K-12 TLC Teacher's Calendar: October
October 2011
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October Is...
 

Archaeology Month:

Auto Battery Safety Month
Celiac Sprue Awareness Month
Child Health Month
Computer Learning Month
Diversity Awareness Month
Family History Month
Halloween Safety Month
Healthy Lung Month
International Dinosaur Month
International Walk to School Month
Let's Talk Month
National Apple Month
National Arts and Humanities Month
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Clock Month
National Crime Prevention Month
National Dental Hygiene Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Presidential Seal
National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
National Family Sexuality Education Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15) Presidential Seal
National Liver Awareness Month
National Medical Librarians Month
National Orthodontic Health Month
National Pasta Month
National Pizza Month
National Physical Therapy Month
National Principal's Month
National Roller Skating Month
Rett Syndrome Awareness Month
Right Brainers Rule Month
Spina Bifida Awareness Month
Stamp Collecting Month
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month Presidential Seal
Talk About Prescriptions Month
World Vegetarian Awareness Month

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This Week Is...
Hearing Aid Awareness Week (Last week of September/First of October)
National Banned Books Week (Last week of September/First of October)
SKY & Telescope

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SAT

United Nations Family Resources International Day of  Older Persons Family Resources United Nations
(Designated as an Annual Observance on October 1 by the United Nations in 1982)

World Vegetarian Day
(Observed annually on October 1)

Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands: Arbor Day Northern Marianna Islands Arbor Day Arbor Day Foundation
(Observed annually on this date)

Cyprus: Independence Day Cyprus Great Britain U.S. Department of State
(Independence from Great Britain 10/01/1960)
Nigeria: Independence Day Nigeria Great Britain U.S. Department of State
(Independence from Great Britain 10/01/1960)
Palau: Independence Day Palau United States
(Compact of free association with the United States 10/01/1994)
Peoples Republic of China: National Day China U.S. Department of State
(Celebration of the founding of the Communist Peoples Republic of China 10/01/1949)
San Marino: Investiture of Captains Regent San Marino
(Head-of-state rotation - every 6 months)
Tuvalu: Independence Day (Tuvalu Day) Tuvalu Great Britain Tuvalu online
(Independence from Great Britain 10/01/1978)

2

SUN

Farming & Agriculture World Farm Animals Day Animals
(Observed annually on October 2 since 1983 in honor of Mohandas Gandhi)

Guinea: Independence Day Guinea France U.S. Department of State
(Commemoration of independence from France 10/02/1958)
India: Gandhi Jayanti (Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday) India ILoveindia.cim
(Commemorates the birth of Mohandas Gandhi born 10/02/1869)

This Week Is...
Drive Safely Work Week (First full week of October)
Mental Illness Awareness Week (First full week of October)
National Newspaper Week (The first Sunday of each October through the following Saturday)
World Space Week (October 4-10)
SKY & Telescope

3

MON

The United Nations World Habitat Day The United Nations
(Observed annually the first Monday of October)

Honduras: Morazán Day (Soldier's Day) Honduras McDonalds
(Celebration of birthdate of former Central American leader Francisco Morazán: 10/3/1792)
Santa Lucia: Thanksgiving Day Santa Lucia
(Observed the first Monday of October)
South Korea: Kae Chun Jul (Foundation Day ): Korea U.S. Department of State
(Mythical founding by Gangun in 2333 BC.)
United States: Child Health Day Child Advocacy Children's Health Care Health Resources and Services Administraiton
(Observed annually the first Monday of October)

First Quarter Moon

4

TUE

Lesotho: National Day Lesotho U.S. Department of State
(Independence from the United Kingdom: 10/04/1966)

5

WED

United Nations World Teacher's Day United Nations
(Initiated in 1994 to commemorate U.N. recommendation regarding importance of teachers and the fundamental right of education: 10/05/1966)

International Walk-to-School Day
(Observed annually on the first Wednesday of October)

Hong Kong: Chung Yeung Festival Hong Kong World Events Guide
(9th day of the 9th moon, a traditional day for family outings to high places)
Portugal: Proclamation of the Republic Day Portugal U.S. Department of State
(Commemorates Overthrow of the Portugese Monarchy and Creation of the First Republic: 10/05/1910)

6

THU

Hinduism: Dasera Festival (also Vijay Dashami or Durgotsav) Hinduism God Web
(Last day of the festival of Navaratr, when images of the Divine Mother, Durga are paraded in the streets)

Egypt: Armed Forces Day Egypt Syria Israel Yom Kippur War Jewish-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise
(Commemoration of Egypt's Successful Attack Against Israel, 10/06/1973, to Begin the Yom Kippur War)
United States: German-American Day Germany German Immigration German American National Congress
(Commemorates the Arrivial of the First German Settlers to America: 10/06/1683)

United States: National Depression Screening Day Mental Health Screening for Mental Health, Inc.

