List of Important Days in October Month 2022

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Mar 7, 2022, 13:04

With the heat subsiding and the weather becoming more pleasant, October is ideal for travel and festivals. The tenth month of the year also holds some important national and international events.

List of Important Days in October Month

There are various holidays and festivals earmarked to commemorate the important days in October. Here's a List of Important Days in October month that you should be aware of:


Important Days in October

1st October

International Day for the Elderly

World Vegetarian Day

International Coffee Day

2nd October

Gandhi Jayanti

International Day of Non-Violence

3rd October

German Unity Day

World Habitat Day

4th October

World Animal Welfare Day

5th October

World Teachers’ Day

8th October

Indian Air Force Day

9th October

World Post Office Day

10th October

World Mental Health Day

National Post Day

11th October

International Girl Child Day

13th October

UN International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

14th October

World Standard Day

15th October

World Students Day

Global Handwashing Day

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

World White Cane Day (guiding the blind)

International Day of Rural Women

16th October

World Food Day

17th October

International Poverty Eradication Day

20th October

National Solidarity Day (China attacked India on this day)

World Osteoporosis Day

21st October

Police Martyrs' Day

24th October

United Nations Day, World Development Information Day

30th October

World Thrift Day

31st October

Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day)


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October 2022 Important Days - Overview

  • Gandhi Jayanti

2 October marks the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, popularly known as 'Father of the Nation.' A national holiday is observed in India on this day to celebrate his service, dedication, and efforts towards India's Independence. Gandhiji's non-violent way of life is an inspiration worldwide. Hence the day is also designated as the International Day of Non-Violence by the UN General Assembly. Prayer meets, commemorative ceremonies, and painting and essay competitions in schools and colleges are popular activities conducted on this day.

  • World Animal Welfare Day

World Animal Day celebrates the dynamic relationship between humans and animals. The day emphasizes each creature's role in maintaining the ecological balance. On this day, animal activists worldwide spread awareness on animal issues and also bring to light the brutal human behavior, at times, towards them.

  • International Day of the Girl Child

Gender inequality is a persistent issue around the globe. A day dedicated to the girl child helps to highlight issues such as access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, child marriage, and violence against women. The initiative began as a project of an NGO called Plan International. The NGO's campaign 'Because I am a Girl' raised awareness about nurturing girls worldwide. In 2012, the UN declared 11 October as International Day of the Girl.

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FAQs on Important Days in October

When is International Day for the Elderly celebrated in October?

The International Day for the elderly is celebrated on 1 October.

When is World Mental Health Day celebrated in October?

World Mental Health Day is celebrated on 10 October.

When is International Girl Child Day celebrated in October?

International Girl Child Day is celebrated on 11 October.

When is World Food Day celebrated in October?

World Food Day is celebrated on 16 October.

What are the Important Days in October?

In October, the most important days are World Vegetarian Day, Gandhi Jayanti, World Animal Welfare Day, World Teachers’ Day, World Post Office Day, World Students Day, World Food Day, and National Unity Day