Ready to start planning your October Content Calendar ideas? You’ll love this helpful article jammed full of content calendar ideas and useful editable templates that will make creating social posts easy.
In monthly articles, we give you bags of inspiration to help you fill your calendar with engaging content ahead of time. We review these articles annually to make sure that you are good to go.
Keep on reading for daily, weekly and monthly national and international holidays throughout our October content calendar. These give you oodles of reasons to celebrate. We’ve also given you tons of marketing tips to get you started and researched hashtags to use for different events and celebrations.
HOT TIP: Some of our suggested days of celebrations below come with Easil templates. Click into your Easil account and start designing. If you don’t have an account yet, don’t worry. It’s super easy to set up an Easil account. Get started for free with a trial account.
WHAT’S IN OUR OCTOBER CALENDAR?
There are reasons to celebrate every day in October. In most cases, you’ll find that we’ve added more than one suggestion each day. All you have to do is choose the holiday that appeals to you most to convert into content!
We have also included wonderfully weird and wacky Holidays. These unique and unusual holidays make fun and engaging social media posts. Try adding at least some of these into your posts.
You’ll find Week-long holiday celebrations for October.
A list of Month-long holiday celebrations for October.
Whether it’s World Octopus Day, Garlic Lovers Day or World Mental Health Day, you’re sorted with our October Content Calendar. And of course, we’ve included important not-to-be-missed days of celebration to remind your followers about!
TIPS FOR USING OUR OCTOBER CONTENT CALENDAR IDEAS
Here’s a few top tips and tricks for leveraging your October Content Calendar to get results:
Start by choosing the “days” or celebrations that work for your audience. Put yourself into the shoes of your ideal customer. What are they interested in, outside of your business or core topics of conversation? Do they love eating out? Do they love exercising? Do they love helping their local community? Just because they’re interested in your marketing tips or business-related content, doesn’t mean they don’t want to talk about food, hobbies and fun things. Get creative by using our days of celebration. After all, doesn’t posting about something like International Coffee Day make you more human and relatable? Everyone likes coffee, don’t they?
Remember this is not an exhaustive list. We haven’t listed every single day of celebration for October. It’s a comprehensive list that will get you started. Feel free to search for other types of celebration days to add to this list.
Double-check the celebration days and hashtags. Our team checks and rechecks these posts, but you should always check the dates for yourself.
Add in your own regional holidays. Most of these entries are national and international, but posting local events is a great way to build community.
Some holiday dates move every year! Others stay the same. For example, if a holiday falls on the 3rd Saturday of every month, the actual date changes every year. If you spot an error, please let us know so we can fix it. We are human.
We can’t include holidays for every single country. Easil is based in Australia, but the holidays in this post are from around the world.
ADDING IMAGES TO YOUR OCTOBER SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS
You can use our October content calendar in different ways. You can start with one of our Easil templates to edit and create your design. Or, you can use your own photos or assets to create something custom. It’s your choice about how you illustrate the day.
HOT TIP: Why not post a quote that relates to the day in question? For example, October, the 2nd provides a perfect opportunity for this, with Random Acts of Day.
MONTH OF OCTOBER CONTENT CALENDAR IDEAS
Ready? Here’s our list of holidays for the month of October:
INTERNATIONAL COFFEE DAY
If you love coffee a latte, then you’ll be keen to espresso your opinion about what type of coffee is best to celebrate International Coffee Day. Whatever you choose, remember you have the perfect grounds for a brew-tiful day.
Hashtag to use #InternationalCoffeeDay
KIDS MUSIC DAY
The first Friday of October brings us to Kids Music Day is to promote the importance of teaching music to children. Music promotes brain growth, and helps with maths skills, memory, attention, concentration, co-ordination, social skills… and is above all… fun! Not all kids will grow up to be professional musicians, but music is something special and with all of those bonuses, why not encourage our children to get into it?!
Hashtag to use #KidsMusicDay
WORLD VEGETARIAN DAY
“Animals are my friends…and I don’t eat my friends.”
― George Bernard Shaw
Become a vegetarian, at least for one day, to celebrate World Vegetarians Day. It has been observed since 1977. Visit the official website for plenty of resources and ideas.
Hashtags to use #VegetarianDay or #WorldVegetarianDay
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF OLDER PERSONS
There are almost 700 billion people over 60 in the world, this is expected to double by 2030. This holiday was founded by the United Nations to help us acknowledge the role that older people play in society.
Hashtag to use #InternationalDayOfOlderPersons
CD PLAYER DAY
The humble CD player. Does that bring back some memories for you? It’s almost getting to that time that people will start asking “what is a CD?” like what happened to tapes and vinyls. ‘Compact discs’ were co-developed for commercial use by Philips and Sony back in 1982, and were the most way to listen to albums by 1991. Fast forward to 2018, store stopped stocking CDs, as over the past decade or so, digital music became king. “iTunes killed the CD star”. Today is the say to dust off your CD player or Discman and give your favourite old CD a whirl!
