31 October – Halloween

  Today is Halloween! Halloween, or All Hallow’s Eve, can be traced back to an ancient Celtic pagan festival called “Samhain,” which was celebrated over 2 000 years ago. The Celtic calendar began on November 1, and the Celts believed that as the old year faded and the new year emerged, the boundaries between the living and the dead became unstable. On the night of October 31, the spirits of the deceased could walk the earth and provoke sickness or damage crops. To combat these evil spirits and ward off wandering ghosts, the Celts built huge bonfires, ...

30 October – Checklist Day

  If you are living in the modern world, making use of a checklist is a powerful habit to embrace. So, Checklist Day is a great way to remind yourself how important these self-made reminders truly are. Interestingly enough, it is said that this day harkens back to some rather dark roots. During the 1930s, early aviators were searching for ways to allow flying to be much safer and avoid the all-too-common crash during take-off. After several costly mishaps, one group of pilots came up with the idea to create a checklist before taxiing down the runway. It ...

29 October – Cat Day

  Today is Cat Day! “What greater gift than the love of a cat?” Charles Dickens once mused. Cats are one of the most beloved human companions of all time. They were first domesticated in the Middle East’s Fertile Crescent as early as 12 000 years ago. When humans relied on hunting as their main source of food, dogs were most useful; but when the first agricultural societies emerged, cats became invaluable. Domesticated cats became responsible for keeping grain stores free of mice and other rodents. Pet lifestyle expert and animal welfare advocate ...

28 October – Plush Animal Day

  Plush Animal Lovers Day is a day of celebration that is held every year to show your favourite stuffed toy some extra special love and appreciation. There’s an urban legend that says that the Teddy Bear, one of the worlds most popular plush animal pets, was invented when American President Theodore Roosevelt saw a baby bear on a hunting trip, and refused to shoot it. Everywhere you go these days you can find plushies of every variety; from stuffed Creeper’s from the famous Minecraft Franchise to macro-sized plushies of micro-sized diseases and ...

27 October – Make a Difference Day

  We all have opportunities every day to change the world. It’s amazing what just a small effort by an individual or group of individuals can do.  Make A Difference Day was established to help encourage us to take one day a year to try to make a difference in the world. (Source: daystheyear.com)

26 October – Frankenstein Friday

  Today is Frankenstein Friday! Celebrated each year on the last Friday of October, Frankenstein Friday pays homage to one of the greatest gothic stories of all time. In 1818, Mary Shelley wrote a novel about a young scientist named Victor Frankenstein who discovers how to give life to inanimate bodies. He creates a monster that pursues him to the ends of the earth and eventually destroys everything he holds dear. People often mistakenly use the name “Frankenstein” to refer to the hideous monster (famously played by Boris Karloff in the 1931 film), ...

25 October – Artists Day

  Art is an important part of the human experience. The first records of the world are not written in books, but are captured in paintings, sculptures, and music. These help to paint a picture of a world lost to the past. Artists Day honours the creatives that will leave a record of today for the future. It brings recognition to the world of art and celebrates the ways in which artists bring their own special view to life. (Source: daysoftheyear.com)

24 October – Food Day

  Food Day is observed annually on October 24. One of Food Day's aims is to help people “Eat Real”: cutting back on sugary drinks, overly-salted packaged foods and fatty, factory-farmed meats in favour of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and sustainably raised protein. Why not enjoy some of your favourite healthy foods to celebrate? (Source: nationaldaycalendar.com)

23 October – Event Organisers Day

  If you are wanting to host an event, you know you can’t do it all on your own. That’s why there are event organisers, people who organise events and help plan them so that way the organisation or company can succeed and have an event people will remember. However, did you know that there’s a day dedicated to these hard workers? It’s called Event Organisers Day and its dedicated to all those who work hard to keep things neat and successful in everyday life. Event planning has been around for thousands of years! The first event organisers are ...

22 October – CAPS LOCK Day

  TODAY IS CAPS LOCK DAY! It's a whole day dedicated to something that drives most people crazy — text that is written in ALL CAPITALISED LETTERS. Caps Lock Day was created in 2000 by Derek Arnold of Iowa. This holiday began as a parody. It was intended to poke fun at those individuals who unnecessarily capitalise letters, words, and phrases. The day became so popular with internet users that it is now celebrated twice a year—on June 28 and on October 22. Hit your caps lock button and celebrate CAPS LOCK DAY! (Source: punchbowl.com)