HOLIDAYS OCTOBER 2020

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS

All-in-one holidays October 2020, observances and event calendar has been compiled with all the events happening worldwide and which days are celebrated with their observance and events listed.

We have tried to list the international days like this month of October 2020 has world war day, world teacher’s day, world post day, world mental health day, world food day, international internet day, etc. Similarly there are many more.

Feel free to add any event through our contact page or by simply writing a comment so that we can add it to our list.

1st October 2020 – Thursday

Armed Forces Day: Armed Forces Day in South Korea is an annual event usually celebrated on 1 October to commemorate the service of men and women in the Republic of Korea Armed Forces. The day that South Korean forces broke through the 38th parallel in 1950 during the Korean War.

Chuseok Harvest Festival: Chuseok, literally “Autumn eve”, once known as hangawi, is a major harvest festival and a three-day holiday in both North- and South Korea celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar on the full moon.

Mid-Autumn Festival: The Mid-Autumn Festival is a harvest festival celebrated notably by the Chinese and Vietnamese people. It relates to Chuseok and Tsukimi. The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar with a full moon at night, corresponding to mid September to early October of the Gregorian calendar.

National Day of the People’s Republic of China: China National Day 2020 (Golden Week Holiday) October 1st is China’s National Day which is to commemorate the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. There are usually many activities arranged in Tian’anmen Square in Beijing to celebrate that day.

Nigeria National Day: Independence Day is an official national holiday in Nigeria, celebrated on the first of October. It marks Nigeria’s proclamation of independence from British rule on 1 October 1960. So for this reason, Nigeria celebrates its independence on 1 October every year.

World War Day: World War I, also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 1st OCTOBER 2020.
1-Oct-20Armed Forces Day
1-Oct-20Chuseok Harvest Festival
1-Oct-20Mid-Autumn Festival
1-Oct-20National Day of the People’s Republic of China
1-Oct-20Nigeria National Day
1-Oct-20World War Day

2nd October 2020 – Friday

Chuseok Holiday: Chuseok, literally “Autumn eve”, once known as hangawi, is a major harvest festival and a three-day holiday in both North- and South Korea celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar on the full moon.

Day after Mid-Autumn Festival: The Mid-autumn Festival is associated with the moon and “moon appreciation” (shangyue) parties, particularly because the moon is at its brightest during this time. The festival also coincides with the end of the autumn harvest, marking the end of the Hungry Ghost Festival, which occurs during the seventh lunar month.

Day after PRC National Day: National Day of the People’s Republic of China, is celebrated annually on October 1 as a public holiday in the People’s Republic of China commemorating the establishment of the People’s Republic of China on October 1, 1949 during the later years of the Chinese Civil War and the Kuomintang retreat to Taiwan.

Day after the Mid-Autumn-Festival: Ancient Chinese emperors traditionally used the Mid-Autumn Festival to pray for the harvest, fine weather and peace for the country. Because the harvest was tied to the moon cycle, the festival is meant to take place when the moon is at its fullest.

Feast of Saint Saturio: Devotion towards the hermit grew getting to the point that a hermitage was built on his honour and he was named the patron saint of the city, by popular acclamation in 1743, worship and patronage officially ratified by Pope Benedict XIV in 1743. Its festivity is celebrated on the 2nd of October.

Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti: Gandhi Jayanti is an event celebrated in India to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. It is celebrated annually on 2 October, and it is one of the three national holidays of India.

Mid-Autumn Festival Holiday: The Mid-Autumn Festival is a harvest festival celebrated notably by the Chinese and Vietnamese people. It relates to Chuseok and Tsukimi. The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar with a full moon at night, corresponding to mid September to early October of the Gregorian calendar.

Sukkot Eve: Sukkot commemorates the years that the Jews spent in the desert on their way to the Promised Land, and celebrates the way in which God protected them under difficult desert conditions. Sukkot is also known as the Feast of Tabernacles, or the Feast of Booths.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 2nd OCTOBER 2020.
2-Oct-20Chuseok Holiday
2-Oct-20Day after Mid-Autumn Festival
2-Oct-20Day after PRC National Day
2-Oct-20Day after the Mid-Autumn-Festival
2-Oct-20Feast of Saint Saturio
2-Oct-20Mathatma Gandhi Jayanti
2-Oct-20Lal Bahadur Shastri Jayanti
2-Oct-20Mid-Autumn Festival Holiday
2-Oct-20Sukkot Eve

3rd October 2020 – Saturday

Birthday of the Governor of Sabah: Sabah Governor’s Birthday 2020, 2021 and 2022. Sabah celebrates the Sabah Governor’s Birthday with a public holiday on the first Saturday of every October. The governor is called the Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Sabah in Malay, and he is appointed to that position by the king of Malaysia.

