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Published September 15th 2023

20 Social Media Holidays to Celebrate This October

Boost your social media game with these fun holidays in October.

1. Global Diversity Awareness Month #GlobalDiversityAwarenessMonth

The entire month of October is all about celebrating our global pool of cultures and backgrounds. There’s never been a better time to embrace what makes us different and make an effort to connect with people on the other side of the world.

2. October 1. International Coffee Day #CoffeeDay #InternationalCoffeeDay

Let's raise a mug to the world's favorite morning companion – coffee! Sip, savor, and share your most Insta-perfect coffee moments. 

3. October 1. World Vegetarian Day #WorldVegetarianDay

It’s never too late to turn over a new leaf (pun intended)! Established in 1977, World Vegetarian Day is all about promoting the “joy, compassion, and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism.”

4. October 2. International Day of Nonviolence #InternationalDayOfNonviolence

Spread peace, one step at a time. International Day of Nonviolence is an excellent time for both individuals and communities to reflect on the power of compassion and understanding. 

5. October 3. National Techies Day #TechiesDay

This day is a celebration of tech wizards and their coding superpowers, which make our world smarter and more connected. 

6. October 4. National Taco Day #NationalTacoDay

Taco ‘bout real flavor! Dive into all things taco-related, from classic to creative, and share your favorite fillings – shoutout to Mexico for this culinary masterpiece.

7. October 4. World Animal Day #WorldAnimalDay

On this day, we pay homage to our animal companions, be they covered in fur, feathers, or scales. Whether majestic or tiny, they are all a cherished part of our shared planet.

8. October 5. World Teachers Day #WorldTeachersDay

Everyone remembers their favorite teacher. From lighting up young minds to the rooms they teach in all day, World Teachers Day is a wonderful chance to show some love to our educators and walk down memory lane to our school days.

9. October 6. World Smile Day #WorldSmileDay

A smile a day keeps the doctor away – at least, that’s what we’re claiming on this heart-warming day. Remember that a grin can be the greatest gift, helping spread joy, positivity, and kindness.

10. October 8. World Octopus Day #WorldOctopusDay

Yes, this holiday exists. But let's not get too wrapped up in the details, unlike our eight-armed friends. From their camouflage abilities to their unique ways of problem-solving, octopuses truly are a wonder of the ocean.

11. October 10. World Mental Health Day #WorldMentalHeathDay

The goal is to prioritize mental well-being every day of the year, and as a society, we've made significant strides in this regard. On World Mental Health Day, let's continue the journey by breaking the stigma surrounding mental health discussions and extend support to those in need.

12. October 12. World Sight Day #WorldSightDay

20/20 vision is a remarkable feat even beyond the reach of magic (just ask Harry Potter). World Sight Day serves as a reminder to promote awareness of eye health and improve access to vision care. An eye-opening fact? 2.2 billion people (a quarter of the world's population) have a visual impairment.

13. October 14. National Dessert Day #DessertDay

Desserts are like deserts; visually striking and brimming with treasures waiting to be explored. All you have to do to succeed on this occasion is indulge in all things sweet and delightful without a trace of guilt. 

14. October 15. Global Handwashing Day #GlobalHandwashingDay

Never underestimate the potential of a good hand wash. Clean hands do, in fact, save lives. This global initiative was celebrated for the first time in 2008 and has since made waves in raising awareness about the importance of proper hand hygiene. 

15. October 16. Bosses Day #BossesDay

There should be a film about bosses… Oh, wait, they made one? A film about good bosses then… We’re eager to celebrate the leaders who steer the ship, guiding the way with vision and mentorship. 

16. October 16. World Food Day #FoodDay

For some of us, every day is World Food Day. Food is simply one of the best inventions ever. Seriously, it's hard to beat the joy of exploring different cuisines from around the world.

17. October 24. United Nations Day #UNDay

This one’s a holiday to remind us that we can always strive for a better world. There’s nothing quite like reflecting on the importance of international cooperation and the positive impact it can have on our planet.

18. October 25. Greasy Foods Day #GreasyFoodsDayGreasy

Foods Day is the ideal occasion for your cheat day or even a pre-serious cardio workout treat. Just be prepared, if you overindulge, that workout might become a necessity!

19. October 30. Checklist Day #ChecklistDay

While we all appreciate a generous check, there's something uniquely satisfying about ticking off an item from your checklist. It's like a mini celebration for each completed task, motivating you to keep your productivity rolling.

20. October 31. Halloween #Halloween

Trick or treat? Some may say we saved the best holiday for last, and maybe we did. But we also happened to write this blog post in chronological order (in case you didn't notice)! Embrace the spooky, the silly, and the sly as we transport ourselves into a dark reality of impressive characters. 

That’s a wrap

Whether you're celebrating diversity, enjoying a cup of coffee, or diving into the realm of tacos, there's something for everyone this October. Keep these holidays in mind as you craft and optimize your social media content calendar.

For more ideas and inspiration year-round, check out our Social Media Holiday Calendar 2023.

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