List of Important Days in October

October is the tenth month of the year and a special month for India. It is that month when the Father of our Nation was born. There are festivities all around the country to mark this occasion. However, there are other Important Days in October apart from Gandhi Jayanti. Take a look at some more essential days’ details.

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Days & Dates of Significance in October 2023

    1. 1st October 2023: International Day of the Older Persons

We mark this day to raise awareness about older persons and create a society suitable for all. 2021 theme for International Day of the Older Persons was Digital Equity for All Ages.

    1. 1st October 2023: International Coffee Day

We celebrate this day to recognise everyone who makes their livelihood from coffee. The International Coffee Organization held the first-ever International Coffee Day in Milan in 2015.

    1. 2nd October 2023: Gandhi Jayanti

Gandhi Jayanti marks the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. He was born in Porbandar in 1869. He was a freedom fighter who started the Non-Violence Movement and is remembered fondly as “Bapu”. He is also known as the Father of the Nation. The day is also celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence. On 15th June 2007, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution to mark this day.

    1. 4th October 2023: World Animal Welfare Day

This day is marked to promote awareness about the rights of animals as well as their welfare. Theme for 2021 was “Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planets.”

    1. 5th October 2023: World Teacher’s Day

The world celebrates this day to mark the importance of teachers. It is commemorated each year on the anniversary of the ILO/UNESCO Recommendation adoption regarding the Status of Teachers in 1966. Theme for 2022 was “Teachers at the heart of education recovery.”

    1. 6th October 2023: German-American Day

German-American Day is a day when the German heritage of America is honoured. It commemorates the founding of Germantown, Pennsylvania, in 1683. The USA marks this day with a holiday. This day also recognises the contribution of German Americans to American heritage.

    1. 7th October 2023: World Cotton Day

UN marks World Cotton Day on 7th October. It has been doing so since 2019. The occasion was started because 4 cotton producers in sub-Saharan Africa came together and appealed for the formation of such a day.

    1. 8th October 2023: Indian Air Force Day

IAF celebrates the Indian Air Force Day at the Hindon base in the presence of senior officials and IAF chief of all three armed forces. In addition, there is a show with a display of aircraft to celebrate this day.

    1. 9th October 2023: World Postal Day

This day is celebrated as the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874. Today it marks the contribution of postal workers, their networks and their importance to the global economy.

    1. 10th October 2023: World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is celebrated to raise awareness about mental health issues. The theme for 2021 was “Mental Health Care for All: Let’s make it a reality.” The day provides a platform for the stakeholders in mental health to talk about their work and make mental health care and affordable reality.

    1. 11th October 2023: International Day of the Girl Child

In 1995, World Conference on Women in Beijing decided that they needed a day to celebrate the girl child. The theme for the 2023 International Day of the Girl Child was “Digital generation: Our generation.” UN’s focus was that young girls were less likely to have access to digital devices, which affects their ability to get a job or develop tech-related skills.

    1. 15th October 2023: World Students’ Day

The birthday of former Indian President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam is celebrated as World Student’s Day. 2021’s theme was “Learning for people, planet, prosperity, and peace.” Moreover, the day aims to highlight Kalam’s efforts towards education and students.

  1. 31st October 2023: National Unity Day also Rashtriya Ekta Diwas

Celebrated in the honour of Sardar Vallabhai Patel, the National Unity Day marks his efforts in unifying India. The resolution to celebrate this day was announced in 2014.

These were some of the important days in October in India. They have international and national significance. Any student preparing for the IAS exam needs to have a fair idea of these crucial dates and their importance.

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Other Related Links
International Day of Non-Violence National Post Day
World Food Day National Ayurveda Day
National Education Day National Press Day

Frequently Asked Questions on Important Days & Dates in October


When is United Nations Day celebrated?

United Nations Day is celebrated on 24th October.


When is Mole Day celebrated?

Mole Day is celebrated on 23rd October to commemorate Avogadro’s number.


When is Police Commemoration day?

Celebrated on 21st October to honour police officials who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.


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