Hug A Drummer Day

Hug A Drummer Day

Every October 10th

Hug a Drummer Day is celebrated all around the world in order to pay tribute to and show appreciation for the drummers in bands. Because drummers sit at the very back of the stage during...

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Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work & School Day

Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work & School Day

10th October (Second Wednesday of October)

They come in every shape and size, and protect us from the fear of the dark and comfort us in times of turmoil. Whether they’re fuzzy or wooly, old or new, cute or bold, Teddy...

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Cake Decorating Day

Cake Decorating Day

Every October 10th

Bakery and cake decoration are popular hobbies, and Cake Decorating Day is all about going wild. Cupcake culture suggests that we all need to be making edible cake structures, monuments and sculptures - but sometimes...

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World Porridge Day

World Porridge Day

Every October 10th

There’s a rich and delicious food that’s made from that most healthful of grains, Oats. It’s warm and filling thick and toothsome, and is the foundation of breakfast for people all over the world. But...

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World Homeless Day

World Homeless Day

Every October 10th

World Homeless Day was born out of discussions between aid workers around the world, all of whom were helping the homeless in their own countries. The aim and slogan of the Day is 'locals act...

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Handbag Day

Handbag Day

Every October 10th

It's no secret that many women love handbags, sometimes perhaps a little too much, but who would have thought that it would ever get to the point where an entire day of the year would...

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Emergency Nurses Day

Emergency Nurses Day

10th October (Second Wednesday of October)

Promoted and sponsored by the Emergency Nurses Association and having originated in Australia back in 1989, Emergency Nurses Day is now an international celebration, intended to honour the hard work and dedication of emergency nurses...

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Pet Obesity Awareness Day

Pet Obesity Awareness Day

10th October (Second Wednesday of October)

We humans spend a lot of time fretting over our own, and one another's, weight, going to drastic measures to prevent or fight obesity, but what about our beloved pets? Believe it or not, animals...

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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day

Every October 10th

World Mental Health Day was established in 1992 by the World Federation for Mental Health. In some countries around the world, it forms just one part of the larger Mental Illness Awareness Week. Mental health problems...

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SHIFT10 Day

SHIFT10 Day

Every October 10th

It wasn’t all that long ago that the local business was the foundation of our shopping experience. Ma and Pop shops, local craftsman and farmers, these were all part of a towns local flavor, and...

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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...