Hashtag to use #CDPlayerDay
WORLD FARM ANIMAL DAY
The day is observed on Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday because he taught non-violence to all living things. This holiday is to raise awareness off the plight of farm animals.
Hashtag to use #WorldAnimalDay
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF NON VIOLENCE
“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” – Mahatma Gandhi
This commemoration day founded by United Nations is held on Gandhi’s birthday to encourage peace.
Hashtag to use #NonViolenceDay
NAME YOUR CAR DAY
We love naming things. Children, pets, inanimate objects… your car is no exception! Is your car a male or a female? Older or younger? Is your car powerful or more of a run-about? There are so many factors to how you can name your car! You could even use the numberplate as inspiration for your car’s name, i.e. numberplate with REJ could be called Reggie. Share your ideas for great car names today.
Hashtag to use #NameYourCarDay
WORLD SMILE DAY
“A smile is the best makeup any girl can wear.” – Marilyn Monroe
Smiling has a positive effect on your mood and boosts happiness in everyone around you. Find a wonderful smiley picture and inspiring quote about a smile to go with it. Light up someone’s day with a smile.
Hashtag to use #WorldSmileDay
NATIONAL BOYFRIEND DAY
Spoil the man in your life with some extra attention. If you are dating National Boyfriend Day is a good day to make your man feel appreciated.
Spoil the man in your life with some extra attention. If you are dating National Boyfriend Day is a good day to make your man feel appreciated.
Hashtag to use #NationalBoyfriendDay
CARD MAKING DAY
Crafting hand-made greeting cards can be a lovely gesture. It’s the age of the internet, so we can do all that fun crafty stuff online now, and still have it come from the heart. Get scrapbooking some of your loved ones favourite colours, with some shots from the photo album, combined with shapes and patterns that remind you of them… and voila! You’ve made someone’s day for no special reason other than to show that you care.
Hashtag to use #CardMakingDay
NATIONAL TECHIES DAY
Appreciate the techies who keep your business going. National Techies Day was originally established in 1998 to encourage high school students to get into a technology career. You could use this day to highlight successful women in technology. Only 25% of IT jobs in the USA are held by women.
Hashtag to use #NationalTechiesDay
NATIONAL TACO DAY
Do we really need a special day to celebrate the wonderfully versatile, Mexican-inspired tacos? If one day a year is not enough, you can always celebrate Taco Tuesday every week. Ask your customers for their favorite taco filling or ask whether they prefer soft or hard shells?
Hashtag to use #NationalTacoDay
NATIONAL VODKA DAY
If you need an excuse to have a party, mix up a cocktail or two using vodka. Vodka has been around since at least the 12th Century when it was first used for medicinal purposes. Combine National Taco Day with National Vodka Day for a great celebration.
Hashtag to use #NationalVodkaDay
IMPROVE YOUR OFFICE DAY
We can get so caught up in our day to day tasks at work, that we forget there could be so many other things we could do around the office to improve our productivity and mood. Can you add a splash of colour? Put in some pot plants? Rearrange the furniture to a new and improved outlay? Reduce the clutter? Even the smallest change can up the vibe and make things more functional.
Hashtag to use #ImproveYourOfficeDay
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS (Australia)
Make sure that you note that the first Sunday in October, daylight saving starts in some states. The clocks go forward in Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, and Victoria.
Hashtag to use #DaylightSavings
WORLD TEACHERS DAY
“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instil a love of learning.” – Brad Henry
This UNESCO commemoration reminds us to celebrate people in the teaching profession. Ask your community if they had a teacher who had a big impact on their lives.
Hashtags to use #WorldTeachersDay #TeachersDay
Architects combine building planning, sustainability and design. It’s a functional skill that combines both mathematics and art, and takes a special kind of person to master it. There are are number of types of architects, such as residential, commercial, landscape, green design architects, and they all serve a great purpose in our society. Today is all about appreciation for good architecture throughout history, your favourite piece of architecture today.
Hashtag to use #ArchitectureDay
DO SOMETHING NICE DAY
Volunteer, donate something, or simply make someone smile. Whatever you do, make sure that someone else benefits from your kindness.
Hashtag to use #DoSomethingNiceDay
DAY OF BULLYING PREVENTION
On the first Monday of October, students, communities and school children are encouraged to wear blue to raise awareness of the issue of bullying. You can find more about the wear blue campaign here.
