OCTOBER 1: WORLD VEGETARIAN DAY
Skip the meat today and veg out.
OCTOBER 2: WORLD FARM ANIMALS DAY
Aren’t you glad you skipped that meat? Your hooved friends thank you.
OCTOBER 2: NATIONAL CUSTODIAN DAY
Thank that nice janitor you always run into in the mornings.
OCTOBER 2: WORLD SMILE DAY
Between thanking all those janitors and visiting a farm, you’re going to have a busy day. Why not do it with a smile?
OCTOBER 4: TEN-FOUR DAY
Bust out the walkie-talkies, Big Dog.
OCTOBER 8: NATIONAL PIEROGI DAY
Dumplings in any cuisine are always a win. Today we honor the Polish variety. Thank you Poland!
OCTOBER 10: NATIONAL CAKE DECORATING DAY
I think putting the candles in counts as decorating.
OCTOBER 11: SOUTHERN OCTOBER 11: SOUTHERN FOOD HERITAGE DAY
As a Texan living in California I try to celebrate this as often as possible.
OCTOBER 14: INTERNATIONAL TOP SPINNING DAY
What’s real and what isn’t?
OCTOBER 15: NATIONAL GROUCH DAY
OCTOBER 16: DICTIONARY DAY
OCTOBER 17: SWEETEST DAY
I guess this is a Midwest/Northeastern thing that’s like another Valentine’s Day? Someone help me out here.
OCTOBER 19: EVALUATE YOUR LIFE DAY
Hello darkness my old friend.
OCTOBER 21: HAGFISH DAY
Who the hell invented this day?
OCTOBER 22: SMART IS COOL DAY
OCTOBER 23: NATIONAL MOLE DAY
This is for that measuring unit you had a project on in high school chemistry. So think of your best mole pun (e.g. Guaca-Mole, Holy Mole-y, Mole Sizlack) and get cracking.
OCTOBER 23: CANNING DAY
Go find the freshest fruit and jam out, mon.
OCTOBER 25: MOTHER-IN-LAW DAY
Time for some brownie points.
OCTOBER 26: NATIONAL MULE DAY
On October 26, 1785, a pair of Spanish mules arrived in the U.S. as a gift from King Charles III. They’re said to have been the first mules bred in this country, by George Washington himself.
OCTOBER 29: NATIONAL CAT DAY
You know what they say, every cat has its day.
OCTOBER 30: NATIONAL CANDY CORN DAY
Everyone’s least favorite candy! Use this day to dispose of any errant candy corns that might have crept into your Halloween supplies.
OCTOBER 30: CHECKLISTS DAY
“Throw away disgusting candy corn.” Check.
OCTOBER 31: NATIONAL MAGIC DAY
Now you see it, tomorrow you don’t.