Important Days in Month of October

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Important Days in Month of October


1 October International Day of Older Persons The day is celebrated all over the world with aim to raise awareness about issues, problems related to elder people and theirs role in building society.

The United Nations General assembly designated October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons under resolution 45/106.

1 October International Coffee Day The day is celebrated to educate people about the various benefits of the beverages. The hard work and efforts of people who are associated with the coffee industries.

International Coffee Day was first celebrated in 2015.

First official Coffee Day was launched in 2015 in Milan.

1-7 October World Vegetarian Day The day is celebrated to raise awareness about the ethical, environmental, health and humanitarian benefits of vegetarian lifestyle.

Vegetarianism was frequently referred to as a Pythagorean Diet.

It is named after ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras

2 October Gandhi Jayanti in India The day is celebrated in India every year to mark the birth anniversary of the father of our nation Mahatma Gandhi. He was born on 2nd October 1869 in Porbandar in Gujarat.
2 October World Day for Farmed Animals The day marked the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

The day is organised by the International Animals Welfare Organisation, World Animal Protection along with Asia for Animals coalition to show the importance of animal welfare.

The day was first organised in 1983 by farm Animals Rights Movements.

2-8 October National Wildlife Week in India The day is celebrated with aim to protect and preserve the flora and fauna of India.
4-10 October World Space Week The day is observed to celebrate science and technology and their contribution towards betterment of the human condition.
First Monday of October World Habitat Day The day is designated by United Nations.

The day is commemorated every year worldwide to throw light on the condition of our towns and cities and on basic requirements of life to adequate shelter.

5 October World Teachers Day It is held annually since 5 October 1994.

The day aims to focus on appreciating, assessing and improving the educators of the world.

The day was established in 1994 to commemorate the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ ILO recommendation concerning the status of teachers.

5 October Ganga River Dolphin Day In India, It is observed to raise awareness and encourage of Ganga Dolphins.

In 2010, the Ganga Dolphins were declared national aquatic animals.

In 2012, the World Wide Fund in Nature and Uttar Pradesh government jointly began the dolphin conservation campaign under first scheduled of Indian Wildlife Act 1972.

1-31 Month of October Breast Cancer Awareness Month The aim of this international campaign to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, treatment and diagnosis.

Pink Ribbon is an international symbol for breast cancer awareness program.

8 October Indian Air Force Day The day was officially established on 8th October 1932 by the British empire as the Royal Indian Air Force.

In 1950 the named change from Royal Indian Air Force to Indian Air Force.

Indian Air Force was founded on 8th October 1932. 

Second Friday of October World Egg Day The day is celebrated since 1996.

The day is celebrated around the world to aware about the benefits to people at every stage of life and its importance in human nutrition.

The day was established at Vienna in 1966

First week of October World Investment Week The International Organisation of Securities Commissions launched this week to raise awareness about the importance of investor’s education and protection.

The campaign based on two key features: 1.sustainable finance, 2 frauds and scams prevention.

9 October World Post Day The purpose of the day is to create awareness of the role of the postal sectors in peoples and businesses.

The Universal Postal Union was established in 1874 in Swiss Capital, Bern.

It was declared as World Post Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo Japan in 1969.

9 October World Migratory Bird Day The day is officially celebrated twice in a year since 2006

Firstly, it is celebrated on second Saturday of May

Secondly, it is celebrated on Second Saturday of October.

10 October World Day Against the Death Penalty The day is to advocate for the abolition of the death penalty and to raise awareness of the conditions and circumstances that effect prisoners with death sentence.

The day was first observed in 2003.

10 October World Mental Health Day The day is observed globally every year for global mental health, education advocacy against social stigma.

The day was first observed on 10th October 1992 as an annual activity of the World Federation for Mental Health.

10 October National Postal Day The day is celebrated annually as an extension of world post day which is celebrated on 9th October.

The Indian Postal department was founded in 1854 by Lord Dalhousie.

11 October International Day of the Girl Child Day / also known as Day of Girls and the International Day of Girls. The day was declared by United Nations to raise awareness of issues facing girls internationally surrounding education, nutrition and child marriage, mental and legal rights.

The day is observed annually since 11th October 2012.

12 October World Arthritis Day The day is observed annually on same day. The day aware about an inflammatory condition that causes pains and stiffness in the joints.

The day was started by Arthritis and Rheumatism International (ARI) in 1996.

13 October International Day for Disaster Reduction The day is observed every year since 1989.

The day is observed to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. 

14 October International E-Waste Day The day is celebrated every year since 2018 to promote the correct disposal of E-waste throughout the world.

The day was developed in 2018 by World Economic Forum.

14 October World Standards Day The day aims to raise awareness about the importance of standardisation to the global economy among consumers industries and regulators.

The day marks the first gathering of delegated 1956 from 25 countries in London to create the day.



