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Black History Month

Date: All Month

is a month set aside to learn, honour, and celebrate the achievements of Black men and women throughout history, it has been marked in the UK for more than 30 years. It is held to highlight and celebrate the achievements and contributions of the Black Community in the UK.

It happens because so often in the past, the contributions made by black people to the community were ignored or played down because black people weren’t treated the same way as other people because of the colour of their skin. It aims to address this unfairness, by celebrating the achievements and contributions of the black community over the years.

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Date: All Month

The month of October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month where we celebrate Down Syndrome and let everyone know our abilities and that we are capable of doing anything we set our minds to.

Dyslexia Awareness Week

Date: 3rd-9th October

Dyslexia awareness week is an annual event to raise awareness of dyslexia, including issues such as early identification and reasonable adjustments.

International Day of Older Persons

Date: 1st October

Raises awareness about issues affecting the elderly and appreciates the contributions that older people make to society.

World Mental Health Awareness Day

Date: 10th October

Celebration of mental health education, awareness and advocacy.

Baby Loss Awareness Week

Date: 9th-15th October

Baby Loss Awareness Week is a wonderful opportunity to bring us together as a community and give anyone touched by pregnancy and baby loss a safe and supportive space to share their experiences and feel that they are not alone.

“A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything”

Malcolm X

Special Days

1st October

  • International Day of Older Persons

2nd October

  • International Day of Non Violence

4th October

  • Feast of St. Francis of Assisi – (Christian)
  • Dussehra – (Hindu holiday)

3rd-9th October

  • World Dyslexia Awareness Week

4th-5th October

  • Yom Kippur – (Jewish Holy Day)

7th-8th October

  • Mawlid un Nabi – (Islamic observance)

9th October

  • Birthday of Guru Ram Das – (Sikh)

9th-15th October

  • Baby Loss Awareness Week

9th-16th October

  • Sukkot – (Jewish holiday)

10th October

  • World Mental Health Day

11th October

  • National Coming Out Day

13th October

  • World Sight Day

17th October

  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

16th-18th October

  • Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah – (Jewish holiday)

18th October

  • Anti-Slavery Day
  • World Menopause Day

19th October

  • International Pronouns Day

22nd October

  • International Stammering Awareness Day

24th October

  • Diwali – (Hindu)
  • Bandhi Chhor Divas – (Sikh)

26th October

  • Intersex Awareness Day

29th October

  • World Stroke Day

30th October

  • Daylight Saving Time Ends (clock change)

31st October

  • Halloween