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October 2018 HolidaysTeachers - check out our fun holidays and occasions for October 2018!

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 2018 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, 2018 - Monday

10/01 Balloons Around The World Day  Link *
10/01 CD Player Day  Link *
10/01 Child Health Day  Link 1st Monday
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 National Stop Bullying Day Link 1st Monday of October
10/01 World Day of Bullying Prevention / Blue Shirt Day  Link 1st Monday
10/01 World Habitat Day  Link 1st Monday
10/01 World Vegetarian Day  Link *

October 2, 2018 - Tuesday

10/02 Guardian Angels Day  Link *
10/02 International Day of Non-violence  Link *
10/02 National Custodial Workers Day  Link *
10/02 Phases of the Moon - Last Quarter Link varies
10/02 Phileas Fogg Win A Wager Day  Link *
10/02 World Farm Animals Day  Link *

October 3, 2018 - Wednesday

10/03 Techie's Day  Link *

October 4, 2018 - Thursday

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, 2018 - Friday

10/05 Chester Arthur 1829  Link *
10/05 Lee's National Denim Day  Link 1st Friday
10/05 National Diversity Day  Link 1st Friday
10/05 World Smile Day  Link 1st Friday
10/05 World Teachers Day  Link *

October 6, 2018 - Saturday

10/06 Digital Scrapbooking Day Link 1st Saturday   
10/06 Mad Hatter Day  Link *
10/06 National German-American Day  Link *
10/06 World Card Making Day  Link 1st Saturday

October 7, 2018 - Sunday

10/07 Change A Light Day  Link 1st Sunday
10/07 World Communion Day  Link 1st Sunday

October 8, 2018 - Monday

10/08 Alvin C. York Day  Link *
10/08 Canadian Thanksgiving Link 2nd Monday
10/08 Cephalopod Awareness Days (10/8-10/12) Link *
10/08 Columbus Day  Link 2nd Monday
10/08 National Pierogy Day  Link *
10/08 Native American Day  Link 2nd Monday SD,AK,CA,MN,WA

October 9, 2018 - Tuesday

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 - New Moon Link varies
10/09 World Post Day  Link *

October 10, 2018 - Wednesday

10/10 International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction  Link 2nd Wednesday
10/10 International Top Spinning Day  Link 2nd Wednesday
10/10 National Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work & School Day  Link 2nd Wednesday
10/10 National Cake Decorating Day  Link *
10/10 National Metric Day Link *
10/10 Walk To School in The USA Day  Link varies
10/10 World Mental Health Day  Link *

October 11, 2018 - Thursday

10/11 Eleanor Roosevelt 1884  Link *
10/11 General Pulaski Memorial Day (President)  Link *
10/11 National Coming Out Day  Link *
10/11 National Depression Screening Day  Link varies
10/11 World Sight Day  Link 2nd Thursday

October 12, 2018 - Friday

10/12 Freethought Day  Link *
10/12 World Egg Day  Link 2nd Friday

October 13, 2018 - Saturday

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 Universal Music Day  Link 2nd Saturday

October 14, 2018 - Sunday

10/14 Be Bald and Be Free Day  Link *
10/14 Clergy Appreciation Day  Link 2nd Sunday
10/14 Dwight Eisenhower 1890  Link *
10/14 William Penn 1644  Link *

October 15, 2018 - Monday

10/15 I Love Lucy Day 1951 Link *
10/15 International Day of Rural Women  Link *
10/15 National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day  Link 3rd Monday
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, 2018 - Tuesday

10/16 Boss's Day (or National Boss's Day)  Link Oct 16 or nearest working day
10/16 Dictionary Day  Link *
10/16 National Face Your Fears Day  Link 3rd Tuesday
10/16 Phases of the Moon - First Quarter Link varies
10/16 Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity  Link 3rd Tuesday
10/16 World Food Day  Link *

October 17, 2018 - Wednesday

10/17 Black Poetry Day  Link *
10/17 Hagfish Day  Link 3rd Wednesday
10/17 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty  Link *
10/17 Medical Assistants Recognition Day  Link 3rd full week on Wednesday
10/17 Mulligan Day  Link *

October 18, 2018 - Thursday

10/18 Get Smart About Credit Day  Link 3rd Thursday
10/18 International Credit Union Day  Link 3rd Thursday
10/18 National Chocolate Cupcake Day  Link *
10/18 World Menopause Day  Link *

October 19, 2018 - Friday

10/19 Evaluate Your Life Day  Link *
10/19 Mammography Day  Link 3rd Friday

October 20, 2018 - Saturday

10/20 Birth of the Bab  Link *
10/20 Bridge Day  Link 3rd Saturday
10/20 Information Overload Day  Link *
10/20 Miss American Rose Day Link *
10/20 Sweetest Day  Link 3rd Saturday

October 21, 2018 - Sunday

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

October 22, 2018 - Monday

10/22 Caps Lock Day  Link *
10/22 International Stuttering Awareness Day  Link *

October 23, 2018 - Tuesday

10/23 IPod Day  Link *
10/23 National Mole Day  Link *

October 24, 2018 - Wednesday

10/24 Food Day Link *
10/24 Phases of the Moon - Full Moon Link varies
10/24 United Nations Day  Link *
10/24 World Development Information Day  Link *

October 25, 2018 - Thursday

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

October 26, 2018 - Friday

10/26 Frankenstein Friday  Link Last Friday
10/26 Hillary Clinton 1947  Link *
10/26 Make A Difference Day (10/26-10/27) Link 4th Friday and Saturday
10/26 National Pharmacy Buyer Day  Link Friday of the last full week in Oct.

October 27, 2018 - Saturday

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

October 28, 2018 - Sunday

10/28 Mother-in-Law Day  Link 4th Sunday
10/28 National Chocolates Day  Link *

October 29, 2018 - Monday

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, 2018 - Tuesday

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

October 31, 2018 - Wednesday

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 Phases of the Moon - Last Quarter Link varies
10/31 Samhain  Link *

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

Weekly Holidays and Observances

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