Important days in October 2023: National and International Special Days

Important days in October 2023: October is the tenth month in the Gregorian calendar. Every month has significant events that are celebrated globally. Likewise, October consists of many such events including Gandhi Jayanti (India), World Animal day, World mental health day, International girl child day, and many more. Check out the full post below in order to check the list of complete events.

Important Days in October 2022

Important days in October 2023

Dates Events
October 1



Teacher’s Day (Uzbekistan)

World Vegetarian Day

Day of Prosecutors (Azerbaijan)

Armed Forces Day (South Korea) Independence Day (Cyprus, Nigeria, Palau, Tuvalu)

Children’s Day (El Salvador, Guatemala, Sri Lanka)

Lincolnshire Day (United Kingdom) International Day of Older Persons Ground Forces Day (Russia)

Unification Day (Cameroon) International Music Day

Pancasila Sanctity Day (Indonesia)

October 2



International Day of Non-Violence

World Day for Farmed Animals

National Grandparents Day (Italy)

Feast of the Guardian Angels

Batik Day (Indonesia)

Independence Day (Guinea)

October 3


Morazan Day (Honduras)

German Unity Day (Germany) Gaecheonjeol (South Korea)

National Day (Iraq)

World Habitat Day

October 4


Independence Day (Lesotho)

Maha Navami

Beginning of World Space Week Cinnamon Roll Day (Sweden)

Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi

Day of Peace and Reconciliation (Mozambique)

October 5


Republic Day (Portugal)

Armed Forces Day (Indonesia)

Teachers’ Day (Pakistan, Russia)

Vijaya Dashami

International Day of No Prostitution Constitution Day (Vanuatu)

Engineer’s Day (Bolivia)

October 6




Memorial Day for the Martyrs of Arad (Hungary)

German-American Day (US)

Dukla Pass Victims Day (Slovakia)

Day of Commemoration and National Mourning (Turkmenistan)

Teachers’ Day (Sri Lanka)

National Noodle Day (US)

Tishreen Liberation Day (Syria)

Armed Forces Day (Egypt)

October 7


International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day

Our Lady of the Rosary

Teachers’ Day (Laos)

World Smile Day

October 8


National Independence Day (Croatia) Navy Day (Peru)

Arbor Day (Namibia)

October 9



National Day of Commemorating the Holocaust (Romania)

Takayama Autumn Festival (Japan) Independence of Guayaquil (Ecuador) Hangul Day (South Korea)

Valencian Community Day (Spain)

Leif Erikson Day (US, Iceland, Norway) Independence Day (Uganda)

October 10


Party Foundation Day (North Korea) Double Ten Day (Taiwan)

Fiji Day (Fiji)

Arbor Day (Poland)

Finnish Literature Day (Finland) Independence Day (Cuba)

Capital Liberation Day (Vietnam)

October 11


Revolution Day (Republic of Macedonia)

National Coming Out Day (multinational)

General Pulaski Memorial Day (US)

Old Michaelmas Day (Celtic) International Newspaper Carrier Day

October 12


UN Spanish Language Day

Independence Day (Equatorial Guinea) Freethought Day

Children’s Day (Brazil)

Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity (Argentina)

Day of Indigenous Resistance (Venezuela)

Columbus Day (Honduras)

Fiesta Nacional de Espana (Spain) Armed Forces Day (Spain)

Day of the Cultures (Costa Rica)

Dia de la Raza (El Salvador, Uruguay) Dia de las Americas (Belize)

Feast for Life of Aleister Crowley (Thelema)

Discovery Day (The Bahamas, Colombia)

October 13



Rwagasore Day (Burundi)

Doi taikomatsuri (Japan)

National Police Day (Thailand) Azerbaijani Railway Day (Azerbaijan) Paramedics’ Day (Poland)

World Sight Day

October 14 World Egg day
October 15


Spirit Day

Breast Health Day (Europe)

Teachers’ Day (Brazil)

King Father’s Commemoration Day (Cambodia)

Evacuation Day (Tunisia)

