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October 2020

Black History Month

1 October
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of October, repeating indefinitely

Mary Seacole statue at St Thomas' Hospital, London, image by By OwenBlacker (Own work) [CC0] via Wikimedia Commons

1-31 October every year: Celebrating black history and the contributions of black people worldwide.

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International Day of Older Persons

1 October
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of October, repeating indefinitely

An old lady smiles at the camera in Bhutan by UN Photo on Flickr.com

1 October every year: Raising awareness of the impact of an ageing population and the need to ensure people can grow old with dignity.

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International Day of Non-Violence

2 October
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 2 of October, repeating indefinitely

Gandhi memorial by Steve Fernle on flickr.com

2 October every year: Sharing the message of non-violence through education and public awareness.

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World Animal Day

4 October
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 4 of October, repeating indefinitely

World Animal Day logo

4 October every year: Celebrating our relationship with the animal kingdom.

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World Space Week

4 October
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of October, repeating indefinitely

World Space Week logo

4-10 October every year. Celebrating science & technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition.

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World Teachers’ Day

5 October
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of October, repeating indefinitely

World Teacher Day Poster 2017

5 October every year: Celebrating teachers worldwide.

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World Habitat Day

5 October
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day first of October, repeating indefinitely

World Habitat Day logo

First Monday in October every year: Reflecting on the state of human settlements and the basic right to shelter.

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World Sight Day

8 October
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day second of October, repeating indefinitely

Second Thursday in October every year: Raising awareness about the problems, prevention and treatment of blindness.

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World Post Day

9 October
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of October, repeating indefinitely

World Post Day poster

9 October every year: Celebrating the role of the postal sector in our everyday lives.

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World Mental Health Day

10 October
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of October, repeating indefinitely

10 October every year: Raising awareness of mental health issues around the world.

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