Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October 2011 month-long celebrations

October brings the first signs of fall, in my part of the world, along with thoughts of pumpkins, cornucopias, and Halloween. Get in the spirit by choosing a cause or holiday from the following list of October celebrations. Events are listed alphabetically, with descriptive words such as "National" and "World" omitted.

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
Adopt-A-Dog Month
AIDS Awareness Month
American Magazine Month
American Pharmacists Month
Animal Safety and Protection Month
Antidepressant Death Awareness Month
Apple Month

Applejack Month
Audiology Awareness Month
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Awareness Month
Bake and Decorate Month
Bat Appreciation Month
Blindness Awareness Month

Book Month
Bra Recycling Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Bullying Prevention Month
Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month
Caramel Month
CDC Fruit of the Month - Persimmons
CDC Vegetable of the Month - Rhizomes (Gingerroot, Galangal, Turmeric)
Celebrating the Bilingual Child Month
Celiac Disease Awareness Month
Child Loss Awareness Month
Children's Magazine Month
Chili Month
Chiropractic Health Month
Church Library Month
Church Safety and Security Month
Class Reunion Month
Clergy Appreciation Month

Clock Month
Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Month
Computer Learning Month
Cookbook Month
Cookie Month
Co-op Month

Country Ham Month
Country Music Month - September 26th to November 9th

Crime Prevention Month
Cut Out Dissection Month
Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Dental Hygiene Month
Depression Education and Awareness Month
Dessert Month
Disability Awareness Month
Disability Employment Awareness Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Down Syndrome Awareness Month
Drum Month

Dyslexia Awareness Month
Eat Better, Eat Together Month

Eat Country Ham Month
Emotional Intelligence Month
Emotional Wellness Month
Employee Ownership Month

Energy Awareness Month

Energy Management Is a Family Affair - Improve Your Home Month
Ergonomics Month
Eye Injury Prevention Month
Fair Trade Month - Link omitted; the site locked up my laptop
Fall Car Care Month

Family Eye Care Month
Family History Month
Family Sex Education Month
Farm to School Month
Financial Planning Month
Gain the Inside Advantage Month
Gay and Lesbian History Month
German-American Heritage Month
Global Diversity Awareness Month
Go on a Field Trip Month 
Halloween Safety Month
Head Start Awareness Month
Health Literacy Month

Hispanic Heritage Month - September 15th to October 15th
Hog Out Month
Kitchen and Bath Month
Let's Talk Month
LGBT (or GLBT) History Month

Liver Awareness Month
Long-Term Care Planning Month
Lupus Awareness Month
Medical Librarians Month
Menopause Month
Million Minute Family Challenge - September 1st to December 31st

Month of Freethought
Organize Your Medical Information Month
Origami Days - October 24th to November 11th

Orthodontic Health Month

Pasta Month
Pet Wellness Month
Photographer Appreciation Month
Physical Therapy Month
Pickled Pepper Month
Pizza Month
Polish American Heritage Month
Popcorn Poppin' Month
Pork Month
Positive Attitude Month
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awarenes Month
Pretzel Month
Protect Your Hearing Month
Raptor Month
Reading Group Month

Rett Syndrome Awareness Month
Right-Brainers Rule Month
Roller-Skating Month
Sarcastic Awareness Month
Sausage Month
Seafood Month
Self-Promotion Month
Spina Bifida Awareness Month
Spinach Lovers Month
Squirrel Awareness Month
Stamp Collecting Month
Starman Month
Strategic Planning Month
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month
Talk About Prescriptions Month
Tomato Month
Vegetarian Month

Window Covering Safety Month

Wishbones for Pets Month - October 15th to November 30th
Women's Small Business Month
Work and Family Month

Workplace Politics Awareness Month

If you know of other month-long elebrations that should be included in this list, please provide info in the Comments section below. Happy October!

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