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October: Over 50 observances and special days mark a busy month to remember and be pro-active

LatinaLista — October is more than just a month recognized for hosting Halloween. It’s a month filled with so many different and important observances that the White House formally proclaims attention to them.

The following is a list of October 2012 observances:

    Presidential Proclamations:

Child Health Day

National Arts and Humanities Month

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

National Energy Action Month, 2012

National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

Other notable observances for the month:

National Fire Prevention Week (United States and Canada) – October 7–13, 2012

International Day of Non-Violence – October 2

World Animal Day – October 4

International World Teachers’ day – October 5

World Architecture Day – First Monday of October (established by the International Union of Architects (UIA) to celebrate architecture worldwide.)

Clergy Appreciation day – October 9

National Children Appreciation Day – October 9

National Coming Out Day – October 11

Freethought Day – October 12

Columbus Day (Most of United States) – Second Monday of October

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day – October 15

World Food Day – October 16

Alaska Day – October 18

Spirit Day – October 20

Apple Day – October 21

United Nations Day – October 24

Navy Day (United States) – October 27

Halloween – October 31

National Pork Month

Filipino American History Month

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender History Month (LGBT History Month)

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Fair Trade Month

Dwarfism Awareness Month

Auto Battery Safety Month

German American Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15 in the United States)

National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15 in the United States)

Italian American Heritage Month:

Polish American Heritage Month

Health Literacy Month

Healthy Lung Month

National Dental Hygiene Month

National Down Syndrome Awareness Month

National Infertility Awareness Month

National Lupus Erythematosus Awareness Month

National Mammography Day

National Physical Therapy Month

National Spina Bifida Awareness Month

Rett Syndrome Awareness Month

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month

World Blindness Awareness Month

Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month

Mental Illness Awareness Week

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