114 Ideas for October 2020 Holidays

by Liz Huff Second Street

Monthly Holidays in October

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Pizza Month

Daily Holidays in October

October 1

World Vegetarian Day

October 2

Kid’s Music Day

  • Little Musician Video Contest
  • Would You Let Your Child Have A Drum Set in the House? Poll
  • Instrument Sweepstakes

Would You Let Your Child Have A Drum Set in the House_ Poll

World Smile Day

October 3

Boyfriend’s Day

October 4

Vodka Day

  • Best Cocktails Ballot (turnkey available)
  • What Kind of Cocktail Are You? Quiz
  • Test Your Vodka Knowledge Quiz

Taco Day

  • Best of Tacos Ballot (turnkey available)
  • Win Tacos for a Year Giveaway
  • Which Taco Topping Are You? Quiz

World Animal Day

  • World Animal Trivia Quiz
  • Animal Charity Ballot
  • What Type of Animal Are You? Personality Quiz
  • Zoo Passes Giveaway

world animal day quiz

October 5

World Teachers Day

October 7

Bathtub Day

Random Acts of Poetry Day

October 8

World Octopus Day

  • Trip to [City] Aquarium Giveaway
  • Which Sea Creature Are You? Quiz
  • Would You Eat Octopus? Poll

October 9

Scrubs Day

Beer and Pizza Day

October 13

Train Your Brain Day

are you smarter than a high schooler quiz

October 14

Columbus Day

Dessert Day

  • Which Dessert Are You? Quiz
  • Favorite Dessert Poll
  • What Ice Cream Flavor Are You? Quiz (turnkey available)

October 15

World Students’ Day

October 16

World Food Day

Department Store Day

October 18

Chocolate Cupcake Day

  • Test Your Chocolate Knowledge Quiz (turnkey available)
  • What Flavor Cupcake Are You? Quiz
  • What Dessert Are You? Quiz
  • Best Bakery in [City] Ballot
  • Chocolate Lovers Giveaway

No Beard Day

  • Barber Shop Showdown Ballot
  • Grooming/Shaving Equipment Sweepstakes
  • Before and After Beard Photo Contest
  • Match the Beard to the [Company Name] Employee Quiz

no beard day

October 20

International Chef Day

October 23

TV Talk Show Host Day

WXIN fox59 morning show host quiz

October 25

World Pasta Day

Greasy Food Day

  • Ultimate Greasy Foods Ballot
  • Fast Food Trivia Quiz
  • Guilty Pleasure Food Photo Contest

October 26

Pumpkin Day

  • Pumpkin Carving Photo Contest
  • Test Your Pumpkin Trivia Quiz
  • Pumpkin Patch Photo Contest
  • Pumpkin Patch Family Experience Giveaway

October 29

Cat Day

Cat Quiz

October 31



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