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In the month of October, we celebrate many things. We celebrate Halloween obviously, but we’re also celebrating many others. Indigenous Peoples Day and Breast Cancer Awareness Month are two of them. Indigenous Peoples Day is an alternative to Columbus Day. It has been recognized as a holiday since 2021. It is not a federal holiday yet, but some lawmakers are trying to change that. Breast Cancer Awareness Month started in 1985 as a result of American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries working together. Betty Ford, a former first lady of the United States and breast cancer survivor helped out with the first event that occurred in 1985. Other holidays that are celebrated in October are Filipino American History Month and International Coffee Day. Filipino American History Month is there to celebrate the first Filipinos in America. Filipino Americans are the second largest Asian American community in the United States. They are also the third largest racial group in California. International Coffee Day is used to promote Fair Trade Coffee and to raise awareness of the exploitation that coffee growers face. Fair Trade Coffee is a brand that has been certified to have coffee produced by fair trade. More information about other holidays that are celebrated in October will be in this link: October Holidays and Observances 2023 (

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