Hashtags to use #BlueUp #DayOfBullyingPrevention
MAD HATTER DAY
“No wonder you’re late. Why, this watch is exactly two days slow.” – Lewis Carroll (Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland)
The much-loved, zany milner is from Lewis Caroll’s book, Alice in Wonderland has a day all to himself. Mad Hatter Day is a holiday that gives you the excuse to wear silly hats to celebrate. Better still, have a wacky tea party.
Hashtag to use #MadHatterDay
GARLIC LOVERS’ DAY
Crush it, chop it or roast it whole. Garlic Lovers Day is a celebration of the versatile edible bulbous plant. Make some pesto, marinate your meat in garlic or make a pungent salad dressing. Vampires beware!
Fun Fact about garlic: Chicago was named after the American Indian word “chicagaoua” for the wild garlic that grew around Lake Michigan.
Hashtag to use #GarlicLoversDay
NATIONAL NOODLE DAY
Can you believe that noodles have been around for 4000 years? The Chinese invented them. The only real way to celebrate National Noodle Day is by consuming a tasty plate of noodles, of course! October is a great month for people passionate about pasta. The 25th is World Pasta Day!!
Hashtag to use #NoodleDay
RANDOM ACTS OF POETRY DAY
Celebrate Random Acts of Poetry on the first Wednesday of October by sharing your favorite poem on social media.
Hashtag to use #RAOPoetryDay
Not just for kids, bathtubs can be a great way to get clean for adults as well. Baths can be soothing, and for a lot of people it is the perfect way to unwind. In our crazy day to day lives, sometimes it’s hard to find time to do the things that help us relax. If there is any day to hop in your bathtub, today is it. Add some salts or make it a bubble bath, grab a book, light some candles… 1, 2, 3… bliss.
Hashtag to use #BathtubDay
Coffee. Water. Sugar. Milk. Ice. Frappés are a special blend of delicious ingredients to make a pick-me-up drink that is also refreshing. Frappés are different to iced coffees, in that they are blended with the ice, to make almost a slushy consistency. Today you could celebrate by mixing one up and sharing a killer recipe for the best frappe ever.
Hashtag to use #FrappeDay
YOU MATTER TO ME DAY
Life is precious, make sure you tell loved ones how much you appreciate them being in your life. This holiday started in 2010 was inspired by a personal tragedy and has now spread around the world. Make sure that you spread the words “You matter to me” on October the 7th. Someone may need to hear them.
Hashtag to use #YouMatterToMe
AMERICAN TOUCH TAG DAY
Versions of touch tag have been played throughout the ages. This holiday is a great excuse to relive childhood memories. Don’t be stuck in the mud, get outside and have fun exercising. You’re it!
Hashtag to use #AmericanTouchTagDay
WORLD OCTOPUS DAY
These eight-legged, three-hearted sea creatures have been around for over 300 million years. Before the dinosaurs! Share tentacle filled images and fun facts about the intelligent octopus.
Hashtag to use #WorldOctopusDay
WORLD SIGHT DAY
World Sight Day is celebrated on the second Thursday of October. It is organised by The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). The theme for 2019 is #VisionFirst. Find a charity working in developing countries to support.
Hashtags to use #WSD2021 #WorldSightDay
INTERNATIONAL BEER AND PIZZA DAY
Like pizza? Like beer? How about combining them for a great celebration? Add a few friends and you have the recipe for a fun night in.
Hashtag to use #BeerAndPizzaDay
WORLD POST DAY
On the 9th October 1874, the Universal Postal Union was established in Bern, Switzerland. World Post Day celebrates the role of the postal sector for people and business. When was the last time you received a personal letter in the post?
Hashtag to use #WorldPostDay
FIRE PREVENTION DAY
Fire Prevention Day is celebrated each year on the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire. The day is about raising awareness of how to prevent buildings going up in smoke. It also honors the great work that firefighters do in saving lives. It is part of Fire Prevention Week.
Hashtag to use #FirePreventionDay
WORLD EGG DAY
The humble, nutritious and versatile egg is celebrated on the second Friday of October each year. It is an egg-cellent source of high-quality protein. Ask your community how they like their eggs. Go on, get cracking on making this day egg-citing.
Hashtag to use #WorldEggDay
CURIOUS EVENTS DAY
Curiouser and curiouser. The world is a curious place, and today is the day to have a think about some of the curious things that have happened. Did you know that there was a bear enlisted in the Polish army during World War II? What happened to the ghost ship, the Mary Celeste? Did you know that there was Great Emu War in Australia? What happened to Amelia Earhart? Share your favourite greatest mysteries or curious events today!
Hashtag to use #CuriousEventsDay
WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY
The World Health Organisation commemorates this day to raise awareness for mental health. The theme for 2019 is suicide prevention. Share some tips.
