October 2022 Calendar

Take a cue from nature, it’s time for a change. Our October 2022 briefing includes a printable calendar of popular holidays and occasions, consumer insights, and marketing resources so you can sort out your plans. 

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October 2022 Holidays & Observances

National Bullying Prevention Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
LGBT+ History Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
1Sa🌎International Day of Older Persons
International Coffee Day
World Vegetarian Day
2Su🌎International Day Of Non-Violence
3M🌎World Habitat Day
National Techies Day
4Tu🌎World Space Week (Oct. 4 - 10)
National Taco Day
World Animal Day
5W🌎World Teachers' Day
Dussehra/Dassera - Hindu
Yom Kippur - Jewish
7FManufacturing Day
World Smile Day
8Sa🌎World Migratory Bird Day
Mawlid al-Nabi (also known as Milad al-Nabi) - Islamic (Sunni)
9Su🌎World Post Day
10M🌎World Mental Health Day
🇺🇸Columbus Day (Regional Holiday)
Indigenous People's Day
Sukkot - Jewish (Sept. 10-16)
World Homeless Day
11Tu🌎International Day of the Girl
National Coming Out Day
13Th🌎International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction
Mawlid al-Nabi (also known as Milad al-Nabi) - Islamic (Shi’a)
14FNational Dessert Day
15Sa🌎International Day of Rural Women
Pregnancy & Infant Loss
Remembrance Day
Global Handwashing Day
16Su🌎World Food Day
National Boss's Day
17M🌎International Day For The Eradication Of Poverty
National Pasta Day
Shemini Atzeret - Jewish
18TuSimchat Torah - Jewish
20ThGur-Gaddi Guru Granth Sahib - Sikh
Get to Know Your Customers Day
21FReptile Awareness Day
24M🌎United Nations Day
🌎World Development Information Day
🌎Disarmament Week (Oct. 24-30)
Bandi-Chhor Diwas - Sikh
Diwali - Hindu
25TuGreasy Foods Day
27Th🌎World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
30SuNational Publicist Day
Checklist Day
31M🌎World Cities Day
Reformation Day - Christian
🇺🇸United States Federal Holiday
🌎United Nations Observance

About October

October is the 10th month of the year and the 2nd month of fall. According to Tripsavvy the best times to view the fall colors are near the end of September in the far north, the beginning of October in the White Mountain region, and the middle of October in the south. Get out and soak it up while you can as this year the airways and internet will be overflowing with political ads and opinions as campaigning heats up for Election Day on November 2nd.

Top Consumer Spending Events

Who doesn’t like candy? 95% of consumers plan to spend on sweets for Halloween which comes in 9th on the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) list of top annual consumer spending events.

However, consumers aren’t only interested in tricks and treats at this time, according to the NRF 39% of consumers typically start shopping for the winter holidays before November. After, the next rush of spending will happen on Thanksgiving weekend with shopping continuing through December.

View the planners below for insights and resources:



9th largest consumer spending event of the year //Halloween brings out the kid in all of us with an opportunity to disguise ourselves in costumes and indulge in sweet treats. Each year manufacturers, retailers, and consumers find bigger and better ways to get in the...

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Winter Holidays

Winter Holidays

Q4 winter holidays are the #1 consumer spending event of the year //Thanksgiving and the following weekend have typically been considered the official start of the holiday shopping season for the vast majority. However, in 2022 retailers announced they would start...

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October Symbology

Featuring October symbology is a simple way to suggest personalized birthday gifts.

  • October’s birthstones are the tourmaline and opal.
  • Its birth flower is the calendula.
  • The zodiac signs for the month of October are Libra (scales) until October 21 and Scorpio (scorpion) October 22 onwards.

Printable October 2022 Calendar

Click to download and print a PDF of the  October calendar with all holidays and occasions listed above.

If you embed on your site, we simply ask for credit and a link back →  October Calendar by Annum. 

Regarding the Holidays and Occasions We Have Chosen

Our goal in creation of these calendars is to make marketing planning easier. So, in order to keep things simple we have chosen to focus on the top 12 consumer spending events as identified by the National Retail Federation; U.S. Federal Holidays; significant religious, ethnic, and cultural holidays that represent the diversity of the U.S. population as identified by ADL; and popular hashtag holidays that provide an opportunity for a natural business tie-in.

If you are interested in finding more occasions to commemorate here are a few resources:

Note that Bahá’í, Jewish, and Islamic holidays begin at sundown the previous day and end at sundown on the date listed.

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