Take Advantage of What will be Trending in October

Can you believe there are only 3 more months left in 2021? Has 2021 been better than 2020 for you? It’s being forecasted that people will shop online for the holiday sales season, but they will also visit brick-and-mortar shops.

Of course, you can’t forget the political trends. Be careful with these. You don’t want to alienate anyone by showing favoritism to one side over another. Keep business and personal separate.

Watch for all this to be trending on social media.

Besides that, there are observance and awareness days that trend 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 these trends. You can also use these on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, but the whole “trending” phenomenon is pretty exclusive to Twitter.


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
  • Financial Planning Month
  • Global Diversity Awareness Month
  • International Strategic Planning Month
  • Healthy Lungs Month
  • Hunger Awareness Month
  • Long Term Care Planning Month
  • National Book Month
  • National Bullying Prevention Month
  • National Campaign for Healthier Babies
  • 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 Cancer 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 Spinal Health 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)
  • SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) Awareness Month
  • Tackling Hunger Month
  • Talk About Prescriptions Month
  • Vegetarian Month
  • Work and Family Month
  • Workplace Politics Awareness Month
  • World Menopause Month

Days that will be trending:

1 – National Hair Day

National Child Health Day

World Smile Day

International Day of Older Persons

National Homemade Cookies Day

National Manufacturing Day

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

International Day of Non-Violence

3 – National Techies Day

Virus Appreciation Day (I’m not making this stuff up!)

4 – National Taco Day

Golf Lovers Day

World Animal Day

World Habitat Day

International Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem

National Child Health Day

5 – Do Something Nice Day

International Day of No Prostitution

World Teachers Day

6 – National Mad Hatter Day

National Coaches Day

Walk to School Day

Plus Size Appreciation Day

National German-American Day

International Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem

National Coffee with a Cop Day

7 – National Inner Beauty Day

8 – National Hero Day

9 – National Leif Erikson Day

National Pro-Life Cupcake Day

National Motorcycle Ride Day

I Love Yarn Day

National Chess Day

10 – National Handbag Day

Clergy/Pastor/Ministry Appreciation Day

National Walk to a Park Day

World Mental Health Day

11 – Columbus Day

Native American Day

International Day of the Girl Child

12 – National Savings Day

Gumbo Day

Farmer’s Day

13 – Train Your Brain Day

Navy Birthday

National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

National Stop Bullying Day

National Emergency Nurse’s Day

14 – National Dessert Day

National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day

15 – Global Hand Washing Day

Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity

Conflict Resolution Day

Get to know your Customers’ Day

Latino AIDS Awareness Day

Boss’s Day

National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

16 – Global Cat Day

National Sports Day

Dictionary Day

World Food Day

Sweetest Day

17 – National Pasta Day

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

18 – National No Beard Day

National Mammography Day

19 – National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day

Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity

20 – World Osteoporosis Day

Medical Assistants Day

Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day

21 – Reptile Awareness Day

National Conflict Resolution Day

National Get Smart About Credit Day

Get to Know Your Customers Day

22 – National Nut Day

National Color Day

23 – Make a Difference Day

24 – United Nations Day

National Food Day

Mother-in-Law Day

26 – National Day of Deployed

National Pumpkin Day

National Financial Crime Fighter Day

27 – Navy Day

National Civics Day

American Beer Day

Black Cat Day

Celiac Awareness Day

Lung Health Day

28 – National Chocolate Day

National Internal Medicine Day

National First Responders Day

29 – World Stroke Day

Oatmeal Day

National Cat Day

30 – National Speak Up for Service Day

31 – Halloween

Reformation Day

World Cities Day

World Savings Day

Girl Scout Founders Day

Weeks that will be trending:

National Primary Care Physician Week – First Full Week of October

Mental Illness Awareness Week – First Full Week

National Chili Week – First Week of October

National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend – First Weekend in October

Customer Service Week – First Full Week

National Heimlich Heroes Week – First Full Monday through Friday Week

Financial Planning Week – First Mon-Sun Week in October

Fire Prevention Week – Week where Oct. 9th falls

National Work At Home Week – Second Week in October

World Space Week — October 4-10

National Physician Assistants Week – Second Week

Healthcare Security & Safety Week – Second Week

Veterinary Technicians Week – Second Week

American Beer Week – Second Week of October

Teen Read Week – Third Week

Infection Control Week – Third Week

National Business Women’s Week – Third Full Week

National Friends of Libraries Week – Third Full Week

National Food Bank Week – Week of October 16th

Freedom of Speech Week – Third Full Week

National Save for Retirement Week – Third Full Week

Respiratory Care Week – Last Week in October

National Massage Therapy Awareness Week – Last Full Week

National Red Ribbon Week – Last Full Week

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Giselle Aguiar

Giselle Aguiar is a social media, inbound and content marketing specialist and trainer helping business owners learn how to leverage the power of social media marketing, increase traffic to their websites, generate leads, increase brand awareness and establish themselves as experts in their fields.