Hashtag to use #WorldMentalHealthDay
HUG A DRUMMER DAY
Don’t tell the big-headed drummers, but it’s true – they are under-appreciated. They may be situated at the back of the stage, with the guitarists, vocalists and other potential musicians taking position right at the front – but they provide the foundation to a song, allowing the other musicians to build something around that groove. They are so important. Give a drummer a hug today… maybe just don’t tell them why!
Hashtag to use #HugADrummerDay
WORLD HOMELESS DAY
World Homeless Day highlights the issues around homelessness. Find a local charity that works with people who need a roof over their head.
Hashtag to use #WorldHomelessDay
NATIONAL CHESS DAY
“A happy chess ending is where the King gets mated.” – Unknown
Check out National Chess Day which has been celebrated on the second Saturday in October since 1976. Don’t “en passant” this up!
Hashtag to use #InternationalChessDay
I LOVE YARN DAY
If you love crafts and needlework, you will want to celebrate this holiday. Get your knitting needles or crochet hook out. Find a needle point that inspires you and get stitching.
Hashtags to use #ILoveYarnDay #ILoveYarn
CAKE DECORATING DAY
Cake decorating is a sugar art form that has grown into a kind of sport! Does it need to be a special celebration to decorate a cake? Here at Easil, we are a big fan of cake! The more decorated, the better. We’d say today is fine day to show off your cake decorating prowess… or lack there of… #nailedit
Hashtag to use #CakeDecoratingDay
NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY
National Coming Out Day is an annual LGBT awareness day observed on October 11. Founded in the United States in 1988, on the anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. It is a day to be positive and celebrate coming out of the closet.
Hashtag to use #NationalComingOutDay
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD
The United Nations founded the International Day of the Girl Child in 2012, which was created to promote awareness of gender inequality for young females around the world. There are more than 2000 events held around the globe for this day, you could find one in your area or share some #girlpower today.
Hashtags to use #DayOfTheGirl or #GirlsBelongHere
NATIONAL GUMBO DAY
Gumbo is a Southern Creole dish identified by the dark roux “a few shades from burning”. Gumbo is very popular in Louisiana and can be made from seafood or meat and vegetable. National Gumbo Day is a great reason to sample some.
Hashtag to use #GumboDay
OLD FARMERS DAY
Old Farmers Day celebrates just that – older ways of farming. Contrast to the extreme mass-produced mechanically run farming systems in place today, farming of course used to be a smaller-scale operation. There is no doubt that agriculture has it’s roots very deep in human history, and we could learn a thing or two from looking back at our more sustainable farming past.
Hashtag to use #OldFarmersDay
WORLD ARTHRITIS DAY
Arthritis Day has been recognised since 1996, to raise visibility for those who have rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases, particularly kinds of arthritis. The most common types of arthritis are Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis, and they are all generally progressive and cause pain, affecting joints, cartilage, tendons and connective tissues within the body. You could show your awareness with your local Arthritis Foundation today.
Hashtag to use #ArthritisDay
INDIGENOUS PEOPLE DAY (USA)
This day has replaced Columbus Day, which has become controversial. The Italian explorer, Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas on the 12th of October 1492 and the day traditionally was observed on the closest Monday to the anniversary of the “discovery”. Indigenous Peoples’ Day to recognize the native populations that were displaced and decimated after European explorers reached the continent.
Hashtag to use #IndigenousPeoplesDay
NATIONAL TRAIN YOUR BRAIN DAY
Exercise your mind by learning a new skill. How starting to learn a new language or memorising a list? National train your brain day is good day for a cerebral workout. Share a tantalising brainteaser with your followers.
Hashtag to use #TrainYourBrainDay
NATIONAL YORKSHIRE PUDDING DAY
Yorkshire Puddings are a savory “pudding” made from batter served as a side dish, typically with roast beef and gravy. The first recipe for Yorkshire Puddings appeared in 1747 and since then they have become part of an iconic British Sunday lunch. The British celebrate Yorkshire Pudding day on the first Sunday of February, the USA celebrates on the 13th of October.
Hashtag to use #YorkshirePuddingDay
FACE YOUR FEARS DAY
Everyone has fears, it’s normal and instinctively what has kept us humans alive all these years! Sometimes fears are illogical, and if you have it in you – today is the day to face them! Some common fears include: Agoraphobia – fear of open spaces; Acrophobia – fear of heights and; Pteromerhanophobia: fear of flying. How can you safely face your fears? Boldly share your tale today.
Hashtag to use #FaceYourFearsDay
NO BRA DAY
The whole month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and No Bra Day is no exception. Created in 2011 by Anastasia Doughnuts, she said of the day:
“Boobies are Fantastic… We all think so. And what better way to express the way we feel than to support a full day of boobie freedom?? … Women are magnificent creatures, and so are their breasts. Let us spend the day unleashing boobies from their boobie zoos.
