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October National Day Calendar 2022- Free Printable Calendars

It’s time for our monthly free printable.  I hope you enjoy this October National Day Calendar for 2022. 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.

Apples with words October National Day Calendar

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.

Pumpkins, Black cats and candy corn with words reading October National Days.

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, pumpkin carving, 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
  • Samhain

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.

National Day Calendar for October 2022.

Please take note: Calendar printables like this one take me a long time to put together. These national day calendar printables are for your personal use only.

If you are sharing these (and thank you for that!) please link directly to this post and not to the actual image. I appreciate your help in supporting my site.  The calendar may not be used for any retail or mass mailing purpose.

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!

Orange and black bokeh background with words National Days of the Year.

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?

Share this October national day calendar on Twitter

Don’t forget to share this calendar of national days on social media using the hashtag #Octobernationaldays. Here is a tweet to get you started:

It's time for our printable monthly calendar of National Days for October. If you like to plan ahead, check out the calendar on Always The Holidays. You can print it out on your computer. Click To Tweet

Food and drink national days in October

Every month of the year has loads of food and drink days to celebrate and October is no exception.

Spider with edible eyes made of mandarins with words October food Days.

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:

There are many other tasty food holidays. October has over 30 of them!

Follow Always the Holidays on Pinterest

Also be sure to check out my National Days Board on Pinterest for lots of great ideas about special days to celebrate.Boards for the National Days of the Year and invitation to follow on Pinterest.

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.

Leaves with block calendar for October and words Free Planning Calendar.

Have you missed the other printable calendars? For all my National Days Calendar printables check out these pages:

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.

Corn cobs and pieces with calendars for September, October and November.

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:

Check back soon for the rest of the food calendars for the year.

Pin this calendar of national days In October

Would you like a reminder of this free printable calendar? Just pin this image to one of your boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later.

Calendar of national days in October with image of pumpkin.

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What is your favorite National Day to celebrate in October? Tell us about it in the comments below.

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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October National Day Free Printable Calendar

October National Day Free Printable Calendar

It is time to think ahead and plan your activities, DIY projects and recipes for the month with this free printable National Day calendar for the month of October.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $1


  • Glossy Photo paper or card stock


  • Deskjet Printer


  1. Load your heavy card stock or glossy photo paper into your Deskjet printer.
  2. Choose portrait layout and if possible "fit to page" in your settings.
  3. Print the calendar and display with pride. October national day calendar flipped sideways.


Using this print function on this card will print a calendar that fills about 3/4 of an 8 x 11 sheet of paper. To fill the entire page, choose "fit to page" on your printer if you have this setting, or use the link in the post above and print using the browser print feature.

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Bonnie Ehret

Saturday 3rd of October 2020

Just love your monthly calendars. I always look for the special days that are celebrated during the month.

Jeanne Batman

Wednesday 29th of July 2020

I would like to be able to use your calendars for cards that I make for a local nursing home. I will copy and shrink them to fit inside the card. I will be sure to reference your site on the card. If this is ok let me know.

My favorite holiday in october is 21. and Thanks I didn't know that day.


Sunday 2nd of August 2020

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