Important Days In October 2020: National And International Events In October
In this article, we are going to discuss the important days in October 2020
October is the 10th month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and the sixth of seven months to have a length of 31 days. October contains lots of special days and important days worldwide as national and international. Day’s are important for All competitive exams like SBI, IBPS, MBA, SSC, Railway and all other government exams.
Important Days and Dates 2020: National/International Days in October
1 October – International Coffee Day
International Coffee Day is an occasion that is used to promote and celebrate coffee as a beverage.
1 October – World Vegetarian Day
World Vegetarian Day is observed on 1 October annually. It was founded in 1977 by the North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS) and in 1978 was endorsed by the International Vegetarian Union.
1 October – International Day for Older Persons
International Day of the Older Persons is observed on 1 October every year raise problems faced by the elder persons and to promote the development of a society for all ages.
First Monday of October – World Habitat Day
World Habitat Day is marked on the first Monday of October each year, and is recognized by the United Nations to reflect on the state of towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter.
Second Thursday of October – World Sight Day
World Sight Day, observed annually on the second Thursday of October, is a global event meant to draw attention on blindness and vision impairment.
2 October – Gandhi Jayanti
Gandhi Jayanti is an event celebrated in India to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. It is celebrated annually on 2 October, and it is one of the three national holidays of India.
2 October – International Day of Non-Violence
International Day of Non-Violence is observed on 2 October to mark the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi who had played an important role in India’s Independence.
3 October – German Unity Day
It commemorates the anniversary of German reunification in 1990 when the Federal Republic of Germany
4 October – World Animal Welfare Day
World Animal Day is an international day of action for animal rights and welfare celebrated annually on October 4, the feast day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals
5 October – World Teachers’ Day
World Teachers’ Day is celebrated on 5 October every year in the whole world to commemorate the anniversary of the adoption of the ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers in 1966.
6 October – German-American Day
It celebrates German-American heritage and commemorates the founding of Germantown in 1683
8 October – Indian Air Force Day
IAF or Indian Air Force was founded on October 8, 1932, and the force participated in several crucial wars and landmark missions. The Indian Air Force Day is celebrated to mark its anniversary.
9 October – World Post Day or World Post Office Day
World Postal Day or World Post Office Day is celebrated on 9 October every year to raise awareness among people about the role of the postal sector for people and businesses every day.
10 October – World Mental Health Day
World Mental Health Day is an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma.
11 October – International Day of the Girl Child
The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights
13 October – World Calamity Control Day (UN) / UN International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction is marked to raise the profile of disaster risk reduction.
14 October – World Standards Day
World Standards Day is observed on 14 October every year to raise awareness among the regulators, industry and consumers to show the importance of standardization to the global economy.
15 October – Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day
This day is a day of remembrance for pregnancy loss and infant death. It is observed with remembrance ceremonies and candle-lighting vigils.
15 October – Global Handwashing Day
Global Handwashing Day is an international handwashing promotion campaign to motivate and mobilize people around the world to improve their handwashing habits. Washing hands at critical points during the day and washing with soap are both important.
15 October – World White Cane Day
The date is set aside to celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired and the important symbol of blindness and tool of independence, the white cane.
15 October – World Students’ Day
World Students’ Day is observed on 15 October annually to mark the birth anniversary of A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. This day honours and pays respect to him and his efforts in the field of science and technology and also the role of the teacher that he played throughout his scientific and political careers.
16 October – World Food Day
The objective is to create awareness about the existing problems of obesity and malnutrition due to hunger.
17 October – International Poverty Eradication Day
International Poverty Eradication Day is observed on 17 October every year. This day marks the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) on 20 November, 1989.
23 October – Mole Day
Mole Day is an unofficial holiday celebrated among chemists, chemistry students and chemistry enthusiasts on October 23, between 6:02 a.m. and 6:02 p.m., making the date 6:02 10/23 in the American style of writing dates.
24 October – United Nations Day
On October 24, 1945, 51 countries came together to create the United Nations, or the U.N.. Its purpose was to promote peace and cooperation around the world.
24 October – World Development Information Day
The General Assembly in 1972 established World Development Information Day to draw the attention of the world to development problems.
30 October – World Thrift Day
World Thrift Day is celebrated on October 31 every year. It was a day “devoted to the promotion of savings all over the world”.
31 October – Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity Day
The day is the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. During the time of India’s independence, Patel played a key role in convincing several princely states to align with the Indian Union.
Also See : Important Days and Dates of August 2020
October 2020 Important Days
|Date||Name of Important Days|
|1 October||International Day of the Older Persons|
|1 October||International Coffee Day|
|1 October||World Vegetarian Day|
|2 October||Gandhi Jayanti|
|2 October||International Day of Non-Violence|
|3 October||German Unity Day|
|4 October||World Animal Welfare Day|
World Teachers’ Day
|6 October||German-American Day|
|8 October||Indian Air Force Day|
|9 October||World Postal Day or World Post Office Day|
|10 October||World Mental Health Day|
|11 October||International Day of the Girl Child|
|13 October||World Calamity Control Day (UN) or UN International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction|
|14 October||World Standards Day|
|15 October||Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day|
|15 October||Global Handwashing Day|
|15 October||World White Cane Day|
|15 October||World Students’ Day|
|16 October||World Food Day|
|17 October||International Poverty Eradication Day|
|23 October||Mole Day|
|24 October||United Nations Day|
|24 October||World Development Information Day|
|30 October||World Thrift Day|
|31 October||Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity Day|