National days in October provide the perfect excuse for fun and frolics.
Whether you’re cuddling cats, embracing your inner sloth or eating your body weight in omelettes, there’s likely to be at least one day this month that is dedicated to one of your favourite things.
Here we look at seven national days in October that are well worth celebrating.
National days in October
While they can be seen a marketing ploy, national days are a brilliant way to boost awareness around certain causes.
Many charities and organisations have seized upon, or created, national days to highlight key topics.
National Cat Day was created to highlight the cause of cruelty to animals, for example.
World Egg Day, meanwhile, was designed to showcase the amazing nutritional benefits of the humble egg.
Check out our favourite fun national days in October below.
#1 National Badger Day, 6 October
National Badger Day is one of our favourite national days.
Join badger groups all around the country to celebrate one of the oldest native species to the British countryside.
Check out events going on in your area and read up on how to protect badgers by following the link below.
Read more about badgers and Badger Day at the Badger Trust
#2 World Egg Day, 12 October
On the second Friday in October sack the cereal and ensure that breakfast is a delicious omelette instead.
Founded by the International Egg Commission (IEC) at a conference held in Vienna in 1996, World Egg Day is designed to raise global awareness of the importance of eggs in human nutrition.
Many countries now celebrate the day, with heaps of activities on offer, from free egg distribution to school fun days and cooking competitions and demonstrations.
Check out local events for a World Egg Day celebration near you.
#3 National Days in October: The Big Pink, 12th
October is a very important month as it’s Breast Cancer Awareness month.
As such, you’re encouraged to raise funds to help anyone affected by breast cancer by having your very own Big Pink party on 12 October.
Sign up for your free kit filled with games and Big Pinkspiration here.
#4 Epilepsy Action National Tea and Case Break 2018, 19 October
Get your Bake Off on.
Another way to raise money for a fantastic cause is the Epilepsy Action National Tea and Cake Break.
Through your donations, it will make it possible to keep providing the latest expert advice through the Epilepsy Action Helpline and website.
Get your friends, family and colleagues together to help beat the loneliness that epilepsy can bring by expanding Epilepsy Action’s network of local support groups through your kind support.
Not to mention delicious cakes!
Get your free pack here.
#5 International Sloth day, 20 October
We won’t blame you if you fancy staying in bed all 20 October as it is, after all, International Sloth Day.
Created by AIUNAU to bring awareness to the rehabilitation, well-being, and conservation of these wonderful creatures, this national day is a great excuse to press pause and make like a sloth.
Read more about the day here.
#6 National Days in October: National Cat Day, 29th
A national day after our very own hearts.
That’s right, our favourite furry feline friends have a national day of their very own.
Created in 2005 by Colleen Paige, National Cat Day is an effort to raise awareness of the number of suffering cats that need care and homes.
It also encourages pet owners to remember how wonderful their furry friends are and not take their kitties for granted.
Celebrate the day by buying your cat a sassy new toy mouse toy, giving them extra strokes and, even better, donating to your local cat charity.
Find your local Cats Protection League here.
#7 Halloween, 31 October
One of the most fun (and spooky) October days has to be Halloween.
Carve up your pumpkins, pop on your witches fingers and celebrate this blood-curdling day and night by dressing up, trick or treating, or throwing scary Halloween party for your friends and family.
We’ll be celebrating this national day by munching far too many sweets and watching scary movies through our fingers.