Day of German Unity: The German Unity Day is the National Day of Germany, celebrated on 3 October as a public holiday. It commemorates the anniversary of German reunification in 1990 when the Federal Republic of Germany

First day of Sukkot: The first day of Sukkot is a day when many people of Jewish faith do not carry out many forms of work. Many people celebrate the first two days as full holidays. This is because it is a sacred occasion that is observed like Shabbat (the Sabbath). Work is permitted on the remaining days of Sukkot.

Iraqi Independence Day: This national holiday is always celebrated on 3 October. Also known as ‘National Iraqi Day’, Independence Day is Iraq’s national holiday and marks Iraq’s independence from Britain in 1932.

National Foundation Day: National Foundation Day is a national holiday in Japan celebrated annually on February 11, celebrating the mythological foundation of Japan and the accession of its first emperor, Emperor Jimmu at Kashihara gū on 11 February 660 BC.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 3rd OCTOBER 2020.
3-Oct-20Birthday of the Governor of Sabah
3-Oct-20Day of German Unity
3-Oct-20First day of Sukkot
3-Oct-20Iraqi Independence Day
3-Oct-20National Foundation Day
3-Oct-20Sukkot (Day 1)

4th October 2020 – Sunday

Daylight Saving Time starts: Daylight saving time, also daylight savings time or daylight time and summer time, is the practice of advancing clocks during warmer months so that darkness falls later each day according to the clock.

Feast of St Francis of Assisi: any churches in the United States celebrate the Feast of St Francis of Assisi on October 4 each year. The feast commemorates the life of St Francis, who was born in the 12th century and is the Catholic Church’s patron saint of animals and the environment. It is a popular day for pets to be “blessed”.

Harvest Festival: A harvest festival is an annual celebration that occurs around the time of the main harvest of a given region. Given the differences in climate and crops around the world, harvest festivals can be found at various times at different places.

Sukkot (Day 2): The Haftarah for the second day of Sukkot discusses the dedication of the first Beit HaMikdash which took place right before & during the holiday of Sukkot. Haftorahman brings you a shiur on this Shabbat’s Haftarah from the Book of Prophets, explaining it in a dynamic and exciting way, making learning the Haftorah a fun and enlightening experience each and every week.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 4th OCTOBER 2020.
4-Oct-20Daylight Saving Time starts
4-Oct-20Feast of St Francis of Assisi
4-Oct-20Harvest Festival
4-Oct-20Sukkot (Day 2)

5th October 2020 – Monday

Child Health Day: Child Health Day is a United States Federal Observance Day observed on the first Monday in October.

Feast of San Froilán: Two of the days stand out especially within the festive programme: 5 October, with religious celebrations in honour of the patron saint, San Froilán; and the following Sunday, known as “O Domingo das Mozas”, which is dedicated to traditional Galician costumes and folklore.

Mid-Autumn Festival Holiday: The Mid-Autumn Festival is a harvest festival celebrated notably by the Chinese and Vietnamese people. It relates to Chuseok and Tsukimi. The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar with a full moon at night, corresponding to mid September to early October of the Gregorian calendar.

Portugal Republic Implantation: In Portugal it is known as “Implantation of the Republic”. It commemorates the establishment of a republican form of government in 1910 when the monarchy, the House of Braganca, that had been in power since the 11th century was overthrown in a bloodless revolution.

Sukkot (Day 3): God instructs us at Sukkot to remember that He made the Israelites live in tents in the wilderness. Their wandering experience was more complicated than merely living in temporary housing as they traveled. The barren desert offered no food or water for them. They could not have survived it without God’s supernatural provision.

Territory Day: Territory Day is a day we welcome new citizens into our country. They pledge their commitment to become Australian citizens in a very special Citizenship Ceremony. In Darwin the Chief Minister presides over a Citizenship Ceremony on the lawns of Parliament House following the traditional Flag Raising Ceremony.

