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October National Holidays That Your Business Won’t Want To Miss On Social Media     

October 17, 2022 by Jeff Schwerdt
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A Complete List Of Observance Days Throughout This Month  

By now you are probably thinking, what do random National Days have anything to do with the success of my business’ digital marketing strategy?  

National Holidays provide a type of content to your business that is uniquely different from usual content, is witty, and easily catches your audiences’ attention. Amongst the countless Social Media Holidays that exist, your business can strategically pick days related to your specific niche, subconsciously relating your content to your business and what you can offer consumers. Furthermore, not only are these days can effortlessly flipped into postable content, it is also an extremely fun and easily digestible piece of content for your audience to enjoy. With all of these aspects at hand, National Holidays are ultimately easily generated, yet highly engaging in a quirky manner. What more could you ask for in a piece of content?  

Despite Social Media Holidays being one of the quickest yet effective types of engagement boosting content, most businesses still do not know they exist or understand the caliber it has within a marketing strategy. As the month of October is now halfway over, your business can implement National Holidays immediately into your rotation of content and leverage engagement against competitors unlike before. 

Here Is The List of Holidays Your Business Can Utilize As Content Throughout The Month Of October: 

Month of October Observances: 

  • National Cryptocurrency Month 
  • National Economic Education Month 
  • Adopt A Shelter Dog Month
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Down Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Dyslexia Awareness Month
  • Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month
  • Filipino American History Month
  • Financial Planning Month
  • Global Diversity Awareness Month
  • Halloween Safety Month
  • Health Literacy Month
  • Italian-American Heritage Month
  • LGBT History Month
  • National Liver Awareness Month
  • National Pizza Month
  • National Pretzel Month
  • National Seafood Month
  • National Women’s Small Business Month

October 1st: 

  • National Black Dog Day
  • National Hair Day
  • National Homemade Cookies Day
  • National Pumpkin Spice Day

October 2nd:

  • National Smarties Day
  • National Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day
  • National Fried Scallops Day
  • National Name Your Car Day
  • National Produce Misting Day
  • National GOE Day  – Sunday of the First Full Weekend

October 3rd: 

  • National Boyfriend Day
  • National Techies Day
  • National Child Health Day – First Monday in October
  • National Consignment Day – First Monday in October

October 4th: 

  • National Cinnamon Bun Day
  • National Golf Lover’s Day
  • National Taco Day
  • National Vodka Day

October 5th: 

  • National Apple Betty Day
  • National Do Something Nice Day
  • National Rhode Island Day
  • World Teachers’ Day
  • National Walk to School Day – First Wednesday in October
  • National Pumpkin Seed Day – First Wednesday in October

October 6th: 

  • National Coaches Day
  • National German-American Day
  • National Mad Hatter Day
  • National Noodle Day
  • National Orange Wine Day
  • National Plus Size Appreciation Day

October 7th: 

  • National Chocolate Covered Pretzel Day
  • National Frappe Day
  • National Inner Beauty Day
  • National LED Light Day
  • National Manufacturing Day – First Friday in October
  • National Body Language Day  – First Friday in October
  • World Smile Day – First Friday in October

October 8th: 

  • International Off-Road Day
  • National Hero Day
  • National Chess Day – Second Saturday in October
  • National Costume Swap Day – Second Saturday in October
  • National Motorcycle Ride Day – Second Saturday in October
  • I Love Yarn Day – Second Saturday in October

October 9th: 

  • National Leif Erikson Day
  • National Moldy Cheese Day
  • PANS/PANDAS Awareness Day
  • Clergy Appreciation Day – Second Sunday in October

October 10th: 

  • National Angel Food Cake Day
  • National Cake Decorating Day
  • National Handbag Day
  • National Metric Day
  • National Walk to a Park Day
  • World Mental Health Day
  • Columbus Day  – Second Monday in October
  • National Kick Butt Day– Second Monday in October
  • National Online Bank Day – Second Monday in October
  • Native American Day – Second Monday in October

October 11th: 

  • National Coming Out Day
  • National Sausage Pizza Day

October 12th: 

