October awareness days

October Awareness Days

October Awareness Days 2019/2020 Worldwide List & Social Media Calendar

Our July awareness days list of worldwide international awareness days are fact checked to make sure they’re not social media hype or fake news. We’ve included all the fixed October international awareness days we could find including all the UN International Days. If you’re aware of any fixed international October awareness days not included on our list please add your comments at the bottom the page so we can include all July awareness days.

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DateInternational Awareness DaysAcronymFirst ObservedWhere?Founder / OrganizationsFilter Tags / CategoriesOctober Awareness Day Facts/TriviaSocial Media Hashtags
1 OctoberInternational Day of Older Persons1991worldwideUN, WHO.Rights day, Family awareness day.Celebrate the contributions older people make to society and raise awareness of issues that affect their lives. UN October awareness days.#UNIDOP (or add year:) #UNIDOP2019
1 OctoberWorld Vegetarian DayWVD1977worldwideNAVS (The North American Vegetarian Society), IVU (International Vegetarian Union).Food day, Food awareness day.A day to promote the compassion, pleasure and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism. Meat eaters are invited to have a meat-free day – then just keep going!#WVD2019 (change year)
1 OctoberInternational Coffee Day2015worldwideICO (International Coffee Organization).Food day, Drink day.A day to enjoy coffee and be consider supporting sustainable coffee cultivation and fair trade coffee practices.#InternationalCoffeeDay
2 OctoberInternational Day of Non-Violence / Gandhi Jayanti2007India, worldwide.UNRights day, Rights awareness day.On this day in 1869 Mahatma Gandhi was born in India. His contribution to non-violent change, based on the “Ahimsa” philosophy, led to independence for India in 1947. In his own words “Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man”. UN October awareness days.#Nonviolence #InternationalDayofNonViolence
3 OctoberNo verified international October awareness days today.On this day in 1863 U.S. President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November as Thanksgiving Day and holiday.
4 OctoberWorld Animal DayWAD1925worldwideHeinrich Zimmermann writer and publisher of German magazine “Mensch und Hund” (Man and Dog), Naturewatch Foundation.Animal day, Awareness day.Campaigns to improve the welfare standards of animals worldwide.#WorldAnimalDay
5 OctoberWorld Teachers’ Day / International Teachers Day1994worldwideUN, UNESCO.Education day, Awareness day.Commemorates the signing of UNESCO Teachers’ rights and responsibilities framework on this day in 1966. Recognizes the role teachers play in their local communities and progress towards the UN sustainable development goals. UN October awareness days.#WorldTeachersDay
6 OctoberWorld Cerebral Palsy Day201260+ countries worldwide.WCPI (World Cerebral Palsy Initiative).Health day, Health awareness day.A day to raise awareness, and educate people, about this widely misunderstood physical disability which is poorly diagnosed often leaving people with CP out of sight, out of mind and out of options. Campaign to help change this.#WorldCPDay
7 OctoberInternational Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day2012worldwideInternational Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Fighters, Facial Pain Association, Facial Pain Advocacy Alliance, Facial Pain Research Foundation.Health day, Health Awareness day.A day to raise awareness of Trigeminal Neuralgia which is a rare condition characterized by episodes of intense and excruciating pain in the face from the Trigeminal Nerve and to#TrigeminalNeuralgia #TrigeminalNeuralgiaAwareness
8 OctoberNo verified international October awareness days todayOn this day in 1948 the first internal pacemaker was implanted in Arne Larsson, a 43 year old man, but it stopped working after a few hours, he went on to have a total of 26 pacemakers and he lived to be 86.
9 OctoberWorld Post Day1969worldwideUN, UPU (Universal Postal Union).Workers awareness day.The anniversary of the Universal Postal Union formed in 1874 to provide a structure for worldwide international mail which support the UN’s sustainable development goals. UN October awareness days.#WorldPostDay
10 OctoberWorld Mental Health DayWMHD1992worldwideUN, WHO, WFMH (World Federation for Mental Health).Health day, Health awareness day.A day to openly discuss mental health illnesses and issues and take action to support mental health services and providers worldwide.#WorldMentalHealthDay
11 OctoberNational Coming Out DayNCOD1988USA, UK, Ireland, Switzerland and other countries.HRC (Human Rights Campaign).Rights day, Rights awareness day.A day to come out to family, colleagues and friends and live life as an openly as a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender or queer (LGBTQ) person, raise awareness, promote tolerance and campaign for equal rights for all.#NCOD #NationalComingOutDay