World Teacher’s Day: World Teachers’ Day, also known as International Teachers Day, is an international day held annually on October 5.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 5th OCTOBER 2020.
5-Oct-20Child Health Day
5-Oct-20Feast of San Froilán
5-Oct-20May Day
5-Oct-20Mid-Autumn Festival Holiday
5-Oct-20Portugal Republic Implantation
5-Oct-20Queen’s Birthday
5-Oct-20Sukkot (Day 3)
5-Oct-20Territory Day
5-Oct-20World Teacher’s Day

6th October 2020 – Tuesday

Sukkot (Day 4): Sukkot commemorates the years that the Jews spent in the desert on their way to the Promised Land, and celebrates the way in which God protected them under difficult desert conditions. Sukkot is also known as the Feast of Tabernacles, or the Feast of Booths.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 6th OCTOBER 2020.
6-Oct-20Sukkot (Day 4)

7th October 2020 – Wednesday

Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary: Jump to Feast day – The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, formerly known as Our Lady of Victory and Feast of the Holy Rosary, is a feast day of the Roman Catholic Church, celebrated on 7 October, the anniversary of the decisive victory of the combined fleet of the Holy League of 1571 over the Ottoman navy at the Battle of Lepanto.

Sukkot (Day 5): Sukkot commemorates the years that the Jews spent in the desert on their way to the Promised Land, and celebrates the way in which God protected them under difficult desert conditions. Sukkot is also known as the Feast of Tabernacles, or the Feast of Booths.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 7th OCTOBER 2020.
7-Oct-20Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary
7-Oct-20Sukkot (Day 5)

8th October 2020 – Thursday

Arbaeen: Arba’een, Chehelom is a religious observance that occurs forty days after the Day of Ashura. It commemorates the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, who was killed on the 10th day of the month of Muharram.

Battle of Angamos: The Battle of Angamos (Combate naval de Angamos) was a naval battle fought on October 8th 1879, during the War of the Pacific (1879-1883). Also known as the Saltpeter War, the war began as a dispute between Chile and Bolivia over control of the Atacama Desert a region rich in valuable minerals.

Chelum: Chelum Observances. Holiday currently only shown for years 2015–2021. Note: A limited number of optional holidays are granted to workers from specific groups.

Sukkot (Day 6): Sukkot commemorates the years that the Jews spent in the desert on their way to the Promised Land, and celebrates the way in which God protected them under difficult desert conditions. Sukkot is also known as the Feast of Tabernacles, or the Feast of Booths.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 8th OCTOBER 2020.
8-Oct-20Arbaeen
8-Oct-20Battle of Angamos
8-Oct-20Chelum
8-Oct-20Sukkot (Day 6)

9th October 2020 – Friday

Birthday of the Governor of Malacca: Melaka Governor Mohd Khalil Yaakob today met with all 15 Melaka state assemblymen, 13 of whom are from BN, and one each from PKR and DAP.

Day of the Valencian Community: The Day of the Valencian Community is an annual public holiday in Valencia, Spain, on October 9. Most businesses and other organizations are closed. Most stores are closed, although some bakers and food stores may be open. Public transport services may run to a reduced schedule.

Hangeul Proclamation Day: The Korean Alphabet Day, known as Hangeul Day in South Korea, and Chosŏn’gŭl Day in North Korea, is a national Korean commemorative day marking the invention and the proclamation of Hangul, the alphabet of the Korean language, by the 15th-century Korean monarch Sejong the Great.

Hoshana Rabbah: Hoshana Rabbah is the seventh day of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, the 21st day of the month of Tishrei. This day is marked by a special synagogue service, the Hoshana Rabbah, in which seven circuits are made by the worshippers with their lulav and etrog, while the congregation recites Hoshanot.

Last Day of Sukkot: The last day of Sukkot is usually celebrated with a special synagogue service. Observers will take rolls of the Torah out from the ark and walk around the synagogue seven times while reciting prayer. The service will end with a blessing and many practice a beating of the willow branch, called aravah.

Leif Erikson Day: Leif Erikson Day is an annual observance that occurs on October 9. It honors Leif Erikson, the Norse explorer who led the first Europeans thought to have set foot in continental North America.

