phases of the Moon - Last Quarter Link varies

October 23, 2016 - Sunday

10/23 IPod Day  Link *
10/23 Mother-in-Law Day  Link 4th Sunday
10/23 National Mole Day  Link *
10/23 Swallows Depart from San Juan Capistrano Day  Link *

October 24, 2016 - Monday

10/24 Food Day  Link *
10/24 United Nations Day  Link *
10/24 World Development Information Day  Link *

October 25, 2016 - Tuesday

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

October 26, 2016 - Wednesday

10/26 Hillary Clinton 1947  Link *
10/26 Mule Day  Link *

October 27, 2016 - Thursday

10/27 Cranky Co-workers Day  Link *
10/27 Theodore Roosevelt 1858  Link *
10/27 U.S. Navy Day  Link *

October 28, 2016 - Friday

10/28 Frankenstein Friday  Link Last Friday
10/28 Make A Difference Day (10/23-10/24) Link 4th Friday
10/28 National Chocolates Day  Link *
10/28 National Pharmacy Buyer Day  Link Friday of the last full week in Oct.

October 29, 2016 - Saturday

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

October 30, 2016 - Sunday

10/30 Create A Great Funeral Day  Link *
10/30 Devil's Night or Mischief Night  Link *
10/30 Diwali  Link varies
10/30 Haunted Refrigerator Night  *
10/30 John Adams 1735  Link *
10/30 National Candy Corn Day  Link *
10/30 Phases of the Moon - New Moon Link varies

October 31, 2016 - Monday

10/31 Books For Treats Day  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

10/02 - 10/08 Mental Illness Awareness Week Link 1st full week
10/02 - 10/08 Mystery Series Week Link 1st full week
10/02 - 10/08 National Carry A Tune Week Link always has a 7th in it
10/02 - 10/08 National Work From Home Week 1st full week
10/02 - 10/08 Nuclear Medicine Week Link 1st full week
10/03 - 10/07 Customer Service Week Link
10/03 - 10/07 Kids' Goal Setting Week Link
10/03 - 10/07 Spinning & Weaving Week Link
10/04 - 10/08 World Dairy Expo Link
10/04 - 10/10 World Space Week Link
10/06 - 10/12 National Physicians Assistant Week Link
10/07 - 10/09 National Storytelling Weekend Link 1st full week
10/08 - 10/09 Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend Link
10/09 - 10/15 Emergency Nurses Week Link 2nd full week
10/09 - 10/15 Fire Prevention Week Link
10/09 - 10/15 National Metric Week Link  always has 10th in it
10/12 - 10/22 Freedom of Speech Week Link 3rd full week
10/16 - 10/22 Bullying Bystanders Unite Week Link 3rd full week
10/16 - 10/22 National Character Counts Week Link 3rd full week
10/16 - 10/22 National Food Bank Week Link  always has 16th in it
10/16 - 10/22 National Forest Products Week Link 3rd Sunday
10/16 - 10/22 National Friends of Libraries Week Link 3rd full week
10/16 - 10/22 National Save For Retirement Week Link 3rd full week
10/16 - 10/22 Teen Read Week Link 3rd full week
10/17 - 10/24 Food & Drug Interactions and Awareness Week Link
10/17 - 10/21 Medical Assistants Recognition Week Link 3rd full week
10/17 - 10/21 National Nuclear Science Week Link 3rd full week
10/17 - 10/21 National School Bus Safety Week Link 3rd full week
10/17 - 10/21 World Food Week Link
10/17 - 10/21 YWCA Week without Violence Link 3rd full week
10/22 - 10/22 National Chemistry Week Link 3rd full week
10/23 - 10/29 National Massage Therapy Week Link Last full week
10/23 - 10/29 Pastoral Care Week Link 3rd full week
10/24 - 10/30 Disarmament Week Link
10/24 - 10/31 Prescription Errors Education & Awareness Week
10/25 - 10/31 International Magic Week Link
10/25 - 10/31 Peace, Friendship and Good Will Week Link

Monthly Holidays and Observances

Adopt A Shelter Dog Month Link
AIDS Awareness Month Link
American Cheese Month Link
Antidepressant Death Awareness Month Link
Apple Month Link
Bat Appreciation Month Link
Bullying Prevention Month Link
Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month Link
Celebrating The Bilingual Child Month Link
Children's Magazine Month Link
Church Library 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
Feral Hog Month or Hog Out Month Link
Financial Planning 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 Strategic Planning Month Link
International Walk To School Month Link
Long Term Care Planning Month Link
Month of Free Thought Link
National Animal Safety and Protection Month Link
National Audiology Awareness Month Link
National Bake and Decorate Month Link
National Book Month Link
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Link
National Bullying Prevention 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 Go On A Field Trip Month Link
National Hispanic Heritage Month   ( Sept 15 to Oct 15 ) 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 Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month Link
National Protect Your Hearing Month Link
National Reading Group Month Link
National Roller Skating Month Link
National Sarcastic Awareness Month Link
National Spina Bifida Awareness Month Link
National Stamp Collecting Month Link
National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month Link
National Window Covering Safety Month Link
National Work and Family 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
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 Blindness Awareness Month Link
World Menopause Month Link
 

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