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

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