List of Important Days in October

List of Important Days in October

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.

Read Also: Important Days in September 2020 National and International

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
5 October

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

Read: Important Days In November 2020: National And International Events In November

Default image
Sauhard Lashkari
A graduate in Computer Science from the KNIT, Sultanpur. Sauhard holds a 4-year experience in blogging. Being a passionate blogger/content writer too, Sauhard is an active volunteer in Make-A-Wish NGO and member of Toastmasters International.
Articles: 19

Leave a Reply