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October 2021 observance calendar roundup

Sep 24, 2021

What days should you keep in mind for your government social media content calendar? Here’s a helpful roundup of some of the observed days happening in October you might want to build content for — or be mindful of — for your government social media accounts.

Please keep in mind that this may not be a full list, and we encourage you to check other sources like List of National Days or National Today, with your state/county for any area-specific days or with your peers in our GSM Facebook Community Group or GSM network.

Observed in the month of October

  • Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
  • AIDS Awareness Month
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Emotional Wellness Month
  • International Walk to School Month
  • LGBTQ+ History Month
  • National Bullying Prevention Month
  • National Cyber Security Awareness Month
  • National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Weeks observed in October

  • National Crime Prevention Month: September 27 - October 25
  • Fire Prevention Week: October 3-9
  • National Health Education Week: October 18-22

Days observed in October

  • National Do Something Nice Day: October 5
  • World Teachers Day: October 5
  • World Mental Health Day: October 10
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Day: October 11
  • Navy Birthday: October 13
  • Global Handwashing Day: October 15
  • National Boss’s Day: October 16
  • National First Responders Day: October 28
  • Halloween: October 31

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