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October

Day Name Established/recognized by
October 1 International Day of Older Persons UN[13][198]
October 1 World Vegetarian Day  
October 1 International Coffee Day  
October 2 International Day of Non-Violence UN[13][199]
October 2 World Cerebral Palsy Day  
First Monday in October World Habitat Day  
First Friday in October World Smile Day[200]  
October 2 Gandhi Jayanthi  
October 2 Produce Misting Day  
October 3 German Unity Day  
October 3 Stevie Ray Vaughan Day (Austin, Texas, US)  
October 4 World Animal Day  
October 4 Cinnamon roll day Sweden
October 4 eDay Electronic Waste Awareness Day (New Zealand)
October 5 International Day of No Prostitution[201]  
October 5 World Teachers' Day UN, UNESCO[13][202]
October 6 German-American Day  
October 6 National Poetry Day (Britain)  
Second Saturday in October International Migratory Bird Day South America
October 9 World Post Day UN[13][203]
October 10 World Mental Health Day UN, WHO[13][204]
October 10 World Day Against the Death Penalty  
October 10 Fiji Day (Fiji)  
October 11 International Day of the Girl Child UN[13][205]
October 11 World Obesity Day  
October 11 National Coming Out Day  
October 12 World Sight Day  
October 12 Columbus Day Celebrated in Spain, US, and Latin American countries
October 12 Spain National Day  
October 13 World Thrombosis Day International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis World Thrombosis Day[206]
October 13 International Day for Disaster Reduction UN[13][207]
October 14 World Standards Day  
October 15 Global Handwashing Day  
October 15 White Cane Safety Day  
October 15 Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day  
October 16 National Boss Day (Boss's Day)  
October 16 World Anaesthesia Day WFSA[208]
October 16 World Food Day  
October 17 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty UN[13][209]
October 18 World Vasectomy Day[210]  
October 20 World Osteoporosis Day[211]  
October 20 World Statistics Day  
October 21 International Day of the Nacho  
October 21 (2015 only) Back to the Future Day  
October 21 Trafalgar Day (United Kingdom)  
October 22 International Stuttering Awareness Day  
October 22 (also June 28) CAPS LOCK DAY  
October 23 International Cyrus The Great Memorial Day[212][13] UN,[13] IR
October 23 Mole Day  
October 23 Brazilian Air Force Day  
October 24 United Nations Day UN[13][213]
October 24 World Development Information Day UN[13][214]
October 26 Intersex Awareness Day  
Fourth Monday in October Labour Day (New Zealand)  
October 27 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage UN, UNESCO[13][215]
October 28 International Animation Day  
October 29 World Stroke Day  
October 29 National Cat Day (USA)  
October 30 Mischief Night  
1st Mon in Oct World Habitat Day UN[13][216]
Day in 1st week in Oct World Ballet Day  
2nd Thu in Oct World Sight Day UN, WHO,[13][217] IAPB[218]
October 31 Reformation Day  
October 31 World Cities Day