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List of Important Days in October 2023: National and International

Important Days and Dates in October 2023: 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) and festivals that fall in the month of October 2023. In this article, You will find a list of days, dates, and events of national and international importance.

List of Important Days in October 2023 with Themes

DateName of Important DaysTheme 2023
1 OctoberInternational Coffee Day
1 OctoberInternational Day of Older PersonsFulfilling the Promises of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for Older Persons: Across Generations
1 OctoberWorld Vegetarian Day
2 October World Smile Day 
2 OctoberGandhi Jayanti
2 OctoberInternational Day of Non-Violence
2 OctoberLal Bahadur Shastri Jayanti
2 OctoberWorld Habitat DayMind the Gap. Leave No One and Place Behind
2 October World Day for Farmed Animals
3 OctoberGerman Unity Day
4 OctoberWorld Animal Welfare DayBig or small, we love them all
4 October –
10 October
World Space Week
4 October World Habitat Day
4 October –
10 October
World Investor Week
5 OctoberWorld Teachers’ Day
5 October Ganga River Dolphin Day
6 OctoberGerman-American Day
7 October World Cotton Day
8 OctoberIndian Air Force Day
13 October
(2nd Friday)
World Egg Day
9 OctoberWorld Postal Day 
9 October
(2nd Saturday)
World Migratory Bird Day
10 OctoberWorld Mental Health Day
10 October World Day Against the Death Penalty
11 OctoberInternational Day of the Girl ChildInvest in Girls’ Rights: Our Leadership, Our Well-being
12 October World Arthritis Day
13 OctoberInternational Day for Disaster
Risk Reduction
13 October World Thrombosis Day
14 October International E-Waste Day
14 OctoberWorld Standards Day
14 October
(2nd Thursday)
World Sight Day
15 OctoberPregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day
15 OctoberGlobal Handwashing Day“Clean hands are within reach”
15 OctoberWorld White Cane Day
15 October International Day of Rural WomenRural Women Cultivating Good Food for All.
15 OctoberWorld Students’ Day
16 OctoberWorld Food DayWater is Life, Water is Food. Leave No One Behind.
16 OctoberWorld Spine DayMove your Spine
16 OctoberBoss Day
16 OctoberWorld Anaesthesia Day“Anaesthesia and Cancer Care.”
16 October 37th Raising Day of the NSG
17 OctoberInternational Day for the Eradication of PovertyDecent Work and Social Protection: Putting Dignity In Practice For All
17 OctoberWorld Trauma Day
20 OctoberWorld Statistics Day
20 October International Chef’s Day
20 October World Osteoporosis Day
21 October National Police Commemoration Day
22 October International Stuttering Awareness Day
23 OctoberInternational Snow Leopard Day
24 OctoberUnited Nations Day
24 October World Polio Day
24 October International Day of Diplomats
24 OctoberWorld Development
Information Day
24 October –
30 October
Disarmament Week 2023
26 October –
1 November
Vigilance Awareness Week 2023
27 October 75th Infantry Day
27 October World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
28 October International Animation Day
29 OctoberInternational Internet Day
29 OctoberWorld Psoriasis Day
30 OctoberWorld Thrift Day
31 OctoberRashtriya Ekta Diwas or
National Unity Day
31 October World Cities Day

Important Days in October 2023, National and International List

Here, have a look at the list of important days in October 2023, both national and international

October 1:

International Day of Older Persons: This day is celebrated to increase awareness of the challenges faced by older persons and to promote their rights and well-being.

October 2:

  • Gandhi Jayanti (India): This day marks the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, who was the leader of the Indian independence movement and a global icon of peace and non-violence.
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri Jayanti 2023: It highlights the 119th birth anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri, who served as India’s second Prime Minister. This day is celebrated as Lal Bahadur Shastri Jayanti.
  • International Day of Non-Violence: This day aims to promote the principles of non-violence and tolerance, as advocated by Mahatma Gandhi.
  • World Habitat Day 2023: Every year, World Habitat Day is observed on the First Monday of October throughout the world. in 2023, it will be observed on 2nd October. The main purpose of this day is to promote the basic right to adequate shelter and housing for everyone in a world which is densely populated and has been affected by the impact of urbanization.

October 3:

  • World Nature Day: The day aims to promote awareness of the importance of nature and to encourage people to protect it.

October 4:

  • World Animal Welfare Day: This day aims to raise awareness of animal welfare and to promote the protection of animals.

October 5:

  • World Teachers’ Day: This day aims to honour the contributions of teachers and to raise awareness of the importance of education.

October 8:

October 9:

  • World Post Day: This day marks the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874.

October 10:

  • World Mental Health Day: This day is celebrated to raise awareness of mental health issues and to promote mental well-being.

October 11:

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