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.
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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.
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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.
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.
#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.
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.
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.
RANDOM ACTS OF POETRY DAY
Celebrate Random Acts of Poetry on the first Wednesday of October by sharing your favorite poem on social media.
NATIONAL BOYFRIENDS DAY
Spoil the man in your life with some extra attention. If you are dating National Boyfriends Day is a good day to make your man feel appreciated.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
DO SOMETHING NICE DAY
Volunteer, donate something, or simply make someone smile. Whatever you do, make sure that someone else benefits from your kindness.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
WORLD 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
#WSD2019 or #WorldSightDay
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 word 😉
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.
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.
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 😉
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.
NATIONAL SEAFOOD BISQUE
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
NATIONAL NUT DAY
If you are nutty about nuts, then grab a handful to celebrate nuts
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.