October 1, 2021

National Chili Month

National Bullying Prevention Month

"National Bullying Prevention Month is a nationwide campaign founded in 2006 by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center. The campaign is held during the month of October and unites communities around the world to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention". Visit Pacer.org for more information.

National Pizza Month

October was dubbed 'National Pizza Month' in 1984 by Gerry Durnell. Gerry was the founder of Pizza Today Magazine and chose October because it was the same month his first issue debuted.

National Cookie Month

National Crime Prevention Month

"In 1984, the National Crime Prevention Council designated October Crime Prevention Month. Every year since then, government agencies, civic groups, schools, businesses, and youth organizations have reached out to educate the public, showcase their accomplishments, and explore new partnerships during this special month". For more information, visit NCPC.org

National Book Month

National Apple Month

"National Apple Month's mission is to increase apple industry sales, and to enhance consumer awareness and usage of apples and apple products. Its goal is to increase apple industry sales through a fall retail display contest, foodservice promotional contest, to recognize outstanding retailers for their apple merchandising, and to develop strong relations with retail, foodservice and apple industry members". For more information, visit USApple.org.

Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Month begins September 15th and ends on October 15th. It is used to celebrate Hispanic and Latino Americans' heritage, culture and contributions to the United States.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

"October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same". Visit NationalBreastCancer.org for more information and ways you can help the fight.

International Day of Older Persons

World Vegetarian Day

World Vegetarian Day is the first day of a month long awareness campaign about the environmental and health benefits of having a vegetarian diet.

National Homemade Cookies Day

If you are looking for an excuse to bake some homemade cookies, look no further. Package them up and share them with neighbors, co-workers, family, and friends!