7

FRI

Yom Kippur

World Smile Day World Smile Day World Smile Day
(Observed annually on the first Friday of October)

Libya: Jalau'tolian/Italian Facist Evacuation Day Libya Italy Tripoli Post
(Celebration of the 10/07/1970 expulsion of settlers who remained in Libya following a 1911 Italian invasion)

United States: National Storytelling Festival (Day 1 of 3): Storytelling National Storytelling Festival
(National Storytelling Festival held annually in Jonesborough, Tennessee the first weekend of October)

8

SAT

Yom Kippur

International Observe the Moon Night

Newspaper Association of America
(Observed the Saturday of National Newspaper Week)

Croatia: Independence Day Croatia U.S. Department of State
(Declaration of independence from Yugoslavia: 10/08/1991)
Peru: Battle of Angamos Peru Naval History U.S. Department of State
(Commemoration of the battle 10/08/1879)

United States: National Storytelling Festival (Day 2 of 3): Storytelling National Storytelling Festival
(National Storytelling Festival held annually in Jonesborough, Tennessee the first weekend of October)

9

SUN

United Nations World Post Day United Nations
(Commemorates the founding of the Universal Postal Union in Bern, Switzerland: 10/09/1874)

Uganda: Independence Day Uganda Great Britain U.S. Department of State
(Commemorates independence from Great Britain: 10/09/1962)
United States: Leif Erikson Day Denmark Finland Iceland Norway Sweden Presidential Proclamation
(Observed per 1964 resolution celebrating the arrival of the first Norwegian immigrants 10/09/1825)

United States: National Storytelling Festival (Day 3 of 3): Storytelling National Storytelling Festival
(National Storytelling Festival held annually in Jonesborough, Tennessee the first weekend of October)

Western Samoa: White Sunday/Children's Day Samoa
(Children's holiday on which everyone dresses in white. Observed the second Sunday in October)

This Week Is...
Bone and Joint Decade National Awareness Week (October 12-20)
National Earth Science Week (October 9-15)
National Fire Prevention Week (First full week of October) Presidential Seal
National High School Activities Week (Second full week of October)
National School Lunch Week (Week beginning with the second Sunday in October) Presidential Seal
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10

MON

Columbus Day

Thanksgiving Day

National Federation State of High School Associations National Be a Sport Day National Federation State of High School Associations
(Day 1 of National High School Activities Week)

Bahamas: National Heroes Day Bahamas The Bahamas Mission to the United Nations
(Originally Discovery Day. Observed the Monday of the Week of October 12th)
Fiji: Fiji Day Fiji Great Britain Fiji Government
(Observed second Monday in October to commemorate independence from Great Britain: 10/10/1970)
Finland: Aleksis Kivi Birthday Finland Finnguide
(School holiday in celebration of author Aleksis Kivi: 10/10/1834)
Japan: Taiiku no hi (Physical Fitness Day) Japan The Olympic Games Fitness and Wellness eVillage
(Observed the second Monday in October since 1966 in commemoration of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics)
Kenya: Moi Day Kenya
(Celebration of Daniel Arap Moi becoming President of Kenya: 10/10/1978)
Malawi: Mother's Day Malawi Africa Guide
(Observed the second Monday of October)

South Korea: Chusok (Thanksgiving Day) Korea U.S. Department of State
(Observed the day before and the day of the Harvest Moon)
Taiwan: National Day Taiwan
(Celebration of the 10/10/1911 start of revolution that toppled the Manchu dynasty)
Florida: Farmer's Day Florida Farming and Agriculture Florida State Senate
(Observed annually the second Monday of October)

Oklahoma: Historical Day Oklahoma History Oklahoma State University
(Commemorates the birthdate of Pierre Chouteau, Sr.: 10/10/1758)
South Dakota: Native American Day South Dakota Native American Studies Crazy Horse Memorial
(Observed the second Monday of October)

