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Event Calendar - October

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Saturday, October 1
Black History Month

Black History Month

Black History Month is marked in March, celebrating the contributions of black people throughout history.
Tuesday, October 4
Dussehra

Dussehra

Dusshera is a Hindu festival that celebrates the triumph of good over evil.
Tuesday, October 4
World Animal Day

World Animal Day

World Animal Day is an international day of action, promoting animal rights and welfare.
Tuesday, October 4
World Space Week

World Space Week

World Space Week is an international event that celebrates science and technology, and how they benefit the human race.
Wednesday, October 5
World Teachers Day

World Teacher’s Day

World Teachers’ Day is an annual celebration of teachers, held by the United Nations (UN).
Friday, October 7
World Smile Day

World Smile Day

World Smile Day can be marked by anyone, just by being kind and making someone smile.
Sunday, October 9
Sukkot

Sukkot

The Jewish festival of Sukkot celebrates how God sheltered the Jewish people when they were wandering in the desert.
Friday, October 14
Battle of Hastings

Battle of Hastings

The rule of the Anglo-Saxons over England ended on 14 October 1066 during the famous Battle of Hastings.
Saturday, October 15
Global Hand Washing Day

Global Handwashing Day

Global Handwashing Day exists to educate people about the importance of hand hygiene.
Sunday, October 16
World Food Day

World Food Day

The aim of World Food Day is to develop a better global food system.
Monday, October 24
United Nations Day

United Nations Day

United Nations Day is marked annually on the 24th of October.
Monday, October 24
Diwali

Diwali

Diwali is a festival of light which is celebrated in India and across the world.
Monday, October 31
World Cities Day

World Cities Day

World Cities Day aims to raise awareness of issues facing cities and ways to make cities more safe and sustainable.
Monday, October 31
Halloween

Halloween

Halloween is celebrated around the world on the 31st of October every year. Parties are held and children enjoy ‘trick or treating’ and bobbing for apples.

We have taken care to ensure that all information on the calendar was correct at the time of publication. However, please double-check this before planning events and activities with your children in case events have been moved or cancelled.

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