Important Dates: October 2018

Important Dates: October 2018


1st International Day of Older Persons Link

1st International Coffee Day Link

1st World Vegetarian Day Link

1st World Habitat Day Link

4th National Poetry Day Link

5th World Teachers Day Link

5th Byte Night Link

5th World Smile Day Link

6th World Cerebral Palsy Day Link

9th World Post Day Link

9th Ada Lovelace Day Link

10th World Mental Health Day Link

11th World Sight Day Link

11th International Day of the Girl Child Link

11th National Coming Out Day Link

12th World Egg Day Link

12th The Big Pink Link

12th World Arthritis Day Link

12th International Foster Carer Appreciation Day Link

13th International Day for Disaster Reduction Link

13th World Hospice and Palliative Care Day Link

15th Global Hand washing Day Link

15th Global Wave of Light Link

16th World Food Day Link

17th International Day for the Eradication Of Poverty Link

18th World Values Day Link

18th Anti Slavery Day Link

18th International Credit Union Day Link

19th Wear It Pink Link

19th Epilepsy Action Link

20th World Osteoporosis Day Link

21st Apple Day Link

21st Trafalgar Day Link

22nd International Stammering Awareness Day Link

24th World Polio Day Link

23rd Sudep Action Day Link

24th United Nations Day Link

25th-27th Museums at Night Link

27th World Day for AudioVisual Heritage Link

27th National Mentoring Day Link

27th/28th Clocks go back

29th World Psoriasis Day Link

29th World Stroke Day Link

31st National Bug Busting Day Link

31st Hallowe’en



1st-5th Malnutrition Awareness Week

1st-5th National Work Life Week Link

1st-7th Dyslexia Awareness Week Link

2nd-6th Humphreys Pyjama Week Link

4th-10th World Space Week Link

7th-13th Dyspraxia Awareness Week Link

8th -12th Backcare Awareness Week Link

8th-14th British Egg Week Link

8th-21st Wool Week Link

8th-14th National Braille Week Link

8th-13th Libraries Week Link

9th-15th Baby Loss Awareness Week Link

15th-21st Chocolate Week Link

15th-21st National Baking Week Link

15th-21st National Adoption Week Link

20th-27th International Brain Tumour Awareness Week Link

21st 28th One World Week Link

22nd-28th National Curry Week Link

29th-4th Nov UK Sausage Week Link



Black History Awareness Month Link

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Link

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Link

Family Learning Festival Link

International Walk to School Month  Link

International School Library Month   Link

Lupus Awareness Month Link

National Cholesterol Month Link

Stoptober Month Link

The Big Draw Link


October Religious Days   

1st Shemini Atzeret (Jewish)

2nd  Simchat Torah (Jewish)

4th St Francis Day (Christian)

8th Thanksgiving Canada (Interfaith)

9th-16th Navaratri (Hindu)

18th St Luke (Christian)

19th Dasara (Hindu)

20th Birth of the Bab (Bahai)

20th Installation of Scriptures as Guru Granth (Sikh)

31st All Hallows Eve (Christian)

31st Wicca (Pagan)


October National Days

1st China: National Day
1st Cyprus: National Day
1st Nigeria: Republic Day 1 Palau: National Day
1st Tuvalu: Independence Day
2nd Guinea: National Day
3rd Germany: National Day
4th Lesotho: National Day
9th Uganda: Independence Day
10th Taiwan: National Day 10 Fiji: National Day
12th Equatorial Guinea: National Day
12th Spain: National Day
19th Niue: National Day
21st Somalia: The Twenty-First of October Revolution
22nd Holy See: Anniversary, Pontifical Ministry of HH Pope John Paul II
24th Zambia: Independence Day
26th Austria: National Day
27th St Vincent and the Grenadines: National Day
27th Turkmenistan: National Day
28th Czech Republic: National Day
29th Turkey: Republic Day

October This Day in History

1st The People’s Republic of China proclaimed (1949)

3rd East and West Germany are reunited after 45 years (1990)

4th First English translation of the entire bible printed (1535)

4th Soviet satellite Sputnik is the first man-made object in space (1957)

4th Battle of Mogadishu (1993)

5th Jarrow March – 200 men from Tyneside march to parliament in London (1936)

6th First talking film – Al Jolson in the Jazz Singer – shown in USA (1927)

6th Yom Kippur War – Egypt and Syria attack Israel (1973)

6th President Anwar Sadat of Egypt assassinated (1981)

10th Emmeline Pankhurst forms Women’s Social & Political Union – women’s rights movement (1903)

12th Christopher Columbus lands in Bahamas (1492)

14th William defeats Harold in the Battle of Hastings (1066)

16th Marie Antionette is guillotined in Paris (1793)

21st Nelson is killed at the Battle of Trafalgar (1805)

21st Florence Nightingale leaves England for the Crimean War (1854)

22nd First ever parachute jump – by Andre-Jacques Garnerin from balloon over Paris (1797)

23rd Edgehill, the first major battle of English Civil War (1642)

23rd Hungarian Revolution begins (1956)

24th Black Thursday begins Wall Street Crash in New York (1929)

24th United Nations begins (1945)

25th Battle of Agincourt (1415)

25th Charge of the Light Brigade (1854)

31st Indira Gandhi killed (1984)


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