**Breast Cancer is something you should take seriously and be checked for.**”
Promoting breast cancer awareness… AND allowing the girls to breathe free? Sign.Us.Up.
Hashtag to use #NoBraDay
NATIONAL CHOCOLATE-COVERED INSECTS DAY
This day is too bizarre not to mention. Celebrate by munching on a chocolate-covered insect or just have fun watching YouTube videos of people of people trying it out.
Hashtag to use #ChocolateCoveredInsectsDay
Dessert Day, eh? What a broad way to celebrate all kinds of sweet dishes. It looks like we get a free pass into the world of indulgence today. Does it mean the calories don’t count today? Share a snap of your favourite dessert or even a recipe today.
Hashtag to use #DessertDay
PET OBESITY AWARENESS DAY
The second Wednesday in October is Pet Obesity Awareness Day. Pet obesity is a common occurrence in today’s society. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention estimate that 50-60% of pet cats and dogs in the United States are overweight. A well-balanced diet and regular exercise is important for our furry friends. Some ways we could help keep our pets healthy, such as play dates, home-cooked recipes, smaller portions, petsitting. Share some tips on how we can curb this issue together.
Hashtag to use #PetObesityDay
GLOBAL HANDWASHING DAY
Handwashing prevents the spread of many diseases, but you can’t wash your hands if you don’t have access to water and soap. Global Handwashing Day is about educating people on the benefits of washing your hands. It also raises awareness of inequalities of handwashing facilities around the world.
Hashtag to use #GlobalHandwashingDay
NATIONAL WHITE CANE SAFETY DAY
Since 1964, October the 15th is a day to celebrate the tool and symbol of blind or visual impaired independent travellers – the white cane. Honor the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired or share facts about their staff of independence.
Hashtag to use #WhiteCaneSafetyDay
WORLD STUDENTS’ DAY
World Student Say is celebrated on October 15th, in memory of the birthday of A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, a famous Indian aerospace scientist who was also the 11th President of India. Kalam passed away in 2015 after suffering from a stroke while giving a lecture at a school in India. A mostly Indian celebration, World Students Day was declared by the United Nations back in 2010.
Hashtags to use #WorldStudentsDay #StudentsDay
INFORMATION OVERLOAD DAY
Do you feel overwhelmed by constantly being bombarded by information? Do you constantly check new emails? Is your smartphone constantly pinging with notifications? Information Overload Day is a day to a day to take stock of interruptions from digital sources and mute those notifications. You will be more productive and make better decisions when you stop the fire hose of data.
Hashtag to use #InformationOverloadDay
WORLD FOOD DAY
The mission for World Food Day is better nutrition and zero hunger. The call for action is to make healthy and sustainable diets available and affordable to everyone. The combination of unhealthy diets and sedentary lifestyles has caused obese people even where poverty exists. There are now over 670 million adults and 120 million children who are obese. Spread the word about a healthy diet.
Hashtags to use #WorldFoodDay #ZeroHunger
National Dictionary Day is commemorated on October 16th, the birthday of Noah Webster. Webster pioneered Americanized spelling, so it is no doubt a special day for the United States to mark this day. You can celebrate by sharing some of your favorite weird and wacky words in the dictionary. Bumfuzzle. Collywobbles. Lollygag. Nincompoop. Malarkey!
Hashtag to use #DictionaryDay
STEVE JOBS DAY
Bust out your black turtleneck and blue jeans, it’s time to celebrate one of the pioneers of the computer revolution – Mr. Steve Jobs. One of the most successful college drop outs, Jobs went on to form Apple with Steve Wozniak, and with it – helped form the world as we know it. Pay tribute today.
Hashtag to use #SteveJobs #SteveJobsDay
NATIONAL BOSS DAY
Tell your boss that you appreciate what they do. Boss Day has been commemorated since 1962. The intention is to improve relationships within the office. If you are self-employed, tell your boss that you appreciate their hard work. ?
Hashtag to use #NationalBossDay
WEAR SOMETHING GAUDY DAY
Find something bright and loud in your wardrobe or borrow some. Make sure that you forget your fashion sense. Wear something outlandish and make someone smile.
Wear Something Gaudy Day was declared by one of the characters in the hit 1970’s television comedy show “Three’s Company” and the tradition has been kept alive since then.
Hashtag to use #WearSomethingGaudyDay
The third Saturday of October marks International Repair Day. Repair Day is for all kinds of repairs – repairing broken household items, restoring the environment, repairing relationships. We don’t’ always need to throw things out! You can celebrate by fixing something, or sending something off to be repaired.
