Important National and International Days in October 2023

Important National and International Days in October 2023

“Important days of the months” is the topic which becomes the part of each and every competitive exam. One or two questions is definitely asked from Important Days in every exam whether it is Bank, SSC or Railway. In this article we are providing you with a List of Important Days in October 2023. This “Important Days in October 2023” article will be helpful for all the SSC, Railways and Bank candidates.

Dates Days Importance
1 October International Day of the Older Persons International Day of Older Persons is celebrated to acknowledge and appreciate contributions made by older people in society. The United Nations General Assembly has selected October 1st as the International Day of Older Persons on 14 December 1990.
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.
1 October World Vegetarian Day 1st October 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 2nd October 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.
2 October International Day of Non-Violence On October 2nd, the International Day of Non-Violence is observed to mark Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, who had played an important role in India’s Independence.
2 October Lal Bahadur Shastri Jayanti Lal Bahadur Shastri, India’s second prime minister, was born on October 2nd, and the country commemorates his birth anniversary on 2nd October every year.
First Monday of October World Habitat Day Every year on the first Monday of October, the world celebrates World Habitat Day. The United Nations General Assembly declared it in December 1985.
4 October World Animal Welfare Day 4th October is celebrated as World Animal Welfare Day. This day unites the animal welfare movement, mobilizing it into a global force to make the world a better place for all animals.
5 October World Teacher’s Day October 5 is celebrated to show appreciation towards teachers globally. In 1994, World Teacher’s Day was celebrated for the first time.
7 October World Cotton Day It is observed on 7th October globally to provide an opportunity to recognize the importance of cotton worldwide.
8 October Indian Air Force Day 8th October is celebrated as the Indian Air Force Day. On this day in the year 1932, the Indian Air Force was established. Hence the day is celebrated as the anniversary. On October 8, it is celebrated with great zeal and fervor at several Air Stations around the country.
9 October World Postal Day or World Post Office Day World Postal 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 Postal Day. Since then, countries across the world would include in the annual celebrations.
10 October World Mental Health Day October 10 is 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.
11 October International Day of the Girl Child 11th October has been marked as the International Day of the Girl Child. The day highlights and address the women empowerment and the needs and challenges that girl face including the fulfilment of their rights.
Second Thursday of October World Sight Day The second Thursday of October is observed as World Sight Day.

The goal of World Sight Day is to raise awareness about the importance of attention in vision impairment and blindness.

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.
15 October Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day The day was established in 2002 in the United States and Canada on October 15 to honor, 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 increased 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 Every year on 16th October, World Food Day is observed to educate people about the importance of eating healthy diet. The United Nations founded and inaugurated the Food and Agriculture Organization on this day in 1945.
16 October World Anaesthesia Day This day is observed on October 16 every year. This day marks the first successful demonstration of diethyl ether anaesthesia in 1846.
16 October Boss Day On the 16th of October, National Boss Day is observed to honor their employers’ efforts. The day also appreciates the dedication, hard effort, and challenges that managers and supervisors endure in the workplace.
16 October World Spine Day World Spine Day is observed on 16th October. The day highlights the burden of spinal pain and disability around the world.
17 October International Poverty Eradication Day October 17 is marked as the International Poverty Eradication Day. Every year, it is observed all around the world to raise awareness about the individuals who are struggling and living in poverty.
20 October World Statistics Day World Statistics Day is celebrated every five years on October 20. The United Nations Statistical Commission established the day to recognize the importance of data integrity and credibility around the world.
21 October Police Commemoration Day The day is observed on 21st October to honor police officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice while on duty.
23 October Mole Day Every year on October 23rd, Mole Day is observed. This day recognizes Avogadro’s Number, which is a fundamental measurement unit in chemistry.
24 October United Nations Day 24th October 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 Every year on 30th October, India celebrates World Thrift Day, while in worldwide, it is observed on 31st October.  It is a day “devoted to the promotion of savings all over the world”.
31 October Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity Day The Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or the National Unity Day is celebrated on 31st October in India. The day is the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. During the time of India’s independence, he played a key role in convincing several princely states to align with the Indian Union.


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