Important Days in October 2023: Check the detailed List and Calendar Here

Important Days in October: The month of October indicates festivities and celebrations in India and all across the globe. It is essential to have an insightful perspective on all the events happening in a month and reminisce their importance in a traditional, cultural or formal way, as applicable. Thus, it is always best if one is equipped with events falling on distinctive dates in a month. Here, in the subsequent, we have researched thoroughly and provided all the Important Days in the month. Keep reading about the dates for cultural, formal, traditional, and religious events and Bank Holidays in October in India.

Important Days in October: National and International Events
October Events: International, National, and Religious

Important Days in October 2023

Various events happen in a month that we might not be aware of. It is interesting that if we know about the upcoming events on a particular day and if it intrigues you, we can celebrate accordingly. While in India, October is full of festivities and cultural activities, on the Western side of the planet, the nations celebrate Halloween, and there is the commencement of further festivities. Generally, events such as Animal Welfare Day, International Girl Child’s Day, and World Mental Health Day dominate the October calendar.

On a national level, October holds much importance for occasions like Gandhi Jayanti, Indian Air Force Day, National Unity Day or Rashtriya Ekta Diwas are marked in the list of occasions in October every year. The German-American is also a major event for German nationals in the United States of America. October is prominently acknowledged for its embellishments with major events on a National and International Level.

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Important National Days in October: Calendar of Events

International Day of the Older Persons

International Coffee Day

Gandhi Jayanti (India)

International Day of non-violence

World Habitat Day

World Animal Welfare Day

World Teacher’s Day

German-American Day (United States of America)

World Cotton Day

Indian Air Force Day (India)

 World Postal Day

World Migratory Bird Day

World Mental Health Day

International Day of the Girl Child

World Arthritis Day

International Day for Disaster Reduction

World Sight Day

World Standards Day

World Egg Day

World Student’s Day

World Food Day

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty



National Solidarity Day (India)

Police Commemoration Day (India)



Raising Day of Indo Tibetan Border Police (India)

United Nations Day

World Development Information Day

National Ayurveda Day (India)

Dashain Festival (Nepal)

Infantry Day (India)

Chatth Puja



National Unity Day/ Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (India)


Important International Days In October 2023

The following dates of October are recognised as International Events in the World. Usually, these are unchangeable occasions and are celebrated precisely on the date or day assigned to them per the Calendar. There is a specific significance of these days, and they are commemorated formally by respective governments or concerned organisations.

