Make your festive posting stand out with the great Oct 2021 content calendar

Updated: Oct 24

With almost 200 month-long events and hundreds of additional holidays and occasions, you’re going to be spoiled for choice

Make your festive posting stand out with the great Oct 2021 content calendar
Celebrating Handbag Day, World Pasta Day + Pasta Month, James Bond Day, and many more.

Images: (From L to R) Tamara Bellis | Unsplash, Bruna Branco | Unsplash, Amazon

October is truly a Diwali for every brand and content creator. Its 31-day span packs in way more holidays, events, and occasions than one can possibly think of.

But are you sure you’ve got the full list of these celebratory dates in one place, beyond the usual bank holidays in October 2021?

Leave this hard work to me. Because I’ve put together just the calendar you need.

Use this mega list to create a kick-ass content plan that packs in all the trending festivals, “food days,” health observances, and more. Because that is how you shine apart from your competition.

Bookmark this October 2021 content calendar immediately to get started. And then see how you can rise above the rest this festive season.

Month-long events

ADHD Awareness Month

Adopt a Dog Month

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Aesthetician Month

American Cheese Month

American Pharmacists Month

(World) Animal Month

Animal Safety and Protection Month

Antidepressant Death Awareness Month

Apple Month

Applejack Month

Arts & Humanities Month

Audiology Awareness Month

(International) Augmentative & Alternative Communication Awareness Month

Auto Battery Safety Month

Bake and Decorate Month

Bat Appreciation Month

Black Cat Awareness Month

Black Speculative Fiction Month

Blindness Awareness Month

Book Month (Just the time to get your copy of my book PiKu & ViRu! Buy/download, read, and review it here; it’s FREE on Kindle Unlimited)

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Bullying Prevention Month

Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month

Campaign for Healthier Babies Month

Caramel Month

Celebrating the Bilingual Child Month

Children’s Health Month

Chili Month

Chiropractic Health Month

(World) Chocolate Awareness Month

Christian Higher Education Month

Church Library Month

Church Safety and Security Month

Clergy Appreciation Month

Clock Month

Communicate with Your Kid Month

Computer Learning Month

Consumer Information Month

Contact Lens Safety Month

Cookbook Month

Cookie Month

Co-op Month

Cosmetology Month

(Eat) Country Ham Month

Country Music Month

Cranberry Month

Crime Prevention Month

Critical Illness Awareness Month

Cut out Dissection Month

Cyber Security Awareness Month

Dental Hygiene Month

Depression Education & Awareness Month

Dessert Month

​(International) Dinosaur Month

Disability Employment Awareness Month

(Global) Diversity Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Dropout Prevention Month

Dwarfism Awareness Month

Dysautonomia Awareness Month

Dyslexia Awareness Month

Eat Better, Eat Together Month

Economic Education Month

Eczema Awareness Month

Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month

Emotional Wellness Month (Also read: How I completed #500DaysOfJournaling, despite the pandemic)

Employee Ownership Month

Energy Action Month

Energy Awareness Month

Energy Management is a Family Affair—Improve Your Home Month

(Global) Ergonomics Month

Eye Injury Prevention Month

Fair Trade Month

Family Health Month

Family History Month

Family Sexuality Education Month

Fantasy Month

Farm to School Month

Financial Planning Month

Fire Prevention Month

(Month of) Free Thought

German American Heritage Month

Go on a Field Trip Month

Gourmet Adventures Month

Halloween Safety Month

Head Start Awareness Month

Health Literacy Month

Healthy Lung Month

Higher Education Month

Hog out Month

Home Eye Safety Month

I’m Just Me Because Month

Italian American Heritage Month

Kitchen & Bath Month

Learning and Development Month

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

Learn to Bowl Month

LGBTQ+ History Month

Liver Awareness Month

Liver Cancer Awareness Month

Long-Term Care Planning Month

Medical Librarians Month

Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month

Medicine Abuse Awareness Month

(World) Menopause Awareness Month

Non-GMO Month

Organize Your Medical Information Month

Orthodontic Health Month

Pasta Month

Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month

Persimmon Month

Pescatarian Month

Pet CBD Month

Pet Wellness Month

Photographer Appreciation Month

Physical Therapy Month

Pickled Peppers Month

Pineapple Month

Pit Bull Awareness Month

Pizza Month

Polish American Heritage Month

Popcorn Poppin’ Month

Pork Month

Positive Attitude Month

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month

Pretzel Month

Principals Month

Protect Your Hearing Month

Pumpkin Month

Quality Month (USA)

