This is our day guide for Monday October 9th 2023 which shows you at a glance what's happening on this day around the world. Using the calendar on this page, you can look at a day guide for any day. Why not look up your birthday to see which holidays you share it with?

Observances on October 9th 2023

National Leif Erikson Day

National Leif Erikson Day

Leif Eriksson was the first known European to have set foot on continental North America, 500 years before Christopher Columbus.

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National Moldy Cheese Day

National Moldy Cheese Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Moldy Cheese Day

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National Kick Butts Day

National Kick Butts Day

Kick Butts Day involves more than 1,000 events in schools and communities across the United States and even around the world.

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Native American Day

Native American Day

Native American Day is a good reminder to reflect on, and learn more about, the important contributions of Native American people.

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National Kick Butt Day

National Kick Butt Day

Hey, it's the second Monday in October - don't you something you need to do, instead of sitting around reading?

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National Online Bank Day

National Online Bank Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Online Bank Day

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Indigenous People's Day

Indigenous People's Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Indigenous People's Day.

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World Post Day

World Post Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of World Post Day

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Public Holidays on October 9th 2023

Bahamas National Heroes' Day

Bahamas National Heroes' Day

The second Monday in October is National Heroes Day, which replaced Discovery Day in 2013

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Canadian Thanksgiving

Canadian Thanksgiving

Celebrated on the Second Monday in October and statutory, except in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.

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Independence of Guayaquil

Independence of Guayaquil

Guayaquil declared independence from Spain in 1820, a key victory for the Ecuadorian War of Independence

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Health-Sports Day

Health-Sports Day

Japan celebrates Sports Day to promote sports and an active lifestyle to ensure a healthy mind and body

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Hangeul Day

Hangeul Day

Marks the proclamation of the Korean alphabet in 1446. Reinstated as a holiday in 2013

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National Heritage Day

National Heritage Day

This holiday replaced Columbus Day in 2014, which was also held on the second Monday In October. This holiday honours the natural, historical and cultural heritage of the islands

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Columbus Day

Columbus Day

This national holiday commemorates the exact date when Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas

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Uganda Independence Day

Uganda Independence Day

Marks Independence from the United Kingdom in 1962

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