Each month, you may notice I share unique holidays, like National Chocolate Milkshake Day for instance. I like that unconventional celebrations give us an opportunity to honor the things and people that we may not otherwise be able to.

As we venture into a new month, read on to discover some of the fun holidays and occasions to celebrate in October below!

October 5 – World Teacher’s Day: Here’s a chance for both parents and students to honor teachers with thanks and recognition.

October 6 – World Smile Day: Find a reason to smile and share a selfie with hashtag #WorldSmileDay.

October 10 – National Angel Food Cake Day: Enjoy the classic sponge cake with whipped cream and strawberries for a special treat!

October 14 – National Dessert Day: Share photos and recipes for your favorite dessert dishes to honor this delicious day.

October 21 – National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day: What’s better than cheesecake combined with the ultimate fall flavor? Cheesecake Factory offers a great version of Pumpkin Cheesecake to enjoy on this day.

October 31 – Halloween/Carve a Pumpkin Day: No surprises here!

Tell Me: What are you looking forward to this month?