Raptor Month

Reading Group Month

Retirement Security Month

Rett Syndrome Awareness Month

Rhubarb Month

Roller Skating Month

RSV Awareness Month

Sarcastic Awareness Month

Sausage Month

Seafood Month

Self-Promotion Month

Sensory Awareness Month

Sex Education Month

Spina Bifida Awareness Month

Spinal Health Month

Spinach Lovers Month

Squirrel Awareness Month

Stamp Collecting Month

(International) Strategic Planning Month

Substance Abuse Prevention Month

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month

SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) Action Month

Tackling Hunger Month

Talk About Your Medicines Month

Toilet Tank Repair Month

(World) Vegetarian Month, a.k.a. Vegetarian Awareness Month

(International) Walk to School Month

Window Covering Safety Month

Women’s Small Business Month

Women Walking in Their Own Shoes Month

Work and Family Month

Workplace Politics Awareness Month

Multiple-day events

Wed, 15 Sep–Fri, 15 Oct – Hispanic Heritage Month

Thu, Sep 23–Fri, 22 Oct – Libra month

Sat, 25 Sep–Sun, 3 Oct – Drive Electric Week

Sun, 26 Sep–Sat, 2 Oct – Banned Books Week

Sun, 26 Sep–Sat, 2 Oct – Chimney Safety Week

Sun, 26 Sep–Sat, 2 Oct – Fall Foliage Week (the week from the last Sunday of September)

Fri, 1–Thu, 7 – BFRB (Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors) Week

Fri, 1–Thu, 7 – Walk Your Dog Week

Sat, 2–Sun, 3 – Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend

Sun, 3–Sat, 9 – Carry a Tune Week (the week including 7 Oct)

Sun, 3–Sat, 9 – Fire Prevention Week (first Sun–Sat week of Oct)

Sun, 3–Sat, 9 – Get Organized Week (first Sun–Sat week of Oct)

Sun, 3–Sat, 9 – Great Books Week (first Sun–Sat week of Oct)

Sun, 3–Sat, 9 – Healthcare Foodservice Workers Week

Sun, 3–Sat, 9 – Health Care Supply Chain Week

Sun, 3–Sat, 9 – Mental Illness Awareness Week (first Sun–Sat week of Oct)

Sun, 3–Sat, 9 – Midwifery Week (first Sun–Sat week of Oct)

Sun, 3–Sat, 9 – Mystery Series Week (first Sun–Sat week of Oct)

Sun, 3–Sat, 9 – National Newspaper Week (USA)

Sun, 3–Sat, 9 – Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Week

Sun, 3–Sat, 9 – (International) Postcard Week (first Sun–Sat week of Oct)

Sun, 3–Sat, 9 – Public Power Week (first Sun–Sat week of Oct)

Sun, 3–Sat, 9 – School Yearbook Week (first Sun–Sat week of Oct)

Mon, 4–Fri, 8 – Back Care Awareness Week

Mon, 4–Fri, 8 – “Choose To Be G.R.E.A.T.” Week (first Mon–Fri week in Oct)

Mon, 4–Fri, 8 – Customer Service Week (first Mon–Fri week in Oct)

Mon, 4–Fri, 8 – Drive Safely Work Week (first Mon–Fri week in Oct)

Mon, 4–Fri, 8 – Malnutrition Awareness Week

Mon, 4–Fri, 8 – Pediatric Nurses Week

Mon, 4–Fri, 8 – Primary Care Week

Mon, 4–Sun, 10 – Active Aging Week

Mon, 4–Sun, 10 – Dyslexia Week

Mon, 4–Sun, 10 – (World) Space Week

Mon, 4–Sun, 10 – Spinning and Weaving Week

Tue, 5–Thu, 7 – Pchum Ben

Tue, 5–Mon, 11 – Dyslexia Awareness Week

Wed, 6–Tue, 12 – Physician Assistant Week

Thu, 7–Fri, 15 – Mysore Dasara

Thu, 7–Fri, 15 – Navratri

Fri, 8–Tue, 12 – International Cephalopod Awareness Days

Sat, 9–Fri, 15 – Baby Loss Awareness Week

Sun, 10–Sat, 16 – Case Management Week

Sun, 10–Sat, 16 – Earth Science Week

Sun, 10–Sat, 16 – Emergency Nurses Week

Sun, 10–Sat, 16 – Love Your Body Week

Sun, 10–Sat, 16 – Teen Read Week

Mon, 11–Fri, 15 – Durga Puja

Mon, 11–Fri, 15 – School Lunch Week

Mon, 11–Sun, 17 – Financial Planning Week

Tue, 12–Wed, 20 – Bone and Joint Health Action Week

Fri, 15 Oct–Tue, 30 Nov – Wishbones for Pets Month

Sun, 17–Sat, 23 – Character Counts Week (third full week of Oct)

