October 2019 lineup: Key dates for Twitter marketers

Lindsay Bruce

By Lindsay Bruce

October 01, 2019

The weather's changing, the "Trick or Tweet" content ideas are being pitched (well, at least in our office)  October is here! As you pitch and plan your own content for the month, here are some key dates to keep in mind.

Events happening around the world this October: 

#WorldAnimalDay, October 4

#YomKippur, October 8

#WorldFoodDay, October 16

#InternationalEndPovertyDay, October 17

#Diwali, October 27

#Halloween, October 31

Events happening in the US:

This month is home to two delicious food days: #NationalTacoDay, October 4 and #NationalPastaDay, October 17. Whether you're using a Twitter Poll to discover the 'best' type of pasta or sharing a team picture from a taco truck outing, these are great opportunities to have fun with your followers and showcase your brand's personality.

Events happening in Europe:

In Europe, the arts will take center stage as the #BFIFilmFestival runs in London, October 2 - 13 and #FIAC (International Contemporary Art Fair) takes place in Paris, October 17 - 20.


Want to tap into these conversations and audiences? Why not highlight some art around your office? Or 'premiere' a video of your own? As with any event on Twitter, there are more ways than one to be part of what's happening.

Events happening in the Middle East:

GITEX Technology Week (#GITEX2019) will kick off the month in Dubai, October 6 - 10. Follow the hashtag to keep up with coverage, and remember  even if you aren't attending an event in person, you can still reach its audience through event targeting. Mid-month, Tweets will be sweet for #NationalDessertDay, October 14. 


Speaking of sweets, here are some creative #Halloween Tweets for a little October inspiration. Looking for more? Check out the dos and don'ts of Halloween hashtags.

Download our 2019 Twitter marketing calendar to help plan your campaigns around these key dates, and follow @TwitterBusiness for tips on how to thoughtfully frame your content and creative throughout the month.


Are you based outside of the US or Canada?
Download the 2019 UK and Ireland Twitter event calendar
Download the 2019 Middle East region Twitter event calendar


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