Take Advantage of What will be Trending in October

Trending in October

Can you believe there are only 3 more months left in 2018? Besides the holidays, there will be other hot trending items that you can take advantage of — especially on Twitter. Check out this list, then plan out your content: blog posts, videos, social media posts where you can spin your marketing message around the observance or awareness days.

This isn’t a complete list as I find some of them silly. If you’d like to see the full lists of days and awareness weeks and months, check out these calendars:

The calendars offer some links to details on the observances to might help you if you’re blogging. Schedule out tweets using TweetDeck.

Tell stories, show support, have fun!

October is National ….. Month:

Adopt A Shelter Dog Month
AIDS Awareness Month
American Cheese Month
Bat Appreciation Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
World Blindness Awareness Month
Celebrating The Bilingual Child Month
Children’s Magazine Month
Christmas Seal Campaign (10/1-12/31)
Church Library Month
Church Safety and Security Month
Down Syndrome Awareness Month
Dyslexia Awareness Month
Eat Better, Eat Together Month
Emotional Wellness Month
Energy Management is a Family Affair-Improve Your Home Month (10/1-3/31/13)
Financial Planning Month
Global Diversity Awareness Month
International Strategic Planning Month
Long Term Care Planning Month
National Book Month
National Bullying Prevention Month
National Chiropractic Month
National Crime Prevention Month
National Critical Illness Awareness Month
National Cyber Security Awareness Month
National Dental Hygiene Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
National Depression Education & Awareness Month
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
National Dropout Prevention Month
National Energy Awareness Month (Go Green)
National Ergonomics Month
National Fair Trade Month
National Go On A Field Trip Month
National Kitchen & Bath Month
National Learning and Development Month
National Liver Awareness Month
National Orthodontic Health Month
National Pasta Month
National Physical Therapy Month
National Pizza Month
National Reading Group Month
National Roller Skating Month
National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month – October
National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month
Organize Your Medical Information Month
Photographer Appreciation Month
Positive Attitude Month
Right Brainers Rule! Month
Self-Promotion Month
Spinach Lovers Month
Squirrel Awareness Month Link (Different Than Squirrel Appreciation Day in January)
Tackling Hunger Month
Talk About Prescriptions Month
Vegetarian Month
Workplace Politics Awareness Month
World Menopause Month


1 – National Hair Day

National Child Health Day

International Day of the Older Person

2 – Name Your Car Day (Mine’s Luigi – he’s a Fiat)

International Day of Non-Violence

3 – National Techies Day

Walk to School Day

4 – National Taco Day

Golf Lovers Day

World Animal Day

5 – Do Something Nice Day

National Manufacturing Day

World Teachers Day

6 – National Mad Hatter Day

Plus Size Appreciation Day

Smile Day

7 – National Inner Beauty Day

Day of Prayer for Peace of Jerusalem

8 – Native American Day

Columbus Day

10 – National Handbag Day

World Mental Health Day

National Stop Bullying Day

12 – National Savings Day

Gumbo Day

Farmer’s Day

13 – Train Your Brain Day

Navy Birthday

National Chess Day

14 – Clergy Appreciation Day

15 – National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day

Global Hand Washing Day

16 – Global Cat Day

Dictionary Day

Boss’s Day

Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity

Food Day

17 – Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day

Take your Parents to Lunch Day

Medical Assistants Day

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2018

18 – Get Smart about Credit Day

No Beard Day

Get to know your Customer’s Day

19 – National Mammography Day

20 – Sweetest Day

21 – Reptile Awareness Day

22 – National Nut Day

National Color Day

24 – United Nations Day

26 – National Day of Deployed

Frankenstein Friday

27 – Navy Day (The Navy gets 2 days?)

Make a Difference Day

American Beer Day

Black Cat Day

Celiac Awareness Day

28 – National Chocolate Day

Mother-in-Law Day

29 – World Stroke Day

Oatmeal Day

National Cat Day

31 – Halloween


National Primary Care Physician Week – October 1-7, 2017 (First Full Week of October)

Mental Illness Awareness Week – October 2-8

National Chili Week – First Week of October

National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend – October 8-9

Customer Service Week – October 3-7

Fire Prevention Week – October 3-7

Kid’s Goal Setting Week – October 3-7

National Heimlich Heroes Week – October 2-6, 2017 (First Full Monday through Friday Week)

Financial Planning Week – October 2-8, 2017(First Mon-Sun Week in October)

National Physician Assistants Week – October 6-12

Healthcare Security & Safety Week – October 9-15

National Fire Prevention Week – October 8-14, 2017

Veterinary Technicians Week – October 8-14, 2017 (Second Week)

World Rain Forest Week – October 10-16

American Beer Week – Second Week of October

Teen Read Week – October 15-21, 2017 (Third Week)

Infection Control Week – Third Week

National Business Women’s Week – October 15-21, 2017 (Third Full Week)

National Friends of Libraries Week – October 15-21, 2017 (Third Full Week)

National Food Bank Week – October 16-22, 2017 (Week of October 16th)

Freedom of Speech Week – October 15-21, 2017 ( Third Full Week)

National Save for Retirement Week – October 15-21, 2017 (Third Full Week)

Minority Enterprise Development Week – October 22-28

Get Organized Week – October 23-29

Respiratory Care Week – October 23-29

National Massage Therapy Awareness Week – October 22-28, 2017 (Last Full Week)

National Red Ribbon Week – 23-31

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