We are already celebrating Oktoberfest. (The truth is we never really stop!)
Foodies, take note of World Food Day on October 16 and World Egg Day (second Friday in October).
Last full week of October Open Access Week is an annual scholarly event which takes place during the last full week of October in a multitude of locations both on- and offline around the world. Activities include talks, webinars and public workshops of open access
October 4 World Animal Day
October 12 World Hospice and Palliative Care Day
October 16 World Food Day
October 17 National Fossil Day
October 22 World Wombat Day
October 24 UN Day
October 27 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
Check out the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage and the Memory of the World Programme
October 31 Halloween
Second Monday in October Indigenous Peoples Day
Second Monday of October Thanksgiving (Canada)
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Second Monday of October Native American Day (USA)
Third Saturday in October International Archaeology Day
Last Friday in October Nevada Day
It commemorates Nevada’s frontier legacy and its entry into the Union as the 36th state on October 31 in 1864.
Earth Science Week is celebrated the second full week of October. http://www.earthsciweek.org
Since October 1998, the American Geosciences Institute has organized this national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth.