Important Days In October 2020: National And International Events In October

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Do you know about the important days in October that fall in October 2020? The month of October is filled with special days like Gandhi Jayanti & more.

Written By Akanksha Ghotkar | Mumbai | Updated On:
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October is the second month in the season of autumn and has 31 days in it. There are important days in October that mark occasions like festivals and seasonal events. Some of the events in the month are more focused on the events that take place all over the world. Here are important days in October 2020.

Important Days in October 2020

  • 1 October - International Day of the Older Persons

One of the important days in October is the International Day of Older Persons is celebrated to acknowledge and appreciate contributions made by older people in society. The United Nations General Assembly has select on October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons on 14 December 1990.

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  • 1 October - International Coffee Day

October 1 also celebrates one of the most popular beverages in the world – coffee is celebrated by stating the day as International Coffee Day. This year in 2020, the International Coffee Organisation (ICO) is calling on coffee lovers around the world to pledge their support for a fair, living income for coffee farmers.

  • 1 October - World Vegetarian Day

October 1 is celebrated as the World Vegetarian Day. It is celebrated to highlight the advantages of being vegetarian and to show the meatless life can also be a very delicious life.

  •  2 October - Gandhi Jayanti 

October 2 is one of the most important days in India. The day is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti and is a national holiday. It is the day when Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, fondly known as Mahatma Gandhi was born. People celebrate the day by offering prayers, performing commemorative ceremonies, and giving tributes to the Father of the Nation. There are several exhibitions held on this day in his memory along with essay competitions in educational institutions across the country. The people and organisations who promote a non-violent way of life are felicitated on this day.

  • 3 October - German Unity Day (First Saturday of October)

Another one of the most important days in October is German Unity Day. In the year 1990, the Federal Republic of Germany and the Democratic Republic of Germany united to create one single federal in Germany. In the memory of this day, October 3 is celebrated as German Unity Day.

  • 4 October - World Animal Welfare Day

October 4 is celebrated as World Animal Welfare Day. For the celebration of this day unites the animal welfare movement, mobilising it into a global force to make the world a better place for all animals. 

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  • 5 October - World Teacher's Day

October 5 is celebrated in order to show appreciation towards teachers. The day is observed globally but is not a public holiday is not declared. In 1994, World Teacher’s Day was celebrated for the first time.

  • 8 October - Indian Air Force Day

October 8 is celebrated as the Indian Air Force day. On this day in the year 1932, the force had participated in many wars and missions. Hence the day is celebrated as the anniversary. Every year IAF plans the day in advance. In 2020, according to the Indian Air Force Modernization Plan of 2020: Challenges for Regional Air Forces will be defining its vision in the wake of the ‘Arun Singh Task Force on Management of Defence’.

  • 9 October - World Post Day or World Post Office Day

World Post Day is celebrated each year on October 9 as the anniversary of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern. In 1969, the UPU Congress held in Tokyo declared the day as World Post Day. Since then, countries across the world would include in the annual celebrations. 

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  • 10 October - World Mental Health Day (Second Saturday of October)

October 10 is the second Saturday of 2020 and will be celebrated as the World Mental Health Day. The objective of this day is to spread awareness about mental health issues and taking efforts in supporting those. It also emphasizes on what more needs to be done to make sure that talking mental health does not remain a taboo in society.

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  • 11 October - International Day of the Girl Child

October 11 has been marked as the International Day of the Girl Child. The day highlight and address the women empowerment and the needs and challenges that girl face including the fulfilment of their rights.

  • 13 October - World Calamity Control Day (UN) or UN International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

The International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction is globally observed on October 13. 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

One of the special days in October is 14, the members of IEC, ISO and ITU of the International Standards Association celebrate World Standards Day. They pay the tribute to the collaborative efforts of the thousands of experts worldwide. These experts here have to develop the voluntary technical agreements that are published as International Standards.

  • 15 October - Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day   

The day was established in 2002 in the United States and Canada on October 15 in order to honour, celebrate, and remember babies who have passed away due to miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, and other causes of infant loss.

  • 15 October - Global Handwashing Day

October 15 is Global Handwashing Day. The day is dedicated to increasing awareness about hygiene. The day is to make people understand the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.

  • 15 October - World White Cane Day

The National Federation of the Blind celebrates White Cane Awareness Day every year on October 15. According to the NFB President Mark A. Riccobono, White Cane Awareness Day is a way of emphasizing the critical role that the white cane plays in living the lives we want and informing the public about its true significance.

  • 15 October - World Students’ Day

World Students’ Day is a celebration of diversity, multiculturalism and cooperation among students across the world. Students display and celebrate their acts of social responsibility and have gatherings on campus.

  • 16 October - World Food Day

World Food Day is annually celebrated on October 16 commemorate the founding of the United Nations' (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). A World Food Day official symbol consists of three abstract human figures distributing, harvesting and sharing food. 

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  • 17 October - International Poverty Eradication Day

October 17 is marked as the International Poverty Eradication Day. According to UN Secretary-General António Guterres, one of the keys to ending child poverty is addressing poverty in the household, from which it often stems. Access to quality social services must be a priority.

  • 23 October - Mole Day

National Mole Day recognizes a special number in chemistry. We’ll eliminate any visions of a burrowing creature celebration immediately. Chemists and chemistry students mark the occasion each year on October 23. 

  • 24 October - United Nations Day

October 24 has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. The United Nations officially came into being after the signatory documents which includes the five permanent members of the Security Council.

  • 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. Hence October 24 is marked as World Development Information Day.

  • 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”. It is a worldwide celebration well supported by savings and responsible retail banks, schools, women’s associations, sports bodies, cultural organizations and professional agencies etc.

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  • 31 October - Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity Day

The day is known for the Current Affairs: The Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or the National Unity Day that is celebrated on October 31 in India. 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.

See the table below of important days in October 2020 which will help you to improve your general knowledge.

             Dates                                  

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

   

 

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