Important Days in October 2020: Check Complete List of Important Event Dates in October 2020

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Important Days in October 2020- List of important days can help you improve your general knowledge and as October has begun; here we are providing you a complete list of important days in October 2020 that you should be knowing from exam point of view. It has been observed that in the General Awareness section of Main exam of banking recruitment, questions from important days have been asked and in competitive exams each mark can make a difference, so do not skip this topic. Go through the complete list of important event dates in October 2020.

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Important Days In October 2020

Given below is the list of important days in October that one must go through in order to prepare this topic. There are so many important days in October 2020 that are celebrated like Gandhi Jayanti, Indian Air Force day, etc. We will be discussing about them in detail after the list:


Important Days

1 October International Day of the Older Persons
1 October World Vegetarian Day
2 October Gandhi Jayanti
2 October International Day of Non-Violence
3 October German Unity Day
4 October World Animal Welfare Day
5 October World Teachers’ Day
6 October German-American Day
8 October Indian Air Force Day
9 October World Postal Day or World Post Office Day
10 October World Mental Health Day
11 October International Day of the Girl Child
13 October World Calamity Control Day (UN) or UN International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
14 October World Standards Day
15 October Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day
15 October Global Handwashing Day
15 October World White Cane Day
15 October World Students’ Day
16 October World Food Day
17 October International Poverty Eradication Day
23 October Mole Day
24 October United Nations Day
24 October World Development Information Day
30 October World Thrift Day
31 October Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity Day

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International Day of the Older Persons:- We celebrate the International day for older persons on 1st October to acknowledge and appreciate contributions made by older people in society.

World Vegetarian Day:- October 1 is also celebrated as the World Vegetarian Day. It is celebrated to highlight the advantages and benefit of being vegetarian and to show the vegetarian life can also be a very delicious life.

Gandhi Jayanti:- Gandhi Jayanti is one of the most important days in India. In India on Gandhi Jayanti there is national holiday. It is the day when Mahatma Gandhi was born. People celebrate the day by offering prayers, performing commemorative ceremonies, and giving tributes to the Father of the Nation. The people and organisations who promote a non-violent way of life are felicitated on this day.

German Unity Day (First Saturday of October):- one of the most important days in October is German Unity Day. In the year 1990, the Federal Republic of Germany and the Democratic Republic of Germany united to create one single federal in Germany. In the remembrance of this day, October 3 is celebrated as German Unity Day.

World Animal Welfare Day:- World Animal Welfare Day is celebrated on Ocotber 4. For the celebration of this day unites the animal welfare movement, mobilising it into a global force to make the world a better place for all animals.

World Teacher’s Day:- October 5 is celebrated in order to show appreciation towards teachers. The day is observed globally but is not a public holiday is not declared. In 1994, World Teacher’s Day was celebrated for the first time.

Indian Air Force Day:- October 8 is celebrated as the Indian Air Force day. On this day in the year 1932, the force had participated in many wars and missions. Hence the day is celebrated as the anniversary. Every year IAF plans the day in advance. In 2020, according to the Indian Air Force Modernization Plan of 2020: Challenges for Regional Air Forces will be defining its vision in the wake of the ‘Arun Singh Task Force on Management of Defence’.

World Post Day or World Post Office Day:- World Post 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 Post Day. Since then, countries across the world would include in the annual celebrations.

World Mental Health Day (Second Saturday of October):- October 10 is the second Saturday of 2020 and will be 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.

International Day of the Girl Child:- October 11 has been marked as the International Day of the Girl Child. The day highlight and address the women empowerment and the needs and challenges that girl face including the fulfilment of their rights.

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.

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. These experts here have to develop the voluntary technical agreements that are published as International Standards.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day:- The day was established in 2002 in the United States and Canada on October 15 in order to honour, celebrate, and remember babies who have died due to stillbirth, neonatal death, and other causes of infant loss.

Global Handwashing Day:- Global Handwashing Day is observed on october 15. The day is dedicated to increasing awareness about hygiene. The day is to make people realise the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.

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.

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World Students’ Day:- World Students’ Day is a celebration of diversity, multiculturalism and cooperation among students across the world. Students celebrate and show their acts of social responsibility and have gatherings on campus.

World Food Day:- World Food Day is celebrated anually on October 16 remember the founding of the United Nations’ (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). A World Food Day official symbol consists of three abstract human figures distributing, harvesting and sharing food.

International Poverty Eradication Day:- International Poverty Eradication Day is marked in October 17. According to UN Secretary-General António Guterres, one of the keys to ending child poverty is addressing poverty in the household, from which it often stems. Obtaining the quality social services must be a priority.

Mole Day:- National Mole Day recognizes a special number in chemistry. We’ll remove any visions of a burrowing creature celebration immediately. Chemists and chemistry students celebrates the occasion each year on October 23.

United Nations Day:- October 24 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.

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.

World Thrift Day:- World Thrift Day is celebrated on October 31 every year.  It was a day “devoted to the encouragement of savings all over the world”. It is a worldwide celebration day well supported by savings and responsible retail banks, schools, women’s associations, sports bodies, cultural organizations and professional agencies etc.

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity Day:- The Rashtriya Ekta Diwas also called National Unity Day that is celebrated on October 31 in India. The day is the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. During the time of India’s independence, Patel played a key role in convincing several princely states to align with the Indian Union.

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