October 2022

  • 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

Annual event to raise awareness of dyslexia. 3–9 October 2022. The week includes World Dyslexia Awareness Day on 6 October 2022





Yom Kippur | Judaism 


World Dyslexia Awareness Day


Mawlid Al-Nabi | Islam

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





Sukkot | Judaism

The seven days of Sukkot—celebrated by dwelling in the sukkah, taking the Four Kinds, and rejoicing—is the holiday when we expose ourselves to the elements in covered huts, commemorating God's sheltering our ancestors as they travelled from Egypt to the Promised Land. The Four Kinds express our unity and our belief in God’s omnipresence. Coming after the solemn High Holidays, it is a time of joy and happiness









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


Ada Lovelace Day


Shemini Atzeret | Judaism


Simchat Torah | Judaism

17–18 October 2022





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


Birth of Baha’u’llah | Baha’i

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