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Important Days in October 2021: National and International Dates

Important Days in October:  India is a land of diversity, there are various festivals, occasions, and formal holidays that are celebrated every month. There is diversity in every corner of the country, diversity in language, regional rituals observed in every state. Various events and festivals are celebrated in India with full enthusiasm and some events are of international importance too. Are you looking for the list of important days celebrated in the month of October? In  October 2021, there are various international and national events that are recognized and celebrated. Navratri and Dussehra are auspicious festivals that are also in 2021. We are providing you with the complete list of important days in October along with the significance of each day to help you understand it in a better way. Check out the list of important days in October 2021.

Important Days in October:

The table given below shows a list of Important Days and Events in October 2021. The candidates preparing for the Government exams must go through these dates for the preparation.

Dates Events
1 October International Day of the Older Person
2 October International Day of Non-violence
2 October Gandhi Jayanti and Lal Bahadur Shastri
3 October World Nature Day
4 October World Habitat Day
4 October World Animal Welfare Day
5 October World Teacher’s day
8 October Air Force Day
9 October World Post day
10 October National Post Day
11 October International Girl Child Day
12 October World Arthritis Day
13 October UN International Day for National Disaster Reduction
14 October World Standards Day
15 October World White Cane Day
16 October World Food Day
17 October International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
24 October United Nations Day
30 October World Thrift Day
31 October Rastriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity Day

List of Important Days in October 2021 – Significance

1st October – International Day of the Older Person

Every year 1st October is observed as “International Day of the Older Persons” to raise awareness about the problems faced by old persons. This year, the theme of International Day of the Older Persons is “Digital Equity for all Ages”, so that the older generation can easily access information in the digital world. This bill was passed by UN General Assembly on 14 December 1990 and since then, 1st October 2021 is remembered as “International Day of the Older Persons”.

2nd October – International Day of Non-Violence

The International Day of Non- Violence is celebrated every year globally on 2 October. International Day of Non-violence is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, father of India and the leader of the Indian Independence movement. He strongly believed in non-violence when freedom fighters were struggling to free India from slavery by Britishers.

2nd October – Gandhi Jayanti

Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated on 2nd October every year to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. He was born on 2nd October 1869 in Porbandar, Gujarat. He is an inspiration in the lives of famous world leaders and our lives also.

2nd October – Lal Bahadur Shastri Jayanti

Shastri was born to Sharada Prasad Srivastava and Ramdulari Devi in Mughalsarai on 2 October 1904, sharing his birthday with Mahatma Gandhi, who was born on 2nd October, 1869. He was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna.

3rd October – World Nature Day

World Nature Day is celebrated globally every year on 3 October. The purpose of the celebration is to raise awareness towards preserving the balance of nature. We must be grateful to nature for providing us with natural resources and pledge to protect the ecosystem.

4th October – World Habitat Day

World Habitat Day is celebrated every year on the first Monday of October. This year, it falls on 4 October. The theme of World Habitat Day 2021 is “Accelerating urban action for a carbon-free world”. World habitat day was declared by the UN resolution in 1985 and first celebrated in 1986. The objective is to minimize the presence of carbon footprints present in our environment.

4th October – World Animal Welfare Day

World Animal Welfare Day is observed globally on 4 October every year. The theme of World Animal Day 2021 is “Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet”. Every year, several species go extinct due to excessive hunting, and forests are cut off to build concrete jungles. The day is celebrated to raise awareness about the protection and prevention of cruelty towards animals.

5th October – World Teacher’s Day

World Teacher’s day celebrated internationally on 5 October every year. UNESCO proclaimed 5 October as World Teacher’s day in 1994. This day is celebrated to appreciate the work and efforts of teachers globally. Teachers shape the minds of the younger generation for a better future to work for the goodwill of nation and the world as well.

 8th October – Air Force Day

Air Force Day is observed on 8 October every year in India. Indian Air Force (IAF) was established on 8 October 1932 by the British crown as the Royal Indian Air Force. The name was changed from Royal Indian Air Force to Indian Air Force in 1950. Indian Air Force is celebrating its 89th anniversary on 8th October 2021.

9th October – World Post Day

World Post Day is celebrated internationally on 9 October every year. This day is celebrated every year to raise awareness about the role of the postal sector for people and businesses every day.

10th October – National Post Day

National Post Day is observed every year on 10 October in India. It is the extension of World Post Day. The National Post Day is celebrated every year in India to recognize the contribution of the Indian Postal Department to postal services. Indian Postal Department has been connecting several people through their postal services. When it comes to employment, several recruitment companies still promote postal services to provide employment for the younger generation.

11th October – International Girl Child Day

The International girl child day is celebrated globally on 11 October. The day is celebrated to raise voices about the rights of girls and empower them through education. The objective is to protect them from illegal abortion practices, physical abuse at home and fight the battle against human trafficking.

12th October – World Arthritis Day

World Arthritis Day is observed every year on 12 October. The day aims to raise awareness about the existence and impact of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases faced by older people across the world.

13th October – UN International Day for National Disaster Reduction

UN International Day for National Disaster Reduction is observed every year on 13 October. This day is declared by United Nations General Assembly to spread awareness about disaster risk reduction caused by natural calamities and human beings as well.

14th October – World Standards Day

World Standards Day is celebrated each year on 14 October globally. The day aims to pay tribute to the collaborative efforts of thousands of experts worldwide who develop the voluntary technical agreements that are published as International Standards for various products and services.

15th October – World White Cane Day (Guiding the Blind)

World White Cane Day is celebrated every year on 15 October by the National Federation of the Blind. The day aims to shift focus from safety as well as the independence of blind people and to continue to use the white cane as a guide.

16th October – World Food Day

World Food Day is celebrated every year on 16 October. The theme of World Food Day 2021 is “Our actions are our future- Better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life”. The day aims to raise awareness about a healthy and wholesome diet for every human being.

17th October – International Day for the eradication of poverty

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed every year on 17 October. The day is celebrated to raise the willingness of poor people to use their expertise and contribute to the eradication of poverty. This can be done by providing health services, employment opportunities, and training them to become financially independent.

24th October – United Nations Day

United Nations Day is celebrated every year on 24 October. International United Nations Day marks the anniversary of the entry of the UN Charter into force in 1945. UN Day has been celebrated since 1948. The year 2021 marks the 76th anniversary of the United Nations and its founding Charter.

24th October – World Development Information Day

World Development Information Day is observed every year on 24 October by United Nations. The UN General Assembly declared World Development Information Day in 1972 to direct people’s attention toward developmental problems and the need to consolidate international cooperation to solve them.

30th October – World Thrift Day

World Thrift Day is celebrated every year on 30 October in India and 31st October across the world. The day aims to promote awareness about savings and the financial security of a nation and individuals.

31st October – Rastriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity Day

National Unity Day is celebrated every year on 31 October, since 2014 in India. This day is observed in the memory of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, also known as the Iron man of India. He had played an important role in unifying the country. Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel played important role in the unifying of India and made it EK BHARAT (Unity in Diversity).

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