International Day of Rural Women The day is celebrated everywhere to recognize the crucial role of women and girls in rural households and communities.

In India, the Ministry of agriculture and farmers welfare observes the day as the Rashtriya Mahila Kishan Diwas since 2016.

15 October World Student’s Day The day is celebrated everywhere in honour of the birth anniversary of the former president of India Late Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam.

The day marks the efforts of Dr. Kalam towards education and his students.

16 October World Food Day The day is celebrated everywhere to eradicate hunger from our life. The day also commemorates the date of the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture in 1945.
17 October International Day for the Eradication of Poverty The aim of the day is to eradicate poverty and destitution around the world.

The day marks the anniversary of declaration by General Assembly in its resolution 47/196 of 22nd December 1992 of 17th October.

The day also marks the birth anniversary of the Call to Action by Father Joseph Wresinski.

20 October World Statistics Day The day celebrates the achievements of the fundamental principles of official statistics. The United Nations Statistical Commissions proposed celebrating 20h October 2010 as World Statistical Day.
20 October World Chef’s Day The day aims to celebrate and honour the noble profession and educate people around the world about eating healthy.

The day was created by Dr. Bill Gallagher, a renowned chef and the former president of the World Association of Chefs Societies in 2004.

20 October World Osteoporosis Day The day aims to raise awareness abut the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease.

The day is organised by the International Osteoporosis Foundation

21 October National Police Commemoration Day The day marked to remember and honour the brave policemen who have laid their lives in the line of duty.

The day commemorates the day in 1959 when 20 Indian soldiers were attacked by Chinese troops in Ladakh hot spring area.

The day is in honour of those martyrs.

22 October International Stuttering Awareness Day The day is celebrated every year since 1998 and spearheaded y Michael Sugarman from Oakland, California.

The day is to aware millions of people who have a speech disorder of stuttering or stammering.

23 October Mole Day The day is celebrated to commemorate and honour the Avogadro’s number.

The celebration of the day happens from 6:02 am to 6:02 pm. commemorating the chemistry is measuring unit

23 October International Snow Leopard Day The day is celebrated every year since 2014.

The day commemorates the anniversary of the Bishkek Declaration and to celebrate this endangered cat and raise awareness for its protection and conservation.

It was a day on 23rd October 2013 when leaders from 12 countries came forward to conserve the snow leopard.

24 October United Nations Day The day is celebrated on 24th October since 1948. On 1945 the charter of the United Nations came into force. The charter was signed on 26 June 1945 by the representatives of the 50 countries.
24 October World Polio Day The day is celebrated annually to raise awareness for polio vaccination and eradication of polio.

The day was established by Rotary International to commemorate the birth anniversary of Jonas Salk. He led the first team to develop vaccine against poliomyelitis.

24 October International Day of Diplomats The first diplomat day was celebrated in Brasilia on 24th October 2017.

The day is celebrated to commemorate the contribution made by diplomats in shaping the world making it a beautiful and better place.

24 October World Development Information Day The day was established by the United Nation general Assembly in 1972. The day was established to draw the attention of the world to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve theme.
24-30 October Disarmament week The week is celebrated annually in 2021 several countries to reduce the use of weapons, specifically nuclear weapons, to bring peace in society.
26 October Vigilance Awareness Week The day has been organised by the Central Vigilance Commissions in last week of October when the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel falls
27 October Indian Army celebrates Infantry Day In India, Infantry Day is celebrated by Indian Army.
27 October World Day for Audiovisual Heritage The day is celebrated every year on 27 October. The day is a key initiative for the both UNESCO and CCAAA to honour audiovisual preservation profession and institutions that safeguard our heritage for future.
28 October International Animation Day The day is observed to celebrate the art of animation and also recognise the artist, scientist and technicians behind animation.

The International Animated Film association was created in 2002 and a member of UNESCO.  

29 October World Psoriasis Day The day is observed by International Federation of Psoriasis Association to promote awareness empowerment and action for improving the quality of life of people.
29 October International Internet Day The day is celebrated every year across the world to celebrate the usage of the internet for the first time. In 1969, the first electronic message was send from one computer to another. Charley Kline, a programmer student from University of California, Los Angeles transmitted the first-ever electronic message ‘Lo’ on 29th October 1969.  at that time internet was known as ARPANET (advanced Research Projects Agency Network)


31 October National Unity Day/ Rashtriya Ekta Diwas The day is celebrated every year on 31st October since 2014. to commemorate the birth anniversary of Iron Man of India Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel 
31 October World Thrift Day The day is celebrated every year on 31st October across the world but in India it is celebrated on 30th October to promote the importance of savings and money.

World Saving Day was first introduced in 1924. As world thrift day. The first international Thrift Congress held in Milan, Italy.

31 October World Cities Day The day is designated by United Nations General Assembly to promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanisation and contribution for sustainable development.

The day was first launched by UN- Habitat in 2014 in Shanghai, China.