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Important Days of this Month

List of important days of the current month.


1 OctoberThe International Day of Older People is observed on October 1 each year. On December 14, 1990 the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish October 1 as the International Day of Older People as recorded in Resolution 45/106. The holiday was observed for the first time on October 1, 1991.
2 OctoberGandhi Jayanti is an event celebrated in India to mark the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. It is celebrated annually on 2 October, and is one of the three national holidays of India.
2 OctoberInternational Day of Non-Violence is observed on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. It was established according to United Nations General Assembly resolution of 15 June 2007.
3 OctoberWorld Habitat Day is celebrated annually on the first Monday of October. The event focuses on the state of human settlements and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter. It also aims to remind people that they are responsible for the habitat of future generations. It was established in 1985 by the UN General Assembly through Resolution 40/202, and was first celebrated in 1986.
4 OctoberWorld Animal Welfare 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 OctoberWorld Teachers' Day, also known as International Teachers Day, is an international day held annually on 5th October. Established in 1994, it commemorates the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, which is a standard-setting instrument that addresses the status and situations of teachers around the world.
8 OctoberIndian Air Force Day is celebrated on October 8 every year. The Indian Air Force was established on 8 October 1932 in British India as an auxiliary air force of the Royal Air Force. The British Empire honoured India's aviation service during World War II with the prefix Royal. After India gained independence from United Kingdom in 1947, the name Royal Indian Air Force was kept and served in the name of Dominion of India. With the government's transition to a Republic in 1950, the prefix Royal was removed.
9 OctoberWorld Post Day is an international day that occurs each year on October 9, the anniversary of the Universal Postal Union, which started in 1874 in Switzerland. The UPU was the start of the global communications revolution, introducing the ability to write letter to others all over the world.
10 OctoberNational Post Day is celebrated on October 10 every year and it is an extension of World Post Day, which is celebrated on October 9. National Post Day is celebrated to mark the role played by the Indian postal department since its establishment in 1854.
10 OctoberWorld Mental Health Day was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries. The overall objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health.
11 OctoberInternational Day of the Girl Child is an international observance day declared by the United Nations. It is also called the Day of Girls and the International Day of the Girl. October 11, 2012, was the first Day of the Girl Child.
13 OctoberWorld Sight Day, observed annually on the second Thursday of October, is a global event meant to draw attention on blindness and vision impairment.
13 OctoberThe International Day for Disaster Reduction is an international day that encourages every citizen and government to take part in building more disaster-resilient communities and nations.
14 OctoberWorld Standards Day (or International Standards Day) is an international day celebrated internationally each year on 14 October. The day honours the efforts of the thousands of experts who develop voluntary standards within standards development organizations
15 OctoberWorld White Cane Day is celebrated on October 15 to recognise the importance of white canes for blind people, who want to safely travel and maintain their independence. The day aims to recognise the active participation of blind people in society and celebrate their achievements. It is also known as White Cane Safety Day.
16 OctoberWorld Food Day is an international day celebrated every year worldwide on 16 October to commemorate the date of the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in 1945.
17 OctoberInternational Day for the Eradication of Poverty is an international observance celebrated each year on October 17 throughout the world. This day honors the millions of people suffering from poverty and their daily courage and recognizes the essential global solidarity and shared responsibility we hold to eradicate poverty and combat all forms of discrimination.
20 OctoberIndia observes National Solidarity Day on 20th October every year. This day is observed to honour the Armed Forces. On this day, in 1962, China had attacked India, starting off the Indo-China War which went on till 21 November 1962.
24 OctoberUnited Nations Day is an annual commemorative day, reflecting the official creation of the United Nations on 24 October 1945.
31 OctoberNational Unity Day, or Rastriya Ekta Diwas, is celebrated in India on 31 October. It was introduced by the Government of India in 2014. The day is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel who had a major role in the political integration of India.

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