Autumn is one of my favourite times of the year and October is the best part of it for me. The kids are now back into the swing of school and there’s an abundance of awareness days and content prompts, including International Teacher’s Day on 5th October 2020. Teachers – you are heroes!
In October we celebrate Black History Month in the UK, you have a wonderful opportunity to be part of the national celebrations and events to honour the too-often unheralded accomplishments of Black Britons throughout history. There’s more information here.
1st October 2020 is National Poetry Day in the UK. It might not seem like much though there’s a link between poetry and good content writing. Think about the adverts you can recall easily, they all have well written slogans. Booksellers, writers, you may want to make a special post or video reading your favourite text.
Tourism, caterers, any business based in Lincolnshire, 1st October 2020 is Lincolnshire Day. You might want to celebrate the spires and steeples, the coast and Skegvegas, or just the work and customers you have in the county.
Coffee shops, delis and roasters, 1st October 2020 is also your date, International Coffee Day. Also 4th October 2020 is No Disposable Cup Day. I am 95% powered by coffee – a skinny latte gives you a friend for life.
Chiropodists better get get cracking (see what I did there) – Backcare Awareness Week starts on 7th October 2020. This year’s theme is older adults back pain.
Where is the best curry house? Either way, curry houses and caterers across the country should proclaim their wares during National Curry Week, 7th October 2020. My favourites are – The Sweet Centre in Bradford, Moghuls in Horsforth and Sheesh Mahal in Kirkstall – I will certainly be sampling one of these during curry week.
Pet shops and groomers, you may want to share some love on 27th October 2020 as it will be Black Cat Appreciation Day. They may also want to spend the last few days of October offering tips and advice on how to get owners through Bonfire Night.
Finally, you may not believe this though International Sceptics Day is on 13th October 2020. World Smile Day is 2nd October 2020 – we all need something to smile about at the moment.
Other health and well-being dates:
- Breast Cancer Awareness Month – 1st October 2020
- Go Sober For October – 1st October 2020
- Byte Night/Action for Children – 4th October 2020
- World Mental Health Day – 10th October 2020
- International Credit Union Day – 17th October 2020
- International Stammering Awareness Day – 22nd October 2020