Sun, 17–Sat, 23 – Chemistry Week

Sun, 17–Sat, 23 – Forest Products Week (third full week of Oct)

Sun, 17–Sat, 23 – Freedom from Workplace Bullies Week (apparently, third full week of Oct)

Sun, 17–Sat, 23 – Healthcare Quality Week

Sun, 17–Sat, 23 – (International) Infection Prevention Week

Sun, 17–Sat, 23 – Pharmacy Week (third full week of Oct)

Sun, 17–Sat, 23 – Rodent Awareness Week

Sun, 17–Sat, 23 – Teen Driver Safety Week

Sun, 17–Sat, 23 – Veterinary Technician Week

Sun, 17–Sat, 23 – Wolf Awareness Week (third full week of Oct)

Sun, 17–Sun, 31 – Friends of Libraries Week

Mon, 18–Fri, 22 – Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week (third full week of Oct)

Mon, 18–Fri, 22 – Health Education Week (during the third week of Oct)

Mon, 18–Fri, 22 – Medical Assistants Recognition Week

Mon, 18–Fri, 22 – Nuclear Science Week (during the third week of Oct)

Mon, 18–Fri, 22 – School Bus Safety Week (during the third week of Oct)

Mon, 18–Sat, 23 – YWCA Week without Violence

Mon, 18–Sun, 24 – Free Speech Week (third full week of Oct)

Sat, 23 Oct–Sun, 31 – Red Ribbon Week

Sat, 23 Oct–Sun, 21 Nov – Scorpio month

Sun, 24–Sat, 30 – Ace Week

Sun, 24–Sat, 30 – Disarmament Week

Sun, 24–Sat, 30 – (International) Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Sun, 24–Sat, 30 – Massage Therapy Awareness Week

Sun, 24–Sat, 30 – Pastoral Care Week

Sun, 24–Sat, 30 – Respiratory Care Week

Sun, 24 Oct–Thu, 11 Nov – World Origami Days

Mon, 25–Fri, 29 – Global Health Equity Week

Mon, 25–Sun, 31 – International Magic Week

Fri, 29–Sun, 31 – Sherlock Holmes Weekend

Single-day events

Fri, 1

Black Dog Day

Body Language Day (first Fri of Oct)

CD Player Day

China’s National Day

(International) Coffee Day

Fire Pup Day

Hair Day

Homemade Cookies Day

Kids Music Day (first Fri of Oct)

Lace Day

Lee National Denim Day (first Fri of Oct)

Less than Perfect Day

Lincolnshire Day

Manufacturing Day (first Fri of Oct)

Model T Day

(International Day of) Older Persons, a.k.a. International Day for the Elderly


(World) Postcard Day

Pudding Season starts

Pumpkin Spice Day

(International) Raccoon Appreciation Day

(World) Smile Day (first Fri of Oct)

Vegan Baking Day

(World) Vegetarian Day

(International) Willy Wonka Day

Sat, 2

(World) Cardmaking Day (first Sat/Sun of October)

(International) Chole Bhature Day

Custodial Worker Day

Digital Scrapbooking Day (first Sat of Oct)

(World) Farm Animals Day

Fried Scallops Day

(International) Frugal Fun Day (first Sat of Oct)

Gandhi Jayanti

Guardian Angels Day

Name Your Car Day

(World) No Alcohol Day

(International Day of) Non-Violence

Peanuts (Comic Strip) Day

Phileas Fogg’s Wager Day

Produce Misting Day

Research Maniacs Food Day (don’t ask me what this is!)

Sun, 3

Boyfriend Day

Butterfly and Hummingbird Day

Change a Light Day (first Sun of October)

Caramel Custard Day

(World) Communion Sunday (first Sun of October)

Country Inn Bed & Breakfast Day (first Sun of October)

Family TV Show Day

G.O.E. (Growth, Overcome, Empower) Day (the Sun of the first full weekend in Oct)

Look at the Leaves Day

Mean Girls Day

(Global) Smoothie Day

Techies Day

(World) Temperance Day

Virus Appreciation Day (!!!)

Mon, 4

(World) Animal Day

(World) Architecture Day (first Mon of Oct)

(World Day of) Bullying Prevention, a.k.a. Blue Shirt Day (first Mon of Oct)

Child Health Day (first Mon of Oct)

Cinnamon Bun Day, a.k.a. Cinnamon Roll Day

Consignment Day (first Mon of Oct)

Feast of St Francis of Assisi

Golf Lover’s Day

(World) Habitat Day

Improve Your Office Day

Ship in a Bottle Day

Taco Day

(International) Toot Your Flute Day

Vodka Day

Tue, 5

Apple Betty Day

Be Nice Day

Chic Spy Day

Do Something Nice Day

Fruit at Work Day (first Tue of Oct)

Get Funky Day

(Global) James Bond Day

Kiss a Wrestler Day (!!!)