White Cane Safety Day (US)

Global Handwashing Day

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day (US and Canada) National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (US)

October 16 World Food day
October 17


Loyalty Day (Argentina)

Dessalines Day (Haiti)

Digital Society Day (India)

October 18


World Menopause Day

Independence Day (Azerbaijan)

Persons Day (Canada)

Alaska Day (US)

Necktie Day (Croatia)

October 19 Mother Teresa Day (Albania) Constitution Day (Niue)
October 20


World Statistics Day

Arbor Day (Czech Republic)

Revolution Day (Guatemala) Vietnamese Women’s Day (Vietnam) Heroes’ Day (Kenya)

October 21


National Nurses’ Day (Thailand) Trafalgar Day

Apple Day (United Kingdom)

Egyptian Naval Day (Egypt)

Overseas Chinese Day (Taiwan)

Armed Forces Day (Honduras) International Day of the Nacho Ndadaye Day (Burundi)

October 22


Fechner Day

Jidai Matsuri (Japan)

International Caps Lock Day

Wombat Day (Australia)

National Santri Day (Indonesia)

October 23


Liberation Day (Libya)

Day of the Macedonian Revolutionary Struggle (Republic of Macedonia) Aviator’s Day (Brazil)

Paris Peace Agreement Day (Cambodia)

Chulalongkorn Day (Thailand)

Mole Day, National Day (Hungary)

October 24


United Nations Day

Food Day (US)

Independence Day (Zambia)

Azad Kashmir Day (Pakistan)

Day of Special Forces of the Armed Forces (Russia)

World Development Information Day Suez Day (Egypt)

October 25



Customs Officer’s Day (Russia) Retrocession Day (Taiwan)

Thanksgiving Day (Grenada) Sovereignty Day (Slovenia)

Armed Forces Day (Romania)

The Hallowing of Nestorius (Nestorian Christianity)

Constitution Day (Lithuania)

Day of the Basque Country (Basque Country)

October 26


Intersex Awareness Day

National Day (Austria)

Accession Day (Jammu and Kashmir) Armed Forces Day (Benin)

Angam Day (Nauru)

October 27


Flag Day (Greece)

Cernova Tragedy Day (Slovakia) Independence Day (Turkmenistan) Black Cat Appreciation Day (United Kingdom)

Independence Day (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)

October 28


Day of the Establishment of an Independent Czecho-Slovak State (Czech Republic and Slovakia)

Youth Pledge Day (Indonesia) International Animation Day

Ohi Day (Greece, Cyprus)

Prefectural Earthquake Disaster Prevention Day (Gifu Prefecture, Japan)

October 29


National Cat Day (US)

Republic Day (Turkey)

Coronation Day (Cambodia)

Cyrus the Great Day (Iran)

October 30


Thevar Jayanthi (India)

Devil’s Night (Michigan, US)

Indonesian Banknote Day (Indonesia) Anniversary of the Declaration of the Slovak Nation (Slovakia)

Mischief Night (US and Canada)

Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repressions (former Soviet republics, except Ukraine)

Beggars Night (US)

October 31


Saci day (Brazil)

King Father’s Birthday (Cambodia)

Start of Allhallowtide

Allantide (United Kingdom)

Girl Scouts Founders Day (US)


The first day of the Day of the Dead (Mexico)

Nevada Statehood Day (US, Dia de la Cancion Criolla (Peru)

Reformation Day (Slovenia, parts of Germany, Chile, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Evangelical Churches and Lutheran Churches)

World Savings Day

Important days in November 2023: National and International Special Days

Important days in October 2023 FAQs

Question: Why is Gandhi Jayanti celebrated?

Ans. It is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi (father of nation) It is observed on 2nd October every year.

Question: What is the reason behind world mental health day?

Ans. It is observed every year to raise awareness regarding the mental health of the people, people dealing with depression, anxiety, and other such mental health issues. It is observed on 10th October in many countries.

Question: On which day Air force day is celebrated in India?

Ans. It is observed on 8th October every year.

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