Celebrations and Events in October 2019

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Events, celebrations, awareness events, saint's days, annual campaigns and anything else that is happening in October 2019.

Coffee Day

1st Oct 2019

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 2019

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

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National Poetry Day

3rd Oct 2019

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

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World Dyslexia Awareness Day

4th Oct 2019

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

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World Smile Day

5th Oct 2019

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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Grandparents Day UK

6th Oct 2019

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

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World Teachers Day

7th May 2019

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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Related: Thank You Teacher! Teacher Appreciation Colouring Picture

Trafalgar Day

21st Oct 2019

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

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Apple Day

21st Oct 2019

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

25th Oct to 1st Nov 2019

Check with your school for individual date variations.


25th Oct to 29th Oct 2019

Diwali is the Hindu festival of Lights, which is celebrated with fireworks, decoration and feasting.

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Related: Diwali Craft Activities For Kids

National Cat Day

29th Oct 2019

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

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31st Oct 2019

The world wide celebration of all things spooky and scary.

More about Halloween

National Bug Busting Day

31st Oct 2019

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 2019

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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