Month of Events - October 2023

Month of Events - October 2023

Explore the special days and themes for the month of October!

This calendar is a guide for you and your team to use as you plan meaningful, internal events and activities virtually for the month of October.

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With October’s focus on Breast Cancer Awareness, use this month to educate all employees on this topic and empower the women on your team. Offer support groups and accommodations to those on your team who are affected by breast cancer. Get creative with fundraiser event ideas and have a pink day in the office. 

October 1 - International Coffee Day ☕️

On International Coffee Day, we raise our mugs to celebrate the world's favorite pick-me-up! This day pays homage to the comforting aroma and taste of coffee that fuels our mornings and breaks. It's a time to appreciate the culture and craftsmanship behind each cup.

Idea: Bring your team together for a virtual coffee-tasting session. Discuss different coffee varieties, and brewing methods, and share your favorite coffee experiences.

October 1 - International Vegetarian Day 🥦

International Vegetarian Day celebrates the vibrant world of plant-based cuisine. This day encourages us to explore the flavors and benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle, from creative recipes to the positive impact on our health and the environment.

Idea: Encourage team members to share their favorite vegetarian recipes. Compile these into a digital recipe book for everyone to enjoy.

October 3 - Last Day of Oktoberfest 🍻

As the Last Day of Oktoberfest approaches, take a virtual journey to celebrate the joyous spirit of this German festival. Oktoberfest is known for its lively atmosphere, traditional music, and, of course, beer.

Idea: Arrange a virtual beer-tasting session, exploring different types of beers and their unique flavors. Share interesting facts about the history of Oktoberfest.

October 5 - World Teacher’s Day 📚

On World Teacher's Day, we honor the educators who shape minds and inspire futures. This day celebrates the dedication and hard work of teachers around the world, reminding us of the profound impact they have on our lives.

Idea: Invite team members to create virtual thank-you cards for teachers who made a difference in their lives. Share stories of memorable teachers and their influence. 

October 11 - World Coming Out Day 🏳️‍🌈 

World Coming Out Day is a time to support and stand in solidarity with LGBTQ+ individuals. It's a day of visibility and acceptance, encouraging open conversations and creating an inclusive environment.

Idea: Host a virtual workshop on LGBTQ+ awareness and allyship. Provide resources to educate colleagues on terminology, experiences, and challenges. 

October 15 - White Cane Awareness Day 🦮

White Cane Awareness Day raises awareness about the independence and mobility that white canes provide to visually impaired individuals. It's a chance to promote inclusivity and understanding.

Idea: Learn about white cane etiquette and the experiences of visually impaired individuals. Discuss ways to make the workplace more accessible. Share videos or resources that simulate the experience of navigating with a white cane. Foster empathy and understanding among team members.

October 16 - Boss’s Day 👔

Boss's Day is an opportunity to express appreciation for the leaders who guide and inspire us. It's a chance to recognize their efforts and show gratitude for their support.

Idea: Organize a virtual gathering where team members can express their gratitude for their bosses' guidance and mentorship. 

October 17 - World Pasta Day 🍝

World Pasta Day celebrates the beloved comfort food that brings people together. It's a day to indulge in pasta's diverse flavors and cultural significance.

Idea: Host a virtual lunch or dinner where team members can enjoy their favorite pasta dishes together. Share recipes and discuss the history of pasta. Or, consider hosting a Pasta Making Class where employees can unleash their inner chef and learn how to make authentic homemade Italian pasta. 

October 19 - Spirt Day 🫂

On Spirit Day, we stand together against bullying and in support of LGBTQ+ youth. This day encourages us to wear purple as a symbol of unity, empathy, and acceptance.

Idea: Encourage team members to wear purple virtually to show solidarity. Share personal stories or reflections on the importance of creating an inclusive workplace.

October 29 - Internet Day 🌐

Internet Day celebrates the digital age and the transformation it has brought to our lives. It's a day to reflect on the power of connectivity and the ways it shapes our work and communication.

Idea: Host a virtual panel discussion on the evolution of the internet and its impact on work, communication, and society. Discuss trends, challenges, and opportunities.

October 31 - Halloween 🎃

Halloween offers a spooktacular opportunity for creativity and fun. Embrace the festive spirit with activities that bring a touch of the supernatural to the workplace.

Idea: Host a virtual costume contest, allowing team members to showcase their Halloween creativity. Offer prizes for the most creative, spooky, and unique costumes.

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