List of Important Days in October Month 2022

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Sep 21, 2022, 6:48

The list of important days in October 2022 includes many festivals and global events. With the heat subsiding and the weather becoming more pleasant, October is ideal for travel and festivals. To plan your holidays well beforehand, you must know all the October month special days.

This month of the year also holds some important national and international events. Know more about the important days in October here.

List of Important Days in October 2022

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


Important Days in October

1st October 2022

International Day for the Elderly

World Vegetarian Day

International Coffee Day

World Music Day

2nd October 2022

Gandhi Jayanti

International Day of Non-Violence

World Smile Day

3rd October 2022

World Habitat Day

4th October 2022

World Animal Welfare Day

5th October 2022

World Teachers’ Day

6th October 2022

German American Day

World Cerebral Palsy Day

7th October 2022

World Cotton Day

8th October 2022

Indian Air Force Day

9th October 2022

World Post Office Day

10th October 2022

World Mental Health Day

National Post Day

11th October 2022

International Girl Child Day

12th October 2022

World Arthritis Day

13th October 2022

UN International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

World Sight Day

14th October 2022

World Egg Day

World Standard Day

15th October 2022

World Students Day

Global Handwashing Day

World White Cane Day (guiding the blind)

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

International Day of Rural Women

16th October 2022

World Food Day

World Anaesthesia Day

17th October 2022

International Poverty Eradication Day

20th October 2022

National Solidarity Day (China attacked India on this day)

World Osteoporosis Day

21st October 2022

Police Martyrs' Day

22nd October 2022

International Stuttering Awareness Day

24th October 2022

United Nations Day

World Polio Day

ITBP Raising Day

World Development Information Day

27th October 2022

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

29th October 2022

World Stroke Day

30th October 2022

World Thrift Day

31st October 2022

Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day)


Important Days in October 2022 - Overview

October is the month of celebrations and remembrance. A lot of festivals and national and international days are celebrated in this month. A brief overview of some of the October month special days is given below:

Gandhi Jayanti - 2nd October 2022

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. This day is also designated as the International Day of Non-Violence by the UN General Assembly and is one of the most important days in October.

World Animal Welfare Day - 4th October 2022

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.

World Teachers’ Day - 5th October 2022

After World Teacher’s Day, also known as International Teacher’s Day, was established in 1994 to commemorate the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. The tradition of celebrating Teacher’s Day can be traced back to 1962, when India celebrated the renowned academician, Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan’s birthday. UNESCO borrowed the idea and designated 5th October as World Teacher’s Day.

Indian Air Force Day - 8th October 2022

This day is celebrated to commemorate the efforts of the Indian Air Force. It is considered one of the most important days in October in India. The celebrations for the Indian Air Force Day take place in Hindon, in the presence of the senior officials of the armed forces and the IAF chief.

World Egg Day - 14th October 2022

World Egg Day is celebrated every year on the second Friday of October month. The tradition for the celebration of the day started in the year 1996 when the International Egg Commission (IEC) announced the day. On this day, the nutritional power and importance of the egg are talked about.

World Food Day - 16th October 2022

In 1945, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) was founded. This day is relevant as one of the most important days in October because, on this day, awareness about issues like hunger, food security, etc. is spread.

World Polio Day - 24th October 2022

24th October is known as World Polio Day to spread the word about the global efforts to create a polio-free world. This day was established by Rotary International, which is an organization providing humanitarian services.

International Day of the Girl Child - 11th October 2022

A day dedicated to the girl child helps to highlight issues such as access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, child marriage, gender inequality, and violence against women. The initiative began as a project of an NGO called Plan International. In 2012, the UN declared 11th October as International Day of the Girl. Since then, the day is regarded as one of the most important days in October.

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FAQs on Important Days in October

Q1. What are the important days in October 2022?

There are many important days in October 2022, including 2nd October (Gandhi Jayanti), 5th October (World Teache’s Day), 8th October (Indian Air Force Day), 10th October (World Mental Health Day), 14th October (World Egg Day), 24th October (United Nations Day), etc.

Q2. What are the important days in October in India?

The list of important days in October in India is quite long. It includes 2nd October (Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti), 8th October (Indian Air Force Day), 10th October (National Post Day), 21st October (Indian Police Commemoration Day or Police Martyrs’ Day), 24th October ITBP Raising Day, 31st October (Rastriya Ekta Diwas).

Q3. When is World Mental Health Day celebrated in October?

World Mental Health Day is one of the most important days in October. It is celebrated on 10th October to spread awareness about mental health conditions and providing support to those who deal with mental health conditions.

Q4. How many important days in October 2022 are there?

There are a lot of important days in October 2022. Some of these days are celebrated nationally while others are also regarded internationally. Some of the main October month special days include Gandhi Jayanti, Girl Child Day, World Teacher’s Day, etc.

Q5. When is International Girl Child Day celebrated in October?

International Girl Child Day is celebrated on 11th October. It is among the most important days in October 2022. This day spreads awareness about the support that girl children require to thrive in the society. Awareness about gender inequality is also discussed on this day.