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Iceni Magazine | September 18, 2020

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Roll Over Christmas: October 18th Is Peak Celebration Day

Roll Over Christmas: October 18th Is Peak Celebration Day

More days, weeks and months devoted to celebrations in October than any other month of the year

October 18th marks the peak day in the peak month for celebrations

Toilet Tank Repair Month, Eat Country Ham Month and CAPS LOCK DAY amongst the many highlights

October is the month with the most celebratory days, according to analysis by Clintons, the national card retailer. Celebrations and commemorations peak today, with Hagfish Day, Information Overload Day, International Tie Day, International Print Day, Meatloaf Appreciation Day, Medical Assistants Recognition Day, National Chocolate Cupcake Day, National Take Your Parents To Lunch Day, Newspaper Comic Strip Appreciation Day, Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day and World Menopause Day all competing for attention.    Today is also the Christian feast day of Justus of Beauvais and Luke the Evangelist, Azerbaijani Independence Day, Alaska Day and Canadian Persons Day.

Today also falls in the midst of Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week, International Infection Prevention Week, Mediation Week, National Character Counts Week, National Business Women’s Week, National Food Bank Week, National Forest Products Week, National Friends of Libraries Week, National Pharmacy Week, National Save For Retirement Week, National Teen Drivers Safety Week, Freedom of Speech Week, Medical Assistants Recognition Week and National School Bus Safety Week.

In October we also celebrate Adopt a Dog Month, Feral Hog Month, I’m Just Me Because Month, National Chili Month and Bat Appreciation Month.  October also has a fish theme.  It is National Seafood Month, but it also has days to celebrate the Salmon (8th), Octopus (8th), Squid (10th) and Hagfish (18th).   Whether these celebrations are fish or flavour related is unclear.

“October is the peak month for celebrations” said Tim Fairs, a director at Clintons. “Most people think either September, with the most birthdays in the year or December, around Christmas time, are the most popular months for celebrations, but actually October has more than both of them.  It is, of course, Halloween Month, but it has also historically been a month to celebrate harvests and plenty.  I can’t say that we have a card for Toilet Tank Repair Month, but there are plenty with blank interiors. We have a huge range of cards from only 99p, so you don’t need to feel, er, flush to afford one.” 

October 2017 occasions:

Adopt A Dog Month
Bat Appreciation Month
Co-op Awareness Month
Corn Month
Eat Better, Eat Together Month
Feral Hog Month  
Eat Country Ham Month
I’m Just Me Because Month
International Star Man Month
National Chili Month
National Gain The Inside Advantage Month
National Kitchen & Bath Month 
National Stamp Collecting Month
National Toilet Tank Repair Month

October 2017 Weekly Holidays
Great Books Week: 1-7  (1st Full Week) 
International Post Card Week: 1-7   (1st Full Week) 
Mystery Series Week: 1-7 (1st Full Week) 
National Chimney Safety Week: 1-7 

Old-time Fiddler Days: 6-7  (1st Full Weekend)
Getting The World To Beat A Path To Your Door Week: 8-14 
National Chestnut Week:  8-14  (2nd Full Week)
Choose To Be G.R.E.A.T. Week: 16-20  
National Massage Therapy Week: 22-28 (Last Full Week)
Rodent Awareness Week: 22-28
World Origami Days: 24-11/11
International Magic Week: 25-31

October 2017 Daily Holidays
Country Inn Bed & Breakfast Day: 1  (First Sunday)
International Coffee Day: 1  
National Lace Day: 1 
National Walk Your Dog Day: 1 
Techies Day: 3 
Improve Your Office Day: 4 
World Smile Day: 6 (First Friday)
World Card Making Day: 7 (First Saturday)
World Octopus Day: 8
Be Bald and Be Free Day: 14 
Spider-Man Day: 14 (See also Aug. 1)
National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day: 16  (3rd Monday)
Information Overload Day 18

Support your Local Chamber of Commerce Day 18

Caps Locks Day: 22  
National Knock-Knock Jokes Day: 31


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