  • 1 October 2023: International Day of Older Persons
    This day is celebrated as a holiday in some parts of the globe or by simply acknowledging old age. The prominent objective of this occasion is to spread awareness regarding the Old Age problems and promulgate the perspective of spending this time of life with dignity.
  • 1 October 2023: International Coffee Day
    The aim to celebrate Coffee globally is to promote it as a beverage. Coffee is commemorated for its diversity, versatility, aromatic traits, and compassion. Mostly, most nations mark it through their calendars or brew a coffee to acknowledge the occasion.
  • 2 October 2023: International Day of Non-Violence
    To celebrate the power that a non-violent strategy holds, 2 October is recognised as the International Day of Non-Violence. It happens to be the birthdate of Mahatma Gandhi, who is known as the Indian Freedom Fighter who successfully fought for Independence against the long-lasting British Colonization of India by choosing the path of Non-Violence.
  • 3 October 2023: World Habitat Day
    Every First Monday of October is recognised as World Habitat Day to acknowledge the importance of Habitat and reminisce the basic right of all to preserve their Habitat.
  • 4 October 2023: World Animal Welfare Day
    This day is celebrated to improve the standards of welfare and assistance to animals globally. The aim is to raise awareness for Animal Welfare and unite to make this world better for animals.
  • 5 October 2023: World Teacher’s Day
    To acknowledge the responsibilities and role of Teachers on a global level, the United Nations observes 5 October as World Teacher’s Day. It is meant to celebrate Teachers all across the globe except in India. India celebrates Teachers Day on 5 September in memory of former Vice-president and President of India, Dr Swarvapalli Radhakrishnan on his birthday.
  • 6 October 2023: German-American Day
    This day is a declared holiday in the United States of America to celebrate nationals of Germany or German origin citizens of America. This heritage holiday marks the memory of the event when 13 German Mennonite families from Krefeld landed in Philadelphia and settled.
  • 7 October 2023: World Cotton Day
    Cotton is widely grown in 75 countries across five continents in the World. Its growth provides employment and contributes excessively to the economies of the Least-Developed Countries’ LDCs by stabilizing them.
  • 9 October 2023: World Postal Day
    In 1874, the Universal Postal Union was established on this day. Thus, World Postal Day is observed globally to celebrate and recognise the anniversary.
  • 9 October 2023: World Migratory Bird Day
    World Migratory Day is celebrated to celebrate the linkage created by the Birds of different regions across the globe. The purpose is to recognise the threats faced by migratory birds and the recognition of their ecological importance. To create a safe environment, it is required that the regions come in unity to conserve them.
  • 10 October 2023: World Mental Health Day
    World Mental Health Day is observed to unite and recognise the Mental Health issues simultaneously. The prime aim is to raise awareness about Mental Health Diseases and display support for the sufferers.
  • 11 October 2023: International Day of the Girl Child
    United Nations celebrates International Day of the Girl Child in order to recognise and extend support to the problems and issues which girl child face as a community all across the globe.
  • 12 October 2023: World Arthritis Day
    To spread awareness regarding Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases across the globe and recognise the impacts and symptoms of the RMDs, World Arthritis Day or WAD is commemorated.
  • 13 October 2023: International Day for Disaster Reduction
    The International Day for Disaster Reduction is celebrated in order to promulgate the Citizens and the respective Governments to unite and build a nation that is resilliant towards Disasters and Natural Calamities.
  • 13 October 2023: World Sight Day
    Every second Thursday of October is celebrated as World Sight Day in order to acknowledge the issues and problems pertaining to Blindness and Vision Impairment.
  • 14 October 2023: World Standards Day
    In order to celebrate the endless and united efforts of developers of the voluntary technical agreements as mentioned in the International Standards, IEC, ISO and ITU observe 14 October as World Standards Day.
  • 14 October 2023: World Egg Day
    Since malnutrition is a larger problem in the world, World Egg Day signifies acknowledging the importance and spreading awareness regarding the benefits of Egg Consumption.
  • 15 October 2023: World Student’s Day
    In order to spread the importance of being a student and encourage the system of education, the World celebrated the birthdate of the former Indian president Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam as the World Student’s Say while acknowledging his immense contribution to academics.
  • 16 October 2023: World Food Day
    The Food and Agricultural Organisation FAO of the United Nations was established on 16 October 1945, World Food Day is observed in order to consider global hunger as an issue and take respective actions and stands.
  • 17 October 2023: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
    All across the world, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is recognised in order to take united stands and fight against poverty with collaborative efforts.
  • 24 October 2023: United Nations Day
    In order to celebrate the collaboration of 51 countries who aim to promulgate peace across the globe post the effects and end of World War II, the United Nations Day is internationally commemorated on 24 October of every year. The occasion is immortalized by conduction of meetings, cultural exhibitions, discussions, and events.
  • 24 October 2023: World Development Information Day
    This occasion was first celebrated in 1972. The United Nations aimed at spreading awareness regarding the cruciality of International Cooperation for developmental problems in the globe.

Important National Days In October

In India, the following events are of National Importance. While religious events are also commemorated in India on a National level, they are not included in the following list as the subsequent occasions are more of the formal kind:

  • 2 October 2023: Gandhi Jayanti
    In order to celebrate the birth of the Father of Nation for India, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, India observes 2 October as a public holiday and celebrates by conducting various events on an organisational and national level.
  • 8 October 2023: Indian Air Force Day
    For the commemoration of the anniversary of the Indian Air Force, 8 October is considered Indian Air Force Day. The Air Force bases at distinctive locations in India celebrate the occasion with zeal and utmost respect while reminiscing the defence’s glorious service to the nation.
  • 20 October 2023: National Solidarity Day
    In order to honour and celebrate the selfless service of the Indian Airforce, National Solidarity Day is observed on 20 October every year by the Indian Nation.
  • 21 October 2023: Police Commemoration Day
    For reminiscence and commemoration of the exemplary service and supreme sacrifices made by the Policemen in India, 21 October is observed and celebrated as Police Commemoration Day.
  • 24 October 2023: Raising day of Indo Tibetan Border Police
    Indo-Tibetan Border Police ITBP, which is the primary border patrol organization for China’s Tibet Autonomous Region Border of India, was established in 1962 after the Sino-Indian War. The Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force ITBPF was raised on 24 October 1962. Hence the day is commemorated forever on a national level.
  • 25 October 2023: National Ayurveda Day
    In order to observe and promote the vitality of Ayurveda in daily life, National Ayurveda Day is celebrated in India. The unique treatment methods and the power of Ayurveda is promulgated on the occasion.
  • 27 October 2023: Infantry Day
    On 27 October 1947, the Indian Army made rebellious actions against the first attack on the land of India in Kashmir Valley. The personnel of the First Battalion of the Sikh Regiment emerged victorious. To celebrate the victory of the Infantry, the largest fighting arm of the Indian Army, Infantry Day is observed.
  • 31 October 2023: National Unity Day/ Rashtriya Ekta Diwas
    In order to commemorate the celebrate the birth anniversary of the Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, National Unity Day is celebrated all across India. The event signified the political integration of India.
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