Question from Facebook: What Are October's Monthly Observances?

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Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- If you follow WLTX on Twitter, or like us on Facebook, you likely have seen our posts saying what the "National Day Of..." is for that day, like today's "Techie's Day."

When I write these, I use three different sources online, and do my best to make sure everything clicks and is correct every day.

We've had quite a number of inquiries as to why we may be highlighting one monthly observance but not another.

October actually has a HUGE number of monthly observances on my lists, along with perhaps the most talked-about: Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Here's the complete list from just two of my sources:

1. Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
2. American Pharmacist Month
3. Apple Month
4. Apple Jack Month
5. AIDS Awareness Month
6. Antidepressant Death Awareness Month
7. Bat Appreciation Month
8. Bullying Prevention Month
9. World Blindness Awareness Month
10. Breast Cancer Awareness Month
11. Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month
12. Celiac Disease Awareness Month
13. Celebrating The Bi-Lingual Child Month
14. Children's Magazine Month
15. Christmas Seal Campaign
16. Church Library Month
17. Church Safety and Security Month
18. Class Reunion Month
19. Co-Op Awareness Month
20. Cut Out Dissection Month
21. Clergy Appreciation Month
22. Computer Learning Month
23. Cookie Month
24. Domestic Violence Awareness Month
25. Down Syndrome Awareness Month
26. Dyslexia Awareness Month
27. Eat Better, Eat Together Month
28. Eat Country Ham Month
29. Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month
30. Emotional Wellness Month
31. Employee Ownership Month
32. Energy Management Is A Family Affair Month
33. Fair Trade Month
34. Financial Planning Month
35. Feral Hog Month
36. Gay & Lesbian History Month
37. German-American Heritage Month
38. Global Diversity Awareness Month
39. Halloween Safety Month
40. Head Start Awareness Month
41. Health Literacy Month
42. Home Eye Safety Month
43. Hog Out Month
44. International Drum Month
45. Italian-American Heritage Month
46. International Strategic Planning Month
47. International Walk To School Month
48. LGBT History Month
49. Long Term Care Planning Month
50. Lupus Awareness Month
51. Month of Free Thought
52. National Animal Safety and Protection Month
53. National Audiology Awareness Month
54. National Bake and Decorate Month
55. Natoinal Book Month
56. National Bullying Prevention Month
57. National Caramel Month
58. National Chili Month
59. National Chiropractic Month
60. National Cookbook Month
61. National Crime Prevention Month
62. National Cyber Security Awareness Month
63. National Dental Hygiene Month
64. National Depression Education & Awareness Month
65. National Diabetes Month
66. National Disability Employment Awareness Month
67. National Ergonomics Month
68. National Family Sexuality Education Month
69. National Go On A Field Trip Month
70. National Kitchen And Bath Month
71. National Liver Awareness Month
72. National Medical Librarian Month
73. National Orthodontic Health Month
74. National Physical Therapy Month
75. National Pizza Month
76. National Popcorn Popping Month
77. National Protect Your Hearing Month
78. National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
79. National Reading Group Month
80. National Roller Skating Month
81. National RSV Awareness Month (http://www.preemiecare.org/rsv_resourceshtm.htm)
82. National Sarcastic Awareness Month
83. National Seafood Month
84. National Spina Bifida Awareness Month
85. National Stamp Collecting Month
86. National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month
87. National Vegetarian Month
88. National Window Covering Month
89. National Work and Family Month
90. Organize Your Medical Information Month
91. Pear and Pineapple Month
92. Photographer Appreciation Month
93. Polish-American Heritage Month
94. Positive Attitude Month
95. Rett Syndrome Awareness Month
96. Rhizomes and Persimmons Month
97. Rhubarb Month
98. Right Brainers Rule Month
99. Sausage Month
100. Self-Promotion Month
101. Squirrel Awareness Month
102. Seafood Month
103. Tackling Hunger Month
104. Talk About Prescriptions Month
105. Vegetarian Month
106. Workplace Politics Awareness Month
107. World Menopause Month

Some are great topics for discussion, some very good causes, and perhaps some inane subjects as well.


In the comments section, which of these is the most important observation to you? 

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