11

TUE

Harvest Moon: Calendars The Moon
(Full moon occurring on the date closest to the autumnal equinox of September 22 or 23)

National Federation State of High School Associations National Fine Arts Activities Day National Federation State of High School Associations
(Day 2 of National High School Activities Week)

Hinduism: Maharishi Valmiki's Birthday Hinduism Hindu Festivals
(Ramayana author, first full moon of lunar month Asvina)
Macedonia: People's Uprising Against Fascism Macedonia Germany Italy Bulgaria Albania U.S. Department of State
(Commemoration of the initial Macedonian resistance in World War II: 10/11/1941)
South Korea: Chusok (Thanksgiving Day) Korea U.S. Department of State
(Observed the day before and the day of the Harvest Moon)
United States: General Casimir Pulaski Memorial Day General Casimir Pulaski American Revolution Presidential Seal
(Commemoration of Caimir Pulaksi on the anniversary of his death: 10/11/1779)

Full Moon

12

WED

United Nations International Day for Disaster Reduction United Nations
(Observed annually on the second Wednesday of October)

Earthquakes Fire Floods Hurricanes, Cyclones & Typhoons Snow Storms Tornados Volcanos


National Federation State of High School Associations National Officials Day National Federation State of High School Associations
(Day 3 of National High School Activities Week)

Brazil: Nossa Senhora de Aparecida/Our Lady of Aparecida Day Brazil Catholic Media
(Commemorates the feast day Our Lady of Aparecida. patron saint of Brazil)

Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Uruguay: Día de la Raza/Day of the Race Chile Colombia Guatemala Mexico Uruguay Christopher Columbus
(Commemorates First Sighting of the New World by Christopher Columbus: 10/12/1492)

China: Mid-Autumn Festival China Discover Hong Kong
(15th day of the 8th Lunar Month)

Equatorial Guinea: Independence Day Equatorial Guinea Spain
(Commemorates Equatorial Guinea's Independence from Spain: 10/12/1968)
Guam: Arbor Day Guam Arbor Day Arbor Day Foundation
(Observed annually on second Tuesday of October)

Honduras: Americas Day Honduras Christopher Columbus
Panama, Venezuela : Columbus Day Panama Venezuela Christopher Columbus
(Commemorates First Sighting of the New World by Christopher Columbus: 10/12/1492)

Spain: Fiesta Nacional de Espana (National Day) Spain Christopher Columbus Historic Firsts U.S. Department of State
(Commemorates First Sighting of the New World by Christopher Columbus: 10/12/1492)
United States: Stop America's Violence Everywhere Crime American Medical Association Alliance
(Observed annually on the second Wednesday of October)

13

THU

National Federation State of High School Associations National Youth Health Awareness Day National Federation State of High School Associations
(Day 4 of National High School Activities Week)

Judaism: Sukkot (Day 1 of 7) Judaism The Jewish Calendar
(15-21 Tishrei: Feast of the Tabernacles - a celebration of the protection and security God has given to the Jews)

Burundi: Rwagasore Day Burundi Belgium U.S. Department of State
(Commemorates the assassination of Prince Louis Rwagasore: 10/13/1961)

China: Monkey God Festival China Discover Hong Kong
(16th day of the 8th Lunar Month)

England: St. Edward's Day England Westminster Abbey
(Commemorates the transfer of the body of St. Edward to a Westminster Abbey shrine: 10/13/1269)

14

FRI

Eggs International Egg Commission Eggs
(Observed annually on the second Friday of October)

National Federation State of High School Associations National Coaches Day National Federation State of High School Associations
(Day 5 of National High School Activities Week)

Judaism: Sukkot (Day 2 of 7) Judaism The Jewish Calendar
(15-21 Tishrei: Feast of the Tabernacles - a celebration of the protection and security God has given to the Jews)

Republic of Georgia: Day of Mtskheta (Mtskhetoba-Svetitskhovloba) Georgia You Are Svetitskhoveli
(Annual Georgian Orthodox pilgrimmage made on this date to the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in Mtskheta)

15

SAT

National Federation State of High School Associations National Fan Appreciation Day National Federation State of High School Associations
(Day 6 of National High School Activities Week)

Judaism: Sukkot (Day 3 of 7) Judaism The Jewish Calendar
(15-21 Tishrei: Feast of the Tabernacles - a celebration of the protection and security God has given to the Jews)

