Celebrations Events & Special Days in October 2021

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Events, celebrations, awareness events, saint's days, annual campaigns - UK and global festivities happening in October 2021.

Coffee Day

1st Oct 2021

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 2021

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

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Grandparents Day UK

3rd Oct 2021

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

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World Dyslexia Awareness Day

4th Oct 2021

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

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World Space Week

4th Oct to 10th Oct 2021

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 2021

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 2021

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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National Poetry Day

7th Oct 2021

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

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World Ballet Day

19th Oct 2021

A day to celebrate ballet around the world.

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Trafalgar Day

21st Oct 2021

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

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Apple Day

21st Oct 2021

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

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World Singing Day

21st Oct 2021

World Singing Day is a global sing-along held annually on the 3rd Saturday in October. As a catalyst for positive human connection, this one day each year serves as an opportunity to celebrate our global family through the international language of music.

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October Half Term

25th Oct to 1st Nov 2021

Check with your school for individual date variations.

Related: Things To Do In October Half Term 2021

World Opera Day

25th Oct 2021

A day for celebrating opera and for encouraging people of all ages to develop a passion for opera.

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National Cat Day

29th Oct 2021

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

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31st Oct 2021

The world wide celebration of all things spooky and scary.

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The Day of the Dead

31st Oct to 2nd Nov 2021

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.

Related: Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls Colouring Pictures

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