Hashtag to use #RepairDay
Oh, the highs and lows of working with spreadsheets. Founded in 2010, by Debra Dalgleish, Spreadsheet Day was decided to be on October 17th as it was on this day in 1979, that the VisiCalc was released. VisiCalc was the first spreadsheet software available for personal computers. We’ve come a long way with spreadsheet programs since then! You could say we have… Excelled!
Hashtag to use #SpreadsheetDay
WORLD MENOPAUSE DAY
World Menopause Day is to raise awareness of the health issues that midlife women face. It is a collaboration by the International Menopause Society and the World Health Organisation. Menopause has been a taboo subject for many years, and it is time to break the silence. Start a discussion on social media.
Hashtag to use #WorldMenopauseDay
NO BEARD DAY
Today is the day to play it smooth! Every October 18th is No Beard Day, the distant relative of Beard Day, celebrated back on September 5th. Dust off your razor or head to the barber for a cleanshave today. You could even treat yourself or a loved one to a hot shave!
Hashtag to use #NoBeardDay
NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE DAY
Who can resist a cupcake or chocolate? Divinely delicious and, of course, it would be rude not to indulge in one on Chocolate Cupcake Day. Calories don’t count on holidays ?
Hashtag to use #ChocolateCupcakeDay
NATIONAL SEAFOOD BISQUE DAY
Seafood lovers will be in heaven. Bisques are thick soups that start with a roux. Add a great fish stock and plenty of fish and shellfish. Easier still, find a great restaurant that serves seafood bisque for this holiday.
Hashtag to use #SeafoodBisqueDay
EVALUATE YOUR LIFE DAY
It could be a bit of a confronting day to look at, but Evaluate Your Life Day is all about encouraging you to live your best life! Take a step back and ask yourself some questions, really dive right in there, and ask the tough questions! Share your thoughts and experiences.
Hashtag to use #EvaluateYourLifeDay
NATIONAL CLEAN YOUR VIRTUAL DESKTOP DAY
You may spend time clearing your workspace, but when was the last time you tidied your computer? National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day is celebrated on the third Monday of October. Spend a bit of time organising your virtual workspace.
Hashtag to use #CleanYourVirtualDesktopDay
NATIONAL SUSPENDERS DAY
Make a statement by strapping on some snappy suspenders (or braces if you are in Britain or Australia) to celebrate this holiday. This accessory is not just for holding up your trousers.
Hashtag to use #NationalSuspendersDay
OFFICE CHOCOLATE DAY
Chocolate = happy – it’s one of life’s simple equations.
If you’re anything like us, office and chocolate go hand in hand. You could bake some chocolatey goodness or bring in your favourite chocolate to the office today. We probably didn’t need anymore excuses to bring sweets into the workplace, but hey – we’re not complaining!
Hashtag to use #OfficeChocolateDay
WORLD OSTEOPOROSIS DAY
World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) raises global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of brittle bones. There are resources that you can use on social media on the official website.
Hashtag to use #WorldOsteoporosisDay
REPTILE AWARENESS DAY
Find fun facts about reptiles to share. Raise awareness of threats to their natural habitats or welfare or those held in captivity. Reptiles are ectotherms or “cold-blooded”, so they rely on external temperatures to regulate their body temperature and metabolic rates. Some lizards see in ultraviolet light and certain snakes can detect infra-red heat. Reptiles don’t have external ears, but they can feel sound carried at very low wavelengths. Creepily fascinating.
Hashtag to use #ReptileAwarenessDay
COUNT YOUR BUTTONS DAY
Buttons are the underrated hard-worker on our clothing. Historically, buttons have been used not just for fastening clothes but for decoration as well. Today is a silly but useful day in which we can go through our garments and check if we need to replace any of the buttons. Share some cool buttons today.
Hashtag to use #CountYourButtonsDay
Founded in 1990 in the United Kingdom, Apple Day events are held throughout the weekends in October, although the actual day is October 21st. Apple Day is considered to be in celebration of autumn, and a way of sharing environmental awareness. Events include tastings, juicing, baking, cider brewing and more. What’s your favourite apple or apple recipe?
Hashtag to use #AppleDay
INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY
Normally caps locked indicate shouting, but on International caps lock day, there is really is only one way to celebrate it. POST EVERYTHING ON SOCIAL MEDIA IN CAPS!!
Hashtag to use #CAPSLOCKDAY
SMART IS COOL DAY
Gone are the days where it is uncool to have a high IQ or to be talented in a particular pursuit. The stereotype of the’ nerd’ has been flipped on it’s head! Embrace your intelligence, it’s cool to be smart. Highlight the people in your life or people you look up to in the world and their intellectual pursuits on this clever, perception shifting day.
