October—the spookiest month of the year—is upon, and with it, a calendar full of offbeat holidays. Between your autumnal walks, horror movie marathons, and oh, National Cat Day on October 29 (which is basically the year’s most important holiday here at Mental Floss), see if you can squeeze in a few of these unconventional celebrations.
1. October 1: World Vegetarian Day
It’s easy enough to eat meat-free for a day, but this celebration is intended to kick off a month of vegetarian awareness and encourage more lasting change.
2. October 2: World Farm Animals Day
This may seem at odds with World Vegetarian Day, until you consider that this is actually a day to protest the farm in farm animal and the cruel conditions it implies.
3. October 2: National Custodian Day
Because really, we should be celebrating them every day.
4. October 2: World Smile Day
If the calendar