11 OctoberInternational Day of the Girl ChildIDG2011worldwideUN, UNICEF.Rights day, Rights awareness day.A day to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face in an unequal world and to promote girls’ empowerment, energy and creativity to fulfill their human rights. UN October awareness days.#DayOfTheGirl #FreedomForGirls
12 OctoberWorld Arthritis DayWAD1996worldwideARI (Arthritis and Rheumatism International), EULAR (European League Against Rheumatism), PARE (People with Arthritis/Rheumatism in Europe).Health day, Health awareness day.A day to raise awareness of arthritis, rheumatic and musculosketal diseases (RMDs) and campaign to improve diagnosis, treatment, care and support.#WorldArthritisDay #ConnectToday
13 OctoberWorld Thrombosis DayWTD85 countries+ worldwideISTH (International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis), WHF (World Heart Federation), WSO (World Stroke Organization) and over 1000 partners.Health day, Health awareness dayA day to raise awareness of Thrombosis which refers to abnormal, life-threatening, blood clots that form in arteries or veins.#WorldThrombosisDay #WTDay18 (change yr)
13 OctoberInternational Day for Disaster ReductionIDDR1990worldwideUN, UNISDR (United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction).Disaster awareness day.A day to encourage people, communities and governments to build more disaster resilient communities. UN October awareness days.#IDDR (or add year:) #IDDR2019
14 OctoberWorld Standards Day / International Standards Day1946worldwideISO (International Organization for Standardization), ITU (International Telecommunication Union), IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force), IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission), IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).Standards awareness day.A day to raise awareness and honor the work of experts who develop the voluntary technical agreements that are published as international standards. Standards improve quality, safety and the global economy.#WorldStandardsDay #StandardsDay #WorldStandardsDay2017 (change year)
15 OctoberInternational Day of Rural Women2008worldwideUN.Family awareness day, Family day.A day to recognize the the crucial role women and girls play ensuring the sustainability of rural communities and households which improves both livelihoods and wellbeing. UN October awareness days.#RuralWomenDay
15 OctoberPregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance DayPAiL Day2002USA, Canada, UK, Italy, Norway and some Australian states.USA.Remembrance day, Family day.A day of remembrance for pregnancy loss and infant death including (but not limited to) stillbirth, miscarriage, SIDS, newborn deaths. Ceronomies, candlelight vigils and wearing of red and blue ribbons mark the day.#PAiL2017 #GoPinkandBlue #PregnancyAndInfantLossAwareness
15 OctoberGlobal Handwashing DayGHD2008worldwideGHP (Global Handwashing Partnership).Health day, Health awareness day.Awareness day to remind us all that regular handwashing, with soap, will reduce the spread of diseases.#GlobalHandwashingDay #GHD2019 (change year) #WashYourHands
16 OctoberWorld Food DayWFD1981worldwideUN, FAO.Food day, Health day, Health awareness day.The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) was founded on this day in 1945 and campaigns to action for end hunger by 2013 and ensure food security and nutritious diets for all. UN October awareness days.#WFD (or add year:) #WFD2019 #ZeroHunger #WorldFoodDay
16 OctoberBoss’s Day / National Boss’ Day1962USA, Canada, Lithuania.Cultural day, Work day.The day employees can thank their bosses for being good bosses and strengthen the bond between employer and employee. There’s opposition to Boss’s day pointing out employees should not feel obligated to buy gifts.Moved to nearest working day if it falls on a weekend. #BossDay #BosssDay #BbossesDay
17 OctoberInternational Day for the Eradication of Poverty1987worldwideUN, ATD Fourth World (All Together for Dignity).Poverty, Awareness day.Raise awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution worldwide campaigning on a different theme each year. UN October awareness days.#EndPoverty #StopPoverty
18 OctoberNo verified international October awareness days today.18th October is Alaska Day in Alaska. On this day in 1867 Alaska was purchased from Russia for $7.2 million and becomes a part of the United States but not admitted to the union until 1959.
19 OctoberNo verified international October awareness days today.On this day in 2014 a working human intestine is generated in a laboratory from stem cells in a USA lab.
20 OctoberWorld Osteoporosis DayWOD199690+ countries worldwide.IOF (The International Osteoporosis Foundation).Health day, Health awareness day.A day to love your bones and raise awareness of osteoporosis to help prevent, diagnose and treat osteoporosis. Fractures affect one in three women and one in five men over the age of 50.#WorldOsteoporosisDay #WorldOsteoporosisDay2019 #LoveYourBones
