October is a special month full of festivals and important events. October is a month of festivals and events. Festivals, events across the country are celebrated with full enthusiasm and have its own importance. Some events are focused on a particular theme. Here, we are going to learn about the events (national and international) that fall in October 2020.

The day 1st October, is observed as the International Day of the Older Persons. This day is celebrated to promote development for the society for all ages and to look after the problems faced by the older persons. The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on 14 December, 1990, and designates 1 October as the International Day of Older Persons.

The other two days observed on 1st October internationally are the International Coffee Day and International Vegetarian Day. International Coffee Day is celebrated on 1 October every year to recognise millions of people across the world from farmers, roasters, baristas, and coffee shop owners, etc. who do hard work to create and serve the beverage in the consumable form.

World Vegetarian Day was founded in 1977 by the North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS) and in 1978 was endorsed by the International Vegetarian Union.

October 2nd is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti and International Day of Non-Violence. Gandhi Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi who was an inspiration in lives of the famous world leaders and our lives also.

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. On 15 June, 2007, General Assembly adopted a resolution of establishing the International Day of Non-Violence to spread the message of non-violence including education and public awareness.

German Unity Day is celebrated on 3 October every year to mark the anniversary of the nation’s unification. On 3 October, 1990, the Federal Republic of Germany and the Democratic Republic of Germany were united as one single federal Germany.

World Animal Welfare Day is celebrated on 4 October to raise awareness among people about taking actions worldwide for the rights of animals as well as welfare. It is necessary to improve welfare standards worldwide.

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. No doubt this Recommendation sets benchmarks regarding the rights and responsibilities of teachers, education, recruitment, employment, etc.

German-American Day is observed on 6 October every year. This day is celebrated as the German-American heritage.

October 8 is known as the day of Indian Air force or Indian Air force Day. This day is celebrated to pay tribute to our Indian Pilots who are working for the welfare of our country and who had worked for our country during the freedom movement and sacrificed their lives.

9th October is celebrated as World Postal Day to raise awareness among people about the use of postal sector for people every day and as well the use of telegraphs and letters which were used in the past times.

World Mental Health Day is celebrated on 10th of October which laid emphasis on the mental health of the people. This day was main focused this year as this year a lot of suicide and attempt to suicide cases has been observed. This day is also supported by WHO.

October 11 is the international day of Girl Child. This day focuses to raise voices for girls and stand up for their rights. This day is also being focused this year.

International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction is observed annually on 13 October to raise awareness about the risk of disaster reduction. In 1989, the International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction was started by the United Nations General assembly. 

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.                                       

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is observed on 15 October annually in the United States. This day is a day of remembrance for pregnancy loss and infant death. It is observed with remembrance ceremonies and candle-lighting vigils.

Global Hand washing Day is observed on 15 October every year and it was founded by the Global Hand washing Partnership. This day provides an opportunity to design, test and replicate creative ways to encourage people to wash their hands with soap at critical times. In 2008, the first Global Hand washing Day was celebrated. 

World White Cane Day is celebrated on 15 October by the National Federation of the Blind. White cane for the blind people is an essential tool that gives them the ability to achieve a full and independent life. With the help of white cane, they can move freely and safely from one place to another.

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.

World Food Day is celebrated every year on 16 October to inspire people about healthy diets. On this day Food and Agriculture Organisation was established and launched by the United Nations in 1945.

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

Mole Day is observed on 23 October every year. This day commemorates Avogadro’s number which is a basic measuring unit in chemistry. This day was created to generate interest in chemistry.

United Nations Day is observed on 24 October every year to mark the anniversary of the UN Charter’s entry into force. Since 1948, this day is celebrated and in 1971 it was recommended by the United Nations General Assembly to observe by the Member States as a public holiday.

World Development Information Day is celebrated on 24 October every year to draw the attention of the world to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them.

World Thrift Day is observed on 30 October every year in India and in worldwide it is observed on 31st October. This day is devoted to the promotion of savings all over the world.

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity Day is observed on 31 October every year to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel. He had played an important role in unifying the country.