Important Days in October 2021
October is the tenth month of the calendar that has its own share of National and International Events such as International Day of the Older Person, World Post Day, World Animal Welfare Day, World Teacher’s Day, Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity Day etc. In many competitive exam held by UPSC, SSC, Banking sectors and Railway Departments, such questions related to dates and events are asked in the General Knowledge/Awareness section. Candidates must have knowledge of these important events and the significance attached to them. Adda247 brings to you a list of Important National and International Days celebrated in the month of October.
Important Days and Dates in October 2021
The table given below shows a list of Important Days and Events in October 2021. Candidates preparing for upcoming exams must be well aware of these events to increase their knowledge:
|1 October||Friday||International Day of the Older Person|
|2 October||Saturday||International Day of Non-violence|
|3 October||Sunday||World Nature Day|
|4 October||Monday||World Habitat Day|
|4 October||Monday||World Animal Welfare Day|
|5 October||Tuesday||World Teacher’s day|
|8 October||Friday||Air Force Day|
|9 October||Saturday||World Post day|
|10 October||Sunday||National Post Day|
|11 October||Monday||International Girl Child Day|
|12 October||Tuesday||World Arthritis Day|
|13 October||Wednesday||UN International Day for National Disaster Reduction|
|14 October||Thursday||World Standards Day|
|15 October||Friday||World White Cane Day|
|16 October||Saturday||World Food Day|
|17 October||Sunday||International Day for the Eradication of Poverty|
|24 October||Sunday||United Nations Day|
|30 October||Sunday||World Thrift Day|
|31 October||Sunday||Rastriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity Day|
List of Important Days and Dates 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.
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 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 foot prints 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 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 in 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 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 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 financial security of a nation and individual.
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 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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