Activities Hobbies National Month Observances in October Share PINTEREST Email Print D. Sharon Pruitt Pink Sherbet Photography / Getty Images Hobbies Freebies For Families Free Samples Software Contests Couponing Frugal Living Fine Arts & Crafts Astrology Card Games & Gambling Cars & Motorcycles Playing Music Learn More By Lahle Wolfe Lahle Wolfe Northern Virginia Community College Lahle Wolfe has more than 25 years of experience in small business development and ran her own digital marketing firm. Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 10/23/19 If you're an American of Polish ancestry, an author or seller of cookbooks, or a country music artist, then October is the month for you. That's because October is Polish American Heritage Month, National Cookbook Month, and Country Music Month, as well as (the more serious) Health Literacy Month. The United States is very prolific at creating "national month" events. Along with businesses (from major corporations to local mom and pop shops), numerous worthwhile organizations and special interest groups establish one or more promotions during a calendar month to get their name and message out to the public. While it might make sense for lovers of vegetarian food and pork to celebrate their food preferences at different times of the year, owners of Italian restaurants can take this month to celebrate both pizza and pasta—topped with pepperoni and/or spinach. And for those organizations that help people who are being abused by a spouse or partner, October is the month to raise an extra amount of attention to that important work. The following events are observed every year for the entire calendar month. ADHD Awareness MonthAdopt a Shelter Dog MonthAmerican Pharmacists MonthBat Appreciation MonthBreast Cancer Awareness MonthCelebrating the Bilingual Child MonthComputer Learning MonthCountry Music MonthDown Syndrome Awareness MonthDyslexia Awareness MonthEmotional Intelligence Awareness MonthEmotional Wellness MonthFair Trade MonthFamily History MonthGerman-American Heritage MonthGlobal Diversity Awareness MonthGourmet Adventures MonthHalloween Safety MonthHealth Literacy MonthI'm Just Me Because MonthItalian American Heritage MonthLesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History MonthLong-Term Care Planning MonthNational Animal Safety and Protection MonthNational Apple MonthNational Applejack MonthNational Arts and Humanities MonthNational Audiology Awareness MonthNational Biscuit MonthNational Book MonthNational Bullying Prevention MonthNational Caramel MonthNational Chiropractic Health MonthNational Cookbook MonthNational Cookie MonthNational Cosmetology MonthNational Country Ham MonthNational Crime Prevention MonthNational Cybersecurity Awareness MonthNational Dental Hygiene MonthNational Depression Education and Awareness MonthNational Dessert MonthNational Disability Employment Awareness MonthNational Domestic Violence Awareness MonthNational Dropout Prevention MonthNational Ergonomics MonthNational Family Sexuality Education MonthNational Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15-October 15National Kitchen and Bath MonthNational Pasta MonthNational Physical Therapy MonthNational Pickled Peppers MonthNational Pizza MonthNational Popcorn Poppin' MonthNational Pork MonthNational Pretzel MonthNational Protect Your Hearing MonthNational Roller Skating MonthNational Seafood MonthNational Stamp Collecting MonthNational Toilet Tank Repair MonthNational Window Covering Safety MonthNational Work and Family MonthOrganize Your Medical Information MonthPatient-Centered Care Awareness MonthPolish American Heritage MonthPregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness MonthSpina Bifida Awareness MonthSpinach Lovers MonthSudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness MonthVegetarian Awareness Month If you support a cause or interest that is not already designated, you should consider contacting Chase's Calendar of Events. The directory establishes annual events from the silly to the serious.