Important Days In October


October, the tenth month of the Gregorian calendar, holds some important national and international events. The month has derived its name from OCTO, which in Latin means “eight.” The month of October has been selected as ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this year to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer.

Knowing about important dates in October will help you in your upcoming bank, SSC, and Central and State Government jobs. Such type of information is generally covered under the General Awareness section in various competitive exams. Let’s have a look!

Important Days of October

October Important Days

The important dates for October are given below.

October 1International Day of Older PersonsTo celebrate raising awareness about issues affecting the elderly
International Coffee DayTo promote and celebrate coffee as a beverage.
October 2Gandhi Jayanti / International Day of Non-ViolenceGandhi Jayanti is an event celebrated in India to mark the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. Also celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence.
October 4World Animal DayInternational day of action for animal rights and welfare, the feast day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals
October 4World Habitat DayTo reflect on the state of our towns and cities and on the basic right of adequate shelter for all. Theme 2022: Mind the Gap. Leave No One and Place Behind
October 5World Teachers’ Day (International Teachers Day)To mark the rights and responsibilities of teachers and standards for their primary preparation and additional education, recruitment, profession, and pedagogy.

Theme 2022: The transformation of education begins with teachers
October 7World Cotton DayTo recognize the countless benefits that cotton brings to communities worldwide.

Theme 2022: Weaving a better future for cotton
October 8World Egg DayTo celebrate the power of the egg.
Indian Air Force DayTo celebrate the valour of the Indian Air Force. This year India will celebrate the 89th anniversary of Indian Air Force Day.
October 9World Migratory Bird DayTo raise awareness about the conservation and ecological importance of such birds in the global ecosystem.

Theme 2022: Light pollution and its impact on migratory birds 
October 9World Post DayTo celebrate the global communications revolution through the ability to write letters to others all over the world. Theme 2022: Post for Planet
October 10World Mental Health DayThe day is for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. Theme 2022: Making mental health for all a global priority
October 10World Day Against the Death PenaltyTo advocate for the abolition of the death penalty and raise awareness of the conditions and the circumstances which affect prisoners with death sentences. Theme 2022: The Death Penalty: A Road Paved with Torture
October 11International Day of the Girl ChildTo support opportunities for girls and increase awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender. Theme 2022: All girls deserve better—the world deserves better
October 12World Arthritis DayThe day is designed to raise global awareness about all facets of the disease. Theme 2022: It’s in your hands take action
October 13International Day for Disaster Risk ReductionTo promote a global culture of risk awareness and disaster reduction to reduce the impact of calamities on human beings and other life forms on our planet earth. Theme 2022: Substantially increase the availability of and access to multi-hazard early warning systems and disaster risk information and assessments to people by 2030
October 14World Standards DayTo raise awareness among regulators, industry and consumers about the importance of standardization to the global economy.
October 14International E-Waste DayFocuses on the crucial part each of us plays, as consumers and citizens, in making circularity a reality for e-products.
October 15International Day of Rural WomenTheme 2022: Rural women confront the global cost-of-living crisis
October 15Global Handwashing DayTo motivate and mobilize people around the world to improve their hand-washing habits. Theme 2022: A health care “quality and safety climate or culture” that values hand hygiene and infection prevention and control.
October 16World Food DayThe day is celebrated to commemorate the date of the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in 1945. Theme 2022: Leave NO ONE behind
October 17International Day for the Eradication of PovertyThe day is an international observance celebrated each year throughout the world.
October 20World Osteoporosis DayTo raise global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease.
October 21National Police Commemoration DayTo remember and honour the brave policemen who have laid down their lives in the line of duty.
October 22International Stuttering Awareness Day or International Stammering Awareness DayTo raise public awareness of the issues faced by millions of people – one percent of the world’s population – who stutter, or stammer. Theme 2022: Being seen, being heard: Representation and normalization of stuttering in the mainstream
October 23International Snow Leopard DayTo protect and conserve snow leopards and other wildlife of the Himalayas. Snow leopards are an endangered species
October 24World Polio DayThe day is observed in order to call on countries to stay vigilant in their fight against the disease. Theme 2022: World Polio Day 2022 and Beyond: A healthier future for mothers and children
October 24United Nations DayTo make people of the world aware of the aims and achievements of the United Nations and to gain their support for its work. Theme 2022: End racism. Build peace
October 24International Day of DiplomatsThe day marks the contributions made by diplomats in shaping the world since ancient times and in making our planet a better place.
October 27World Day for Audiovisual HeritageTo raise awareness of the significance and preservation risks of recorded sound and audiovisual documents. Theme 2022: Enlisting documentary heritage to promote inclusive, just and peaceful societies
October 28International Animation DayTo celebrate the art of animation
October 29International Internet DayThe day marks the sending of the first electronic message which was transferred from one computer to another in 1969.
October 29World  Psoriasis DayThe day shines a light on the challenges faced by those suffering from psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Psoriasis is a disease that results from an overactive immune system and is evidenced by rashes on the skin
October 31National Unity DayThe day was introduced by the Government of India in 2014. The day is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel.

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