Brazil: Teachers' Day Brazil Education National Archives & Records Adminstration
(Observed since 1963 to commemorate Brazil's law for basic education established by Emperor Don Pedro 10/15/1827)
Costa Rica: Cultures Day Costa Rica U.S. Department of State
(The Spanish conquistadores are remembered with protest marches by the indigenous people)
Tunisia: Evacuation Day Tunisia France Australian Trade Commission
(Celebration of the evacuation of the last French colonial troops from Tunisia: 10/15/1963)
United States: White Cane Safety Day Blindness National Archives and Records Admnistration
(Observed annually on October 15 as per a 1964 act of Congress)

16

SUN
United Nations World Food Day United Nations
(Observed on the anniversary of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: 10/16/1945)

National Federation State of High School Associations National Community Service/Participation Day National Federation State of High School Associations
(Day 7 of National High School Activities Week)

Judaism: Sukkot (Day 4 of 7) Judaism The Jewish Calendar
(15-21 Tishrei: Feast of the Tabernacles - a celebration of the protection and security God has given to the Jews)

United States: Dictionary Day Dictionaries Education World
(Observed in honor of Noah Webster's birthday: 10/16/1758)

United States: National Feral Cat Day Cats Alley Cat Allies
(Observed annually on this date)

This Week Is...
International Infection Prevention Week (Third week of October)
National Forest Products Week (Week beginning the third Sunday of October)
National Health Education Week (Third week of October)
Radon Action Week (Third week of October)
School Bus Safety Week
Teen Read Week (Third full week of October)
SKY & Telescope

17

MON

Judaism: Sukkot (Day 5 of 7) Judaism The Jewish Calendar
(15-21 Tishrei: Feast of the Tabernacles - a celebration of the protection and security God has given to the Jews)

Haiti: Anniversary of the Death of Dessalines Haiti U.S. Department of State
(Commemoration of the assassination of the father of Haiti: 10/17/1806)

United States: Black Poetry Day American Authors Jupiter Hammon Poetry Famous African-Americans Read Write Think
(Observed in honor of the birth date of Jupiter Hammon, first published African-American poet: 10/17/1711)
U.S. Virgin Islands: Thanksgiving Day U.S. Virgin Islands Hurricanes National Geographic
(Celebration of the end of hurricane season - third Monday in October)

18

TUE

Judaism: Sukkot (Day 6 of 7) Judaism The Jewish Calendar
(15-21 Tishrei: Feast of the Tabernacles - a celebration of the protection and security God has given to the Jews)

Canada: Persons Day Great Britain Canada Law & Legal Resources Women Canadian Government
(Commemoration of Canadian women being granted legal status as persons 10/18/1929)

19

WED

Jamaica: National Heroes Day Jamaica U.S. Department of State
Judaism: Sukkot (Day 7 of 7) Judaism The Jewish Calendar
(15-21 Tishrei: Feast of the Tabernacles - a celebration of the protection and security God has given to the Jews)

Last Quarter Moon

20

THU

Kenya: Kenyatta Day Kenya
(Observed annually on Oct 20 to commemorate Jomo Kenyatta, first Kenyan President after independence)

21

FRI

Somalia: Revolution Days (Day 1 of 2) Somalia
(Commemoration of bloodless revolution of 10/21-22/1969)

United States: National Mammography Day Women Health Care Presidential Proclamation National Mammography Day
(Observed annually the third Friday of October)

22

SAT

International Stuttering Awareness Day: Speech International Stuttering Association
(Observed annually on this date since 1998)

National Color Day Color Building Online
Somalia: Revolution Days (Day 2 of 2) Somalia
(Commemoration of bloodless revolution of 10/21-22/1969)

23

SUN

The Mole Concept

Hungary: Republic Day Hungary The Soviet Union U.S. Department of State
(Observed annually on this date in remembrance of 1956 Hungarian Revolution)
Thailand: Chulalongkom Day Thailand Thailand Life
(Observed annually on this date in commemoration of 1910 death of King Chulalongkorn)

This Week Is...
Disarmament Week (October 24-30)
Red Ribbon Week (Last full week of October)
Respiratory Care Week (Last week of October)
SKY & Telescope

24

MON

The United Nations United Nations Day The United Nations
Presidential Proclamation
(Commemorates the anniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations Charter October 24, 1945)