Hashtag to use #SmartIsCoolDay
NATIONAL NUT DAY
If you are nutty about nuts, then grab a handful to celebrate nuts on this nutty day of nuts today… nuts.
Hashtag to use #NationalNutDay
No, Mole Day is not about the burrowing mammal. It’s a day to get excited about chemistry. The date and time of National Mole Day is based on the Avogadro number (6.02×1023) which is the number of particles in one mole of a substance. Mole Day is celebrated between 6:02am and 6:02pm on the 10/23.
Hashtag to use #MoleDay
SNOW LEOPARD DAY
Snow Leopards are an almost mystic creature., found only in central and south Asia. There are estimated to only be up to 8,000 snow leopards left in the world, so they are considered Vulnerable on the conservation status. Not only are snow leopards important to ecology, but they are of spiritual importance to indigenous people of their region.
Hashtag to use #SnowLeopardDay
TV TALK SHOW HOST DAY
This day is celebrated on the birthday of the most iconic figures in talk show history: Johnny Carson. TV hosts brighten our days and evenings with humor, touching stories and fabulous guests. Celebrate your top TV talk show hosts of today and ask your community who they rate too.
Hashtag to use #TalkShowHostDay
MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY
The fourth Saturday in October marks Make A Difference Day, celebrated since 1992, promoting community work and volunteering. As the saying goes, “many hands make light work”. What can we do to service our community today? You could post some ideas or an engaging story of an example of great community service in your local area today.
Hashtag to use #MakeADifferenceDay
TAKE BACK YOUR TIME DAY
Are you taking enough vacation? Are you spending too much time working and too little time resting? Make sure that you take a break and spend time with your family.
Hashtags to use #TakeBackYourTime #TakeBackYourTimeDay
UNITED NATIONS DAY
“Imagine all the people living life in peace” John Lennon
United Nations was founded in 1945 to prevent another war like World War II from occurring. They promote world peace, human rights, social and economic development, and they provide aid around the world in a crisis. Celebrate United Nations Day by finding out more about another nation.
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WORLD PASTA DAY
In case you missed Noodle Day on the 6th of October, make up for it with World Pasta Day. There are technically some differences between pasta and noodles, but most people use them interchangeably. You can’t go wrong with have a traditional Italian pasta dish like Spaghetti Carbonara or Lasagne.
Hashtag to use #WorldPastaDay
PUNK FOR A DAY DAY
Today is for dressing up like a punk rocker! Bust out the pleather jacket, safety pins, mohawk and hair dye! Can’t go that far? Well, you could read up on the history of punk culture. Or get listening to music. You could even start a Spotify playlist full of some songs and share with your audience today, here’s some we prepared earlier 😉
Hashtag to use #PunkForADayDay
INTERNATIONAL ARTIST DAY
Honor the contributions that artists make in society, by sharing some fun facts about your favorite artist. Or visit a gallery. Or get around to buying a beautiful piece of art.
Hashtags to use #InternationalArtistDay #ArtistDay
NATIONAL PUMPKIN DAY
Pumpkins and the fall go hand-in-hand. Get carving pumpkins in anticipation for Halloween. Treat yourself to pumpkin pie or a pumpkin latte.
Hashtag to use #NationalPumpkinDay
NATIONAL MINCEMEAT DAY
No, mincemeat doesn’t have meat in it. It is the delicious fruity filling for mince pies originating from Britain. The spicy mixture of dried fruits and fresh fruits is preserved in brandy and gets better with time. Mince pies are traditionally a Christmas season treat, so if you’re planning on making your own mincemeat, it makes sense to make it at the end of October so that it is ready for when you’re feeling in the festive spirit. Even if that starts in November.
Hashtag to use #MincemeatDay
WORLDWIDE HOWL AT THE MOON NIGHT
Release your inner wolf. Let go of your inhibitions and let out a mighty howl. Unfortunately, Worldwide Howl at the Moon Night in 2019 won’t have a full moon to bay to, but don’t let that stop you.
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WORLD OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY DAY
Occupational therapists help people to recuperate after physical or mental illness. World Occupational Therapy Day promotes the community of therapists who are helping people to heal.
Hashtags to use #OccupationalTherapyDay #OTDay
BLACK CAT DAY
Black cats sometimes get a bad rep, it dates back to the late Middle Ages, witch-hunts and superstitions. Track back to the ancient Egyptian time, where cats were highly revered, it makes you wonder what happened in-between for our feline friends to fall so hard from grace? Well, today marks the day where we celebrate black cats, just in time for Halloween!
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NAVY DAY (USA)
Different countries around the world honor the navy on different days. The USA celebrates Navy Day on the 27th of October because it was of the 26th President Theodore Roosevelt’s birthday. He had served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy and was a great supporter of the navy.
