Events Calendar - October

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Date Event Index Notes
1st October National Day China  
1st October National Day Cyprus  
1st October Independence Day Tuvalu  
1st October National Day Nigeria  
1st October Independence Day Palau  
1st October Independence Day Guinea  
3rd October Day of German Unity Germany  
3rd October National Day Iraq  
3rd October National Foundation Day Korea, Republic of  
4th October National Day Lesotho  
5th October Shemini Atzeret - Eight Day of Assembly (begins at sundown on 4 October) Jewish Shemini Atzeret, meaning ‘the eighth day of assembly,’ is a Biblical Jewish holiday that follows the Jewish festival of Sukkot. Shemini Atzeret is a time when prayers and celebrations are held for rain and a good harvest.
6th October Simchat Torah - Celebrating the Torah (begins at sundown on 5 October) Jewish Simchat Torah is a joyous event. The annual cycle of weekly Torah readings is completed at this time, which marks a period of great celebration. Special attention is given to children, who join the celebrations with flags and singing.
9th October Independence Day Uganda  
10th October National Day Fiji  
12th October Independence Day  Equatorial Guinea  
12th October National Day Spain  
14th Ocotber Al Hijra/Muharram - New Year (begins at sundown on 13 October) Islamic Muharram is the first month of the year on the Islamic Calendar and marks the New Year for Muslims.
19th October National Day Niue  
20th October Birth of the Báb (begins at sundown 19 October) Baha'i On this day Baha'i followers celebrate the birth of the Báb, a prophet and forerunner of the faith. Work is suspended on this day.
20th October Inauguration (Gurgadi) of Guru Granth Sahib Sikh This day commemorates the eternal installation of the Sikh holy book, Guru Granth Sahib.
22nd October Vijay Dashami (Dasera) Hindu This Hindu festival marks the triumph of good over evil.  The festival of Dasera concludes the festival of Navaratri, which extends over a number of days.
23rd October Ashura (begins at sundown on 22 October) Islamic Ashura marks Noah's departure from the ark, the exodus of Moses from Egypt and the martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad's grandson.
24th October Independence Day Zambia  
26th October National Day Austria  
27th October National Day St Vincent and the Grenadines  
27th October National Day Turkmenistan  
28th October National Day Greece  
28th October National Day Czech Republic  
29th October National Day Turkey  
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