Fun October Theme Days and Wacky, Offbeat, October Holidays

Here’s a list of some of the fun, wacky, offbeat  holidays and theme days for the month of October, 2016. Celebrating these or recognizing these theme days is a very simple way to bring a little fun and humor into your workplace. For some ideas on how to make use of some of these fun holidays go to:  Ways to Celebrate Fun Holidays in the Workplace

October 1

Frugal Fun Day

CD Player Day

Fire Pup Day

International Day of Older Persons

International Music Day

Model T Day

Cephalopod Awareness Day

Lace Day

Book It! Day

Walk Your Dog Day

World Card Making Day

Vegan Baking Day

World Vegetarian Day

October 2

Change a Light Day

Country Inn Bed & Breakfast Day

Intergeneration Day

World Farm Animals Day

Guardian Angels Day

International Day on Non-Violence

Phileas Fogg’s Wager Day

October 3

Virus Appreciation Day

Child Health Day

Techie’s Day

World Day of Bullying Prevention

World Habitat Day

World Day of Architecture

Day of Unity

October 4

Improve Your Office Day

Cinnamon Roll Day

Taco Day

Ship in a Bottle Day

Ten-Four Day

World Animals Day

Vodka Day

October 5

Balloons Around the World Day

World Teachers Day

Walk to School Day

Pet Obesity Awareness Day

October 6

Ecological Debt Day

Mad Hatter Day

German-American Day

Libraries Day

October 7

World Smile Day

You Matter To Me Day

Diversity Day

Personal Safety Day

October 8

Octopus Day

Universal Music Day

Fall Astronomy Day

October 9

Chess Day

Leif Erikson Day

World Post Day

October 10

International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

International Stage Management Day

International Newspaper Carrier Day

Handbag Day

Kick Butt Day (to stop smoking)

World Porridge Day

World Mental Health Day

World Homeless Day

Squid Day

Columbus Day (US)

October 11

International Day of the Girl

Southern Food Heritage Day

Food Truck Day

Coming Out Day

Face Your Fears Day

October 12

Bring Your Teddy bear to Work Day

Free Thought Day

Emergency Nurses Day

Columbus Day (traditional)

Spanish Language Day

International Moment of Frustration Scream Day

Take Your Parents to Lunch Day

Drink Local Wine Day

International Top Spinning Day

Day of the Six Billion

Fossil Day

October 13

Silly Sayings Day

English Language Day

African Penguin Awareness Day

International Day for Failure

World Sight Day

No Bra Day

October 14

Be Bald and Free Day

Costume Swap Day

Family Bowling Day

Spider-man Day

World Standards Day

World Egg Day

October 15

Cheese Curd Day

Sweetest Day

International Day of Rural Women

Global Hand Washing Day

I Love Lucy Day

Cake Decorating Day

Grouch Day

White Cane Safety Day

October 16

Department Store Day

Dictionary Day

Feral Cat Day

World Toy Camera Day

World Food Day

October 17

Boss’s Day

Wear Something Gaudy Day

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Mulligan Day

Black Poetry Day

Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day

Pasta Day

October 18

Hard Boiled Guy/Girl Day

Pharmacy Technician Day

Chocolate Cupcake Day

World Menopause Day

October 19

Evaluate Your Life Day

Information Overload Day

Hagfish Day

Medical Assistants Recognition Day

Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day

Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day

October 20

Birth of the Bab

Conflict Resolution Day

Get to Know Your Customers Day

Get Smart About Credit Day

International Credit Union Day

Spirit Day

October 21

Celebration of the Mind Day

Reptile Awareness Day

October 22


Smart is Cool Day

International Stuttering Awareness Day

Nut Day

Make A difference Day

Pit Bull Awareness Day

October 23

I-Pod Day

Mole Day

TV Talk Show Day

Mother-in-law Day

October 24

United Nations Day

World Development Information Day

Food Day

Lung Health Day

October 25

Sourest Day

World Pasta Day

Chucky – The Notorious Killer Doll Day

International Artists Day

October 26

Mule Day

Howl at the Moon Night

October 27

Cranky Co-workers Day

Navy Day

World Day for Audio-Visual Heritage

October 28

Chocolates Day

International Bandana Day

Breadstix Day

Champagne Day

October 29

Internet Day

Cat Day

Forgiveness Day

October 30

Checklist Day

Create a Great Funeral Day

Devil’s Night or Mischief Night

Haunted Refrigerator Night

Candy Corn Day

Visit a Cemetery Day

October 31

Knock-Knock Jokes Day

Beggars’ Night

Books For Treats Day

Halloween or All Hallows Eve

Caramel Apple Day

Magic Day


Girl Scout Founder’s Day

World Cities Day

 Michael Kerr, Humor at Work,  Be sure to sign up for the weekly Humor at Work e-zine for great ideas for building an inspiring, fun workplace culture.


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