These days, being a social media expert takes more than just knowing how to write eye-catching captions and building a brand. No, you also need to know how to connect with your audience on an almost daily basis. Looking good and/or professional isn’t enough. You also need to be socially aware of what is happening in different communities. One crucial step in this process is to know when and how to celebrate national social media holidays that raise awareness about a certain cause. Which is why I am sharing the most complete list with over 220+ national and international social media holidays in October with you! If you want, you can bookmark this page so that it is easy for you to find when needed. If you have any friends who you think could use this, feel free to share 🙂 Note: This article contains affiliate links, so if you end up buying a product through my link, I might earn a commission.

Some of these social media holidays in October are more popular than others, some are weird and others simply fun. But, most importantly, there is something here for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you are a social media influencer or a social media marketer and your niche could be health, food, lifestyle, wellness, mindfulness, fitness, beauty or education – there is something for you in this meticulously compiled, unique list.

So, here we go! There is much to celebrate in October. Which holidays will you celebrate in your social media posts?

Fun Holidays in October 2022

October 1

  • Fire Pup Day
  • ​International Day of Older Persons
  • International Coffee Day (the whole list of coffee holidays here)
  • International Raccoon Appreciation Day
  • National Homemade Cookies Day
  • Pumpkin Spice Day
  • World Sake Day
  • World Vegetarian Day #VegetarianDay

International Coffee Day is the first of three coffee holidays in October alone. If you like coffee, check out our complete list of all yearly coffee holidays!


October 2

  • Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day
  • International Day of Non-Violence
  • National Fried Scallops Day
  • National Name Your Car Day
  • World Card Making Day
  • World Farm Animals Day
  • World No Alcohol Day
  • Wrongful Conviction Day

October 3

  • Coffee with a Cop Day (more about coffee holidays here)
  • National Child Health Day
  • Mean Girls Day #MeanGirlsDay
  • National Boyfriend Day#NationalBoyfriendDay
  • National Butterfly and Hummingbird Day
  • National Caramel Custard Day
  • National Family TV Show Day
  • National Techies Day
  • Virus Appreciation Day
  • World Habitat Day

October 4

October 5

  • Balloons Around the World Day
  • Do Something Nice Day
  • International Walk to School Day
  • National Apple Betty Day
  • National Get Funky Day
  • National Kale Day
  • National Kiss a Wrestler Day
  • National Pumpkin Seed Day
  • Random Acts of Poetry Day
  • World Teachers Day

October 6

  • Energy Efficiency Day
  • National Mad Hatter Day
  • National Noodle Day
  • National Orange Wine Day
  • National Plus Size Appreciation Day
  • Transfer Money to Your Daughter Day
  • Walk to School Day
  • World Cerebral Palsy Day #CerebralPalsyDay

October 7


Between October 8 and October 15 this year we have social media holidays such as the anti-bullying National Stop Bullying Day, the awareness-raising Global Handwashing Day and the National Coming Out Day, which is especially important for the LGBTQ community.

October 8

October 9

  • International Beer and Pizza Day (the full list of pizza holidays)
  • National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work & School Day
  • National Leif Erikson Day
  • National Moldy Cheese Day
  • National Sub-Hoagie-Hero-Grinder Day
  • World Post Day

October 10

  • Native American Day (South Dakota and Wisconsin)
  • National Angel Food Cake Day
  • National Cake Decorating Day
  • National Handbag Day
  • National Hug a Drummer Day
  • National Tic Tac Day
  • World Mental Health Day
  • World Porridge Day

October 11

October 12

  • Fossil Day
  • National Farmer’s Day
  • National Gumbo Day
  • National Pulled Pork Day
  • National Savings Day
  • National Stop Bullying Day
  • National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day
  • International Top Spinning Day

October 13

  • International Day for Disaster Reduction
  • International Skeptics Day
  • National M&M Day
  • National No Bra Day
  • National Train Your Brain Day
  • National Yorkshire Pudding Day

October 14

  • Be Bald and Be Free Day
  • World Standards Day #worldstandardsday
  • National Dessert Day
  • World Egg Day

October 15

  • Global Handwashing Day
  • National Cheese Curd Day
  • National Chicken Cacciatore Day
  • National Grouch Day
  • National I Love Lucy Day
  • National Lemon Bar Day
  • National Mushroom Day
  • National Roast Pheasant Day

Not sure what to post between October 16 and October 23? No worries, I’ve got you covered. Back to the Future Day on October 21 is a must among movie buffs and National Color Day on October 22 gives you the perfect opportunity to bond with your audience around something we all can relate to: our favorite colors.

