It’s time for our monthly free printable. I hope you enjoy this October National Day Calendar for 2021. October is more than just about Halloween.
The month is filled with interesting national days. Our calendar showcases one special national day for each day of the month that I have picked out to feature.
You can use it to plan your food, DIY projects, home organizing tasks, and fall outdoor activities for the whole month!
This free printable calendar is exclusive to readers of Always the Holidays and gives you lots of reasons to celebrate the month, one day at a time.
Which days do we feature in this October national day printable calendar?
October national days give us a month full of fun. The month covers everything related to autumn, but there is much more to celebrate.
There are so many exciting days to celebrate during the month of October. For many of us, the month marks the beginning of the entertaining part of year with lots of holidays to plan for starting this month.
The weather is starting to get cooler and thoughts of fall are in the mind. With Halloween happening late in the month, we have lots of reasons to cook and craft spooky things.
From Pasta Day to Pumpkin day, there are many opportunities to cook special food this month too.
October national days calendar line up
While Halloween and black cats play a big part in October, the month is also full of days that honor our favorite foods, our sneakers, and even training out minds!
This month we celebrate the cooler weather, spending more time indoors and preparing for the holidays.
Our calendar this month is filled with a wide mix of national days. Just a few of the fun national days to enjoy this month are:
- Blue Shirt Day
- International Music Day
- Golf Lover’s Day
- International Artist Day
- Handbag Day
- Carve a Pumpkin Day
- National Butterfly and Hummingbird Day
- National Mad Hatter Day
- National It’s My Party Day
These are just a few of the unusual days in October. There are so many more!
For animal lovers, the octopus, sloths, and even black dogs (and black cats) get their own days this month! Other animal inspired national days this month are:
- International Raccoon Appreciation Day
- World Day for Farmed Animals
- World Animal Day
- Squid and Cuttlefish Day
- National Pug Day
- Global Cat Day
- National Make a Dog’s Day Day
October printable national day calendar
The national days calendar is always a popular page with my readers.
You can print out the calendar, or just click on the image below to go to the download page. The calendar will print out on letter size paper in the landscape format.
Use the browser print function on your computer to print the calendar. Be sure to choose landscape setting and “fit to page” on your printer settings to print to a whole page.
This printing function will print out a calendar that fills the entire page. The project card at the bottom of the post will print out the calendar in a slightly smaller size.
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Find out more about the national days of the year
If you’d like to learn about what other days are celebrated this month, be sure to check out the full list of National Days of October. There are over 200 days to celebrate this month!
Do you want to find out more about National Days for other months? Be sure to check out my National Day Guide.
The guide gives information on all the blog posts that I have on the site that contain information about these special days of every month.
You will get so many ideas for celebrating all of the national days. Did you know that there are over 2000 special days to celebrate each year?
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Food national days in October
Every month of the year has loads of food and drink days to celebrate and October is no exception.
October is National Chili Month, Whole Apple Month and National Pumpkin Month. Many of the national days are devoted to the fall activities, which makes sense since it is the first full month of fall.
This month is has many days that honor our favorite foods. National Caramel Apple Day is just one of the foodie days on October 31.
Since it the beginning of three months of major holidays, it’s no surprise that October features party food and Halloween food.
If you are a food lover, you’ll enjoy celebrating these October national food and drink days:
- National Homemade Cookies Day
- International Coffee Day
- National Fried Scallops Day
- National Cake Decorating Day
- National Dessert Day
- National Oatmeal Day
- National American Beer Day
- Eat a Pretzel Day
- National Liqueur Day
- National Mushroom Day
- National Pasta Day
- National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
- National Food Day
- National Candy Corn Day
- National Pumpkin Seed Day
There are many other tasty food holidays. October has over 30 of them!
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Also be sure to check out my National Days Board on Pinterest for lots of great ideas about special days to celebrate.
For all my other National Days Calendar printables check out these pages:
I have a whole category on the site devoted to each of the calendar printables for the entire year. These calendars get updated each year as the month gets closer to give you lots of time to plan.
Have you missed the other printable calendars? For all my National Days Calendar printables check out these pages:
- January national day calendar
- February national day calendar
- March national day calendar
- April national day calendar
- May national day calendar
- June national day calendar
- July national day calendar
- August national day calendar
- September national day calendar
- October national day calendar – this page!
- November national day calendar
- December national day calendar
Note: 2022 calendars to be updated soon. Stay tuned!
National day lists of holidays just for the foodies!
If you are a person who loves to cook, I have some special national day calendars just for you.
Each month has its own list of food and drink national days and each month celebrates different food holidays.
Here are some other food inspired national day calendars that feature just food holidays to honor with your favorite recipes:
- January food holidays
- February holidays for foodies
- March food days
- List of food days in April
- May national food holidays.
- List of food days in June
- July food days
- List of food days in August
- September national food days
Check back soon for the rest of the food calendars for the year.
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Admin note: this post for the October national day calendar first appeared on the blog in October of 2019. I have updated the post to add all new photos, an updated calendar and a video for you to enjoy.
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