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OCTOBER IS:

VARIABLE DATE EVENTS

DAYS

  • Columbus Day Observed (U.S. Oct 9, 2017 - 2nd Mon) Actual day of Columbus arrival to the Americas was Oct 12, 1492
     
  • Global Champagne Day (Oct 20, 2017)
    [www.champagneday.fr/ ]
     
  • Hagfish Day (Oct 18, 2017) Jawless, boneless, and scaleless, Hagfish ooze slime to smother their prey and evade predators.
     
  • International Archaeology Day (Oct 21, 2017 - 3rd Saturday)  [Archaeological Inst. of America]
     
  • Chocolate Covered Insect Day (Oct 14, 2017) [Audubon Butterfly Garden & Insectarium]
     
  • National Country Inn, Bed & Breakfast Day (October 1, 2017 1st Sunday)
     
  • National Kale Day (Oct 4, 2017 - 1st Wed in Oct)
     
  • World Egg Day (Oct 13, 2017 - 2nd Friday in Oct) [International Egg Commission]
     
  • Canada: Thanksgiving Day (Oct 9, 2017 - 2nd Monday)
     
  • EU: Daylight Saving Time ends (Oct 29, 2017 - last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October)
     
  • Germany: Erntedankfest  Potato Harvest Festival (Oct 1, 2017 - 1st Sunday in October)
     
  • UK: Fungus Day (Oct 8, 2017)
    [British Mycological Society]
     

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