October 16

  • Global Cat Day
  • National Boss’s Day
  • National Dictionary Day
  • National Liqueur Day
  • National Sweetest Day
  • World Food Day

October 17

  • Black Poetry Day
  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day
  • National Edge Day
  • National Mulligan Day
  • National Pasta Day

October 18

  • National No Beard Day
  • National Chocolate Cupcake Day
  • World Menopause Day

October 19

  • Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day a.k.a. BRA Day
  • National LGBT Center Awareness Day
  • National Seafood Bisque Day

October 20

  • National Brandied Fruit Day
  • National Day on Writing
  • National Get Smart About Credit Day
  • International Chefs Day
  • International Sloth Day
  • World Osteoporosis Day
  • World Statistics Day

October 21

  • Back to the Future Day
  • International Day of the Nacho
  • National Apple Day
  • National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
  • National Reptile Awareness Day

October 22

  • International Caps Lock Day – October 22 and June 28
  • International Stuttering Awareness Day
  • National Color Day
  • National Nut Day

October 23

  • National Boston Cream Pie Day
  • National iPod Day
  • National Mole Day
  • National Mother-in-Law Day
  • National TV Talk Show Host Day
  • Slap Your Annoying Coworker Day

Are there any other big social media holidays than Halloween in October? Yes, yes and yes! Towards the end of October everyone in the States might be focused on Halloween. And perhaps, rightfully so. But, when others are focusing on Halloween and competing with each other, you can offer your readers a much-needed break by bringing their attention to, say, Make A Difference Day, the World Pasta Day or National Chocolate Day. So why don’t you focus on something lighter, while not forgetting about the carved pumpkins and sexy costumes? And if socializing isn’t you thing, why not observe #NationalHermitDay on October 29?

October 24

  • Drake’s Birthday
  • National Bologna Day
  • World Tripe Day

October 25

October 26

  • Howl at the Moon Day and Night
  • National Chicken Fried Steak Day
  • National Mincemeat Day
  • National Mule Day
  • National Pumpkin Day #NationalPumpkinDay

October 27

October 28

  • Champagne Day
  • National Breadstick Day
  • National First Responders Day
  • National Chocolate Day

October 29

  • National Cat Day
  • National Oatmeal Day
  • National Hermit Day
  • Wild Foods Day
  • World Psoriasis Day
  • World Stroke Day

October 30

  • Buy a Donut Day
  • National Candy Corn Day

October 31

  • Girl Scout Founder’s Day
  • Halloween
  • National Caramel Apple Day
  • National Doorbell Day
  • National Magic Day

Food & Drink Holidays in October 2022

This October there are 53 holidays to celebrate, including big ones such as International Coffee Day, World Vegetarian Day and National Dessert Day. Also pasta-lovers and taco-enthusiasts have something to look forward to in October: World Pasta Day and National Taco Day.

In October, the following drinks have their own national holiday: coffee, sake, frappé, liqueur, champagne, vodka and (American) beer. There is also a day for those who won’t drink alcohol: World No Alcohol Day.

Food holidays and drink holidays are some of the most popular ones online and it is easy to why. After all, if you love ice-cold coffee drinks, then National Frappé Day is the perfect excuse for enjoying this delicious drink. And if you have an Instagram, Twitter or Facebook account, why not share your love there?

  • October 1: International Coffee Day
  • October 1: National Homemade Cookies Day
  • October 1: Pumpkin Spice Day
  • October 1: World Sake Day
  • October 1: World Vegetarian Day 
  • October 2: National Fried Scallops Day
  • October 2: World No Alcohol Day
  • October 3: Coffee with a Cop Day 
  • October 3: National Caramel Custard Day
  • October 4: National Fruit at Work Day
  • October 4: National Taco Day
  • October 4: National Vodka Day
  • October 5: National Apple Betty Day
  • October 5: National Kale Day
  • October 6: National Noodle Day
  • October 6: National Orange Wine Day
  • October 6: National Pumpkin Seed Day
  • October 7: National Frappé Day
  • October 8: National Fluffernutter Day
  • October 8: National Pierogi Day
  • October 8: World Egg Day 
  • October 9: International Beer and Pizza Day
  • October 9: National Moldy Cheese Day
  • October 9: National Sub-Hoagie-Hero-Grinder Day
  • October 10: National Angel Food Cake Day
  • October 10: National Cake Decorating Day
  • October 10: National Tic Tac Day
  • October 10: World Porridge Day
  • October 11: National Sausage Pizza Day
  • October 12: National Gumbo Day
  • October 12: National Pulled Pork Day 
  • October 12: National M&M Day
  • October 13: National Yorkshire Pudding Day 
  • October 14: National Dessert Day 
  • October 15: National Cheese Curd Day
  • October 15: National Chicken Cacciatore Day
  • October 15: National Lemon Bar Day
  • October 15: National Roast Pheasant Day
  • October 15: National Mushroom Day
  • October 16: National Liqueur Day 
  • October 16: National Sweetest Day
  • October 17: National Four Prunes Day
  • October 17: National Pasta Day
  • October 18: National Chocolate Cupcake Day
  • October 19: National Seafood Bisque Day
  • October 20: National Brandied Fruit Day 
  • October 21: International Day of the Nacho
  • October 21: National Apple Day
  • October 21: National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
  • October 22: National Nut Day
  • October 23: National Boston Cream Pie Day 
  • October 24: National Bologna Day 
  • October 24: World Tripe Day
  • October 25: National Greasy Food Day 
  • October 25: National Sourest Day
  • October 25: World Pasta Day
  • October 26: National Chicken Fried Steak Day
  • October 26: National Mincemeat Day
  • October 26: National Pumpkin Day
  • October 27: American Beer Day 
  • October 28: Global Champagne Day
  • October 28: National Breadstick Day
  • October 28: National Chocolate Day
  • October 28: Wild Foods Day
  • October 29: National Oatmeal Day
  • October 30: Buy a Donut Day
  • October 30: National Candy Corn Day
  • October 31: National Caramel Apple Day

That was our list of October holidays this year. Quite a bunch of holidays to observe, don’t you think? Which ones are your favorites? Leave a comment!