21 OctoberNo verified international October awareness days today.On this day in 1805 the British fleet defeated the French and Spanish fleets at the battle of Trafalgar. Admiral Horatio Nelson was shot and died during the battle and is commemorated with a statue on top of Nelson’s column in Trafalgar Square, London, England.
22 OctoberInternational Stuttering Awareness DayISAD1998worldwideISAD (European League of Stuttering Associations, International Fluency Association and International Stuttering Association).Health day, Health awareness day.A day to raise awareness of the speech disorder of stuttering also known as stammering which affects around 1% of the world’s population.#InternationalStutteringAwarenessDay #ISAD (or add year:) #ISAD2019
22 OctoberReptile Awareness Day / National Reptile Awareness DayUSA, maybe other countries.Nature, Awareness day.A day to learn about reptile types, their habitats and the ecological threats to reptiles.#ReptileAwarenessDay #ReptileDay #ReptilesDay
23 OctoberMole Day / National Mole Day / International Mole DayGeek day, Chemistry day, Maths day.Commemorates Avogadro’s Number 6.02 x10[23] (1 of 7 base SI units). Celebrated from 6:02 am to 6:02 pm#InternationalMoleDay #Avogadro #MoleDay
24 OctoberUnited Nations DayUN Day1948worldwideUN.Awareness day.On this day in 1945 the UN Charter came into force and has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. UN October awareness days.#UNDay
24 OctoberWorld Development Information Day1973worldwideUN.Information, Telecoms, Awareness day.A day to draw the attention, especially of young people, about information and communications technologies, which may lead to new solutions and international cooperation to help achieve the UN’s sustainable development goals. UN October awareness days.#DevInfoDay
25 OctoberNo verified international October awareness days today.On this day in 1881 Pablo Picasso, the Spanish painter and sculptor was born in Málaga, Spain.
26 OctoberNo verified international October awareness days today.On this day in 1863 the Football Association is formed at the Freemasons’ Tavern in London, England. The FA created and formalized the rules of the game.
27 OctoberNational Mentoring DayUK, worldwide.Learning day, Education awareness day.Created by business mentor Chelsey Baker to encourage and celebrate mentoring in all its forms. If the 27th falls on a weekend the day moves to the following Monday.#NationalMentoringDay
27 OctoberWorld Day for Audiovisual Heritage2007worldwideUN, UNESCO, AMIA (Association of Moving Image Archivists), ICA (International Council on Archives), IASA (International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives), FIAF (International Federation of Film Archives), IFTA (International Federation of Television Archives).Preservtion, Arts day, Cultural awareness day.A day to raise awareness of the need to preserve and safeguard audio visual documents for future generations and to make them accessible to highlight heritage and cultural issues. UN October awareness days.#WDAVH (or add year:) #WDAVH2019
28 OctoberInternational Animation DayIAD200240+ countries worldwide.UNESCO, ASIFA (International Animated Film Association).Arts day, Arts awareness day.Today, on the anniversary of first public performance of Emile Reynaud’s Theatre Optique in 1892, is a day to put animation, as an art form, in the limelight to different audiences and cultures.#InternationalAnimationDay
29 OctoberWorld Stroke Day2006worldwideWSO (World Stroke Organization).Health day, Health awareness day.A day to build awareness of stroke issues and get the message out online and in your local communities to take action to prevent strokes now.#WorldStrokeDay
29 OctoberNo verified international October awareness days today.On this day in 1998 John Glenn became the oldest person to fly in space aged 77. He flew on the Discovery Space Shuttle mission STS-95.
30 OctoberNo verified international October awareness days today.On this day in 1889 the Bosphorous Bridge in Istanbul opened connecting Asia with Europe.
31 OctoberHalloween, Hallowe’en, All Hallows’ Evening, All Saints’ Eve1900USA, worldwide.Irish & Scottish immigrants to USA.Party occasion day, Holiday, Fun day.Rooted in old European traditions and later the eve of the Christian All Saints Day. Now celebrated worldwide with costume parties, trick or treat and anything spooky.#Halloween
31 OctoberWorld Cities DayWCD2014worldwideUN, UN-Habitat.Urban, Awareness day.A day to campaign for cooperation among inhabitants, urban communities and countries to make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable urban development. Better City, Better Life. UN October awareness days.#WorldCitiesDay #CitiesDay #TheCityWeNeed

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