China: Birthday of Confucius China Discover Hong Kong
(27th day of the 8th Lunar Month)
Egypt: Suez Day Egypt Israel Egyptian Government
(Celebration of the return of control of Suez Canal to Egypt: 10/24/1973)

Honduras: Armed Forces Day Honduras U.S. Embassy Honduras
(Celebration of revolt that ousted Lozano Diaz: 10/21/1956)

Zambia: Independence Day Zambia Great Britain U.S. Department of State
(Independence from Great Britain: 10/24/1964)

25

TUE

Grenada: Thanksgiving Day Grenada
(Comemoration of restoration of peace by U.S: 10/25/1983)
Kazakhstan: Day of the Republic Kazakhstan Soviet Union
(Commemoration of sovereignty from the Soviet Union: 10/25/1990)

Taiwan: Restoration Day Taiwan Japan Taiwan Government
( Commemoration of the end of 50 years of Japanese occupation: 10/25/1945)

26

WED

Diwali Happy Diwali Diwali
Diwali/Deepavali
(20 days after Dussehra)

Lung Halth
(Observed the Wednesday of Respiratory Care Week)

Albania, Bulgaria, Greece: St. Demetrius Day Albania Bulgaria Greece St. Demetrius School of the Seasons
(Commemorates St. Demetrius, protector from winter and cold)
Austria: National Day Austria World War II U.S. Department of State Virtual Vienna Community Net
(Commemorates treaty restoring national sovereignty following WWII: 10/26/1955)

Nauru: Angam Day (Jubilation Day) Nauru Population Influenza Nauruan Mission to the United Nations
(Observed annually on October 26th to celebrate the survival of the Nauru people following a flu epidemic)
United States: National Mule Day Spain George Washington Mules Thinkquest
(Commemorates arrival of first mule to US: Present of Spain's Charles III to George Washington: 10/26/1785)

New Moon

27

THU

Hinduism: Vikram New Year 2065 Hinduism Hindu Festivals
St. Vincent and the Grenadines: National Day St. Vincent and the Grenadines The Commonwealth U.S. Department of State
(Commemorates establishment as independent sovereign state within the Commonwealth: 10/27/1979)
Turkmenistan: National Day Turkmenistan Soviet Union Turkmenistan Embassy, Washington, D.C.
(Day 1 of 2 Commemorating of proclamation of sovereignty from the Soviet Union: 10/271991)

28

FRI

Czech Republic: Founding Day Czech Republic Austria Hungary World War I U.S. Embassy, Prague
(Observance of independence from Austro-Hungarian Empire: 10/28/1918)
Greece: Ochi Day Greece Italy World War II About.com
(Observance of Greece's refusal "ochi" to support fascist Italy: 10/28/1940)
Turkey: Independence Day Turkey U.S. Department of State Turkish Ministry of Culture
(Day 1 of 2: Observance of the Proclamation of the National Republic of Turkey 10/29/1923)

Turkmenistan: National Day Turkmenistan Soviet Union Turkmenistan Embassy, Washington, D.C.
(Day 2 of 2 Commemorating of proclamation of sovereignty from the Soviet Union: 10/271991)

29

SAT

Liberia: National Youth Day Liberia Teacher Appreciation
(Observed on October 29 by 1973 presidential proclamation)
Turkey: Independence Day Turkey U.S. Department of State Turkish Ministry of Culture
(Day 2 of 2: Observance of the Proclamation of the National Republic of Turkey 10/29/1923)

30

SUN

Caribbean Creole-Speaking Countries: Dominica Dominican Republic Haiti Mauritius St. Lucia Seychelles Planetware.com
Jounnen Kweyol Entanasyonnal (International Creole Day)
(Observed since 1983 usually on the last Sunday October)
United States: National Candy Corn Day Food and Nutrition Halloweeen National Confectioners Association
(Observed each year on October 30th, the day before Halloweeen)

31

MON

Halloween

Cambodia: King Father's Birthday Cambodia Cambodian Embassy, Washington, D.C.
(Observance of the birthday of King Norodom Sihanouk: 10/31/1922)

Caribbean Creole-Speaking Countries: Jounen Kweyol (Creole Day) Dominica Dominican Republic Haiti Mauritius St. Lucia Seychelles St. Lucia Vacation Guide
(Observed annually on the last Sunday of October to celebrate Creole heritage)

Ireland: October Bank Day Ireland U.S. Department of State
(Observed the last Monday of October)

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