Special Dates in October 2016

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1st October – International Coffee Day

Celebrating all things coffee, for coffee drinkers everywhere.

Find out more: internationalcoffeeday.org


1st October – International Day of Older People

Raising awareness about issues affecting the elderly, this is also a day to appreciate the contributions that older people make to society.

Find out more: en.wikipedia.org


1st October – International Vegetarian Week

This week is celebrated by vegetarians around the world. Try out different recipes and experience new foods.

Find out more: www.vegetarianweek.org


6th October – National Poetry Day

Enjoy, discover and share poetry, an annual exploration of poetry and all things poetical.

Find out more: nationalpoetryday.co.uk


7th October - World Smile Day

Do an act of kindness. Help one person SMILE!

Find out more: www.worldsmileday.com


8th October - King Harold Day

A medieval festival held in the town of Waltham Abbey, Essex, to commemorate Harold, the last Saxon King of England.

Find out more: kingharoldday.co.uk


11th October - Yom Kippur 

Also known as the Day of Atonement, this the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Its central themes are atonement and repentance.

Find out more: en.wikipedia.org


30th October - Clocks go back 

In the UK the clocks go back 1 hour at 2am on the last Sunday in October. When the clocks go back, the UK is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Find out more: www.gov.uk


30th October – Diwali

The most important festival in the Hindu calendar, also known as ‘The Festival of Lights’. It is marked with fireworks and family feasts.

Find out more: www.diwalifestival.org