World Post Day: World Post day happens each year on October 9, the anniversary of the Universal Postal Union, which started in 1874 in Switzerland. The UPU was the start of the global communications revolution, introducing the ability to write letter to others all over the world. World Post Day started in 1969.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 9th OCTOBER 2020.
9-Oct-20Birthday of the Governor of Malacca
9-Oct-20Day of the Valencian Community
9-Oct-20Hangeul Proclamation Day
9-Oct-20Hoshana Rabbah
9-Oct-20Last Day of Sukkot
9-Oct-20Leif Erikson Day
9-Oct-20National Day observed
9-Oct-20Sukkot (Day 7) / Hoshanah Rabah
9-Oct-20World Post Day

10th October 2020 – Saturday

Birthday of the Governor of Sarawak: The Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Sarawak, also known as the Governor of Sarawak, is the ceremonial head of state of the Malaysian state of Sarawak. The Yang di-Pertua Negeri is styled Tuan Yang Terutama. The official residence of the Governor is The Astana, located on the north bank of the Sarawak River in Kuching.

Party Foundation Day: The Party Foundation Day is an annual public holiday in North Korea marking the 10 October 1945 foundation of the “Central Organizing Committee of the Communist Party of North Korea”, known as the “North

Plebiscite Day: October 10 is a public holiday in the State of Carinthia. The plebiscite ultimately determined the border between Austria and the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes.

Shemini Atzeret / Simchat Torah: Shemini Atzeret is a Jewish holiday. It is celebrated on the 22nd day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei in the Land of Israel, and on the 22nd and 23rd outside the Land, usually coinciding with late September or early October.

Taiwan National Day: The National Day of the Republic of China, also referred to as Double Ten Day or Double Tenth Day, is the national day of the Republic of China.

World Mental Health Day: World Mental Health Day is an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 10th OCTOBER 2020.
10-Oct-20Birthday of the Governor of Sarawak
10-Oct-20Party Foundation Day
10-Oct-20Plebiscite Day
10-Oct-20Shemini Atzeret / Simchat Torah
10-Oct-20Shmini Atzeret
10-Oct-20Taiwan National Day
10-Oct-20World Mental Health Day

11th October 2020 – Sunday

Grandparents’ Day: National Grandparents Day is a secular holiday celebrated in various countries, with official recognition in some, and occurring on various days of the year, either as one holiday or sometimes as a separate Grandmothers’ Day and Grandfathers’ Day.

Simchat Torah: Simchat Torah or Simhat Torah is a Jewish holiday that celebrates and marks the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, and the beginning of a new cycle.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 11th OCTOBER 2020.
11-Oct-20Grandparents’ Day
11-Oct-20Simchat Torah

12th October 2020 – Monday

Columbus Day: Columbus Day is a national holiday in many countries of the Americas and elsewhere which officially celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492.

Hispanic Day: The Fiesta Nacional de España is the national day of Spain. It is held annually on October 12 and is a national holiday. It commemorates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s first arrival in the Americas, a day also celebrated in other countries.

Native Americans’ Day: Native American Day is a holiday celebrated across the United States in lieu of Columbus Day. In California and Nevada, the holiday is celebrated on the fourth Friday of September, whereas in South Dakota and Wisconsin, it falls on the second Monday of October.

Norfolk Island Agricultural Show Day: The second Monday in October is a public holiday called “Norfolk Island Agricultural Show Day”. It is one of the major annual events to look forward to on Norfolk Island.

Our Lady of Aparecida / Children’s Day: Our Lady of Aparecida Day is a Brazilian public holiday that falls on October 12. It commemorates the principal patron saint of Brazil. This holiday is also celebrated as Children’s Day. October 12 was designated as a national holiday in 1980.

Thanksgiving Day: Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated on various dates in the United States, Canada, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia. It began as a day of giving thanks and sacrifice for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Similarly named festival holidays occur in Germany and Japan.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 12th OCTOBER 2020.
12-Oct-20Columbus Day
12-Oct-20Hispanic Day
12-Oct-20Native Americans’ Day
12-Oct-20Norfolk Island Agricultural Show Day
12-Oct-20Our Lady of Aparecida / Children’s Day
12-Oct-20Thanksgiving Day

13th October 2020 – Tuesday

Confucius’ Birthday: The Birthday of Confucius falls on the 27th day of the eighth lunar month. The Hong Kong government recognises the third Sunday of every September as ‘Confucian Day’. Born around 2,500 years ago, Confucius is one of the most influential of China’s philosophers.

Death Anniversary of King Bhumibol: King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand died at the age of 88 on 13 October 2016, after a long illness. A year-long period of mourning was subsequently announced. A royal cremation ceremony took place over five days at the end of October 2017.

