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October Holidays in 2012
Long list of October holidays and special days celebrated in 2012.

By popular request, here is a long list of all of the special days celebrated in October 2012. If you prefer, you can explore October's special days by date. If you are interested in free, printable calendars, you can find them on this page. If you want to be one of the first to know when more holidays and other craft projects are posted, take a few moments to sign up for the Family Crafts Newsletter.

Month Long Observances

Week Long Observances

October 1st

October 2nd

October 3rd

October 4th

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October 11th

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October 13th

October 14th

October 15th

October 16th

October 17th

  • Black Poetry Day
    Honoring the birthday of Jupiter Hammon. He was the first American black to publish his poetry.

October 18th

  • Alaska Day
    The anniversary of the transfer of the territory and the raising of the US. flag at Sitka on this day in 1867.

  • Little Orphan Annie's Birthday
    Comic strip character, in 1922.

  • Puerto Rico Became U.S. Colony
    In 1898.

October 19th

October 20th

  • Mickey Mantle's Birthday
    Born on this day in 1931 in Spavinaw, Oklahoma.

  • Monster Mash Day
    On this day in 1962 the Monster mash, by Bobby "Boris" Picket and the Crypt Kickers, reached number 1 in the music charts and stayed there for 2 weeks!.

  • Sweetest Day
    Third Saturday in October.

October 21st

October 22nd

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October 30th

October 31st

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