Special Dates in October
2nd October - World Smile Day
Harvey Ball, an artist from Worcester, Massachusetts created the smiley face in 1963. That image went on to become the most recognizable symbol of good will and good cheer on the planet. Harvey decided that the first Friday in October each year would be World Smile Day. The first ever World Smile Day was held 1999. The goal is to encourage acts of kindness and smiles around the world!
Find out more: www.worldsmileday.com
4th October – World Animal Day
The aim of World Animal Day is to celebrate animals and raise their status in order to improve welfare standards around the globe. Get involved by fundraising or going to one of the many events celebrating animals.
Find out more: www.worldanimalday.org.uk
16th October - World Food Day
This day is celebrated around the world by organisations concerned with food security and providing enough food for everyone on this planet.
Find out more: www.fao.org
20th October – World Osteoporosis Day
Organised by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) to raise awareness of this condition which causes bones to become thin and frail.
Find out more: www.iofbonehealth.org
The Vitamin C in Sunny-D helps keep your bones healthy and strong!
21st October – Apple Day
A day devoted to apples and the many different varieties we have in the UK. Did you know apples float because they are 25% air? Or that in Ancient Greece, throwing an apple to a girl was a proposal of marriage? Celebrate apples with events around the UK, like the Apple Festival in Kent.
Find out more: www.visitkent.co.uk
21st October – Trafalgar Day
Celebrating the victory won by Nelson over the French and Spanish fleets at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Sea cadets in the UK celebrate this day with parades and in Brimingham there is a special ceremony at the statue of Lord Nelson in the Bull Ring.
Find out more: www.birmingham.gov.uk
25th October - British Summer Time Ends
Don't forget to put your clocks back by one hour!