Navy Birthday: October 13 marks the birthday of the U.S. Navy, which traces its roots back to the early days of the American Revolution. On October 13, 1775, the Continental Congress established a naval force, hoping that a small fleet of privateers could attack British commerce and offset British sea power.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 13th OCTOBER 2020.
13-Oct-20Confucius’ Birthday
13-Oct-20Death Anniversary of King Bhumibol
13-Oct-20Navy Birthday

14th October 2020 – Wednesday

World Standards Day: World Standards Day. Each year on 14 October, the members of the IEC, ISO and ITU celebrate World Standards Day, which is a means of paying tribute to the collaborative efforts of thousands of experts worldwide who develop the voluntary technical agreements that are published as International Standards.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 14th OCTOBER 2020.
14-Oct-20World Standards Day

15th October 2020 – Thursday

Feast of Saint Teresa of Jesus: Teresa of Ávila, born Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada, also called Saint Teresa of … On St. Peter’s Day in 1559, Teresa became firmly convinced that Jesus Christ presented Himself to her in … She died either before midnight of 4 October or early in the morning of 15 October which is celebrated as her feast day.

Teachers’ Day: Teachers’ Day in Brazil Date in the current year: October 15, 2020. Teachers’ Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. This holiday praises the work of teachers and their contribution to the development of the nation. Brazil, as every other country, chooses its own date to celebrate the holiday.

White Cane Safety Day is a national observance in the United States, celebrated on October 15 of each year since 1964. The date is set aside to celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired and the important symbol of blindness and tool of independence, the white cane.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 15th OCTOBER 2020.
15-Oct-20Feast of Saint Teresa of Jesus
15-Oct-20Teachers’ Day
15-Oct-20White Cane Safety Day

16th October 2020 – Friday

Boss’s Day: Boss’s Day (also written Bosses’ Day or Boss’s Day) is generally observed on or around October 16th in the United States. It has been pitched as a day for employees to thank their bosses for being kind and fair throughout the year, but some have opposed the concept as nothing more than a meaningless Hallmark Holiday, as well as placing unfair pressure on employees to kowtow to managers who earn more than them and exercise power over them.

Demise of Prophet Muhammad and Martyrdom of Imam Hassan: Dates for Demise of Prophet Muhammad and Martyrdom of Imam Hassan – Iran, 2020, 2021 and other years.

World Food Day: World Food Day is an international day celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 16th OCTOBER 2020.
16-Oct-20Boss’s Day
16-Oct-20Demise of Prophet Muhammad and Martyrdom of Imam Hassan
16-Oct-20World Food day

17th October 2020 – Saturday

First Day of Navaratri: The first day of Navratri is dedicated to worshipping Goddess Maa Shilaputri, also known as Shailputri who is described in the scriptures as the daughter of mountains. The Term ‘Shila’ means rock or mountain and the second half ‘Putri’ refers to ‘daughter’.

Martyrdom of Imam Reza: The Imam was buried at the Imam Reza shrine in a city in Khorasan, which afterwards gained the name Mashhad, meaning “the place of martyrdom”.

Sweetest Day: Sweetest Day is a holiday that is celebrated in the Midwestern United States, and parts of the Northeastern United States, also in the northern part of Florida on the third Saturday in October. It is a day to share romantic deeds or expressions, and acts of charity and kindness.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 17th OCTOBER 2020.
17-Oct-20First Day of Navaratri
17-Oct-20Ghatasthapana
17-Oct-20Martyrdom of Imam Reza
17-Oct-20Navaratri
17-Oct-20Navratri
17-Oct-20Sweetest Day

18th October 2020 – Sunday

Alaska Day: Alaska Day is a legal holiday in the U.S. state of Alaska, observed on October 18. It is the anniversary of the formal transfer of the Territory of Alaska from Russia to the United States, which occurred on Friday, October 18, 1867.

Healthcare Aide Day: Healthcare Aide Day is not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday, October 18, 2020 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in Canada.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 18th OCTOBER 2020.
18-Oct-20Alaska Day
18-Oct-20Healthcare Aide Day

19th October 2020 – Monday

Alaska Day observed: Alaska Day marks the anniversary of the formal transfer of the territory from Russia to the United States and the raising of the United States flag at Sitka on October 18, 1867. It is usually celebrated on October 18 each year.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 19th OCTOBER 2020.
19-Oct-20Alaska Day observed

20th October 2020 – Tuesday

Vietnamese Women’s Day: International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on March 8 and people in Vietnam celebrate this holiday 2 times in a year. In Vietnam, this festival has an official date of October 20, Vietnamese celebrate also on March 8, as in other countries. Vietnamese Women’s Day – Ngày phụ Nu Viet Nam.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 20th OCTOBER 2020.
20-Oct-20Vietnamese Women’s Day

21st October 2020 – Wednesday

Overseas Chinese Day: Overseas Chinese Day in Taiwan Date in the current year: October 21, 2020. Overseas Chinese Day is an unofficial holiday celebrated in the Republic of China (commonly known as Taiwan). It is dedicated to the people of Chinese birth or descent who currently live outside the Greater China Area (i.e. China and Taiwan).

