October 2024

  • 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.





Rosh Hashanah | Judaism

2 - 4 October




World Dyslexia Awareness Day


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


Yom Kippur  | Judaism

11 - 12 October




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




Sukkot | Judaism

16 - 23 October - 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







Shemini Atzeret / Simchat Torah | Judaism

23 - 25 October



Intersex Awareness Day


Diwali (Deepavali) | Hindu 

29 October - 3 November - 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.

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