Things are warming up in Australia, so it’s time to head outside and get your picnic on! We’ve got Taco Day, Smashed Avo Day (which should really be a national holiday) and Chocolate Cupcake Day coming up in October. And, to even things out on the health front, get in on Walktober and Octsober! ;)
Pencil these special events in October into your social media calendar. Don’t forget to check out the key dates for September here and November is here!

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Monthly Events

Buy Nothing New Month
Mental Health Month NSW
Girls Night In

Key Dates – October

October 1
International Day of Older Persons
World Series (Baseball)
Balloons Around the World Day
International Coffee Day
Daylight Saving Time Starts in Australia
Bob’s Burgers – new season
October 2
Labour Day (ACT, NSW & SA)
International Day of Non-Violence
World Habitat Day
Phileas Fogg Wager Day
Peanuts Comic Strip First Published In 1950
Name Your Car Day
October 3
World Space Week
October 4
Melbourne Festival
World Animal Day
Taco Day
Sputnik I Launched in 1957 (first space vehicle)
October 5
World Teachers’ Day [UNESCO]
Adelaide Film Festival
World Teacher’s Day
Chic Spy Day
Bladerunner 2049 – in Aus Cinemas
Scandal – new season
October 6
Burnie Show (TAS)
World Smile Day World Smile Day
Mad Hatter Day
October 7
Odd Socks DayFrappé Day
Frappé Day
Card Making Day
October 8
Bridgestone World Solar Challenge
Fire Prevention Week
Mental Health Week
Pierogi Day
October 9
School Term 4 Begins – NSW Term (Not in NSW? Check out your state here)
World Post Day
National Hat Day
Curious Events Day
The Count’s Birthday (Sesame Street Character)
Supergirl – new season
October 10
World Mental Health Day [WHO]
World Homeless Day Handbag Day
Australian Survivor – Final
October 11
International Day of the Girl Child
Headspace Day
It’s My Party Day
Mr. Robot – new season
October 12
Royal Launceston Show (TAS)
Ride2Work Day
Old Farmers Day
October 13
International Day for Disaster Reduction
International Skeptics Day
October 14
Grover’s Birthday (Sesame Street Character)
October 15
International Day of Rural Women
National Smashed Avo Day
Anti Poverty Week
National Nutrition Week
National Water Week
National Week Of Deaf People
Sock It To Suicide Week
I Love Lucy Day
National Grouch Day (USA)

Want more dates….?

2021 Key Dates Calendar

Looking for a listing of key dates, fun events and holidays to help you plan your social media content for 2021? This dates listing covers everything from Australian public holidays, silly days, sporting events and award shows from January through til December 2021.

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