(International Day of) No Prostitution

(World) Teachers’ Day

Wed, 6

Badger Day

Canadian Beer Day

(World) Cerebral Palsy Day

Coaches Day (USA)

Coffee with a Cop Day (first Wed of Oct)

(World) Financial Planning Day

Garlic Lovers Day

German–American Day

Kale Day (first Wed of Oct)

Mad Hatter Day

New Moon

Noodle Day

Orange Wine Day

Plus Size Appreciation Day

Pumpkin Seed Day (first Wed of Oct)

Random Acts of Poetry Day (first Wed of Oct)

Transfer Money to Your Daughter Day

(International) Walk to School Day (first Wed of Oct)

Thu, 7

Bathtub Day

Bring Your Bible to School Day

Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Day

Depression Screening Day

Frappe Day


Inner Beauty Day

LED Light Day

Poetry Day (UK—first Thu of Oct)

Team Margot Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Registration Day

Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day

You Matter to Me Day

Fri, 8

American Touch Tag Day

Children’s Day (USA)

(World) Egg Day (second Fri of Oct)

Fluffernutter Day

Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day

Indian Air Force Day

(International) Lesbian Day

(World) Octopus Day

Pierogi Day

(International) Podiatry Day

Salmon Day

Vet Nurse Day (second Fri of Oct)

Sat, 9

(International) Beer and Pizza Day

Chess Day (USA—second Sat of Oct)

Costume Swap Day (second Sat of Oct)

Curious Events Day

(World) Hospice and Palliative Care Day (second Sat of Oct)

I Love Yarn Day (second Sat of Oct)

(World) Migratory Bird Day (second Sat of Oct)

Moldy Cheese Day

Motorcycle Ride Day (second Sat of Oct)

(Universal) Music Day (second Sat of Oct)

Nanotechnology Day (on or around 9 Oct)

Nautilus Night

(International) Newspaper Carrier Day (the Sat of the first full week in Oct)

(International) Pinotage Day (second Sat of Oct)

(World) Post Day

Scrubs Day

Submarine Hoagie Hero Grinder Day

Sun, 10

(World Day) against the Death Penalty

Angel Food Cake Day

Bonza Bottler Day

Cake Decorating Day

Father–Daughter Day (second Sun of Oct)

Handbag Day

(World) Homeless Day

Hug a Drummer Day

Hug a Kevin Day (WHAT?!)

Love Your Hair Day

(World) Mental Health Day

Metric Day

Motorsports Memorial Day

Pastor Appreciation Day, a.k.a. Clergy Appreciation Day (second Sun of Oct)

(World) Porridge Day

(National) Post Day (India)


Squid Day, a.k.a. Cuttlefish Day, a.k.a. Squittleday

(International) Stage Management Day

Mon, 11

Columbus Day (second Mon of Oct)

Coming out Day

Discoverers’ Day (Hawaii— second Mon of Oct)

(World) Dulce de Leche Day

(International Day of the) Girl Child

It's My Party Day

Kick Butt Day (second Mon of Oct)

Kimberly Day

Kraken Day

Online Banking Day (second Mon of Oct)

Sausage Pizza Day

Thanksgiving (Canada— second Mon of Oct)

Tue, 12

Ada Lovelace Day

(World) Arthritis Day

Cookbook Launch Day

Face Your Fears Day (second Tue of Oct)

Farmer’s Day (USA)

National Freethought Day

Gumbo Day

(International) Moment of Frustration Scream Day

Own Business Day (second Tue of Oct)

Pulled Pork Day

Savings Day (USA)

(Day of) Six Billion

Wed, 13

Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work/School Day (second Wed of Oct)

Curves Day (second Wed of Oct)

(International Day for) Disaster Reduction

Emergency Nurses Day (second Wed of Oct)

(International Day for) Failure

Fossil Day (Wed of Earth Science Week)

Herpes Awareness Day

M&M Day

Metastatic Breast Cancer Day

No Bra Day

Pet Obesity Awareness Day

(International) Plain Language Day

Silly Sayings Day

International Skeptics Day (13 Jan, 13 Oct, or first Fri the 13th of the year)

Stem Cell Awareness Day (second Wed of Oct)

(International) Suit up Day

Take Your Parents to Lunch Day (the Wed of the second full week in Oct)

(World) Thrombosis Day

(International) Top Spinning Day (second Wed of Oct)

Train Your Brain Day

Transfer Money to Your Son Day

Treat Yo’ Self Day

Yorkshire Pudding Day (USA)