Planning Calendars for October

I’m definitely a planner when it comes to my content. One of the things I like to do each month is look up what holidays or events are coming up for ideas, jot them down on a calendar and keep that over my desk.

Even if I don’t do something directly related to what’s going on that month it really helps me come up with content ideas and planning on a calendar keeps me consistent.

Click the templates for larger versions. PDF version available of monthly calendar.

Weekly Planner Page

October Weekly Planning Calendar

Monthly Planner Page

Instagram Story Tracker Calendar

October Days of Note

from Holiday Insights

  • 1 International Day for the Elderly
  • 2 World Smile Day first Friday of month
  • 4 Oktoberfest  ends in Germany
  • 12 Columbus Day observed on second Monday
  • 12 Indigenous People Day second Monday of month
  • 12 Thanksgiving Day in Canada, 2nd Monday
  • 16 Boss’s Day
  • 17 Sweetest Day 3rd Saturday
  • 24 United Nations Day
  • 24 Make a Difference Day 4th Saturday
  • 31 Halloween


  • Libra – Sept 22 to Oct 23
  • Scorpio – Oct 23 to Nov 22


  • Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
  • American Pharmacist Month
  • Apple Jack Month
  • Awareness Month
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Clergy Appreciation Month
  • Computer Learning Month
  • Cookie Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Eat Country Ham Month
  • International Drum Month
  • National Diabetes Month
  • National Pizza Month
  • National Vegetarian Month
  • National Popcorn Popping Month
  • Sarcastic Month
  • Seafood Month


  • Week 1 Get Organized Week
  • Week 1 Customer Service Week
  • Week 2 Fire Prevention Week
  • Week 2 Pet Peeve Week
  • 14 – 20 Earth Sciences Week
  • Week 3 Pastoral Care Week

October, 2020 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

October 1

  • Chinese Moon Festival – date varies
  • International Coffee Day
  • International Day for the Elderly
  • National Homemade Cookies Day
  • World Vegetarian Day

October 2

  • National Custodial Worker Day
  • Name Your Car Day
  • World Farm Animals Day
  • World Smile Day first Friday of month

October 3

  • International Frugal Fun Day – first Saturday of the month
  • National Boyfriends Day
  • Techies Day
  • Virus Appreciation Day
  • World Card Making Day – first Saturday of the month

October 4

  • National Golf Day
  • National Frappe Day
  • Oktoberfest in Germany ends, date varies

October 5

  • Do Something Nice Day
  • World Teacher’s Day

October 6

  • Come and Take it Day
  • Mad Hatter Day
  • Physician Assistant Day

October 7

  • Bald and Free Day
  • International Walk to School Day
  • National Kale Day – first Wednesday of October

October 8

  • American Touch Tag Day
  • Yom Kippur, date varies

October 9

  • Curious Events Day
  • Fire Prevention Day
  • Leif Erikson Day
  • Moldy Cheese Day
  • World Egg Day – second Friday of month

October 10

  • International Newspaper Carrier Day
  • National Angel Food Cake Day
  • National Motorcycle Ride Day – second Saturday in October

October 11

  • It’s My Party Day

October 12

  • Columbus Day – second Monday of month
  • Cookbook Launch Day
  • Indigenous People Day – second Monday in October
  • Old Farmer’s Day
  • Moment of Frustration Day
  • National Gumbo Day

October 13

  • International Skeptics Day
  • Sukkot, at sundown, date varies

October 14

  • Be Bald and Free Day
  • Emergency Nurses Day- second Wednesday of month
  • National Dessert Day – take an extra helping, or two
  • National Fossil Day – date varies
  • National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day – date varies
  • Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day -Second Wednesday of month

October 15

  • White Cane Safety Day

October 16

  • Bosses Day
  • Dictionary Day

October 17

  • National Pasta Day
  • Sweetest Day – third Saturday of month
  • Wear Something Gaudy Day

October 18

  • National Meatloaf Appreciation Day
  • No Beard Day

October 19

  • Evaluate Your Life Day

October 20

  • Brandied Fruit Day
  • International Chefs Day
  • U.K. National Waiters Day

October 21

  • Babbling Day
  • Count Your Buttons Day
  • International Nacho Day
  • National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day find a recipe, too.

October 22

  • National Nut Day

October 23

  • National Mole Day
  • Tv Talk Show Host Day

October 24

  • Make a Difference Day- fourth Saturday of the month, neighbors helping neighbors
  • National Bologna Day
  • United Nations Day

October 25

  • International Artist Day
  • Mother-In-Law Day – fourth Sunday in October
  • Punk for a Day Day
  • World Opera Day
  • World Pasta Day

October 26

  • National Mincemeat Day

October 27

  • Black Cat Day
  • National Tell a Story Day – in Scotland and the U.K.
  • Navy Day

October 28

  • Plush Animal Lover’s Day

October 29

  • Hermit Day
  • National Frankenstein Day

October 30

  • Frankenstein Friday – last Friday in October
  • National Candy Corn Day
  • Mischief Night

October 31

  • Carve a Pumpkin Day – no surprise here
  • Halloween
  • Increase Your Psychic Powers Day

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8 thoughts on “Planning Calendars for October

  1. This is fantastic!! I have been saying for months now that I’d start tracking the different holidays/occasions for content ideas, and I just haven’t done it yet. I went as far as writing down some ideas for when specific holidays came up, but I didn’t get any further. You have such a great resource here! Thanks for sharing, Elaine!

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