October 2021 Holidays
Helllooooo Autumn! Get your planners and calendars ready—it’s already time for our monthly round-up of holidays! Fall is here and we’re so excited to welcome the spooky szn vibes, and all the other fun Holidays this month!
Below is a list of days that we’re looking forward to celebrating and recognizing this October:
All month: Breast Cancer Awareness & Domestic Violence Awareness Month10/1 World Smile Day
- In 1963, Harvey Ball, a graphic artist and ad man from Worcester, Massachusetts, created the iconic smiley face symbol.
- In 1999, World Smile Day became an official holiday to connect this iconic symbol back to its human roots. People are meant to use this day to smile and make small acts of kindness worldwide.
- Treat yourself to some delicious tacos today!
- Did you know that the history of tacos predates the arrival of Europeans in Mexico?
- Later in the timeline, in 1964 specifically, Roberto L. Gomez established The National Taco Council. The council sent a 55-pound taco to President Johnson in 1967, and ideas for a National Taco Day began!
- Every second Monday in October, we celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day and recognize the histories and cultures of all the Indigenous groups in what we now call America.
- In 1990, the International Conference on Discrimination Against Indigenous Populations in the Americas, sponsored by the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, began to discuss replacing Columbus Day in the United States with a celebration to be known as Indigenous Peoples' Day.
- Not only is the 17th of October known as National Pasta Day, but the whole month of October is actually recognized as National Pasta Month!
- Treat yourself to a delicious bowl of pasta today!
- Did you know that “Halloween” is a contraction of “All Hallows Eve”? Over time, traditions for this day have adapted to include modern traditions like trick or treating, pumpkin carving, and celebrating all things spooky!
Moon Phases for October
- New Moon: October 6
- First Quarter: October 13
- Full Moon (Harvest Moon): October 20
- Last Quarter: October 28
by Ambika Rajyagor
A year ago