World Vegetarian Day
World Vegetarian Day was established in the year 1977 by the North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS) to highlight the surfeit of benefits of vegetarianism, including saving the lives of animals.
2nd October marks the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, popularly known as 'Father of the Nation.' A national holiday is observed in India on this day to celebrate his service, dedication, and efforts towards India's Independence. Gandhiji's non-violent way of life is an inspiration worldwide. This day is also designated as the International Day of Non-Violence by the UN General Assembly and is one of the most important days in October.
World Animal Welfare Day
World Animal Day is another of the important days in October. On this day, animal activists worldwide spread awareness on animal issues and also shed light on cases of animal brutality and abuse. This day is about speaking up about your love for animals.
World Teachers’ Day
International Teacher’s Day was established in 1994 to commemorate the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. This is an important day in October and the tradition of celebrating Teacher’s Day can be traced back to India’s celebration of the renowned academician, Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan’s birthday. UNESCO borrowed the idea and designated 5th October as World Teacher’s Day.
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. The celebrations for the Indian Air Force Day take place in Hindon, in the presence of the senior officials of the armed forces and the IAF chief.
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.
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.
World Egg Day
World Egg Day is celebrated every year on the second Friday of October month. The tradition for the celebration of the day started in the year 1996 when the International Egg Commission (IEC) announced the day. Since it discusses the importance of balancing nutrition with eggs, this day is considered as one of the important days in October.
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.
World Food Day
In 1945, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) was founded. This day is relevant as one of the most important days in October because, on this day, awareness about issues like hunger, food security, etc. is spread.
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.
World Polio Day
24th October is known as World Polio Day to spread the word about the global efforts to create a polio-free world. This day was established by Rotary International, which is an organization providing humanitarian services. World Polio Day is one of the most important days in October because it spreads awareness about how the Polio disease has been tackled around the world.
World Thrift Day
World thrift day was established to inform people all around the world about the idea of saving their money in a bank rather than keeping it under their mattress or at home. In India due to death of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on the same day in 1984, this day is being celebrated on 30th October.
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.