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10 • October • Octubre

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What’s on the calendar in October? There’s Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta – Earth Science Week – Nethui – Halloween – Native American Day – Indigenous Peoples Day – Archaeology Day – Nevada Day – National Fossil Day – Nevada Day – World Food Day – Open Access Week, and those are some of the evergreen events.

Plus, we are still celebrating Oktoberfest, which began mid-September.

October 4 World Animal Day

October 12 World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

October 16 National Ride To Work Day (Australia)

October 16 World Food Day

World Food Day

October 17 National Fossil Day

National Fossil Day

October 20 World Statistics 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


Floating Dates
First week in October
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Second full week in October
Earth Science Week
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.

Second Monday in October Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous Peoples Day

Second Monday of October Thanksgiving (Canada)
L’Action de grâce

Second Monday of October Native American Day (USA)

Second Friday in October World Egg Day
Think egg
Flickr pics
́La Journée mondiale de l’Œuf (French)
Día Mundial del Huevo (Spanish)
Der Welt‐Eiertag (German)

Third Saturday in October International Archaeology Day

Last Friday in October Nevada Day

Nevada Day

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.




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