  • National Farmer’s Day
  • National Freethought Day
  • National Gumbo Day
  • National Savings Day
  • National Vermont Day
  • National Curves Day – Second Wednesday in October
  • National Emergency Nurse’s Day – Second Wednesday in October
  • National Fossil Day – On Wednesday of Second Full Week in October
  • National Stop Bullying Day – Second Wednesday in October
  • National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day – Second Wednesday in October

October 13th: 

  • National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
  • National Train Your Brain Day
  • Navy Birthday

October 14th: 

  • National Real Sugar Day 
  • Be Bald and Be Free Day
  • National Dessert Day

October 15th:

  • National Whole Hog Barbecue Day
  • National Aesthetician Day
  • National Cheese Curd Day
  • National Grouch Day
  • National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
  • National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
  • National White Cane Safety Day
  • National Sweetest Day – Third Saturday in October

October 16th: 

  • Department Store Day
  • Global Cat Day
  • National Dictionary Day
  • National Liqueur Day
  • National Sports Day

October 17th: 

  • Black Poetry Day
  • National Edge Day
  • National Mulligan Day
  • National Pasta Day
  • Boss’s Day
  • National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day – Third Monday in October

October 18th: 

  • International Legging Day
  • National Chocolate Cupcake Day
  • National No Beard Day
  • National Pharmacy Technician Day – Third Tuesday in October

October 19th: 

  • National Kentucky Day
  • National LGBT Center Awareness Day
  • National Seafood Bisque Day
  • BRA Day USA – Third Wednesday in October
  • Hagfish Day – Third Wednesday in October
  • Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce – Third Wednesday in October
  • Medical Assistants Recognition Day – On Wednesday of Third Business Week in October

October 20th: 

  • National Brandied Fruit Day
  • National Chicken and Waffles Day
  • National Youth Confidence Day
  • National Get Smart About Credit Day – Third Thursday in October
  • Get to Know Your Customers Day – Third Thursday of Each Quarter (January, April, July, October)

October 21st: 

  • National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
  • National Reptile Awareness Day
  • National Witch Hazel Day
  • National Mammography Day – Third Friday in October

October 22nd: 

  • National Color Day
  • National Make a Dog’s Day
  • National Nut Day
  • National Make A Difference Day – Fourth Saturday in October

October 23rd: 

  • iPod Day
  • National Boston Cream Pie Day
  • National Mole Day
  • National TV Talk Show Host Day  (Johnny Carson’s birthday)
  • National Mother-in-Law Day – Fourth Sunday in October

October 24th: 

  • National Bologna Day
  • National Food Day
  • United Nations Day

October 25th: 

  • Chucky, The Notorious Killer Doll Day
  • National Greasy Food Day
  • Sourest Day

October 26th:

  • National Day of the Deployed
  • National Financial Crime Fighter Day
  • National Mincemeat Day
  • National Mule Day
  • National Pumpkin Day
  • National Tennessee Day

October 27th:

  • National American Beer Day
  • National Black Cat Day
  • National Civics Day
  • Navy Day

October 28th:

  • National Chocolate Day
  • National Internal Medicine Day
  • National First Responders Day
  • National Pharmacy Buyer Day – Friday of Last Full Week in October
  • National Breadstick Day – Last Friday in October
  • National Frankenstein Friday – Last Friday in October

October 29th:

  • National Cat Day
  • National Hermit Day
  • National Oatmeal Day
  • World Stroke Day
  • National Trick or Treat Day – Last Saturday in October

October 30th:

  • National Candy Corn Day
  • National Publicist Day
  • National Speak Up for Service Day

October 31st:

  • Girl Scout Founder’s Day
  • Halloween
  • National Caramel Apple Day
  • National Doorbell Day
  • National Knock-Knock Jokes Day
  • National Magic Day

To find more on the National Holidays in October, click here.

As if creating this type of content on social media could not be any easier for businesses, Social Rotation already has all of these National Days done for you. For the entire year, your business can choose and schedule the Social Media Holidays you want to post. From templated content to captions, this content is completed and only needs to be scheduled to post on the day. Although the month of October is already here, it is not too late to implement this type of content into your strategy and watch its success unfold. 

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