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 21st OCTOBER 2020.
21-Oct-20Overseas Chinese Day

22nd October 2020 – Thursday

Maha Saptami: Durga Ashtami or Maha Ashtami is one of the most auspicious days of the five days long Durga Puja Festival.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 22nd OCTOBER 2020.
22-Oct-20Maha Saptami

23rd October 2020 – Friday

Chulalongkorn Day: King Chulalongkorn Day. 23 October of every year is a national holiday in Thailand as it marks “King Chulalongkorn Day” or known in Thai as “Wan Piyamaharaj Day”. It is the memorial day of the passing away of King Chulalongkorn, otherwise known as King Rama V.

Durga Puja: Durga Puja, also called Durgostava, is an annual Hindu festival originating in the Indian subcontinent which reveres and pays homage to the Hindu goddess, Durga.

Hawke’s Bay Anniversary Day: Hawke’s Bay Anniversary Day is held on the Friday before Labour Day. Hawke’s Bay province was created when it was split from Wellington on 1 November 1958. It became a provincial district in 1876. Hawke’s Bay was named by Captain Cook in honour of Edward Hawke, First Lord of the Admiralty.

Maha Ashtami: Durga Ashtami or Maha Ashtami is one of the most auspicious days of the five days long Durga Puja Festival.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 23rd OCTOBER 2020.
23-Oct-20Chulalongkorn Day
23-Oct-20Durga Puja
23-Oct-20Hawke’s Bay Anniversary Day
23-Oct-20Maha Ashtami
23-Oct-20Phulpati (Dashain)

24th October 2020 – Saturday

Astami (Dashain): The eight day of Navratri is called Ashtami, and this year Ashtami or Durga Ashtami falls on 17th October 2018. Read to know how Ashtami

Birthday of the Sultan of Pahang: The Birthday of the Sultan is a state public holiday in Pahang observed on July 30th. The date of the holiday changes depending on the date of the birthday of the Sultan of Pahang. Sultan of Pahang is the title of the hereditary constitutional head of Pahang, Malaysia. The current sultan is Al-Sultan Abdullah ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah.

Maha Navami: Maha Navami is the ninth day of the Navratri festival and is the final day of worship before Vijaya Dashami, the end of Navratri.

San Rafael Day: The feast day of Raphael was included for the first time in the General Roman Calendar in 1921, for celebration on October 24. With the 1969 revision of the General Roman Calendar, the feast was transferred to September 29 for celebration together with archangels Saints Michael and Gabriel.

United Nations Day: United Nations General Assembly declared 24 October, the anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations, as which “shall be devoted to making known to the people of the world the aims and achievements of the United Nations and to gaining their support for” its work.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 24th OCTOBER 2020.
24-Oct-20Astami (Dashain)
24-Oct-20Birthday of the Sultan of Pahang
24-Oct-20Day of the Libraries
24-Oct-20Maha Navami
24-Oct-20San Rafael Day
24-Oct-20United Nations Day

25th October 2020 – Sunday

Chung Yeung Festival: The Double Ninth Festival, observed on the ninth day of the ninth month in the Chinese calendar, is a traditional Chinese holiday, mentioned in writing since before the Eastern Han period.

Double Ninth Day: The Double Ninth Festival, observed on the ninth day of the ninth month in the Chinese calendar, is a traditional Chinese holiday, mentioned in writing since before the Eastern Han period.

Dussehra: Vijayadashami also known as Dussehra or Dashain is a major Hindu festival celebrated at the end of Navaratri every year.

Feast of Saint Frutos: Saint was a Castilian hermit of the eighth century venerated as a saint. Christian tradition states that he had two siblings, named Valentine and Engratia. They all lived as hermits on a mountain in the region of Sepúlveda.  Engratia should not be confused with the 4th-century Portuguese martyr of the same name.

