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What’s on the calendar in October?

What’s on the calendar in October? Archaeology Day – Earth Science Week – Halloween – Indigenous Peoples Day – Native American Day – National Fossil Day – Nevada Day – World Animal Day – World Food Day

Plus, we are still celebrating Oktoberfest, which began mid-September.

October 4 World Animal Day

October 12 World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

October 12 Día de la Raza

October 16 National Ride To Work Day (Australia)

October 16 World Food Day

October 20 World Statistics Day

October 22 World Wombat Day

October 24 UN Day

October 27 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
Check out the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage and the Memory of the World Programme

October 28 International Creole Day #InternationalCreoleDay

October 31 Halloween

October 31 World Cities Day

Floating Dates
First week in October
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Second full week in October
Earth Science Week
Since October 1998, the American Geosciences Institute has organized this national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth.

Second Monday in October Indigenous Peoples Day

Second Monday of October Thanksgiving (Canada)
L’Action de grâce

Second Monday of October Native American Day (USA)

October National Fossil Day

Second Friday in October World Egg Day

Third Saturday in October International Archaeology Day

Last Friday in October Nevada Day

Last full week of October Open Access Week is an annual scholarly event which takes place during the last full week of October in a multitude of locations both on- and offline around the world. Activities include talks, webinars and public workshops of open access.

National Park Service
October Theme
The servicewide messaging calendar helps the entire National Park Service community nationwide—parks, partners, and programs—share the same messages throughout the year amplifying our voice. Everyone is welcome to participate and join the celebrations, commemorations, and discussions. These pages are updated throughout the year, so check back for more guidance, ideas, and resources!



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