It’s pumpkin spice season! Here is our list of fun, wacky, offbeat holidays you can celebrate in September and October. So get a Pet Rock, chew some gum, wear a necktie, and play some chess this fall! Once again, we turn to one of our favorite sites, to discover more excuses to celebrate and have fun!


September is apple month and cat month. It’s also piano month and potato month.

September 3 – Pet Rock Day

September 6 – Barbie Doll Day

September 12 – National Chocolate Milkshake Day

September 15 – Eight-track Tape Day (ask your grandparents to explain)

September 16 – National Play-Doh Day

September 21 – World Gratitude Day

September 23 – Museum Day

September 28 – Read a Child a Book You Like Day

September 30 – Chewing Gum Day



October is Eat Better, Eat Together Month, and National Book Month

October 1 – Homemade Cookies Day

October 7 – National Play Outside Day

October 13 – National M & M Day

October 14 – National Chess Day

October 18 – International Necktie Day

October 21 – Count Your Buttons Day

October 24 – National Crazy Day

October 25 – World Pasta Day

October 28 – National Make a Difference Day

October 30 – Buy a Donut Day