World Octopus Day

World Octopus Day

Every October 8th

As the name suggests, World Octopus Day celebrates one of the most distinctive creatures living on the planet today; the octopus. Octopuses are worthy of appreciation for a number of reasons. First of all, they are...

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American Touch Tag Day

American Touch Tag Day

Every October 8th

“My life used to be like that game of freeze tag we played as kids. Once tagged, you had to freeze in the position you were in. Whenever something happened, I'd freeze like a statue...

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Native American Day

Native American Day

8th October (Second Monday of October)

Native American Day commemorates crimes committed against native Americans, and encourages people to learn about and respect the cultures of historical and modern native Americans.

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Physician Assistant Day

Physician Assistant Day

8th October

Physician Assistant Day, or PA Day, is a celebration of those who assist doctors in their work. This important event, begun by the American Academy of Physicians' Assistants, aims to raise awareness of the PA...

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Pierogi Day

Pierogi Day

Every October 8th

Anyone who has ever visited Poland, had a Polish friend or acquaintance or even known someone whose grandmother was Polish has heard of pierogi. Pierogi are one of the most famous Polish dishes to ever...

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Columbus Day

Columbus Day

8th October (Second Monday in October)

Christopher Columbus discovered America in a blue-and-white sailor shirt, and since then, men have been wearing blue and white shirts.Mickey Drexler While it’s impossible to know if Christopher Columbus actually discovered America in a blue...

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Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week

7th October - 13th October

Firefighters are essential to the safety and security of our local communities. We owe it to these men and women to provide them with better training and equipment so they can do their jobs more...

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Pizza Month

Pizza Month

Every October

“There's no better feeling in the world than a warm pizza box on your lap.Kevin James Truer words have, perhaps, never been spoken. Pizza is a wonderful thing, and there’s really no such thing as bad...

Mental Health Month

Mental Health Month

Every October

Some of the greatest battles will be fought within the silent chambers of your own soul.Ezra Taft Benson Ezra speaks truly, the worst battles we can fight are those within ourselves, against voices that persist and...

Black Cat Awareness Month

Black Cat Awareness Month

Every October

A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.Groucho Marx There are many superstitions surrounding the feline with sable fur, and the one stating that your luck is going to have...

Family History Month

Family History Month

Every October

Every book is a quotation; every house is a quotation out of all forests, and mines, and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.Ralph Waldo Emerson We all have a history...

Dyslexia Awareness Month

Dyslexia Awareness Month

Every October

Being able to read and write with ease is something most of us simply take for granted. But imagine what it would be like to look at a page of text and see distorted letters...

Computer Learning Month

Computer Learning Month

Every October

Computers now occupy almost every part of our lives, from the smartphones we spend our days communicating on, to the laptops and desktops that are the foundation of every business. It wasn’t so long ago...

Fair Trade Month

Fair Trade Month

Every October

Fair Trade Month aims to raise awareness of the reasons why fair trade is important, and to promote buying and using socially and commercially sustainable, fair trade products in place of commodities which may harm...

Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month

Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month

Every October

The annual campaign to educate people about emotional intelligence began in 2006. Each year the Emotional Intelligence Institute organizes the campaign and offers a number of educational materials for free on the non-profit's website at...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Every October

Since the adoption of wearing a pink ribbon by breast cancer survivors running in the 1990 New York marathon and the subsequent formation of a charity which aims to give 90% of the money it...

Cyber Security Awareness Month

Cyber Security Awareness Month

Every October

In the underworld, reality itself has elastic properties and is capable of being stretched into different definitions of the truth.Roderick Vincent, The Cause So, you think your computer is the best thing you own? Then...

ADHD Awareness Month

ADHD Awareness Month

Every October

I was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) as an adult, but I don't remember a time when I didn't have them. Back in the 1960s, when I was growing...