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Important days in October 2021: Check list of national and international days

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Important days in October 2021: Check list of national and international days

Important Days in October 2021: October is the 10th month of an annual year which has 31 days. Here, you will check the list below about the events (National and International) days that fall in the month of October 2021. 

This year, the month of October has been selected as ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month’, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer.

There are several events, observances of national and international importance that fall in October. Let’s have a look!

Find list of days, dates, and events of national and international importance for October 2021

October 1, 2021

World Vegetarian Day

World Vegetarian Day was founded in 1977 by the North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS) and in 1978 was endorsed by the International Vegetarian Union. A vegetarian diet focuses on vegetables, seeds, legumes, fruits, nuts and grains. It also includes animal products such as eggs, dairy and honey. “For those new to vegetarianism, it serves as an enticement to give meatless fare a try (even for a day) and learn about its many benefits,” according to the website of World Vegetarian Day.

The day aims to raise awareness about saving animals, lives and helping to preserve the Earth.

International Day of the Older Persons

International Day of the Older Persons is observed on October 1 every year to raise problems faced by elder persons and to promote the development of a society for all ages. The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on December 14, 1990, and designated October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons.

International Coffee Day

International Coffee Day is celebrated on October 1 every year to recognise millions of people across the world from farmers, roasters, coffee shop owners, etc. who do hard work to create and serve the coffee in the consumable form.

October 2, 2021

Gandhi Jayanti

Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated on October 2 every year to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. He was born in 1869 in Porbandar, Gujarat and is known as the Father of the Nation.

International Day of Non-Violence

International Day of Non-Violence is observed on October 2 to mark the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi who had played an important role in India’s Independence. On 15 June, 2007, the General Assembly adopted a resolution establishing the International Day of Non-Violence to spread the message of non-violence including education and public awareness.

October 3, 2021

German Unity Day

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.

October 4, 2021

World Animal Welfare Day

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.

October 5, 2021

World Teachers’ Day

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.

October 6, 2021

German-American Day

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

October 8, 2021

Indian Air Force Day

Indian Air Force Day is celebrated on 8 October all over India. On 8 October 1932 Indian Air Force Day was established.

October 9, 2021

World Postal Day

World Postal Day is celebrated on 9 October every year to raise awareness among people about the role of the postal sector for people and businesses every day. In 1874, the Universal Postal Union was established in Bern, Switzerland and its anniversary is declared as the World Postal Day by the Universal Postal Union Congress in Tokyo, Japan in 1969.

October 10, 2021

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year to raise awareness about the scale of suicide around the world and the role that each of us can play to help in preventing it. This day is organised by the World Federation for Mental Health. It is also supported by WHO, the International Association for Suicide Prevention, and the United for Global Mental Health.

October 11, 2021

International Day of the Girl Child

International Day of the Girl Child is observed on 11 October to raise voices for girls and stand up for their rights.

October 13, 2021

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

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.

October 14, 2021

World Standards Day

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. 

October 15, 2021

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

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 Handwashing Day

Global Handwashing Day is observed on 15 October every year and it was founded by the Global Handwashing 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 Handwashing Day was celebrated.

World White Cane Day

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

World Students’ Day

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.

October 16, 2021

World Food Day

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

World Spine Day

It is observed on 16 October to highlight the burden of spinal pain and disability around the world.

Boss Day

National Boss Day or Boss’s Day is celebrated on 16 October to appreciate the works of their employers. The day also acknowledges the hard work, dedication, and challenges faced by the managers or superiors in an organisation.

World Anesthesia Day

World Anaesthesia Day is celebrated on October 16 to mark the first successful demonstration of diethyl ether anaesthesia in 1846.

October 17, 2021

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 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.

October 20, 2021

World Statistics Day

World Statistics Day is celebrated every five years on October 20. The first such day was observed on October 20, 2010. This year the world witnessed the third World Statistics Day. The day was created by the United Nations Statistical Commission to acknowledge the importance of data authenticity and credibility across the globe.

October 23, 2021

Mole Day

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.

October 24, 2021

United Nations Day

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 has been celebrated and in 1971 it was recommended by the United Nations General Assembly to be observed by the Member States as a public holiday.

World Development Information Day

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.

October 30, 2021

World Thrift Day

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

October 31, 2021

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity Day

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.

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