List of Important Days in October 2020

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Here are the Important Days observed in the Month of October 2020. Remember that some important days are observed on different days each year.

Date Day Extra Info
The month of October is observed as breast cancer awareness month to increase awareness of the disease.
October 1 International Day of Older Persons Theme 2020 – “Leave No One Behind”
October 1 World Vegetarian Day  
October 1 International Coffee Day  
October 1 World Postcard Day  
October 2 International Day of Non-Violence This day is referred to as Gandhi Jayanti in India.



October 2 – 8 National Wildlife Week Theme 2020 – “RoaR (Roar and Revive) – Exploring Human-Animal Relationships”
October 4-10 World Space Week Theme 2020 – “Satellites improve life”
October 4 World Animal Day  
October 5 World Teachers’ Day Theme 2020 – “Teachers: Leading in Crisis, Reimagining the Future”
October 5 Ganga River Dolphin Day  
October 5 (first Monday of October) World Habitat Day Theme 2020 – “Housing For All – A Better Urban Future”
October 7 World Cotton day  
October 8 Indian Air Force day  
October 8 (second Thursday of October) World Sight Day Theme 2020 – “Hope In Sight”
October 9 Indian Foreign Service Day  
October 9 World Post day  
October 9 to 15 National Postal Week  
October 9 (second Friday in October) World Egg Day  
October 10 (second Saturday in May and October) World Migratory Bird Day Theme 2020 – “Birds Connect Our World”
October 10 World Mental Health Day Theme 2020 – ‘mental health for all’
October 10 World Day Against the Death Penalty Theme 2020 – “Access to counsel – A matter of life or death.”
October 11 International Day of the Girl Child Theme 2020 – “My voice, our equal future”.




October 12 World Arthritis Day Theme 2020 – “Time2Work”
October 13 International Day for Disaster Reduction Theme 2020 – “Disaster risk governance”
October 14 National Philately Day  
October 14 World Standards Day Theme 2020 – “Protecting the planet with standards”
October 14 International E-Waste Day The WEEE Forum members have decided to focus the celebration on International E-Waste Day 2020 on the theme of education.


October 15 World Students’ Day (birth anniversary of former President APJ Abdul Kalam) Theme 2020 – ‘learning for people, planet, prosperity and peace’
October 15 International Day of Rural Women Theme 2020 – “Building rural women’s resilience in the wake of COVID-19.
October 15 Global Handwashing Day Theme 2020 – “Hand Hygiene for All,”
October 15 National Women Farmers’ Day  
October 16 World Food Day Theme 2020 – “Grow, nourish, sustain. Together. Our actions are our future.”
October 16-23 2020 India – International Food and Agri Week The Ministry has started an awareness campaign named ‘Anna Devo Bhava’ to mark this occasion.
October 17 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty Theme 2020 – “Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all”
October 17 World Trauma Day  
October 20 World Statistics Day Theme 2020 – ‘connecting the world with data we can trust’
October 20 World Osteoporosis Day Campaign theme is “THAT’S OSTEOPOROSIS”
October 20 International Chef Day Theme 2020 – ‘Healthy Food For the Future’.
October 21 Police Commemoration Day  
October 21 World Iodine Deficiency Day  
October 22 International Stuttering Awareness Day Theme 2020 – “Journey of Words – Resilience and Bouncing Back”
October 23 International Snow Leopard Day  
October 24 United Nations Day Theme 2020 – “The Future We Want, the UN We Need: Reaffirming our Collective Commitment to Multilateralism”
October 24 World Polio Day Theme 2020 – “A win against polio is a win for global health”
October 24 World Development Information Day Theme 2020 – “Information and Communications Technologies — New Solutions to Development Challenges”
October 24 International Day of Diplomats  
October 24 to 30 Disarmament Week  
October 27 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage Theme 2020 – “Your Window to the World”


October 27 to Nov 2 Vigilance Awareness Week Theme 2020 – “Satark Bharat, Samriddh Bharat (Vigilant India, Prosperous India)”
October 27 Infantry Day  
October 28 International Animation Day


October 29 International Internet Day  
October 29 World Stroke Day  
October 31 National Unity Day  
October 31 World Cities Day Theme 2020 – “Valuing our communities and cities”

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