Taiwan’s Retrocession Day: Retrocession Day is a name given to the annual observance and unofficial holiday in Taiwan to commemorate the end of 50 years of Japanese rule of Taiwan and Penghu, and their claimed handover to the Republic of China on 25 October 1945. However, the idea of “Taiwan retrocession” is in dispute.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 25th OCTOBER 2020.
25-Oct-20Aliyah Day School Observance
25-Oct-20Chong Yeung Festival (Festival of Ancestors)
25-Oct-20Chung Yeung Festival
25-Oct-20Daylight Saving Time ends
25-Oct-20Double Ninth Day
25-Oct-20Dussehra
25-Oct-20Dussehra / Dasara
25-Oct-20Feast of Saint Frutos
25-Oct-20Martyrdom of Imam Hasan al-Askari
25-Oct-20Nawami (Dashain)
25-Oct-20Taiwan’s Retrocession Day

26th October 2020 – Monday

Austria National Day: The Austrian National Day. The Austrian National Day is celebrated on October 26 and relates to political developments after WW II. After the end of the War, Austria was occupied by the four Allied forces (Soviet Union, United States, Great Britain, and France), who divided the country into four zones.

Dashami: Vijayadashami also known as Dussehra or Dashain is a major Hindu festival celebrated at the end of Navaratri every year.

Day off for Chung Yeung Festival: On this day, your colleagues in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan celebrate the Chung Yeung Festival. The festival of Chung Yeung, otherwise known as as the Double-Ninth, the Festival of High Places or Autumn Remembrance, has been celebrated on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month for millennia.

Day off for Feast of Saint Frutos: Saint Fructus was a Castilian hermit of the eighth century venerated as a saint. Christian … Their relics were conserved in the hermitage of San Frutos from the 8th … Fructus’ feast day is celebrated with music and contests, and devotees also.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 26th OCTOBER 2020.
26-Oct-20Austria National Day
26-Oct-20Chong Yeung Festival Holiday
26-Oct-20Dashami
26-Oct-20Day off for Chung Yeung Festival
26-Oct-20Day off for Feast of Saint Frutos
26-Oct-20Labour Day

27th October 2020 – Tuesday

Ekadashi (Dashain): Ekadashi (Dashain) is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed. Ekadashi (Dashain) Observances.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 27th OCTOBER 2020.
27-Oct-20Ekadashi (Dashain)

28th October 2020 – Wednesday

Duwadashi (Dashain): Duwadashi (Dashain) is a public holiday in Nepal.

Public Service Holiday: It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed. Public Service Holiday Observances

The Ochi day: Ohi Day or Oxi Day is celebrated throughout Greece, Cyprus and the Greek communities around the world on 28 October each year.

Turkey Republic Day Eve: Republic Day (Turkish: Cumhuriyet Bayramı) is a public holiday in Turkey commemorating the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey, on 29 October 1923.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 28th OCTOBER 2020.
28-Oct-20Duwadashi (Dashain)
28-Oct-20Public Service Holiday
28-Oct-20The Ochi day
28-Oct-20Turkey Republic Day Eve

29th October 2020 – Thursday

Feast of Saint Narcís: October 29th is the Saints Day of Sant Narcís, who was Bishop of Girona and is now patron saint of the city and the Festa Major is celebrated in his honour.

Hari Maulad Nabi: Mawlid or Mawlid al-Nabi al-Sharif is the observance of the birthday of Islamic prophet Muhammad which is commemorated in Rabi’ al-awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar.

Id el Maulud: Id el Maulud is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

International Internet Day: International Internet Day is celebrated worldwide, every year on 29th of October. Since the year 2005 the International Internet Day has been famously celebrated to commemorate a momentous day in the history of telecommunications and technology.

Maulid un-Nabi: Mawlid or Mawlid al-Nabi al-Sharif is the observance of the birthday of Islamic prophet Muhammad which is commemorated in Rabi’ al-awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar.

Mouloud: Sunni Muslims observe the Prophet Muhammed’s (also known as Mohammed or Muhammad) birthday on the 12th day of the Islamic month of Rabi’ al-awwal, while Shi’a Muslims mark it on the 17th of this month. Muhammed is believed to be the last prophet.

The Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday: Muhammad was an Arab religious, social, and political leader and the founder of Islam. According to Islamic doctrine, he was a prophet, sent to preach and confirm the monotheistic teaching preceded by Adam, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and other prophets.

