Celebrations and Events in October 2020

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Events, celebrations, awareness events, saint's days, annual campaigns and anything else that is happening in October 2020.


National Poetry Day

1st Oct 2020

A day for celebrating poetry?s power to bring people together.

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Coffee Day

1st Oct 2020

Drink a coffee to give you a good start to the month!

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The Big Draw Festival

1st Oct to 31st Oct 2020

The Big Draw is a month-long festival of drawing activities for young and old alike.

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Grandparents Day UK

4th Oct 2020

The UK's celebration of grandmothers, grandfathers and all grandparents.

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World Dyslexia Awareness Day

4th Oct 2020

A day for awareness of the issues faced by those with dyslexia.

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World Space Week

4th Oct to 10th Oct 2020

A UN organised week to celebrate each year at the international level the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition.

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World Teachers Day

5th Oct 2020

UNESCO day which provides the occasion to celebrate the teaching profession worldwide, to take stock of achievements, and to address some of the issues central for attracting and keeping the brightest minds and young talents in the profession.

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World Smile Day

5th Oct 2020

A day started by Harvey Ball, creater of the smiley, as a day which is dedicated to smiles and kind acts throughout the world.

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Trafalgar Day

21st Oct 2020

A celebration of Lord Horatio Nelson's victory at the Battle of Trafalgar.

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Apple Day

21st Oct 2020

An annual celebration of apples and orchards which was started in 1990 by Common Ground.

More about Apple Day

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October Half Term

26th Oct to 2nd Nov 2020

Check with your school for individual date variations.


National Cat Day

29th Oct 2020

Cat day is the most popular holiday for cats that encourages adoption and breaks the internet with cuteness!

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Halloween

31st Oct 2020

The world wide celebration of all things spooky and scary.

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National Bug Busting Day

31st Oct 2020

Event held three times a year to encourage co-ordinated bug busting to try to stamp out head lice. Even scarier then Halloween.

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The Day of the Dead

31st Oct to 2nd Nov 2020

The Mexican holiday of Dia de Muertos actually takes place over 3 days. The festival is a happy celebration with gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.


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