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Own Business Day

Help support independent businesses on Own Business Day by participating in their website, events, and hashtags to boost awareness and growth.

Animal Action Day

Promoting the well-being of Earth's diverse inhabitants, contributing to animal sanctuaries, conservation efforts, and veterinary support.

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How to celebrate Oct 8th

Start your day by focusing on your own business. Dedicate time to your personal projects, whether it’s learning a new skill, working on a creative endeavor, or organizing your space. Embrace the entrepreneurial spirit within you.

Next, step outside and grab a newspaper. Support your local community by acknowledging the importance of newspaper carriers. Stay informed about current events and take a moment to appreciate those who deliver the news to your doorstep.

Take a break from your tasks to address any official paperwork. Registering a birth, or any other important document, is crucial. Celebrate the significance of having your affairs in order and the impact of proper documentation.

Channel your inner activist on Animal Action Day. Volunteer at a local animal shelter, educate yourself on wildlife conservation, or simply spend quality time with your pets. Make a difference, big or small, in the lives of our furry friends.

Honor Alvin C. York’s legacy of service by giving back to your community. Support a charitable cause, help a neighbor in need, or contribute to a local organization. Small acts of kindness can go a long way.

Celebrate World Octopus Day by trying something new. Experiment with a recipe featuring seafood, visit an aquarium, or engage in creative pursuits. Embrace the unexpected and expand your horizons.

Conquer your fears on National Face Your Fears Day. Challenge yourself to confront something that scares you, whether it’s public speaking, heights, or trying a new experience. Growth happens outside of your comfort zone.

Recognize the contributions of women in STEM on Ada Lovelace Day. Learn about female pioneers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Support gender equality in these fields and empower the next generation of innovators.

Indulge in a delicious treat on National Pierogi Day. Whether you cook up a batch at home or visit a local restaurant, savor the flavors of this traditional dish. Share a meal with loved ones and celebrate culinary heritage.

On International Podiatry Day, take care of your feet. Treat yourself to a DIY pedicure, go for a relaxing walk, or invest in comfortable footwear. Appreciate the foundation that keeps you moving forward.

Wrap up the day with a game of touch tag. Gather friends or family for some outdoor fun and nostalgic play. Enjoy the simplicity of running around and tagging each other—it’s a timeless activity that brings joy to all.

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Alvin C. York Day

In the annals of history, his valor and sacrifice stand as an enduring testament to the indomitable human spirit in the face of adversity.

World Octopus Day

When it comes to smart sea creatures — with eight arms and a big brain — they can solve puzzles, camouflage, and even open jars!

National Face Your Fears Day

Don’t let your fears hold you back. Use Face Your Fears Day to confront those things that keep you from achieving your goals, and free yourself from fear.

Ada Lovelace Day

One of history’s most influential figures, Ada Lovelace helped invent the computer. Honor her contributions by learning about her and other pioneering women.

National Pierogi Day

A tasty flour-and-egg dumpling filled with your choice of meat, potatoes, cheese, onions, all that good stuff…it’s no wonder the whole world loves pierogis.

International Podiatry Day

Don’t neglect your foot health. They move you, keep you up, and can be really uncomfortable if mistreated. Schedule an appointment and encourage others to do so.

American Touch Tag Day

You’re never too old to experience the joy of touch-tag. Gather some friends together, find an open space, and let your inner child out in a game of tag.


Hispanic Heritage Month

Join an event, forum, or exhibition for Hispanic Heritage Month, and appreciate the art, history, and cultural offerings of this rich and expansive heritage.


Healthcare Foodservice Workers Week

These superheroes of the hospital kitchen ensure patients receive delicious, nutritious meals, taking pride in boosting morale and recovery.


National Curry Week

Savor vibrant spices and rich blends, an aromatic dance on your palate, igniting a culinary journey of delight.


Hospice Care Week

Providing compassionate support during life's final journey, these compassionate professionals ensure comfort, dignity, and peace for individuals and their families.


Fire Prevention Week

Head over to the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) website to learn what you need to do to protect your home and community in case of a fire.

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National Pretzel Month

Savoring the delightful twist and crunch of a timeless baked snack, a treat that satisfies both savory and salty cravings.

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

Understanding and support for individuals with unique learning needs fosters inclusion, empathy, and improved educational opportunities.

National Book Month

Portable gateways to realms unknown, books unfold adventures, unravel mysteries—keys to wisdom, growth, and endless wonder.

Spina Bifida Awareness Month

Increasing understanding, Spina Bifida advocacy fosters support for individuals with neural tube defects, promoting inclusivity and empathy.


Succulent, savory delight from the culinary realm, offering an exquisite taste that captivates discerning palates.

International AAC Awareness Month

Facilitating expression for those with unique voices, empowering communication, and unlocking a world of connection and understanding for all.

National Pitbull Awareness Month

With their boundless energy and loyalty, these furry companions offer endless joy and an unwavering paw of friendship.

Mental Health Month

Taking care of our inner selves is just as important as our physical health. Let's prioritize our well-being and support one another.

National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

Equipping individuals with knowledge and support to make smart choices, ensuring healthier lives and steering clear of harmful pitfalls.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Wear pink, get online, and join an event or fundraiser to help raise awareness and resources for the fight against breast cancer, as begun by Pink Ribbon Inc.

Canadian Library Month

Participate in your community by visiting your local Canadian library for an event, or just to check out books or otherwise make use of this wonderful resource.

Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month

Educate yourself on your own emotions and increase your emotional intelligence, then help others do the same so we can all engage in more mature and helpful ways.

National Physical Therapy Month

They are the guides on the road to recovery, helping individuals regain strength and mobility, one step at a time.

Dysautonomia Awareness Month

Join or host a fundraising event, do your research, and help raise awareness about dysautonomia, a class of diseases affected the autonomic nervous system.

Family History Month

Connect with older relatives, and dig into your own family history through documents, genealogy websites, or even a DNA test that might tell you more.

​National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Help raise awareness and end stigma about domestic violence, and most importantly speak up and offer resources to anyone you think may be in an abusive relationship.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Get an anti-virus program, update your passwords (don’t use your pet’s names!), and make sure your cyber security is tight to protect your information.

Black Cat Awareness Month

Pamper your black cat, visit a humane society, and help end the stigma surrounding these sweet little kitties, who are no more unlucky than any other cat.

National Pizza Month

Throughout National Pizza Month, play around with new pizza options like making it yourself, trying a new pizza joint, or trying single-serve bagel pizzas.

SUDEP Action Month

Don’t just raise awareness: on SUDEP Action Month, take actions to help all of society understand sudden death from epilepsy and how to mitigate the risk.

Dyslexia Awareness Month

Engage with any of the many resources that help people understand what it’s like to live with dyslexia, and help raise awareness about this condition.

National Fire Prevention Month

Develop a fire escape plan for your home, and practice it with your family or roommates to make sure everyone knows what to do in an emergency.

Computer Learning Month

Join a class or hit up your local library for resources on computer technology, and make computing one of your many useful and marketable skills.

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Donate your money or time to an organization or charity that supports those with the common disorder known as Down Syndrome, which effects 1 in 800 children.

National ADHD Awareness Month

Help educate yourself and others about Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, an often misunderstood disorder that could affect anyone.

Eczema Awareness Month

A persistent skin condition that requires gentle care, soothing treatments, and understanding to alleviate discomfort and promote healing.

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