Turkey Republic Day: Republic Day is a public holiday in Turkey commemorating the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey, on 29 October 1923. It lasts 35 hours, starting each year at 1:00 pm on 28 October.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 29th OCTOBER 2020.
29-Oct-20Feast of Saint Narcís
29-Oct-20Hari Maulad Nabi
29-Oct-20Id el Maulud
29-Oct-20International Internet Day
29-Oct-20Maulid un-Nabi
29-Oct-20Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)
29-Oct-20Mouloud
29-Oct-20The Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday
29-Oct-20Turkey Republic Day

30th October 2020 – Friday

All Saints’ Eve: All Saints’ Day, also known as All Hallows’ Day, Hallowmas, the Feast of All Saints, or Solemnity of All Saints, is a Christian festival celebrated in honour of all the saints, known and unknown.

Kojagrat Purnima: Kojagrat Purnima is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed. Kojagrat Purnima Observances

Milad un Nabi: Mawlid or Mawlid al-Nabi al-Sharif is the observance of the birthday of Islamic prophet Muhammad which is commemorated in Rabi’ al-awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar.

Nevada Day: Nevada Day is a legal holiday in the state of Nevada in the United States. It commemorates the state’s October 31, 1864 admission to the Union. The first known observance of Nevada Day (originally known as Admission Day) was by the Pacific Coast Pioneer society during the 1870s.

World Thrift Day: The World Savings Day was established on October 31, 1924, during the 1st International Savings Bank Congress in Milan, Italy. The Italian Professor Filippo Ravizza declared this day the “International Saving Day” on the last day of the congress.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 30th OCTOBER 2020.
30-Oct-20All Saints’ Eve
30-Oct-20Eid Milad un-Nabi
30-Oct-20Kojagrat Purnima
30-Oct-20Milad un Nabi
30-Oct-20Nevada Day
30-Oct-20World Thrift Day

31st October 2020 – Saturday

All Saints’ Day: All Saints’ Day, also known as All Hallows’ Day, Hallowmas, the Feast of All Saints, or Solemnity of All Saints, is a Christian festival celebrated in honour of all the saints, known and unknown.

Halloween: Halloween or Hallowe’en, also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, is a celebration observed in many countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day.

Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti: Pargat Diwas, or Valmiki Jayanti, is an annual Indian festival celebrated in particular by the Valmiki religious group, to commemorate the birth of the ancient Indian poet and philosopher Valmiki, who is thought to have lived around 500 BCE.

Reformation Day: Reformation Day is a Protestant Christian religious holiday celebrated on 31 October, alongside All Hallows’ Eve during the triduum of Allhallowtide, in remembrance of the onset of the Reformation.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 31st OCTOBER 2020.
31-Oct-20All Saints’ Day
31-Oct-20Birthday of Guru Balmik Sawami Ji
31-Oct-20Halloween
31-Oct-20Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti
31-Oct-20Reformation Day

With this we come to the end of October 2020 calendar.

I got myself thinking one day, why do we celebrate holidays?

A holiday is a day set aside by custom or by law on which normal activities are suspended or reduced.

Generally, holidays allow individuals to celebrate or commemorate an event or tradition of cultural or religious significance.

Why holidays need to happen?

I really enjoy exploring nature with my family and my friends.

Holidays commemorate an important event and/or person in the history of a nation.

Traditions are an important part to building a strong bond between family, and our community.

Celebrations are some of the core aspects of any culture.

They give us a sense of belonging and a way to express what is important to us.

They connect us to our history and also help us celebrate generations of family.

It may be a harvest festival, a religious holiday, or a national observance, or a family wedding.

Celebrating your traditions helps keep you grounded in your own culture while adapting to a new one.

This is especially important when going through some of the phases of culture shock.

It affects many of us in the first months after moving to a different continent or city.

One of your traditional holidays can brighten up your mood for weeks.

While planning as you become absorbed in preparations for the event and the excitement of the day itself.

Celebrating a special day can also help you connect with fellows in your area.

This can add to your mutual support group.

Traditions should be celebrated most importantly if you have kids growing up in another culture.

The good name for which is the third culture kids.

It can help them keep one foot firmly rooted in their home culture.

This also offers learning experiences that might not otherwise occur.

Traditional celebrations are also an excellent opportunity for intercultural exchange and understanding.

Through these celebrations both kids and adults learn about other cultures.

So do start planning the next time you see one of your traditional holidays approaching on the calendar.

Invite your friends, involve the kids, and create your own lasting memories.

We can add your stories or event list if you send your experiences and comments to us.

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