Hashtags to use #NavyDay #NationalNavyDay
INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION DAY
Celebrate Animation Day sharing an awesome animation. Or how about creating a gif? If you have never made one before. Here’s how to make an animated gif EASIL-y:
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PLUSH ANIMAL LOVER’S DAY
Today we pull out our old favourite plush animals and bring them into the office! Come on, you surely have kept at least one hidden in the back of the garage somewhere. Or maybe today could be the day where you buy a cute plush animal for your child or other loved one. You could share a personable story and/or photo of a prized childhood toy of yours today.
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STATUE OF LIBERTY DEDICATION DAY
The Statue of Liberty, which was a gift from France was dedicated on October the 28th 1886. Celebrate by sharing images of this iconic landmark.
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WORLD STROKE DAY
There are likely not too many people who don’t know someone who has been effect by a stroke. Strokes are a very widespread disease, being the most common cause of disability and one of the biggest causes of death worldwide. World Stroke Day, founded in 2004, aims to spread awareness for this debilitating illness. We can share some health tips, such as keeping an eye on our cholesterol, lowering our blood pressure, lowering our alcohol consumption. We can also share a list of warning signs of a stroke, such as sudden numbness, confusion, trouble seeing, or trouble walking. The more we know about strokes, the more we can do to prevent them.
Hashtags to use #StrokeDay #WorldStrokeDay
The internet has changed our lives more than most inventions. Most people hadn’t heard of the internet before the 1990’s. The first remote connection between two computers took place on the 29th October 1969. Now, it is hard to image a world without the internet.
Hashtag to use #InternetDay
NATIONAL CAT DAY
“In ancient times cats were worshiped as gods; they have not forgotten this.” – Terry Prachett
Break the internet with cuteness. Very few people can resist a kitty pose. National Cat Day is about celebrating our feline friends and raising awareness of cats that need to be adopted. Cats make purr-fect pets.
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HAUNTED REFRIGERATOR NIGHT
The horror, the horror. Let’s hope you haven’t waited since last October to clean out your refrigerator, but I’m sure we all have some dishes or food that have been there for way.too.long. What lies deep in the fridge can be the cause of many a nightmares. What better day to clean out the fridge than the night of All Hallow’s Eve!
Hashtag to use #HauntedRefrigeratorDay
CREATE A GREAT FUNERAL DAY
Death is a taboo subject in many families. The day is to encourage people to discuss the funeral they would like to have with loved ones. Ask your followers which music they would like to have as their theme song for their funeral.
Hashtag to use #CreateAGreatFuneralDay
If you love checking things off your to-do list, then Checklist Day is worth celebrating. Checklists were introduced by Boeing on October the 30th, 1935 as mandatory after a fatal air crash. The crash was caused by human error of “forgetting” to do something simple. Countless lives have been saved by checklists since they were introduced.
Hashtag to use #ChecklistDay
Who doesn’t like a bit of spooky fun? Don’t be scared we have conjured creepy Halloween quotes and templates ready for you to use.
Hashtags to use #Halloween
WORLD MAGIC DAY
This celebration is in honor of Harry Houdini who died on October 31st in 1926. Share a spellbind sleight-of-hand video and abracadabra you’re done!
Hashtag to use #MagicDay
WEEK-LONG OCTOBER CONTENT CALENDAR IDEAS
Some celebrations for October deserve more than just a single day of celebration. So we added week-long celebrations to our list so you have more scope for posts. Here’s a few to get you started:
- Get Organized Week – 1st week in October
- Customer Service Week – 7th to 11th October
- Fire Prevention Week Sun, 6 Oct 2019 – Sat, 12 Oct 2019
- National School Lunch Week – 14th to 18th October 2019
MONTH LONG OCTOBER CONTENT CALENDAR IDEAS
The following holidays are celebrated for an entire month in October – which is handy, because now you get an entire month to post about them.
- National Bullying Prevention Month
- Breast Cancer Awareness Month
- Computer Learning Month
- National Diabetes Month
- National Pizza Month
- National Vegetarian Month
- Seafood Month
- Fair Trade Month
THAT’S A OCTOBER CONTENT WRAP!
Now you have all the September celebration and holiday ideas you need in order to prepare your content with our September Content Calendar! And if you get stuck, consider some of the week-long and month-long celebration ideas too.
With all of these fun October celebration and holiday ideas you’ll be set to create content with our October Content Calendar. If you get stuck, make sure you look into the list of week-long and month-long celebration ideas too!
It’s time to start creating some engaging October posts with great visuals!
IT’S OVER TO YOU NOW!
What’s your favorite Day of Celebration in October? Have we missed any awesome holidays in our October Content Calendar? Let us know in the comments below.