Promotion Idea: 31+ Unique October Holidays

Build your business and reputation with a little creativity 

Marketing your small business with creativity builds interest and gets your business recognition. So why not find a unique way to get your name out there? Fun and wacky holidays and business promotions can attract customers and help with word of mouth PR.

Confused about where to start? Take some of these October holidays and run with them.

Try October 7, National Frappe Day: ask your customers which coffee drink is the best and offer 50 cents off each purchase for them to put towards a coffee shop coffee for the day.

Not your cup of coffee? How about National Dictionary Day on October 16: have a contest to see which customer can find the wackiest word in the dictionary and send them a coupon for 10% off a later purchase.

Looking for a different type of contest? October 25th is Sourest Day. Run a photo contest with the best sour face winning a sample product. (Thanks to for the great sour face photo above!)

For a more traditional holiday idea, use Halloween to your advantage. “Dress up” your prices for the day, playing your pricing scale as the “ghost of good things to come”.

You can also create your own holiday to match the needs of your business. Celebrate it yearly, make it fun and get creative. Creating holidays to celebrate your business’s milestones and successes is another good way to draw attention to what you have accomplished.

Whatever unique holidays you find on the calendar, or whatever holidays you choose to create, make sure they are fun and exciting! They are a great marketing tactic to get customers to notice you and spread the word!

October Month Long Celebrations

Computer Learning Month

National Cookie Month

Energy Awareness Month

October Week Long Celebrations

Oct. 3-7     National Customer Service Week (first week)

Oct. 10-14 Home Based Business Week (second week)

Oct. 17-21 Business Women’s Week (third week)

October Holidays

1 – Walt Disney World Birthday 1971

2 – National Custodial Workers Day

3 – Virus Appreciation day

4 – Leave It to Beaver Birthday 1957

5 – Balloons Around the World Day

6 – Physician Assistant Day

7 – National Frappe Day

8 – American Touch Tag Day

9 – Leif Erikson Day

10 – Columbus Day

11 – Eleanor Roosevelt’s Birthday (1884)

12 – Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work Day

13 – World Sight Day

14 – national lower case day

15 – Sweetest Day

16 – National Dictionary Day

17 – Boss’s Day

18 – No Beard Day

19 – Hagfish Day

20 – Get To Know Your Customers Day

21 – Electric Light Birthday 1879

22 – Make A Difference Day

23 – TV Talk-Show Host Day

24 – World Development Information Day

25 – Sourest Day

26 – National Mule Day

27 – Cranky Co-workers Day

28 – Statue of Liberty Birthday

29 – Hermit Day

30 – Haunted Refrigerator Night

31 – Halloween