October 2024 Calendar

Take a cue from nature, it’s time for a change. Our October 2024 briefing includes a printable calendar of popular holidays and occasions, consumer insights, and marketing resources so you can sort out your plans. 

July Calendar featured cherry pie

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October 2024 Holidays & Observances

National Bullying Prevention Month#BullyingPreventionMonth
National Disability Employment Awareness Month#NDEAM
LGBT+ History Month#LGBTHistoryMonth
Breast Cancer Awareness Month#BreastCancerAwareness
1Tu🌎International Day of Older Persons#UNDOP
International Coffee Day#InternationalCoffeeDay
World Vegetarian Day#WorldVegetarianDay
2W🌎International Day Of Non-Violence#InternationalDayOfNonviolence
3ThNational Techies Day#TechiesDay
Navaratri - Hindu (Oct 3 - 12)#navaratri
Rosh Hashanah - Jewish (Oct 3 - 4)#RoshHashanah #RoshHashana
4F🌎World Space Week (Oct 4 - 10)#WorldSpaceWeek
National Taco Day#NationalTacoDay
Manufacturing DayManufacturing Day
World Smile Day#WorldSmileDay
World Animal Day#worldanimalday
5Sa🌎World Teachers' Day#WorldTeachersDay
6Su
7M🌎World Habitat Day#WorldHabitatDay
🌎World Cotton Day#worldcottonday
8Tu
9W🌎World Post Day#PostDay
10Th🌎World Mental Health Day#WorldMentalHealthDay
World Homeless Day#worldhomelessday
World Sight Day#worldsightday
11F🌎International Day of the Girl#DayOfTheGirl
National Coming Out Day#NationalComingOutDay
Indigenous People's Day#IndigenousPeoplesDay
12SaDussehra/Dassera - Hindu#Dasara #DussehraWishes"
Yom Kippur- Jewish#YomKippur
13Su🌎International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction#IDDR
14M🇺🇸Columbus Day (Regional Holiday)#ColumbusDay
National Dessert Day#DessertDay
Solar Eclipse#solareclipse
15Tu🌎International Day of Rural Women#RuralWomen
Pregnancy & Infant Loss
Remembrance Day
#PregnacyInfantLoss
Global Handwashing Day#GlobalHandwashingDay
16W🌎World Food Day#FoodDay
National Boss's Day#NationalBossDay
International Pronouns Day#pronounsday
17Th🌎International Day For The Eradication Of Poverty#EndPoverty
Sukkot- Jewish (Oct 17-23)#Sukkot
National Pasta Day#NationalPastaDay
Get to Know Your Customers Day#GetToKnowYourCustomersDay
18F
19Sa
20Su
21MReptile Awareness Day#ReptileAwarenessDay
22Tu
23W
24Th🌎United Nations Day#UNDay
🌎Global Media and Information Literacy Week (Oct 24-31)#GlobalMILWeek
🌎World Development Information Day#DevInfoDay
🌎Disarmament Week (Oct 24-30)#LetsTalkNukes
Shemini Atzeret - Jewish#SheminiAtzeret
#Atzeret
#Shemini
25FSimchat Torah - Jewish#SimchatTorah
Greasy Foods Day#GreasyFoodsDay
26Sa
27Su🌎World Day for Audiovisual Heritage#AudiovisualHeritage
28M
29Tu
30WNational Publicist Day#NationalPublicistDay
Checklist Day#ChecklistDay
31Th🌎World Cities Day#WorldCitiesDay
Halloween#Halloween
Reformation Day - Christian#ReformationDay
Bandi-Chhor Diwas - Sikh#BandiChhor
🇺🇸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:

Halloween

Halloween

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 //Overall, holiday sales represent about 20 percent of annual retail sales each year, but the figure can be higher for some retailers. Consumer Insights The National Retail Foundation (NRF) lists the...

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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 2024 Calendar with Holidays

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 →  Printable October Calendar with Holidays 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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