October 2023

  • Multicultural group of friends. Walking. Autumn colours. Trees. Happy

Black History Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Lupus Awareness Month

►Global Diversity Awareness Month


Nigerian Independence Day

Marks Nigeria's proclamation of independence from British colonial rule in 1960

 

 

 

 

International Day of Older Persons

 

International Day of Non-Violence

 

Dyslexia Awareness Week

2 - 8 October - Annual event to raise awareness of dyslexia.  The week includes World Dyslexia Awareness Day on 6 October.

 

 

 

 

Yom Kippur | Judaism 

 

World Dyslexia Awareness Day

 

Simchat Torah | Judaism

7 - 8 October 

 

 

 

 

Mawlid Al-Nabi | Islam

Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him), ca. 570 CE 

 

 

Ada Lovelace Day

 

 

World Mental Health Day

The Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting economic uncertainty have negatively affected many people’s mental health and elevated concerns for those already living with mental illness. Mental Health UK has partnered with ITN Productions toproduce ‘Forward Together for Mental Health’ – a unique programme exploring how the pandemic has advanced the mental health narrative and agenda in the workplace and wider society
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

International Day of the Girl Child

 

 

Navaratri | Hindu 

Hindu Festival of the divine mother honouring Durga, wife of Shiva, and seeking her blessings.  Also observed as a celebration recalling the days of Lord Krishna

 

 

 

 

Birth of Baha’u’llah | Baha’i

Commemorates the birth of the founder of the  Baha’i faith in 1817

 

 

 

 

Shemini Atzeret | Judaism

 


 

 

Diwali (Deepavali) | Hindu

Diwali is a festival of lights and one of the major festivals celebrated by Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs. The festival usually lasts five days and is celebrated during the Hindu lunisolar month Kartika.

24–28 October 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intersex Awareness Day